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Wombat burrows help other critters survive after fires

Wombat burrows act as survival boltholes for a surprising array of creatures after bushfires hit, a study suggests. Researchers have analysed camera trap images from...

Big reward offered to help solve mum’s cold case murder

Pregnant with her seventh child, Elizabeth Henry was beaten and partially burnt before her body was discovered outside Brisbane in 1998. More than 25 years...

Archives: What was making news 70 years ago

On this day 28 May 1954 Queen's Hotel sold A reliable source in town has confirmed that the freehold of the Queen's Hotel in Eagle Street...

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Sport

Longreach Junior Netball Cluster

The Leader's journalist Michael Lloyd was on the sidelines for the Longreach Junior Netball Cluster on Saturday, 18 May. The event featured netballers from...

Golfers flock to Tambo Open

Tambo Golf Club hosted its Open Championship on Sunday, 19 May, attracting golfers from across the region in support of the club. This...

Gowing delivers in Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe Golf Club hosted their weekly competition on Saturday, 18 May, with seven keen golfers making the mid-morning trip to the course in the...

Tigers secure win over Devils

A clinical first-half display from the Longreach/Ilfracombe Tigers was enough for them to secure a 34-22 win against the Winton Diamantina Devils at the...

Fours champions decided

It was quiet on the bowls front two weeks ago, but very busy last weekend. There were five championship games and the final of the...

Magpies in cruise control

Blackall Magpies cruised to a 32-14 win over the Alpha Brumbies last Saturday at the Blackall Showgrounds. The hosts came into the round seven clash...

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Rural

There no beef over CQ roads upgrades

The Federal Labor Government has confirmed it backed Premier Steven Miles in bringing forward the $500 million Queensland Beef Corridors project by three years. With...

Countdown to Beef

The countdown is on, with less than 50 days until Beef Australia 2024. The triennial event showcasing best of the beef industry will return to...

Nature’s sense of irony

After a morning of outside work, which left me a bit the worse for wear, I shucked my grubby work clothes for a cold...

Ag Energy Australia: Our story

As a farming family, we wanted our kids to carve their own path in agriculture. So, we decided to give them a leg up...

Beef roads upgrade promise

Central Queensland and the Central West is set to benefit from the development and progressive delivery of $500 million of upgrades to priority road...

GroWQ driving innovation

GroWQ hosted an Agricultural Industry Roundtable on Thursday, 29 February at Longreach’s Qantas Founders Museum. The event was in collaboration with the University of Southern...

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Watts to call final at Eagle Farm

Longreach Jockey Club president and renowned outback race caller Andrew Watts has been given the opportunity by Racing Queensland to call June's Battle of...

Showtime in Longreach

The Longreach Show is this Friday, 24 May, with the town ready for what is set to be another great showcase of what the...

Long ride, good cause

What do you get when you ask hundreds of men and women to ride thousands of kilometres on their motorbikes across some of the...

News in Brief

Single vehicle crash Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics transported stable patient to Longreach Hospital on Thursday, 16 May, following a single-vehicle crash on the Landsborough Highway...

Former league star visits Windorah

Former Queensland and Australian rugby league star Darius Boyd made the 1200km trip to Windorah earlier this month to help launch of a new...

Treasurer refutes criticism of Federal Budget

Treasurer Jim Chalmers insists cost-of-living relief in the Federal Budget is substantial, despite criticism over plans to offer energy rebates to every household. While more...