Thursday May 16
Katter Party hit by infighting, desertions
Ray Hopper, State Leader for Katter's Australian Party flanked by Mt Isa MP Robbie Katter and Dalrymple MP Shane Knuth, announces the party's full shadow cabinet on the stairs of the Queensland Parliamentary Annexe earlier this year.
Wed May 15, 2013
Cooma Crew out west
After a great rest day in Townsville we headed west to central Queensland. The first night was in Richmond which turned out to be very interesting as it had been the day of a Beef Crisis meeting.
RFDS still facing staffing challenges 85 years on
The Royal Flying Doctor Service says attracting and retaining staff to remote areas remains one of its biggest challenges - 85 years after it was first established.
Budget 2013: What's in it for outback Queensland
The baby bonus has been axed, 457 visa application fees have been increased, remote airstrips are being upgraded and famers are entitled to a dole-like payment.
Tue May 14, 2013
Budget will push up patient costs: doctors' groups
Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan last night delivered his sixth budget, with the baby bonus abolished and a program of cuts to bring the budget back to surplus in four years' time.
Mon May 13, 2013
Slice of the Outback going for $1
Day 2: Sausage Dog Dog whisperer Mark tames a sausage dog with a spicy attitude.
Thu May 09, 2013
Parched far north Qld town facing water 'burden'
Mount Isa MP Rob Katter says a change of heart is needed from the State Government to relieve a water crisis in a far north Queensland town.
Outback cattle train trial becomes permanent
The Queensland Government says it is committed to providing more livestock train services into the future but is hamstrung under contract arrangements.
Top cops reshuffled in major shake-up
RANKING police officers have been reshuffled and promoted as part of a major shake-up of the Queensland Police Service.
Tue May 07, 2013
Gulf town's water supplies dry up
A mayor in north-west Queensland's Gulf Country says town water supplies for the small community of Forsayth, north-east of Mount Isa, may need to be trucked in from later next month.
McVeigh gets first-hand look at drought-hit regions
Mr McVeigh has visited several shires after one-third of Queensland was drought declared last month, including stops in Cloncurry, east of Mount Isa, and Cunnamulla in the Paroo Shire, west of Toowoomba "The best way to sum it up is to look at country that you'd expect to see in this condition in say October, before the wet season comes again - ... (more)
The New Zealand Herald
Cruelty footage blow to Oz beef industry
The tiny Outback town of Richmond, 400km east of Mt Isa in northwest Queensland, celebrated its annual fossil festival last week.
Sorrow at Mount Isa motorcycle tragedy
TRIBUTES have flowed for a Boulia man who died when his motorcycle crashed on a dirt track on the outskirts of Mount Isa.
Mon May 06, 2013
North Queensland beef graziers in crisis
TONY EASTLEY: Australia's beef industry is in trouble and producers fear far worse is to come unless they can get help from government and export markets open up and prices improve.
Sun May 05, 2013
Live export ban a 'disaster' for northern Australia
A north-west Queensland mayor and grazier says the temporary ban of live cattle exports to Indonesia in 2011 has created the biggest animal welfare issue in Australia.
Sat May 04, 2013
Neighbours spoilers: the week ahead in Ramsay St
Seeing how thrilled Vanessa is now that Patrick's finally out of the woods, Lucas doesn't have the heart to tell her about his own health crisis.
Fri May 03, 2013
Xstrata says business as usual amid merger
Chief operating officer Steve De Kruijff says the company will now be known as Glencore Xstrata Public Limited Company and residents will notice a change to the Xstrata website over the weekend.
Thu May 02, 2013
Mount Isa emergency dept wait times best in Qld
The North-West Hospital and Health Service Board has praised staff at the Mount Isa Hospital for topping the state and recording the best emergency department and elective surgery wait times.
Wed May 01, 2013
Crisis summit to present solutions for ailing beef industry
A mayor from Queensland's Gulf Country says state and federal agriculture ministers have confirmed they will attend a crisis summit on the cattle industry next week.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
MP backs Townsville Port Authority taking over freight line
Local LNP MP John Hathaway says it would be a "sensible move" for the Townsville Port Authority in north Queensland to take control of the Mount Isa freight line.