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North-east state of Australia

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Queensland: North-east state of Australia
Queensland is a state situated in northeastern Australia, and is the second-largest and third-most populous Australian state. It is a federated state and a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, and 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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Woman has baby with man three decades older than her – after being introduced by his ex-wife [Video]

Woman has baby with man three decades older than her – after being introduced by his ex-wife

Evie Smith, 33, often receives compliments about her “lovely dad” when she hasbeen out with him and their son, Thomas, five. A committed Christian whomarried a man 31 years her senior after being..

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Surfer killed in shark attack on Australia's Gold Coast [Video]

Surfer killed in shark attack on Australia's Gold Coast

A 46-year-old Australian man died from a suspected shark attack while surfing off the country's Gold Coast, Queensland police said late on Tuesday, the first in the region in more than 60 years.

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Shark Attack Kills Surfer In Australia [Video]

Shark Attack Kills Surfer In Australia

An Australian man died after he was attacked by a shark on Tuesday. He was surfing at a popular spot in Queensland, authorities say. CNN reports that the 46-year-old man was bitten on his leg just..

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'It's a personal matter': An emotional Annastacia Palaszczuk defends euthanasia stance at Queensland leaders' debate

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Health officials investigate mystery coronavirus strain on cargo ship off Queensland coast

The MV Sofrana Surville was blocked from docking in Brisbane after New Zealand warned it could be carrying a new mutated strain of the virus.
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Queensland opposition leader Deb Frecklington denies youth curfew is racist

Liberal National Party leader Deb Frecklington says "people are being racist" about her plan for a youth curfew in two north Queensland cities.
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LNP leader denies youth curfew is 'racist'

Liberal National Party leader Deb Frecklington says "people are being racist" about her plan for a youth curfew in two north Queensland cities.
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Queensland investigating possible illegal clearing of critically endangered black grevillea plant

Authorities are investigating after 20 per cent of the critically endangered wild black grevillea population was allegedly illegally cleared in Queensland.
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Steven Miles downplays reports of new coronavirus strain on freight ship off Queensland's coast

Deputy Premier Steven Miles has played down fears a freight ship off the Queensland coast may be carrying a new strain of COVID-19 as testing continues.
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Four to a bed and escorted by guards: Biloela family describes tough year on Christmas Island

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Victorian woman fined $4,003 after she was found hiding in freight truck at Queensland border

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Scott Morrison's visit to the University of Queensland turned sour this morning after his car and a university building were hit with fake blood.
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Don't boast about Qld border closure: PM

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NSW racing to trace contacts of new coronavirus cases as Queensland border deadline looms

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Queensland plans to reopen border to NSW visitors next month under new coronavirus roadmap

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Tasmania to reopen borders to 'low-risk' coronavirus states from end of the month

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NSW notched its sixth consecutive day without community coronavirus transmission on Thursday, as Queensland's border bubble officially shifted further south.
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