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BUTCHER LOSES $10,000 OF MEAT IN PFAS SCARE

Bundaberg butcher Des Barritt and his family have spent all week preparing to destroy the work they love after tests revealed toxic chemicals in their water.

QUEENSLAND'S FACE RECOGNITION TECH SPARKS 'MASS SURVEILLANCE' WARNING

The Queensland Government won't say what future use it has in mind for facial recognition software which was put in place for the Commonwealth Games.

LIQUID FERTILISER CAUSES LESS NITROGEN RUN-OFF TO GREAT BARRIER REEF

A new study finds a liquid fertiliser blend using a common sugar industry by-product has benefits for both farmers and the environment.

'FIFO MAYOR' OF ARARAT GLENDA MCLEAN RESIGNS AMID INTENSE PUBLIC PRESSURE

A regional Victorian councillor has announced she will resign as Mayor after earlier proposing to continue in the role while working full-time in western Queensland.

RECYCLING CENTRE EMPLOYING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FEARS FOR JOBS AMID IMPORT BAN

A Bundaberg recycling centre that employs 27 people with disabilities says jobs are on the line because it cannot find a buyer for its product, including 100 tonnes of soft plastic that is now headed for landfill.

SUGAR INDUSTRY URGED TO LOOK BEYOND BILLION-DOLLAR BIOFUELS PLATFORM

The Australian sugar cane industry is being told to look beyond biofuels due to the risk of future technologies wiping out demand.

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The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometres (41 mi) south-southeast of the state capital Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales. With a census-estimated 2016 population of 638,090, the Gold Coast is the sixth-largest city in Australia, making it the largest non-capital city, and Queensland's second-largest city. The Gold Coast region remained largely uninhabited by Europeans until 1823 when explorer John Oxley landed at Mermaid Beach. The hinterland's red cedar supply attracted people to the area in the mid-19th century. Later in 1875, Southport was surveyed and established and grew a reputation as a secluded holiday destination for wealthy Brisbane residents. After the establishment of the Surfers Paradise Hotel in the late 1920s, the Gold Coast region grew significantly. The area boomed in the... View More Information at Wikipedia

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