Balance in the Basin now at risk

The Upper House of the Federal Government have passed a disallowance motion on the Northern Basin Review.

Wait continues for Labor's vegetation law

AGRIBUSINESS: Premier   Palaszczuk at the Roma saleyards.

Graziers are left guessing at the changes to vegetation laws.

Quickest croakers go for gold

RAPID REPTILE: Kate Ward (right) is presented with her champion toad.

Toads battle in Bymount.

One fatality in rollover at Bollon

An 18-year-old man was airlifted from Condamine to Brisbane with serious head and facial injuries.

POLICE are investigating a fatal traffic crash in Bollon.

Police probe fatal crash in south-west Queensland

Generic crime scene images showing Police tape. Crime Police Forensic. Pics Bill Hearne

The incident west of Toowoomba occurred about 3.30pm yesterday

Firefighters' open day ignites interest

PREPARED: The Wilson family watched fire-fighter Sam Hope suit up into a chemical suit during a demonstration.

THE Roma Fire station opened its doors to the public on Wednesday.

Expert raised contamination concerns at Linc site

The court heard from geologist Gary Love, who alerted Linc to potential contamination problems at the Chinchilla site.

He warned the company about groundwater risks

Saleyards experience huge cattle sales

Bianca Brits and Carly Edwards from AAM Roma in the saleyards.

Saleyards turn over 12,000 cattle in one day.

Land court: stay informed, stay involved

INFORMATION: Her Honour Peta Stilgoe, member of the Land Court.

Seminar informs landholders on alternative dispute resolutions.

$3 million Powerball win for Dalby man

CASHED IN: Paula Troy and Malene Price said they were thrilled a Dalby man came forward to claim his division one victory.

LAST week's division one Powerball has been claimed by a Dalby man

Card threat a 'worry' for mum, govt says it won't back down

30 year old Single Mum Crystal Silk hasn't been able to find employment since moving to Bundaberg 18 months ago and believes the Cashless Welfare Card will place too many restrictions on those already on a tight budget and are trying to do the right thing. Photo Lachie Millard

Woman says it's unfair to target people doing the right thing

Locals not passed up for solar farm: developer

Esco Pacific said the majority of workers on the Susan River solar farm will be locals.

It follows allegations locals were passed up for work on the project

Coast man breaks leg in 15 places in worksite nightmare

Corey Goryl suffered a work place accident and  suffered a badly broken leg. He lives with his partner Paula McCulloch on the top floor of a Caloundra unit complex withouit a lift and struggles to get downstairs. The coulpe are looking for a ground floor unit to make their life easier.

Facing an un-Happy Valley exit from home

Council spruiks Coast solar farm savings

Mayor Mark Jamieson visits the Sunshine Coast Solar Farm at Valdora.

Project records its highest monthly power generation

State's export value booms to $84bn

coal generic port ship export Hay Point

Value of Qld's exports rose 30 per cent.

$5 million deal for macadamia company

Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Member for Lismore Thomas George visit MPC in Alphadale to announce a NSW Government loan of more than $5 million.

Loan puts processor on a global footing.

'40mm in just 15 minutes': Wild weather heading our way

A lightning show at Lightning St, Calliope.

Queensland is in for a wild week of weather

Police investigating how pedestrian was killed on highway

The left lane of the Warrego Highway heading east is closed.

The Forensic Crash Unit is trying to work out what happened

Man's jewellery draws attention of anti-bikie taskforce

Alec Vincent Coulahan, 20, from Mackay pleaded guilty to public nuisance and wearing a prohibited item in public (OMCG ring) when he faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday.

Guilty plea to wearing prohibited jewellery

University, TAFE student surge pushes vacancy rate down

Students in Queensland are now in week 1 of classes at university while those down south in NSW are in the midst of O Week including Clarice Campos, 34, studying a Masters of Accounting, Xi Chen, 29, studying a Master of Accounting, and Mahreen Othai, 19 studying a Bachelor of Accounting.

Students converging on tertiary studies have pushed vacancy rates down

Country bubs in the spotlight

WINNER: Three-year-old Cale Blomley is the winner of the Bush Kids baby competition. Cale lives with his six brothers and sisters at Humpty Doo in the Northern Territory.

Bush Kids baby winners revealed

Olympic legend’s daughter in doping scandal

Sprinter Jessica Peris is back on track this year as part of the Athletics Australia extended squad who will be participating in the Nitro Series this coming February.

Jessica Peris tests positive for banned substance

Dad finds daughter’s heartbreaking texts

The British journalist shared pictures of the texts on Twitter this week.

A FATHER has shared the heartbreaking texts he discovered on his old phone

Our children are sponges so teach them good habits early

A local mum has taught her five-year-old daughter Chelsea the importance of looking after the environment and picking up rubbish, even when it's not hers.

We've all heard the saying - lead by example.

DNA testing for teen accused of nightmare sex assault

Teenager faced court this morning over attempted murder and sexual assault.

Teenager accused of attempted murder and sexual assault

Barnaby ‘not only minister sleeping with staff’

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, pictured with his girlfriend and former staffer Vikki Campion, who is pregnant with his child.

Barnaby Joyce: Deputy PM ‘not the only one sleeping with staff’

Davina: MAFS editing is the villain, not me

Davina isn’t getting much love from viewers of Married at First Sight. Picture: Channel 9

Davina Rankin has blamed the editing of MAFS for portraying her as a villain

Barber refuses to give woman a haircut

Vivien Houston says she was denied service at a barbershop in The Gap because she is a woman.

The barber says his hands were tied but she's taking legal action

‘Depraved’ academic led ‘double life’

Matthew Falder was a star student at Cambridge. Picture: National Crime Agency

Matthew Falder duped victims by masquerading as a depressed female

‘Looks crazy’: Confusion over UFO

What is that? An unidentified fast aircraft, which air traffic controllers were finding hard to track, was seen flying among the flight lanes of commercial aircraft in Oregon in October. Picture: iStock

Recordings reveal air traffic control’s confusion at strange craft

Teens walk out of school: ‘We call BS’

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez reacts during her speech at a rally for gun control. Picture: AFP

Students demand change in gun laws after latest school shooting

Global laughing stock: John Oliver ridicules Barnaby

John Oliver mocks Barnaby Joyce on his program Last Week Tonight. Picture: HBO

John Oliver lampoons Barnaby Joyce over affair

5 words you are using incorrectly

VOCABULARY: This do would never homework where the word icon was incorrectly used.

How to avoid sounding like a teenager, even if you are one

Passenger’s farts force plane to land

A Transavia flight made an emergency landing after a fight broke out over a passenger’s flatulence.

Fight over flatulence prompts emergency landing

‘Live maggots’ found in ALDI food

The woman from NSW posted a video on Facebook, showing the product's packaging and the maggots that she allegedly found wriggling on the top of the dessert. Picture: Facebook

Woman claims she found maggots crawling on her ALDI chocolate pudding

Mum wanted to use son’s sperm

Prathamesh Patil had his sperm frozen after being diagnosed with cancer. Picture: iStock

Grieving mum who wanted to be inseminated with dead son’s sperm

Karl’s blunt challenge to MAFS groom

KARL Stefanovic has called out Married At First Sight’s cheater groom Dean for being “weak” and avoiding the Today show after their last disastrous interview

Picnic’s rocking women steal Berlin show

Ruby Rees, Lily Sullivan, Madeleine Madden and Yael Stone star in the series. Picture: Jason Edwards

'Just being here with everybody who worked so hard on this production'

Charles, Camilla to attend Comm Games

Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Picture: AFP

CAMILLA, Duchess of Cornwall, will join her husband Prince Charles

Humiliating aftermath of affair

Tracey follows in the steps of Julia Stiles and takes back Dean.

THE most humiliating detail about Dean is finally uncovered.

Heartbreaking way Shannon Noll lost Idol fortune

Shannon Noll in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

NOLL spent post-Idol money, but not in typical rock star fashion.

Holtznagel: ‘I had to ID Charlotte Dawson’s body’

Simone Holtznagel broke down as she spoke out about one of her “best friends” and Australia’s Next Top Model mentor Charlotte Dawson.

Simone Holtznagel speaks out about Charlotte Dawson

Elsa Pataky turns snake wrangler

Elsa Pataky isn’t afraid of snakes. Picture: Supplied

Chris Hemsworth’s wife wrangles snake inside Byron Bay home.