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North-east state of Australia

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Queensland: North-east state of Australia
Queensland is a state of Australia. It is the second-largest and third-most populous Australian state. It is a federated state and a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, separating the Australian mainland from Papua New Guinea. With an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi), Queensland is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, and is larger than all but 15 countries. Due to its size, Queensland's geographical features and climates are diverse, including tropical rainforests, rivers, coral reefs, mountain ranges and sandy beaches in its tropical and sub-tropical coastal regions, as well as deserts and savanna in the semi-arid and desert climactic regions of its interior.

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Court action against the China's senior diplomat in Brisbane has been dismissed by a Queensland magistrate.
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NSW has recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases while residents will be banned from visiting Queensland after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk declared NSW a COVID hotspot.
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Queensland to close its border to all of NSW and ACT from Saturday

Queensland will shut its border to NSW and the ACT this week after people continued to dodge mandatory quarantine.
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Queensland's premier has also asked police to investigate a letter used by a man to claim a diplomatic exemption from mandatory hotel quarantine.
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Three men caught sneaking into Queensland from Victorian hotspots without undergoing quarantine

Three men have been issued court notices after allegedly trying to sneak back into Queensland from hotspots in Victoria without undergoing quarantine.
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Queensland records no new coronavirus cases as Annastacia Palaszczuk wants review of travel loopholes

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says a travel exemption that allowed a COVID-19 infected consular worker to fly into the state needs to be reviewed.
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A consular staff member has tested positive to coronavirus in Queensland after returning from overseas.
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Queensland prepares $150 million rescue package for state's struggling universities

Universities across Queensland that have been impacted by the downturn prompted by coronavirus will get access to a loans package worth $150 million.
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Universities across Queensland that have been impacted by the downturn prompted by coronavirus will get access to a loans package worth $150 million.
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'Disappointing': Northern Territory police officer quits after coronavirus border breach

A police officer has resigned after failing to complete COVID-19 forms when crossing the border from Queensland to the Northern Territory.
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Queensland aged care worker tests positive for coronavirus, raising concerns for elderly residents

A Queensland woman who has tested positive to COVID-19 may have been infectious while working in a Brisbane nursing home.
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More than five million locked out of Queensland as border slams shut to Sydneysiders

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Woolworths shoppers, staff ‘strongly encouraged’ to wear masks in NSW, ACT and some Queensland stores

A surge in coronavirus cases has prompted Woolworths to encourage face coverings to be worn in its stores across NSW, ACT and parts of Queensland.
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Three Qld women charged over Vic travel

Three Queensland women will face court for dodging quarantine after returning to the Sunshine State from Melbourne while infected with COVID-19.
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Residents in Queensland’s coronavirus hotspots want better multicultural messaging

Coronavirus cases have been diagnosed in Logan, one of Australia's most diverse cities.
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Three Queensland women charged for allegedly breaching coronavirus quarantine

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Sydney prison inmate tests positive to coronavirus after state records 18 new infections

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The coronavirus death toll in Victoria is expected to grow, as disaster medical teams arrive to tackle outbreaks in aged care facilities.
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Queensland will close its borders to all of Greater Sydney after declaring the area a coronavirus hotspot

Queensland will close its borders to all of Greater Sydney from 1am on Saturday.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison is cutting short his tour of Queensland to return to Canberra for urgent talks about the aged care coronavirus crisis in Victoria.
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Protesters have failed to stop two asylum seekers being transferred from a city hotel to a detention centre northeast of Brisbane, as a blockade continues.
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'Leading the charge': Human trials for coronavirus vaccine begin in Queensland

Scientists are now ready to begin human testing for a University of Queensland-developed COVID-19 vaccine.
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Queensland COVID-19 human vaccine trial 'very encouraging'

The first testing on humans of a Queensland-developed potential vaccine for COVID-19 will begin on Monday after successful animal testing.
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