Gulf Times - Queensland
Australia's Queensland flooding worsens with dam release

Australia's Queensland flooding worsens with dam release

Major flooding threatened several thousand homes on Monday in the Australian state of Queensland, forcing more than 1,100 people to be evacuated, after authorities opened up dam gates ...

Record breaking floods hit north Australia

Record breaking floods hit north Australia

Communities were cut off, farmers stranded and cows washed offshore as heavy rain pelted northeast Australia Sunday, with one major river breaking 118-year-old floodwater records.

Strawberry scare: Australian supermarket stops selling needles

Strawberry scare: Australian supermarket stops selling needles

The move came as the Australian parliament fast-tracked legislation to toughen penalties for those found tampering with food.

Australian tourist haven suffers twin shark attacks

Australian tourist haven suffers twin shark attacks

Experts say shark attacks are increasing as water sports become more popular and bait fish move closer to shore, but fatalities remain rare.

Australia strawberry needle scare: tough penalties proposed

Australia strawberry needle scare: tough penalties proposed

Needles, first found in strawberries produced by one supplier in Queensland, are now turning up around the country.

School children evacuated from flooded campsite in Australia

School children evacuated from flooded campsite in Australia

More than 70 students and staff from Willows State School were cut off near the town of Tully, where they had been camping at an adventure centre since Monday due to flooded roads.

Australian who killed 100-year-old crocodile fined A$10,000

Australian who killed 100-year-old crocodile fined A$10,000

The 5.2-metre crocodile was shot between the eyes in a river next to a farm in Rockhampton in central Queensland in September.

Queensland result leaves Australian PM closer to edge

Queensland result leaves Australian PM closer to edge

The loss of a state election in Queensland has stepped up pressure on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who risks losing control of parliament at a by-election next month.

Voters shun mainstream parties in Australia state poll

Voters shun mainstream parties in Australia state poll

Voter disillusionment with mainstream politics in Australia's Queensland state left neither major party with enough seats to govern outright, early results showed Sunday ...

Australian woman was taken by crocodile, say police

Australian woman was taken by crocodile, say police

The disappearance of an elderly woman in the north-eastern Australian state of Queensland has been confirmed as a crocodile attack, local police said on Tuesday.

Missing elderly Australian woman feared killed by crocodile

Missing elderly Australian woman feared killed by crocodile

Anne Cameron, who suffers from dementia, was reported missing from a nursing home near Port Douglas in Queensland on Tuesday.

Rare white koala born at Australian zoo

Rare white koala born at Australian zoo

A koala at an Australian zoo has given birth to a rare white joey, staff announced Tuesday.