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Covert Cameras Reduce Queensland Road Toll

Queensland Road Toll reduction linked to the introduction of Covert Speed Cameras. The Queensland road toll is down by 54 so far this year with covert speed cameras being credited with the reduction.

Cheaper Virgin Airfares Expected

Virgin Blue Airfares are set to become even cheaper. The Virgin airline group yesterday announced that it expects average airfares to drop by "over ten per cent".

Gold Coast Meter Maids told to cover up

Gold Coast Meter Maids could be covering up and heading south for the winter. Albeit on a promotional trip to encourage southerners to take a winter holiday on the Gold Coast.
The Big Pineapple

Highlighting Australia's Big Things

Seeing as Australia is the world’s biggest island, Tourism Australia thinks it is only fitting that we promote all the other big things on show around Australia as well.
Kuranda Opens Shuttle Services

Kuranda Railways opens shuttle services

Kuranda Scenic Railway has begun shuttle services between Kuranda and Barron Falls, a shortened journey due to the recent landslide event that caused the derailment of a locomotive and the railway to shut down.
Anzac Day Service

AUSTRALIA Zoo in ANZAC Day Gaffe

The Queensland State government’s Department of Justice is currently investigating reports that the Sunshine Coast zoo operated on the morning of Anzac Day this year without the required permit.

Eco-Friendly 1770

The Town of Seventeen Seventy or AGNES Water was this week chosen as the most recent addition Tourism Queensland's Sustainable Regions Program.
Mobile Speed Camera

Secret Speed Cameras Revealed

QUEENSLAND'S recently introduced covert speed camera vehicles are being revealed on a Facebook page.

Queensland’s Easter Road Toll falls

The long weekend has seen a reduction in the Queensland Easter road toll compared to last year as the majority of Queensland drivers have listened to road safety warnings.

Easter Petrol Price Hike

Petrol Price watchers expect prices to jump by as much as 9c a litre tomorrow as thousands of drivers prepare for the long weekend.

Secret Speed Cameras

Some Queensland Police speed cameras will be hidden when they are deployed on Queensland roads for the first time from Thursday. The new undetectable cameras will be rolled out for the peak traffic period which coincides with the traditional Easter holid

Hey Hey It's Time You Got Away

Minister for Tourism Peter Lawlor announced that Tourism Queensland had yesterday initiated a new campaign intended to encourage Australians to take their unused leave and enjoy a holiday in Queensland.
Partying Culture

Backpackers Disease

Australian health authorities will be targeting promiscuous backpackers who flock to Australia, get drunk and have unprotected sex. The campaign is intended to control rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases.
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Kuranda Railway Accident

At about 10.10am on Friday, the Kuranda Scenic Railway train was affected by a landslide whilst travelling from Cairns to Kuranda.
Cyclone Ului

Cyclone Ului Hits Airlie Beach

CYCLONE Ului Hit the North Queensland Coast at approximately 1:30AM Sunday morning in the vicinity of Airlie Beach and Proserpine.
Cyclone Ului

Cyclone Ului Changes Track

A Cyclone Warning remains current for North Queensland coastal and inland communities from Yeppoon to Ayr, but in an update by the bureau at 5.13am today, this warning was extended north to include Townsville.

NQ Fury Supporters Clarion Call

Local supporters of the NQ Fury have made a call to their fellow football supporters to come to their aid.

Brisbane to Manila Direct

Philippine Airlines will make it’s first flight from Brisbane today after introducing twice-weekly services from Brisbane to Manila as part of their major expansion into Australia.

Tourists To Evacuate Queensland Islands

The approach of cyclone Ului on the Queensland Coast has prompted two islands to initiate an evacuation plan for their resorts. Both Heron Island and lady Elliot Island are preparing to relocate all guests to the mainland coast.

Travelling Toilets No Trouble

The problem of how to dispose of toilet waste from caravans, motor homes and boats might not be a primary concern to most holiday makers to Queensland. But it is to the grey nomad brigade and other travellers who frequent the roads of Queensland for thei

Far North Tourism Saved By Backpackers

The Far North Queensland tourism sector was saved last year by backpackers. The backpackers contingent are almost exclusively comprised of the youth market which grew by 3

Flooded Outback Wonderland

The Flooding experienced in the Queensland Outback over recent weeks has turned the normally barren landscape to one of spectacular beauty.

Gold Coast welcomes return of International Tourists

Most Gold Coast business considered that Japanese tourism was dead. But for the first time in a long time, the downward trend of visitors from Japan to the Gold Coast was reversed, with last year showing an increase of 8.4 per cent.

Kids can win a bike during Bike Week 2010

Queensland School students in grades 5 to 7 can enter a competition about Bicycle Safety and have the chance to win one of 89 bikes as part of Bike Week 2010 (13 to 21 March).

Anzac Day Kids Ban

Descendents of diggers will be banned from marching alongside their elderly grandparents in the 2010 Brisbane Anzac Day parade this year.

St George River peaks below expected

St George in the south west of Queensland was fortunate to avoid major disaster late last week as the Balonne Rover peaked 13.5 metres instead of the expected 14 metres.

Hotel Room Rates Crash

Falling room rates and lower occupancies in 2009 has seen Australia’s top hotels lose out on an estimated $270 million in revenue.

Skyrail Wins award

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is located just 15 mins drive north of Cairns and has just won its second consecutive Australian Tourism award as Australia's most sustainable tourism attraction.

The Upside of Floods

The upside to the flooding emergency affecting Queensland's southwest is that dam levels in Brisbane have hit 80 per cent for the first time in almost a decade.

Queensland Outback Floods

Even though Charleville and Roma are officially in drought, hundreds of people have been forced to flee rising flood water in both towns.
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Queensland Dam Water Release
The Queensland Government approved mass release of water from Wivenhoe Dam will begin today, despite state bureaucrats warning that the move could put Brisbane's water security in jeopardy.
Strategic Blow
As Qantas continues to battle with it's unions and tries to regain its reputation in the wake of its industrial dispute Australia's newest airline is preparing a major assault on the market.
La Nina Again
The latest weather bureau report predicting another summer of wild weather will force the Queensland Government to open the floodgates on major dams.