Three die in Mt Isa gas explosion

POLICE have confirmed three people are dead after a gas explosion in a caravan in Mount Isa this morning.
POLICE have confirmed three people are dead after a gas explosion in a caravan in Mount Isa this morning.
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WITH lamb prices at record highs more Australian sheep producers are adopting NZ technology to ensure progeny not only survive but also thrive. WITH lamb prices at record highs more Australian sheep producers are adopting NZ technology to ensure progeny not only survive but also thrive.
AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will barely break even this year amid a collapse in global milk prices, the industry's peak body says. AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will barely break even this year amid a collapse in global milk prices, the industry's peak body says.
THE opening of a live export cattle trade from to China, signed off in Canberra on Monday, has the potential to underpin cattle industry prosperity. THE opening of a live export cattle trade from to China, signed off in Canberra on Monday, has the potential to underpin cattle industry prosperity.
THE peak NSW farm lobby group has shifted its climate change policy stance and has called on governments to back THE peak NSW farm lobby group has shifted its climate change policy stance and has called on governments to back "the transition from fossil fuels".
BARNABY Joyce has brought the issue of class to Australia's ice problem.
28 Jul 15  1 BARNABY Joyce has brought the issue of class to Australia's ice problem.
THE Wrangler Feedyard in Texas is a mighty food-production machine. A staggering 650,000 tonnes of feed is mixed each and every day to feed the 46,000 cattle that call Wrangler home for 100 to 400 days on grain, depending on the requirements of the customer.
28 Jul 15  3 THE Wrangler Feedyard in Texas is a mighty food-production machine. A staggering 650,000 tonnes of feed is mixed each and every day to feed the 46,000 cattle that call Wrangler home for...
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ROSEVALE dairying brothers Darren and Craig Sellars have increased milk production significantly without major infrastructure upgrades by moving from a pasture-based system to cropping corn and barley.
27 Jul 15 ROSEVALE dairying brothers Darren and Craig Sellars have increased milk production significantly without major infrastructure upgrades by moving from a pasture-based system to cropping...
THE planets have aligned for avocado growers, with some receiving the best prices they've seen in 40 years.
27 Jul 15 THE planets have aligned for avocado growers, with some receiving the best prices they've seen in 40 years.
ON A bitterly cold, dry season morning at Delamere Station, lycra was a cruel request.
26 Jul 15 ON A bitterly cold, dry season morning at Delamere Station, lycra was a cruel request.
A GENTLE hum fills the breeze as afternoon light begins to filter through the backyard branches of Jack Stone's suburban Brisbane home.
25 Jul 15 A GENTLE hum fills the breeze as afternoon light begins to filter through the backyard branches of Jack Stone's suburban Brisbane home.
POPULAR stud stock stalwart Blake Munro has celebrated 40 years of service with Elders at his Toowoomba office.
25 Jul 15  1 POPULAR stud stock stalwart Blake Munro has celebrated 40 years of service with Elders at his Toowoomba office.
IT has more cattle than the entire Northern Territory, yet central Queensland has continually been overlooked when it comes to agriculture and research funding.
It is a trend CQUniversity’s vice-chancellor Professor Scott Bowman hopes to reverse with the unveiling of a new agricultural degree at the Rockhampton campus today.
24 Jul 15 IT has more cattle than the entire Northern Territory, yet central Queensland has continually been overlooked when it comes to agriculture and research funding. It is a trend...
Horse owners are reminded to take steps to protect their animals from the risk of Hendra virus infection with the confirmation of a new case on the Atherton Tablelands.
24 Jul 15 Horse owners are reminded to take steps to protect their animals from the risk of Hendra virus infection with the confirmation of a new case on the Atherton Tablelands.
THE bulls from the Darren Brandenburg string have the chance to go riderless for a second week running when the Australian Professional Rodeo Association rides into Richmond for the third rodeo on its northern run on Saturday, July 25.
24 Jul 15 THE bulls from the Darren Brandenburg string have the chance to go riderless for a second week running when the Australian Professional Rodeo Association rides into Richmond for the...
A COUNCIL-maintained predator fence in south-east Queensland has been rebuilt as a major barrier against feral animals including wild dogs.
24 Jul 15 A COUNCIL-maintained predator fence in south-east Queensland has been rebuilt as a major barrier against feral animals including wild dogs.
EVENING entertainment at the Ekka will get a whole lot more authentic this year with the inclusion of the sheep dog trials from 6pm.
24 Jul 15 EVENING entertainment at the Ekka will get a whole lot more authentic this year with the inclusion of the sheep dog trials from 6pm.
23 Jul 15 TODAY's Auctions Plus sheep sale consisted of 11,524 head across the eastern states and saw an increase of 3,654 head from last week.
ONGOING demand for Central Queensland cattle country has seen the 974-hectare (2407 acre) Baralaba property Eulo sell for $2.05 million at an auction in Moura today.
23 Jul 15 ONGOING demand for Central Queensland cattle country has seen the 974-hectare (2407 acre) Baralaba property Eulo sell for $2.05 million at an auction in Moura today.
EXCITEMENT is mounting among the 11 young Queensland women chosen to represent the 129 shows across the state at the Brisbane Ekka.
23 Jul 15 EXCITEMENT is mounting among the 11 young Queensland women chosen to represent the 129 shows across the state at the Brisbane Ekka.
Paris Granzien was raised in Toogoolawah and completed year 10 at Toogoolawah State High School.
23 Jul 15 Paris Granzien was raised in Toogoolawah and completed year 10 at Toogoolawah State High School.
Bonnie Coolee was born and raised on a sixth-generation cane and cattle farm outside of Childers.
23 Jul 15 Bonnie Coolee was born and raised on a sixth-generation cane and cattle farm outside of Childers.
MKarla James grew up on her parents' grazing property at Wandoan and completed year 12 at Chinchilla SHS.
23 Jul 15 MKarla James grew up on her parents' grazing property at Wandoan and completed year 12 at Chinchilla SHS.
Brittany Campagnolo grew up in the Caboolture region, enjoying the best of coast and country.
23 Jul 15 Brittany Campagnolo grew up in the Caboolture region, enjoying the best of coast and country.
Rikki Frazer was born and raised in Brisbane and completed year 12 at Ormiston College.
23 Jul 15 Rikki Frazer was born and raised in Brisbane and completed year 12 at Ormiston College.
Shannon Storey was born in Emerald, started her schooling there, then later moved to Capella where she finished year 12.
23 Jul 15 Shannon Storey was born in Emerald, started her schooling there, then later moved to Capella where she finished year 12.
Taleesha Fegatilli grew up on a mango farm in Mareeba, and considers herself lucky to live on the Atherton Tableland.
23 Jul 15 Taleesha Fegatilli grew up on a mango farm in Mareeba, and considers herself lucky to live on the Atherton Tableland.
Louise Derrick-Fraser completed year 12 at Saint Stephen's College, Gold Coast. After school she went to England for a working gap year.
23 Jul 15 Louise Derrick-Fraser completed year 12 at Saint Stephen's College, Gold Coast. After school she went to England for a working gap year.
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too much negativity and fact free zone. Standing commitees examine all treaties and they had a
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Well said Senator Sullivan and it is no surprise the nay sayers and negative minded were out
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Where is the Australian economic analysis on previous ftas and this secret deal to prove they
THE planets have aligned for avocado growers, with some receiving the best prices they've seen in 40 years.27 Jul 15 THE planets have aligned for avocado growers, with some receiving the best prices they've seen in 40 years.
Nestled in the Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Fullerton family of macadamia growers are finally beginning to reap the benefits of the seeds they sowed almost 20 years ago.13 Jul 15 Nestled in the Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Fullerton family of macadamia growers are...