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Queensland: North-east state of Australia
Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. 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, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

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Queensland cracks down on climate change protesters with new laws

Devices sometimes used by climate change protesters to lock themselves together and block traffic will be made illegal in Queensland.
SBS - Published

Qld to outlaw traffic-stopping devices

Devices used by protesters to lock themselves together and block traffic during a protest will be made illegal in Queensland.
SBS - Published

Videos for Queensland

Australian police seize $600 million worth of drugs [Video]Australian police seize $600 million worth of drugs

Police in the Australian state of Queensland have seized 766 kg of MDMA powder worth $609 million in one of the state's biggest hauls, local media said. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

French journalist says it was 'very weird' that he was arrested while reporting in Australia [Video]French journalist says it was 'very weird' that he was arrested while reporting in Australia

French television journalist Hugo Clement was arrested alongside his crew while they were reporting on a protest in the Australian state of Queensland.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:55Published

Man fights off machete-wielding robber with bar stool and pot plant [Video]Man fights off machete-wielding robber with bar stool and pot plant

Police have released CCTV as part of their investigation into an armed robbery in Mermaid Beach, Queensland. The offender left empty-handed after a citizen fought him off using a large stool and pot..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published

Ashleigh Barty Is The New World #1 [Video]Ashleigh Barty Is The New World #1

Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty has cinched the top spot in the world tennis rankings after beating Germany's Julia Gorges 6-3, 7-5, in Sunday's final of the Nature Valley Classic in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

 

Missing three-year-old Queensland girl found dead

A three-year-old girl who went missing from her home has been found dead in a dam at Cootharaba on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
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Bankrupted traditional owner vows to keep opposing Adani

A Queensland traditional owner forced into bankruptcy by Adani after failed legal actions says it means nothing to him.
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Adani bankrupts traditional owner in Queensland

An indigenous opponent to Adani's central Queensland coal mine has been made bankrupt so the mining giant can recover $600,000 in legal costs.
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An ancient, little-known language brought to life by choir

When 700 children from NSW sang about cockatoos on Monday at the Opera House, they did so in a threatened Indigenous language from remote Cape York, QLD.
The Age - Published

Queensland MP George Christensen received reef trip organised by far-right events company

The latest declaration of financial interests reveals George Christensen received a reef trip from an events company that organises alt-right tours.
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Queensland university students protest 'China-funded education'

More than 70 protesters attended a Chinese funding demonstration a Queensland university, held peacefully after violent clashes last week.
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Joint wargames off Queensland deepen bonds

A joint military exercise off the Queensland coast involving forces from around the globe, and observed by a Chinese ship, has come to an official end.
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Australian police drop charges against French media crew over coal protest

Australian police dropped charges on Thursday against four French nationals arrested this week while filming protesters blockading a coal port in the northeastern state of Queensland.
Reuters - Published

Queensland coal mine fined $200k for dumping dirty water into river

A central Queensland coalmine partially owned by BHP has been fined $200,000 after its operators admitted releasing mine-affected water into a nearby river.
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Foreign correspondents condemn Australia after arrest of French journalists

Foreign correspondents have condemned the arrest of a French news crew while covering an anti-Adani protest in north Queensland this week.
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Violence erupts during Hong Kong protest at Queensland university

The University of Queensland says it requested police support for on-campus protests in support of democracy in Hong Kong.
SBS - Published

Two die in NSW and Victoria from listeria infection linked to smoked salmon

The Department of Health and local jurisdictions are investigating two fatal cases in NSW and Victoria, as well as one non-fatal case in Queensland.
The Age - Published

French journalists arrested while covering anti-Adani protest

Four French journalists have been arrested and charged with trespassing in northern Queensland while covering a protest against Adani's Carmichael coal mine.
SBS - Published

Australia detains French TV crew filming anti-coal protest

A well-known French television reporter and his crew were arrested on Monday while filming protesters blockading a coal port in Australia's northeastern state of Queensland, media said.
Reuters - Published

Pollie pedal peloton arrives in Brisbane

The Pollie Pedal has come to a close for another year with politicians and veterans who cycled more than 1000km through NSW and Queensland arriving in Brisbane.
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Saltwater crocodile closes Port Douglas beach

A large saltwater croc has forced the closure of a famous far north Queensland beach after it decided to take a dip in the waves.
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While the federal government debates an Indigenous Voice, the states move ahead

The Queensland treaty process is still in the early stages and negotiations will not begin for several years. But it’s still a historic step forward for Indigenous communities.
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Adani dismisses allegations of misleading annual report as 'administration error'

The Queensland government has started prosecution proceedings in relation to information in Adani's annual return for its Carmichael mine.
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Deputy PM says Adani justified in demanding names of CSIRO scientists

The deputy prime minister says he understands why Adani sought the names of government scientists who reviewed a crucial plan for its Queensland coal mine.
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Australia could soon have a new Pacific nation next door

Bougainvilleans in Queensland have been enrolling this week to vote in a referendum which could see their province separate from Papua New Guinea.
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Adani demanded the names of CSIRO scientists reviewing its plans

Adani sought the names of scientists reviewing a plan for its Queensland coal mine because it feared the process might be 'hijacked by activists', emails show.
SBS - Published

Four young Queensland children left a goodbye note and then drove 900km interstate

Four Queensland children, aged 10 to 14, have made an epic 1000 kilometre road trip in a 4WD, running away from home and making it all the way to Grafton in NSW.
SBS - Published

Qld kids in epic bid to run away from home

Four Queensland kids, aged 10 to 14, have made an epic 1000 kilometre road trip in a 4WD, running away from home and making it all the way to Grafton in NSW.
SBS - Published

Queensland program offers Aboriginal men opportunity to forge new path

A program in far north Queensland is offering young Aboriginal men the chance to join the armed forces.
SBS - Published

'Historic moment': Queensland Indigenous treaty plan outlined

The Queensland government has launched a reform agenda to reframe the state's relationship with its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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'Reframed relationship': Path to Queensland Indigenous treaty outlined

The Queensland government has launched a reform agenda to reframe the state's relationship with its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
SBS - Published

Qld to reframe indigenous relations, Trad

The Queensland government has launched a reform agenda to reframe the state's relationship with its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
SBS - Published

Queensland's Olympics bid gathers momentum

Despite being a proud Sydneysider, Scott Morrison says Queensland has his strong backing for a bid to host the 2032 Olympics.
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PM fully behind Queensland Olympic bid

Despite being a proud Sydneysider, Scott Morrison says Queensland has his strong backing for a bid to host the 2032 Olympics.
SBS - Published

LNP talks up battle ahead of next Qld poll

The Liberal National Party is warming up for what it says will be a tough fight to secure government in Queensland next year.
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LNP faces uphill battle at next state poll

Despite the Queensland handing victory to the Morrison government in May, the LNP remains the underdog in next year's state election.
SBS - Published

Queensland brawl leaves tourist critical

A man is in a critical condition after being knocked to the ground and hitting his head during a late-night brawl in far north Queensland.
SBS - Published

Queensland aged care home 'stripped of valuables'

Patient records, medicine and food were stripped from a Gold Coast aged care home that shut down in chaos, sparking the rescue of about 70 high-care residents.
SBS - Published

LNP rules out deals ahead of Qld 2020 poll

Deb Frecklington says the Liberal National Party will not be making deals with minor outfits in its bid to win the 2020 election in Queensland.
SBS - Published

Morrison, Qld premier in Olympic talks

The prime minister and Queensland premier have met in Brisbane for talks on an Olympics hosting bid and other issues.
SBS - Published

Safety push aims to cut Qld mine deaths

Queensland's 50,000 mine and quarry workers will undergo extra safety training after the deaths of six workers over the last year.
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Qld govt calls for mining safety refocus

Queensland Mining Minister Anthony Lynham has called for a refocus on safety within the industry following the deaths of six workers in just 12 months.
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Pressure mounts in Queensland over miner deaths

An emergency meeting will be held in Brisbane to consider improvements to short- and long-term safety protocols at the Queensland mine sites after several deaths in the past year.
SBS - Published

Controversial loophole that allows accused rapists to walk free to come under review in Queensland

The Palaszczuk Government has announced the state's sexual assault and consent laws will be reviewed by the Queensland Law Reform Commission.
SBS - Published

Indigenous workers in Queensland receive $190m stolen wages settlement

The Queensland government has settled in a class action by Indigenous workers who had their wages stolen between 1939 and 1972.
SBS - Published

Queensland sexual consent laws to be reviewed

The Palaszczuk Government has announced the state's sexual assault and consent laws will be reviewed by the Queensland Law Reform Commission.
SBS - Published

'Righting historic wrongs': Unpaid Indigenous workers settle for $190m

The Queensland government has settled in a class action by Indigenous workers who had their wages stolen between 1939 and 1972.
SBS - Published

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