Environment

Sun 21 Oct 2018

URGENT STORM UPDATE: Here it comes

URGENT STORM UPDATE: Here it comes

Flooding rain, gale force wind and big hail here within the hour

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Eco-warriors on a mission to clean up what politicians won't

Eco-warriors on a mission to clean up what politicians won't

A GROUP of Far North residents are cleaning up a degraded creek in at the rate of a ute-load each weekend.

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Shock snake find in woman’s toilet

Shock snake find in woman’s toilet

WHEN Dianne Gray heard phantom flushing noises from the toilet in her Gordonvale home, she went to investigate.

Suburb that’s ‘destroying Australia’

Suburb that’s ‘destroying Australia’

A LEADING Australian has ripped into a plan to change the face of Sydney, saying emulating plans for one suburb would ruin the nation.

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Crikey! Gruesome image wins Irwin praise in photo comp

Crikey! Gruesome image wins Irwin praise in photo comp

ROBERT Irwin son of Australia’s legendary crocodile hunter has been commended in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Minister’s ‘appalling’ swipe at poor country

Minister’s ‘appalling’ swipe at poor country

MINISTER Melissa Price has been accused of making “shocking” and “offensive” remarks to a visiting dignitary at a Canberra restaurant last night.

‘Shocked and embarrassed’: Meal turns awkward

‘Shocked and embarrassed’: Meal turns awkward

A FORMER world leader was dining at a Canberra restaurant last night when he met one of our government’s ministers. It reportedly got awkward fast.

GPC REPORT: Traces of PFAS found in fish

GPC REPORT: Traces of PFAS found in fish

TRACES of poly-fluoroalkyl substances have been found in fish at Ship Creek, Gladstone Ports Corporation has revealed today.

Powerful surf, storms and lightning warning for boaties

Powerful surf, storms and lightning warning for boaties

Wild weather conditions continue to pound the Sunshine Coast with thunderstorms and powerful surf through to next week.

45 wallabies removed after vital breeding program closes

45 wallabies removed after vital breeding program closes

Tina Janssen says she is disappointed by the lack of State funding received during the fifteen year operation of her bridled nail tail wallaby breeding program.

Incredible nature pics of unseen world

Incredible nature pics of unseen world

THIS nature photo competition with a twist gives us a glimpse into the thriving world beyond our natural vision — and the results are stunning.

Clean Up Australia founder Ian Kiernan dead at 78

Clean Up Australia founder Ian Kiernan dead at 78

THE man who founded the Clean Up Australia organisation, Ian Kiernan, has died after a battle with cancer.

Tue 16 Oct 2018

Baby steps as zoo welcomes newest arrival

Baby steps as zoo welcomes newest arrival

Finding a cute animal to gaze at is no tall order at Australia Zoo, but you may have to crane your neck to take in their latest addition

How plastic bag ban is changing lives

How plastic bag ban is changing lives

IT caused an uproar across Australia. But the controversial plastic bag ban at supermarkets is now about to pay off for schools around the country.

Sun 14 Oct 2018

Caught between a croc and a shark place

Caught between a croc and a shark place

A FAMILY fishing trip became survival of the fittest for a Queensland family when a bull shark leaped out of the Proserpine River, into their tinny.

Three people injured in kangaroo attack

Three people injured in kangaroo attack

A REPORTED kangaroo attack on the southern Darling Downs has left three people injured, one seriously.

WATCH: What it's like to swim with whale sharks

WATCH: What it's like to swim with whale sharks

VIDEO: 'As I slipped into the tropical waters and peered through my snorkel mask, I audibly gasped.'

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Wet weekend predicted as one family asks for your prayers

Wet weekend predicted as one family asks for your prayers

As one family asks for your prayers after a freak accident, the weather bureau is predicting another wet weekend with flood warnings in place.

Fri 12 Oct 2018

Tree falls on boy during storm clean-up

Tree falls on boy during storm clean-up

PARAMEDICS are treating a young boy on a private property northwest of Brisbane after a tree fell on top of him this morning.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

Federal MP takes legal action after 'great unwashed' comment

Federal MP takes legal action after 'great unwashed' comment

Richmond MP Justine Elliot demands stop to "defamatory" comments after bizarre video by former Nationals candidate.

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