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How To Move House With Pot Plants

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Plants need care when moving because they can experience shock and stress during the process, which can be harmful to their health and well-being. Moving them to a new location can be traumatic, and they may experience transplant shock. This occurs when the plant's root system is disturbed, …

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BOM says tropical low causing flooding in north-west Queensland will weaken, head south-east

A tropical low that has brought widespread flooding in north-west Queensland is expected to head south, bringing rain to regions that have experienced one of the driest summers on record.
Records show in Dalby, on the Darling Downs, west of Brisbane, this summer was the third driest since 1900. 

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Queensland Herbarium's first female director Gillian Brown reveals Mount Coot-tha botanical collection

Gillian Brown has a quietly commanding presence as she stands in the foyer of the Queensland Herbarium, nestled among foliage on the grounds of Mount Coot-tha's Botanic Gardens.

After seven years as the organisation's principal botanist, collections manager and science leader, Dr Brown became its…

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Relocating? How To Rent A House In Brisbane

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Do you want to rent a house in Brisbane? Do you live interstate or internationally and find it difficult to get to inspections?  Finding, inspecting, and securing a rental property in Brisbane is stressful and challenging. With proper planning, you can relocate and live in a leased prope…

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Second e-scooter house fire in a week leaves four Ipswich residents in hospital

A man in his 40s is in a serious condition after an e-scooter battery exploded at a home in Ipswich early on Tuesday morning.

Firefighters were called to the Nelson Street house at Bundamba at 6.15am, with four crews managing to get the blaze under control a short time later.

The man was trans…

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Queensland taxi, rideshare drivers issued hundreds of fines for refusing fares, price gouging

More than 600 fines have been given to Queensland taxi and rideshare drivers found to be refusing short fares and overcharging. 
Transport Minister Mark Bailey told ABC Radio Brisbane Mornings host Rebecca Levingston the enforcement blitz started in December and focused heavily around rides ordere…

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Cost Of Living In Brisbane: Moving Guide

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Relocating home is one of the most challenging tasks. It is good to plan things ahead of time and prepare a complete moving checklist. Creating a proper budget can help you define your financial resources. Make sure you know everything about the city, especially the cost of living so tha…

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Indigenous musician William Barton named Queensland Australian of the Year 2023

Musical prodigy William Barton has been named the 2023 Queensland Australian of the Year.
The Kalkadunga man, who grew up in Mount Isa, was the first to integrate the deep, soulful sounds of the didjeridu with orchestras and classical ensembles.

He was the youngest composer voted into the ABC Cl…

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Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner wants to host UN COP in future

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner wants the Queensland capital to host a United Nations climate conference in 2026. 
Cr Schrinner is in the Egyptian city of Sharm El Sheikh this week to take part in the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties (COP 27) of the U…

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The Ultimate Marketing Tips When Buying a Cafe for Sale

People in the capital of Queensland love coffee and enjoying a cuppa by themselves or with friends, family or colleagues. Buying a café for sale in Brisbane is a sure way to become a successful entrepreneur. If you are planning to acquire an established coffee shop, it is best to focus on a suburb. …

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Forensic scientists did not look at photos when evaluating DNA evidence, Queensland inquiry hears

An inquiry has heard "no thinking" was required by scientists at Queensland's forensics lab when analysing crime scene samples for DNA.
An inquiry is underway in Brisbane examining a 2018 change in processes at Queensland Health's Forensic and Scientific Services laboratory for testing of crime sce…

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BOM's Queensland weekend weather forecast includes heavy rainfall, severe storms as warnings issued

Heavy rain looks set to lash large parts of Queensland this weekend as the weather bureau issues several flash flooding and severe thunderstorm warnings for central and southern parts of the state.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has placed most of central and southern Queensland on flood watch a…

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How To Prepare Your Home To Welcome A New Baby

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Is your baby on the way? I know you cannot wait to see the little one but it is also scary because you have to manage so much. You have to deep clean your home, organise things, go shopping, set up the nursery and do a lot more. So, how to streamline your work? Here is a complete gui…

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Gas production costs in Queensland's Lake Eyre Basin will be 'staggering', report claims

Gas exploration projects in Queensland's Channel Country will be expensive to produce, generate "significant" carbon emissions and are likely to be abandoned, a report has found.
The report by Pegasus Economics, commissioned by environmental lobby group Lock The Gate, argued gas found in the Lake E…

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Brisbane mayor calls for a daylight saving trial in Queensland 30 years after state's last referendum

Brisbane's mayor is urging the state government to give daylight saving another go, more than 30 years after it was last trialled.
Daylight saving began for most parts of Australia on Sunday at 2am, meaning most Australians have now set their clock forward one hour to make the most of sunny spring …

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An Update On Rental Tenancy Law Changes In Queensland

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Moving to a new home is fun and exciting but for most tenants it is stressful and challenging. Besides facing issues with packing and moving, you have to agree on various terms of the landlord. However, things for tenants are changing thanks to the Housing Legislation Amendment Act 2…

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Georgia's home uses cutting edge technology to save on power bills and reduce emissions

Like many first home buyers, Georgia's priority was price and location — it's only incidental her new home is souped-up with technology that's yet to hit the market and innovations that will save her thousands.
The 25-year-old is the second person to move into Carseldine Village in Brisbane's nor…

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Pram-cams, wheelchair-cams monitor state of Queensland footpaths

Broken and cracked paths, a lack of detours and the odd wheelie bin make footpaths more like obstacle courses, particularly for people who roll through their community.
Community organisation Queensland Walks and health initiative 10,000 Steps recently encouraged pedestrians and wheelchair users to…

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Moving From City To Suburb? Key Things To Keep In Mind

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Brisbane is one of the most developed cities in Australia. The capital city of Queensland offers great options, high-class amenities, infrastructural developments and best entertainment options. However, certain people struggles and do not want to live in a crowded place. Now, they want to …

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Brisbane Broncos' Julia Robinson calls out body-shamers ahead of NRLW season opener this weekend

The body-shaming of Brisbane Broncos winger Julia Robinson has sparked an outcry of support from her teammates and opponents. 
Robinson used her Instagram story to share Facebook comments from people criticising her appearance at Broncos NRLW training, saying she was too muscular and built like a …

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