Emergency dashboard provides single point of truth

The Central Highlands Regional Council has launched a new online emergency management dashboard providing a one stop shop for information and updates.

Emergency housing a welcome early Christmas gift

CHRC Mayor Kerry Hayes

Aurizon is donating homes in the Central Highlands to the Salvos.

Local workers need to be given a chance

Gregory MP Lachlan Millar.

Local MP calls for recruitment of local workers as well as FIFOs.

Beating the heat in the school holidays

Ellie Dyer on the monkey bars at a fun filled playground.

Looking for something to do these school holidays?

Typical introduction to summer

Generic hot weather photo.

Heat wave is set to continue

Heatwave to continue for days as temps top 40 in some areas

Beachgoers cool down at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Temperatures have hit 46 degrees Celsius in parts of outback Queensland today, with a heatwave predicted for the state's central and southern regions.(AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Outback towns scorching under the Friday afternoon sun

Regional hearing on black lung coming to Emerald

Section of a coal worker's lung showing black lung disease with progressive massive fibrosis.Contributed

The inquiry into black lung is coming to Emerald and Blackwater.

Sport and recreation clubs share in funding

The Emerald Netball Association was among several local sporting clubs who received funding.

Local sport and recreation clubs receive early Christmas present.

Water bill reprieve for Isaac ratepayers

ISAAC ratepayers have been granted twelve months by Isaac Regional Council before they have to pay for water use.

Ratepayers in Isaac have 12 months to pay for water use.

Regions join to advocate for affordable housing

Regions collaborate: Isaac Affordable Housing Trust and Central HighlandsHousing Company Limited teaming up to lobby for better affordable housing. Pictured:IAHT Director and IRC Cr Nick Wheeler, CHQHC Company secretary and CHRC CEOScott Mason, IAHT Company Secretary Chris Wright, IAHT Chair and IRC Mayor AnneBaker, CHQHC Director and CHRC Cr David Lacey and CHQHC Chair and CHRCMayor Kerry Hayes.

Local councils join forces for affordable housing.

REVEALED: What Palmer Coolum Resort looks like now

Clive Palmer says he has no plans at the moment to sell Palmer Coolum Resort.

Clive denies claims resort is "embarrassing, rundown eyesore”

Anger over FIFO workers lures LNG plants to local jobs talks

FIFO SHOCK: Revelations of FIFO recruitment at GLNG spark outrage.

Curtis Island's LNG plants to enter talks on local jobs

LANDRY: We won't give up on Rocky FIFO hub

Harry Bruce cartoon Adani HQ

Michelle Landry says Rocky is "very well placed” for 1500 job hub

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Company profits come in below expectations for Sept quarter

Company profits rose by 1% in the September quarter

Plan to transform prison into Buddhist centre inches closer

The Darling Downs Correctional Centre has sold for $800,000.

Buddhists have big plans for Westbrook

James Ackerman's daughter in hospital battle

FIGHTER: Milly Ackerman is battling a bout of pneumonia.

'Moo Moo' fighting in Brisbane hospital after bout of pneumonia

Reports of armed man puts Coast school on alert

Police mounted unit is on its way to the North Coast.

Students rushed into school grounds as police hunt fugitive

WATCH: Man on the run after knife point robbery

Ipswich detectives investigating the armed robbery of a liquor outlet located on Commercial Drive, Springfield have released an image of a man who may be able to assist with their investigations.

Police release vision of armed robbery at liquor outlet

Hanson on One Nation split: 'It's not teamwork'

Pauline Hanson makes her maiden speech in Federal Parliament. (Screenshot ABC)

It appears Rod Culleton has all but split from One Nation

Angler catches boat-sized bull shark, pats it

BIG CATCH: Tony Lenthall with his large 3m bull shark caught in the Nambucca River on Sunday.

AFTER years of trying Tony Lenthall finally got the one he was after

Delirium: Why pills could cause more harm than good

Delirium robs dying people of their autonomy and dignity

Barnaby Joyce calls for Adler shotguns for shooters

Barnaby Joyce... wants relaxations on Adler shotgun

State justice ministers could decide on issue on Friday

Coffs touted as medical marijuana trials begin in NSW

The Federal Government has moved to legalise medical marijuana, with the onus now on the state governments to follow suit.

NSW cancer patients can now apply for medical marijuana trial

Is this child sex offender too old for jail?

Former St Johns College Woodlawn teacher James Doran has been found guilty of committing a series of sex crimes against students.

Guilty of dozens of sex crimes, James Doran may never see prison

'Gooligan' hack hitting 13,000 Android phones per day

A Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

About 13,000 android phones are being breached daily by 'Gooligan'.

Tony Abbott hits out as his Green Army gets scrapped

If only six members had changed their vote we would still have Tony Abbott as PM.

Abbott hits out as Green Army finds its way onto the chopping block

YouTube star reveals he is deleting his YouTube channel

“YouTube is trying to kill my channel. It is clear."

Is Banksy in New Zealand taunting John Key?

A curious image of John Key has popped up overnight

The hipster nativity scene for today's baby Jesus

Joseph and Mary take a selfie with their newborn baby Jesus

PETA calls for kangaroo puncher to be prosecuted

The man and the kangaroo stood toe-to-toe before he threw a right-hand punch. Image: Steven Stubenrauch/Facebook.

Hunting trip had been organised for sick young man

The Qld spot where lightning strikes all the time

A guide shows off the rocks created by lightning strikes on Moreton Island.

Rock is evidence of repeated strikes in Queensland spot

Roma's so hot, they're frying eggs on the street

COOKED: Roma's streets are hot enough to cook an egg.

To see how hot it really is, we tried cooking an egg on the road.

Horrifying clip emerges of teen dangling from cruise ship

A video has emerged of a teen dangling from the side of a ship

OPINION: NRL pay dispute a disaster

Ashley Robinson at Alexandra Headland Surf Club.

OPINION: Tugboat gives his take on the NRL pay dispute

Tim Roth was abused by his grandfather

Tim Roth was abused by his grandfather during his childhood.

Leo designs shocker tattoo for Tom Hardy after lost bet

Leonardo DiCaprio has designed a new tattoo for Tom Hardy

Hollywood star at home on the Coffs Coast

FEELING LUCKY, SON?: Scott Eastwood visited the Coffs Coast

Guess which Hollywood star has been seen around the Coffs Coast?

Ricky Gervais: There's 'no point' marrying Jane Fallon

RICKY Gervais "doesn't see the point" in marrying Jane Fallon.

Hacksaw Ridge wins big in first round of AACTA Awards

Luke Bracey and Andrew Garfield in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

THE major awards will be handed out on Wednesday night.

Paris Hilton fumes at clumsy partygoers

A reveller spilt their drink on Paris Hilton's DJ decks