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Headlines
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/tourism-operators-adani-concerns/11143938
Climate change damage to Queensland’s world heritage rainforest ‘as bad as Great Barrier Reef’
digging-into-adani – 4 corners
http://www.sbs.com.au/comedy/article/2016/11/30/top-tourist-destinations-queensland-now-great-barrier-reef-basically-dead
http://www.couriermail.com.au/travel/australia/queensland/gold-coasts-burleigh-named-best-beach-in-queensland-by-surf-life-saving-association/news-story/fbfdbd3d766315a9b0ad118b063667cd
Tourism Eases The Burden – Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)Outbounding
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-08/ella-bay-project-stalls-in-far-north-queensland/6757694
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-12/crippling-drought-in-central-west-queensland-deterring-tourists/6462422
http://blog.queensland.com/2015/05/01/queenslands-big-things-bucket-list
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-26/cattle-grazing-leases-in-qld-national-parks-no-renewal/6422408@EricTlozek
http://www.fishingworld.com.au/news/labor-promises-new-net-free-areas-for-qld
Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest@MelissaLDavey
Girringun: the trailblazing Indigenous corporation caring for 1.2m hectares of north Queensland
Indigenous Languages Blog Launched@slqld
a-journey-from-brisbane-to-gladstone
Park ecotourism proposals move to next stage
National parks group rejects ecotourism plans
State Government plans to allow logging in areas earmarked for national parks
Qld Govt overturns national park decisions
Experts say Queensland national parks far from locked up – The Sunshine Coast Daily
Conversation with Willie Gordon

Cape York
Cape York and wild rivers

Tourism Portals
Tourism Queensland@Queensland

Beaudesert
http://www.beaudesertartsandinfocentre.org.au

Maryborough
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Maryborough_(Queensland)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/82134796@N03/albums/72157683888155284

Facebook
Visit Queensland
Cooktown Tropical North Queensland
QldReds
Cape York People United
ABC Far North
https://www.facebook.com/qldnationalparks

Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/flashmick/
Main Range NP
Central Highlands
Southern Queensland

Flickr Groups
Beautiful South East Queensland
Mt Barney National Park

Twitter
@StevenJMiles
@Queensland
@uqnewsonline
@guurrbi
@mycooktown
@Cooktown_Art
@QPAC
@RhiannaPatrick
@QldLitAwards
@LINESintheSAND1
@DestinationQld
@QLDEcotourism
@BBM987
@abcnews_qld
@QldGreens
@FraserCoastQLD
@WhitsundaysQLD
@slqld
@QldParkAlerts
@slqld
@TWSQld

Youtube
CWSlive
BigVolcanoNet
queensland art gallery
guurrbi tours
BatCareBrisbane
ABC Queensland

Maps
http://www.qhatlas.com.au

Weather
Queensland Weather and Warnings

Aboriginal and Indigenous Cultures
Indigenous interests

Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges
Insider Tips: Queensland’s Indigenous North – CN Traveler
http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/ind
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wik_Peoples_v_Queensland

Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre serves as the Indigenous Language Centre for Southern Queensland.
http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/atsi/languages/word-lists/say-gday-in-an-indigenous-language
Indigenous Languages Blog Launched@slqld
http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/ilq
http://www.gudjuda.com
Indigenous Knowledge Centres
@ikcnetwork
http://mabuiag.ikc.org.au

The Origin of Languages
The story of Barrett’s Lagoon – Guurrbi Tours

Inspiring action for more #indigenous#tourism opportunies @TheQTIC#qticindegenous forum @Queensland

Hashtag:
qticindegenous

Government
http://www.qld.gov.au
http://www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au

Rail
http://www.queenslandrailtravel.com.au

Sports
Queensland Reds
http://maroonfestival.com.au

Museums
RN Museums competition winner — Congratulations to North Stradbroke Island Historical Society Museum!
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/breakfast/stories/2009/2573122.htm
http://www.stradbrokemuseum.com.au

Theaters
http://www.karnakplayhouse.com.au

Universities
James Cook University

News
http://qcl.farmonline.com.au
http://www.abc.net.au/southqld
http://www.couriermail.com.au

Elsewhere on the Web
Bicycle Queensland
Scenic Rim Regional Council
150 Must-dos
http://www.queenslandrailtravel.com.au

2012 Election
South east corner of Queensland key to election victory
http://www.abc.net.au/elections/qld/2012

Architecture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queenslander_(architecture)
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/360/stories/2009/2584185.htm

Birds
http://www.birdsaustralia.com.au/the-organisation/southern-qld.html
Protect the Bush Alliance
http://birdsqueensland.org.auhttp://birdsqueensland.org.au/meetings.php

Food
http://www.eatlocalweek.com.au
http://www.foodconnect.com.au@food_connect

National Trust
http://www.nationaltrustqld.org – a community organisation which works to identify and conserve Queensland’s heritage. The Trust has been operating since 1963.

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Parks
Parks and forests

https://www.facebook.com/qldnationalparks

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/tourism/tools/tourism_in_protected_areas_initiative_tipa.html
http://www.npaq.org.auhttps://www.facebook.com/NPAQld
@QldParkAlerts

Currawinya National Park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currawinya_National_Park
http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/currawinya/index.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-15/bilbies-currawinya-national-park-size-doubled/6547308

Queensland Parks and Forests
Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

Hinchinbrook Island National Park
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia/queensland/hinchinbrook-island-national-park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinchinbrook_Island
http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/hinchinbrook
http://www.hinchinbrookislandcruises.com.au

More
Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park
Endeavour River National Park
Mount Cook National Park

Wildlife
Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland
https://twitter.com/wildlifeqld
https://www.facebook.com/WildlifeQueensland

Snake Catcher

Buzzword Bingo
AboriginalBama Way – Barramundi – BrisbaneCairnsCape York – Coolangatta – CooktownGold CoastGolden GumbootGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park – Hinchinbrook Island – Land Tenure – North Stradbroke Island – QueenslandRugby – Sunshine State – TownsvilleTully RiverWarra – Wet Tropics

Places

Abbot Point
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/a-firsthand-look-at-the-abbot-point-port/7096044

Barcaldine
http://www.smh.com.au/news/Queensland/Barcaldine/2005/02/17/1108500202092.html
http://www.about-australia.com/queensland/outback-queensland/destinations/barcaldine/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcaldine,_Queensland

Barcaldine
Barcaldine

Barron River
Barron River – Wikipedia

Benleigh
https://www.yugambeh.com

Cardwell
http://www.cardwelltourism.com
http://www.cardwellgolfclub.com

Charters Towers
Charters Towers

Birdsville
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birdsville

Brisbane

Brisbane

Bundaberg
Bundaberg – Wikipedia
http://www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au/

Cairns

Cairns, Queensland

Canungra Visitor Information Centre
http://4sq.com/ghmf5g
http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/travel-info/visitor-information-centres/canungra-information-centre/index.cfm

Cherbourg
http://tourism.southburnett.com.au/towncherbourg.htm
http://queenslandplaces.com.au/cherbourg-aboriginal-shire-council
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherbourg,_Queensland

Cloncurry
Cloncurry – Outback Now

Cooktown
cooktown

Coolangatta
coolangatta

Cooloum
Peregian Beach Markets is located 10 minutes north of Cooloum

Cunnamulla
Cunnamulla is at the crossroads of the Matilda Highway and the Adventure Way. Cunnamulla, meaning ‘long stretch of water’ which refers to the nearby Warrego River, is in the Paroo Shire which also includes the towns of Wyandra, Eulo and Yowah.
http://www.paroo.info
http://www.paroo.qld.gov.au

Fraser Island
Fraser Island – EPA

Girraween National Park
http://www.flickr.com/groups/girraween
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girraween_National_Park
http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/parks_and_forests/find_a_park_or_forest/girraween_national_park
http://www.rymich.com/girraween

Grantham
grantham/4382482″>The day that changed Grantham – ‘Within two minutes it went from being no water out in the street to being waist deep inside the shop.’ When Queensland went under water in January this year the tiny town of Grantham suffered the greatest loss of life: 12 people died. The locals clung to fences, floated on top of cars and supported each other to survive the unexpected and sudden wall of muddy water and debris that inundated their town. You’ll hear tales of fear, bravery and loss in this moving radio feature.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grantham,_Queensland

Herberton
Herberton’s Wondecla Markets on the third Sunday every month
http://www.spycameramuseum.com.au
http://www.herbertonvisitorcentre.com.au

Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay
http://www.discoverherveybay.com
http://www.visitfrasercoast.com – @FraserCoastQLD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hervey_Bay

Innisfail
http://www.feastofthesenses.com.au
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innisfail,_Queensland
http://www.innisfail.oz-e.com.au
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2011/03/bth_20110324_1106.mp3
Touring the Art Deco town of Innisfailhttp://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2011/04/bth_20110406_1137.mp3

Kamerunga
World music group embraces Australian folk songs – ABC
http://www.myspace.com/kamerunga

Kenilworth
Just a 40 minute drive from Noosa is the small township of Kenilworth, with a population of less than 300, in the beautiful Mary Valley, behind the Blackall Range, and only about two hours drive north of Brisbane. Among its many attractions is the Kenilworth and District Historical Museum.
kenilworthmuseum.org.au

Kingaroy
Kingaroy in southeast Queensland is feeling the impact of long term climate change and peanuts just don’t grow there like they used to. While peanut silos still dominate the skyline, and it remains a processing hub, Kingaroy now produces only a fraction of the peanuts it used to grow.
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/content/2009/s2609514.htm

Kuranda
http://www.kuranda.orghttps://www.facebook.com/groups/824646517635567
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuranda,_Queensland

Djurri Daugal

Kuranda, Queensland

Longreach
http://www.longreach.qld.gov.au
Visitor Information Centre
Iningai Nature Park is named after the Iningai Traditional Owners who lived along the Thomson River from near Stonehenge to Muttaburra prior to European occupation.
Stockman’s Hall of Fame

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Magnetic Island
Magnetic Island

Main Range
Main Range National Park
Main Range National Park – Flickr

Mareeba
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mareeba
http://www.mareebaheritagecentre.com.au

Mount Barney National Park
The park is located 120 kilometers southwest of Brisbane.
http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/mount-barney/index.html
http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/mount-barney
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Barney_National_Park

Mount Lewis
http://www.naturesoundmap.com/listing/mount-lewis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Lewis_National_Park
http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/mount-lewis/

Noosa
In September 2007, the former Noosa Shire was awarded Biosphere status by UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere International Coordinating Council. Noosa Biosphere Limited is the only officially recognized governance body for the Noosa Biosphere Reserve through a number of well-establish community based sectoral boards.
http://www.noosa.qld.gov.au
http://www.noosacommunityradio.org
http://www.noosaregionalgallery.org@noosagallery
http://noosabiosphere.org.au/CampaignProcess.aspx?A=View&VID=636565&KID=187696
http://www.noosabiosphere.org.au
http://www.flickr.com/groups/noosabiosphere
http://www.noosanews.com.au

North Stradbroke Island
see: Brisbane

Palm Island
http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29526/Extensive-consultations-needed-for-possible-Palm-Is.-tourism.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Island,_Queensland

Port Douglas
Tourists lap up Port Douglas’ rescue dog walking programhttps://twitter.com/BatemanDan
http://www.pawsandclaws.org.auhttps://www.facebook.com/PawsAndClawsKennels
https://www.tourismportdouglas.com.au
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Douglas

Ravenshoe
Ravenshoe: the highest town in Queensland
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Rockhampton
Rockhampton is surrounded by coastal and rural landscapes and is located on the Fitzroy River. The city was founded in 1855 and has a reputation as Australia’s beef capital. The city lies 40 kilometers inland from the Capricorn Coast Beaches. The drive from Rockhampton to Brisbane is eight hours.
Rockhampton

Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest-growing regions in Australia. Its current population of 300,000 is expected to reach half a million in just under 20 years. The iconic coastal strip is environmentally vulnerable. The mayor of the new regional mega-council proposes a population cap, restricting the population to 400,000.

The 16-meter (52-foot) fibreglass Big Pineapple has attracted millions of visitors since it opened on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast tourist strip in 1971. The Queensland Heritage Council placed the 16-meter (52-foot) fiberglass pineapple on its register in March 2009, ranking it alongside the state’s top historic buildings and cultural sites. The pineapple was one of the first of the Big Things that dot the Australian landscape. These include the Big Banana at Coffs Harbour, the Big Merino sheep at Goulburn, the Big Trout at Adaminaby and the Big Gumboot, an oversized rubber boot in Australia’s wettest town, Tully in Queensland.
http://www.bigpineapple.com.au
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-27/big-pineapple-owners-plan-revamp-of-tourist-attraction/8218384
http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/cultural_heritage
http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/cultural_heritage/queensland_heritage_council/time_and_place
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Pineapple
http://www.thedaily.com.au/news/2009/mar/26/councils-pineapple-pledge
Best markets on the Sunshine Coast
http://trails.visitsunshinecoast.com.au
@mysunshinecoast

Sunshine Coast plan to cap population
http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2008/s2227068.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/content/2006/s2405541.htm
Sunshine Coast Environment Council
Sunshine Coast
State of the Region
University of the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Environment Council
http://www.scec.org.au

Sunshine Coast
http://www.sunshinecoast.org

University of the Sunshine Coast
http://www.usc.edu.au

News
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au

The Dreaming Festival

Last month, thousands of people were welcomed by the traditional owners onto Jinibara country in the Sunshine Coast hinterland for The Dreaming Festival. Every year, speakers debate some critical issues in Indigenous culture and this year it was no different; panels ranged over everything from intellectual property, copyright and protocol to sexuality, eldership, history and political activism.
http://www.thedreamingfestival.com
http://www.aboriginalaustralianart.com

Tambo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tambo,_Queensland
http://www.exploreaustralia.net.au/Queensland/Outback/Tambo
http://www.blackalltambotourism.com.au/tambo4
https://twitter.com/Blackall_VIC
https://www.facebook.com/BlackallVIC
http://www.btrc.qld.gov.au/

Townsville

Townsville

Tropical Drive
The Great Tropical Drive is an ambitious route of 2,000 kilometers that loops Cairns, Townsville and Cooktown. This route includes the Great Green Way that weaves 457 kilometers along the coast between Townsville and Cairns.
http://www.greattropicaldrive.com.au

Tully
Bush Telegraph broadcasts from Tully in far north Queenslanddownload

Undara Volcanic National Park
http://undara.com.au
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undara_Volcanic_National_Park
http://www.savannah-guides.com.au/undara2010-info.pdf (PDF)

Undara Volcanic National Park, the location of the longest lava flow from a single volcano on Earth. Sections of roof of these lava tubes have collapsed allowing access to the inner tube with spectacular colours, immense size and an amazing diversity of wildlife.

Undara is 300 kilometers or a four hour drive west, southwest of Cairns along the Gulf Development Road in the eastern Gulf region of Queensland.

State of the Region Summit Sunshine Coast
http://www.stateoftheregion.com.au/summit.html
Barron River
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barron_River_(Queensland)

Elections
http://www.ecq.qld.gov.au/asp/index.html

Tablelands
Atherton_Tableland
http://www.trc.qld.gov.au
http://www.tablelands.org

Toowoomba
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toowoomba
http://www.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au
http://disaster.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au
@ToowoombaRC
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Toowoomba-Regional-Council/93698535865

Tully
http://www.tullygumbootfestival.com

Whitsunday Coast
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitsunday_Islands
http://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/destinations/whitsunday-coast
http://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au@WhitsundaysQLD
http://whitsundaysonline.net@QLDWhitsundays

Winton
http://australianageofdinosaurs.com
http://www.experiencewinton.com.au
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-13/dinosaur-centre-opens-new-exhibit-in-winton/8441488
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/saving-dinosaur-footprints-from-the-queensland-floods/10810516

Woodford
http://woodfordfolkfestival.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodford_Folk_Festival
Listening to nature – Animal sounds and bird song have adapted to specific environments and habitats, but the use of sound has in turn shaped the evolution of different species. And that includes homo sapiens. Sound has formed us as social and cultural ‘animals’.

Yeppoon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeppoon,_Queensland
http://mycapricorncoast.com
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/climate/station.jsp?lt=site&lc=33294

Misc
Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland

Building Nature’s Resilience: a Draft Biodiversity Strategy for Queensland places biodiversity at the centre of conservation efforts for the state. The strategy highlights the need for better understanding of the current and emerging threats to biodiversity, such as the impacts of development and climate change.

Climate Change and Queensland Biodiversity
http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/wildlife-ecosystems/biodiversity/climate-change-report.html

Environment
Queensland Environmental Protection Agency

Lines in the Sand @ North Stradbroke Island, Queensland 06.2012 Kudos @LINESintheSAND1

Tourism
Ecotourism News – Tourism Queensland
Queensland Travel Info – Australian Explorer
Tourism Queensland
Queensland Holidays
Tropical North Queensland

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Tropical Cyclone Yasi Headed Toward Queensland, Australia

Videos
From little things big things grow
Rock art with Aboriginal Elder Willie Gordon
Big Volcano Net

Recommended Listening
Murri Country radio marks 25 years on air – Brisbane’s 98.9 FM, which was originally known as 4AAA, has carved an important place within the Indigenous community and Australia’s media landscape.

ABC Far NorthFacebook.com@ABCnorthqld
Queensland’s historical atlas online
download
details

http://www.triplejunearthed.com/ZennithBoyz
https://soundcloud.com/abcfarnorth

Guurrbi Tours
guurrbitours.blogspot.com

2011 Headlines: Queensland Floods
Wivenhoe Dam release caused Brisbane flood: report
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/brisbane-floods-2011-five-things-that-changed-forever-20160108-gm23j7.html
Queensland Drenched – ABC
Flood Emergency
Flood info and resources from the Queensland government
Queensland Health storm and floods recovery info
Before and After Photos – Earthobservatory
http://blog.flickr.net/en/2011/01/11/australia-floods-hit-brisbane
http://qldfloods.org
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1458011/Queensland-flood-map
http://www.abc.net.au/news/infographics/qld-floods/beforeafter.htm
Tech review with Peter Marks: social media and the floods
Donate!

2015 Election
http://www.abc.net.au/news/qld-election-2015/results
Labor set for stunning victory in Qld election
http://www.abc.net.au/news/qld-election-2015/guide
Queensland’s early election hinges on a test of Newman’s strength@toddocracy @ConversationEDU
Who are Queensland’s unofficial premiers-in-waiting?@toddocracy @ConversationEDU
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/21/queensland-election-newman-government-scrutiny-coal-donation
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/queensland-state-election-2015/queensland-election-one-of-four-pillars-facing-major-downturn-20150123-12x5jl.html
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2015/jan/30/queensland-election-newman-and-palaszczuk-in-last-day-campaign-blitz-live
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-29/queensland-votes-abc-election-coverage/6053086
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-02/queensland-election-2015-campbell-newman-parody-twitter-retires/6061584
https://twitter.com/Can_do_Campbell

Flooding
Heavy Rains in Queensland
Flooding in Queensland
Flooding in Rockhampton, Queensland
widespread flooding

New
http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au
Draft Queensland Ecotourism Plan 2013-2020
http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/tourism/ecotourism/investments.html

‘The Plan’ aka Queensland Ecotourism Plan (draft for consulation) 2013 – 2020 (PDF) has been released for comment, “with the vision to make the state the number one destination in Australia and a world leader in ecotourism.”

The Plan comes out of the inaugural Destination Q workshop held in Cairns in June 2012 and recognises that Queensland’s greatest competitive advantage is nature-based tourism in a unique environment. The Plan has a number of specific actions for development, such as delivery of a 20 year strategic plan for Queensland tourism, reducing red tape, improving decision making and government support, facilitating new investment, and improving tourism skills.

Final report
http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/tourism/pdf/final-ecotourism-plan-2013.pdf (PDF)

Queensland Ecotourism plan (draft for consultation) 2013-2020

Recommended reading
South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031

The South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009–2031 is the state government’s long-term plan that will shape South East Queensland (SEQ) over the next 20 years by managing the expanding population and tackling issues including housing affordability, congestion and climate change.

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Portal:Queensland
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