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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Queensland

This year
Four missing after Australian military helicopter crashes during joint exercises with US
Officials said a search was under way to find the crew and their families had been notified.
Remains of missing Australian man found inside two crocodiles
The 65-year-old victim had gone fishing on Saturday in the far north of Queensland in crocodile-infested waters.
'Toadzilla': Record-breaking cane toad found in Australia believed to be largest of its kind
Cane toads were introduced in Queensland in 1935 to control the cane beetle, with devastating consequences for other wildlife.
British couple among four killed in helicopter collision in Australia
The couple were on holidays in Queensland.
Last year
Australian police investigate extremist views of Queensland killers
A series of posts expressing radical sentiments have been found online under the name of one of the shooters.
Six people, including two police, killed in ambush and siege in rural Australia
The two officers killed were Constable Matthew Arnold, 26, and Constable Rachel McCrow, 29.
Irishman dies while trying to save his son who slipped into rapids in Australia
The 49-year-old father-of-three Cassan Cowman jumped in after his son on 2nd January.
All time
Sydney is facing a 'catastrophic' threat as Australia battles worst bushfires in a decade
A state of emergency has been declared in Queensland.
Four UK men arrested as Aussie police seize €55 million worth of 'highest purity recorded' MDMA
Police say the powder was destined to be processed into 12 million ecstasy pills to be sold across Australia.
Australian police officer breaks off from press conference to rugby tackle man to the ground
The man was later charged with unlawful stalking.
'Where we see violence against women we'll act in the strongest terms' - NRL star kicked out of the sport
Ben Barba was sacked by his club and has now been deregistered by the NRL.
Young boy mauled by pack of dingoes that 'wanted blood'
The boy was running up a sand dune in Australia’s Fraser Island when he was attacked.
Thousands of Australians stung in bluebottle jellyfish invasion
Around 13,000 stings have been recorded in the past week.
Court told woman was motivated by 'spite and revenge' in Australia strawberry needle case
A 50-year-old woman was arrested and charged yesterday with seven counts of contaminating goods.
Australian man killed in shark attack on Great Barrier Reef
The 33-year-old died after being airlifted to a mainland hospital.
Australian man sentenced to 10 years in jail for assisting wife's suicide
The judge said Graham Morant “took advantage” of a “sick and depressed woman”.
'The outcome may have been death': Three people injured in rare kangaroo attack in Australia
The animals, particularly large males, are known to attack and can be vicious, but such incidents are not common.
Australian police hunt for 'Irish scammers' suspected of a spate of crimes across the Gold Coast
Queensland Police held a press conference yesterday.
Australia is spending $400 million to stop the spread of red fire ants
“Our fire-ant fighters have finally been given the war chest they need,” an invasive species expert said.
Australian mother won't stand trial for killing eight children after being deemed of 'unsound mind'
The woman’s seven children and niece, aged between two and 14, were found stabbed to death at a home in 2014.
Man snorkels headfirst into crocodile, escapes with only minor injuries
The waters surrounding Lizard Island in Queensland are a known hotspot for crocodiles.
Bodies of mother and young children pulled from river as Australia is devastated by floods
At least five people are now confirmed dead.
'People have lost everything': Australian towns face worst flooding seen in a century
Two women have died.
'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters Australia with 270km gusts
The full force of the cyclone is already being felt in popular tourist destinations.
Australian teen who jumped into river for dare escapes crocodile attack by punching it in the head
He had jumped into the river as a dare while “revelling with friends”.
Man who posed as Justin Bieber online charged with over 900 child sex offences
The charges include rape, indecent treatment of children and making child exploitation material.
British backpacker rescued from two-month hostage ordeal in Australia
Police, who found the young woman during a random traffic stop, say she was beaten, raped and choked.
Irish woman (21) in critical condition after light aircraft crashes in Australia
A UK woman died in the crash.
Man dies after 'dangerous drug incident' in Australia
Several other people were hospitalised and two men have been charged.
A man accused of murdering his Tinder date has walked free from court in Australia
Australian Gable Tostee, 30, was charged with the August 2014 murder of New Zealander Warriena Wright, who plunged 14 floors to her death.
A mystery drug has hospitalised 16 people in Australia but authorities don't know what it is yet
A man is fighting for his life in intensive care in Queensland after taking the drug.
Australia has just deported a paedophile to Ireland by mistake
The serial paedophile and former teacher is free in Ireland after being deported in an extraordinary bungle by Australian authorities.
A second victim of the Australia hostel stabbing attacks has died
Tom Jackson, who died from injuries sustained in the attack, was called a hero for his selfless attempts to help a fellow Briton.
29-year-old French man charged with stabbing murder of British backpacker
21-year-old Mia Ayliffe-Chung died from multiple stab wounds following the attack yesterday morning.
British backpacker (21) stabbed to death in Australia
The woman was killed in an attack that also left a British man critically injured.
Matt O'Connor misses out on head coach role with the Reds
Former international prop Nick Stiles was promoted to his first head coaching role ahead of the ex-Leinster boss.
Watch: This agonising, fingertip knock-on proved decisive in epic State of Origin Test
Queensland made it 10 series wins from the last 11 but New South Wales had them rattled in the latter stages.
Woman dragged away by crocodile in Australia was celebrating friend's cancer treatment
An Australian MP has called for crocodile hunting safaris to bring down the population of the animals.
VIDEO: Swarm of moths invades town in Australia
I can feel them on me.
Grandfather charged with stabbing baby girl to death in Australia
The Chinese man has also been charged with attempting to murder his wife and daughter.