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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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Qld demands urgent review of online NAPLAN

Queensland's education minister Grace Grace has called on the federal government to review NAPLAN online in the wake of ongoing connectivity issues.
SBS - Published

Why Labor bled votes in its Western Sydney ‘heartland’

Queensland wasn’t the only region where Labor lost substantial ground with voters – in its heartland of western Sydney, the party recorded major swings against it.
SBS - Published

Videos for Queensland

Not content with the roads, Uber goes underwater [Video]Not content with the roads, Uber goes underwater

The Australian state of Queensland and ridesharing company Uber announced on Thursday they would be launching ScUber, the world's first rideshare submarine on the Great Barrier Reef. Megan Revell..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Teenager Marks hits surfing's heights with Gold Coast victory [Video]Teenager Marks hits surfing's heights with Gold Coast victory

Caroline Marks wins her first World Surf League event at the age of 17 and heads the world rankings.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:57Published

 

'Get on with it': Morrison, Adani welcome deadline to resolve approvals

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has joined Adani in welcoming the Queensland government's self-imposed three-week deadline to resolve two outstanding environmental approvals.
SBS - Published

PM wants Qld to 'get on with it' on Adani

Scott Morrison wants the Queensland government to "get on" with the Adani coal mine, saying compliance measures should be followed like any other project.
SBS - Published

Adani welcomes three-week deadline to resolve approvals

Indian mining giant Adani has welcomed the Queensland government's self-imposed deadline of three weeks to resolve two outstanding environmental approvals.
SBS - Published

Adani given three-week deadline

The two approvals Adani needs to build its contentious coal mine in the Galilee Basin should be resolved by June 13, the Queensland premier says.
SBS - Published

Emotional Morrison visits Queensland farm

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will visit a cattle stud and rodeo during a visit to outback Queensland on Friday - his first trip after being re-elected.
SBS - Published

Morrison visits recovering north QLD farms

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will visit a cattle stud and rodeo during a visit to outback Queensland on Friday.
SBS - Published

Qlders await release of Adani timeline

A timeline for Adani's central Queensland coal mine could be known on Friday after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk ordered it be fixed.
SBS - Published

Chinese firm suspends Queensland mine lease bid

A Chinese company has suspended its bid for leases to develop a sprawling coal mine next to Adani' proposed coal mine in Queensland.
SBS - Published

Qld threatens 'Quexit' over Adani

A regional Queensland mayor says authorities must find a balanced and responsible way to deliver thermal coal from the Galilee Basin.
SBS - Published

Union warns Qld over 'emboldened' Adani

The Queensland premier has denied interfering in approval processes for the Adani coal mine or being worried about her job.
SBS - Published

Adani Aust is 'emboldened' after meeting

Adani says it now feels emboldened after a productive meeting with Queensland government representatives.
SBS - Published

Qld premier denies Adani interference

Federal Labor's shock defeat was about more than voter anger over the Adani coal mine, Queensland's Labor government says.
SBS - Published

Calls for authorities to 'man up' on Adani

A regional Queensland mayor says authorities must find a balanced and responsible way to deliver thermal coal from the Galilee Basin.
SBS - Published

ALP defeat not just about Adani: Qld govt

The Queensland government representative will meet with Adani on Thursday to thrash out a timeline for the Carmichael Mine approval process.
SBS - Published

Morrison set to head to north Queensland

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will travel to north Queensland for his first official trip after being re-elected on Saturday.
SBS - Published

Qld govt to thrash out timeline on Adani

The Queensland government representative will meet with Adani on Thursday to thrash out a timeline for the Carmichael Mine approval process.
SBS - Published

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk orders deadline on Adani

Queensland's premier wants a deadline on the Adani approval process after voters venting their frustrations at the ballot box spooked state MPs.
SBS - Published

"Not a good look": Western civilisation course hits another roadblock

Queensland academics have rejected a proposed western civilisation curriculum for a second time as the clock ticks towards the course's start date early next year
The Age - Published

Premier visits central Qld after election

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will head to central Queensland on Wednesday after Labor was obliterated in the region in the federal election.
SBS - Published

Qld anger over Sunshine Coast Daily pic

The Queensland government has complained to the Australia Press Council after a newspaper published an altered image of Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
SBS - Published

Palaszczuk rules out Qld cabinet shakeup

Annastacia Palaszczuk will not reshuffle her cabinet despite mounting concerns that more regional MPs should be given prime positions at the table.
SBS - Published

Melbourne suburbs 'turning into Queensland', Labor warned

Reconnect with blue-collar voters or face the same fate as Queensland, Victorian Labor warned
The Age - Published

Qld govt under pressure to make Adani call

Annastacia Palaszczuk's government is under increasing pressure to make a decision on Adani's plans for a new coal mine in central Queensland.
SBS - Published

What it will take to win over Queensland

Internal polls told the Labor Party its support was crumbling in Queensland - it just didn't believe them.
The Age - Published Also reported by •SBS

Federal election a 'wake-up call' for Queensland government

Labor's handling of the controversial Adani coal mine project remains in the spotlight after the party's struggles in Queensland during the federal election.
SBS - Published

Why One Nation’s primary vote increased across the country

One Nation’s vote has surged in Queensland, with a surprise result in a NSW lower house seat as well – and it appears it’s come from Labor voters.
SBS - Published

Adani mine stance costly for Labor: Greens

Labor's unclear position on the Adani coal mine proved costly to the party's federal election fortunes in Queensland, Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young says.
SBS - Published

One Nation’s support surged across the country – was it all thanks to Labor?

One Nation’s vote has surged in Queensland, with a surprise result in a NSW lower house seat as well – and it appears it’s come from Labor voters.
SBS - Published

Adani issue hurt Labor in Qld: Canavan

Former Greens leader Bob Brown has denied his anti-Adani convoy during the election campaign led to Labor's federal election obliteration in Queensland.
SBS - Published

'Quexit': Some Australians want to ditch Queensland after election result

Some social media users aren't too happy with the Sunshine State.
SBS - Published

'Anti-jobs' Palaszczuk cost ALP federally

The Queensland opposition says Labor's poor federal election showing can be attributed to Annastacia Palaszczuk's "anti-resources" agenda.
SBS - Published

Greed won in federal election: Bob Brown

Former Greens leader Bob Brown has denied his anti-Adani convoy during the election campaign led to Labor's federal election obliteration in Queensland.
SBS - Published

Shorten’s class war and climate change cost Labor: John Howard

John Howard says Bill Shorten was wrong to run a "class warfare" campaign and Labor lost big in Queensland because it didn't support the Adani coalmine.
SBS - Published

Peter Dutton and Josh Frydenberg retain seats despite tough fights

Despite tough contests, Liberal frontbenchers Peter Dutton and Josh Frydenberg are set to return to federal parliament, retaining their Queensland and Victorian seats.
SBS - Published

Dutton, Liberals defend marginal Qld seats

A predicted LNP rout in Queensland is looking less likely but with five seats held by less than two per cent, the pollsters could be proved wrong.
SBS - Published

Labor's QLD hopes could be dashed

A predicted LNP rout in Queensland is looking unlikely but with five seats held by less than two per cent, the pollsters could be proved wrong on election day.
SBS - Published

Prime Minister speaks with SBS on eve of the election

SBS has heard from Prime Minister Scott Morrison how he has spent the last day of the campaign in Queensland and on the New South Wales Central Coast.
SBS - Published

Morrison plays it safe on eve of election

Scott Morrison is launching a blitz of Queensland seats during the final day of the federal election campaign.
SBS - Published

New Qld dept to fix youth justice crisis

The Queensland government has created a new Youth Justice Department to solve an overcrowding crisis.
SBS - Published

Qld announces new Youth Justice department

The Queensland government has announced a new Department of Youth Justice led by a deputy police commissioner.
SBS - Published

Dutton battles to hold Qld seat of Dickson

Grass-roots campaigning by lobbyist GetUp in Peter Dutton's marginal seat of Dickson is putting pressure on the hard-line Home Affairs Minister.
SBS - Published

Morrison in safe seat as election tightens

Scott Morrison is in Queensland for the final day of the election campaign, as Australians mourn the death of former prime minister Bob Hawke.
SBS - Published

Key Qld seats under the microscope

Queensland politicians who hold their seats with only a handful of votes are tipped to lose them at the next federal poll.
SBS - Published

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