An Australian rainforest frog last seen in 1990 has been listed as extinct on an updated global list of imperilled species, alongside 23 more native orchids at risk of vanishing forever.The red list, compiled by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, is the leading scientific assessment of extinction risks globally.
The IUCN has updated its Red List of threatened species, declaring Queensland’s mountain mist frog extinct.
For the third time that night, Shane Raymond Bretag tried to separate "two idiots" at a Brisbane casino.However, this time the former soldier used excessive force after experiencing hyper-vigilance and post-traumatic stress disorder as an Afghanistan veteran.
A GoFundMe has been set up to ease the 'outrageously heavy burden' his fiancée and family are facing. Hear the touching tribute's from the man's friends.
Human remains discovered by cleaners under a Brisbane unit complex have been identified as female but her name, age and cause of death remain a mystery.Police have confirmed her body was found tightly wrapped and partially buried in a locked area behind a wall at the building on Alderley Avenue in Alderley on Wednesday morning.
Investigators have found six Melbourne warehouses full of soft plastics after a recycler stopped operations and warn there could be more.Victoria's Environment Protection Authority says about 3000 tonnes of soft plastics have been found across the six sites after REDcycle suspended its recycling program a month ago.
Star Entertainment will get another roll of the dice in Queensland for a $100 million buy-in after being scolded for "criminal behaviour" in running its two casinos.The state government fined the ASX-listed gambling giant a record $100 million on Friday after finding it unfit to hold its two gaming licences last month.
The enormous cat was first discovered in Queensland in April, and now, details about what it is eating have been revealed. Find out more.
Queensland nurses and midwives will get a pay rise just in time for Christmas after a landmark enterprise bargaining agreement.The pay deal is the biggest increase for nurses across the country, making Queensland nurses among Australia's highest paid, Health Minister Yvette D'Ath said.
Queensland's child protection workforce is short-staffed and must be restructured to meet the needs of vulnerable young people, a report says.The Child Death Review Board (CDRB) has called for a restructure after probing 55 of the 69 child deaths in the protection system in 2021/22 in a report released on Thursday.
People were left 'shocked' after reading the realtor's email, which has been described as completely 'tone deaf'.
Neil Brooks is set to learn next year whether multimillion-dollar business fraud charges levelled against the Olympic swimming champ and his wife will be dropped.It is alleged they made dishonest representations to induce Glenn Melcheck and his wife to pay $2 million and buy 50 per cent of the Brooks' sports merchandise company before it failed months later in 2008.
An unidentified bone has been found in a Brisbane creek by police looking for signs of Taiwanese-Australian man Joshua Mou, who has been missing for almost 11 months.The 22-year-old hasn't been seen since he left his home in the southern suburb of Sunnybank Hills and detectives believe he caught a bus to Carindale, in the city's east.
Vulnerable Queensland adults who require care or support should have a watchdog to prevent them from being abused, neglected and exploited, a report says.State Public Advocate John Chesterman has called for a new safeguarding commissioner in a report into protections for vulnerable adults.
Ahead of her son's drug trial, Elizabeth Anne Turner bought a yacht so he could escape to the Philippines.After he fled the country, Turner claimed her son had killed himself in a remote location where his body could not be found.
Pathology test times would shorten by up to six hours under a plan for drones to collect samples from hard-to-reach patients in southeast Queensland.The project between Mater Pathology and drone logistics company Swoop Aero has been awarded $1.
Queensland is considering linked regional water grids in four reguions where climate change is likely to make water scarcer in coming years.Water grids are networks of pipelines and pumps that move water between providers and users in catchments or urban areas.
Australia's largest coal producer Glencore has withdrawn an application for a major new mine in Queensland in response to the state's royalty increases and growing global uncertainty.The Swiss multinational says it's reviewing plans for the Valeria project in the state's Bowen Basin, which would have produced 16 million tonnes of thermal and metallurgical coal annually for 37 years.
The federal government has promised a seismic shift in favour of Australia's ailing environment, with an independent authority to decide on future developments that could make it sicker.Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek says Labor will rebuild public trust in the nation's environment laws, after the damning Samuel review found they were failing dismally.
A day after setting his partner's house alight, James Morton Mason shared a joke about getting marshmallows for the deadly blaze.In a recording played in Brisbane Supreme Court, Mason told a man he thought was a fellow inmate that he started the fire after an argument with Alexis Parkes.
The bodies of Christian Kath's wife and daughter were found, but divers were unable to locate the 42-year-old Queenslander. Find out what happened.
Tightly wrapped human remains have been discovered by cleaners under a Brisbane unit complex, sparking a police investigation.The body was found partially buried in a locked area behind a wall at the Alderley Avenue building in Brisbane's north on Wednesday morning, police said.
Aussies are being warned to be prepared ahead of potentially 'destructive' weather. Find out the risks.
Queensland is sweltering through another intense day of extreme temperatures as a severe heatwave grips much of the state - prompting a reminder to employers to protect their staff.Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace warned businesses had an obligation to protect their workers from heat-related illness under work health and safety laws.