17-year-old killed in single vehicle crash at Thangool

UPDATE 11.55PM: Police have identified the man who lost his life in this afternoon’s crash as a 17-year-old from Thangool.

READER'S VIEW: Return to days where politicians weren't paid

Andrew Fisher, who became Australian Prime Minister for the first time on November 13, 1908. As war in Europe was breaking out, he pledged during an speech for his third re-election that Australia would defend Britain "down to our last man and our last shilling".

Time to go back to where politics was not regarded as a job for life

YOUR STORY: Save the Gibber Gunyah Bus Run, Theodore Qld

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One student short leads to cancellation of bus run

Baralaba mine shutdown leaves 75 jobless

WEALTH FIRST: Research shows that fly-in, fly-out miners with familes are quite happy with their often long distance relationship, not just the money.

Administrators place mine into 'care and maintenance'.

Teenage rodeo star whips Kiwis

Ebony Labuschewski competing in the 2nd division barrel racing in New Zealand last month.

High school barrel racer takes out Cap Coast division, NZ challenge.

Jodi puts in her service

Jodi Twiner (front), St Vincent de Paul's Janine Krueger (back left) and Anglicare's Fay Boal (right) at Vinnies Biloela on Monday morning. Photo Andrew Thorpe / Central Telegraph

Anglicare program helps Jodi to help people.

Paul Moon eyes return to local politics

Division 1 candidate Paul Moon.

Former councillor to stand in Division 1.

Workers made redundant as Cockatoo Coal mine on hold

DIVIDED OPINION: Concerns have been raised about the impacts of the proposed Colton coal mine project on the Fraser Coast, but some small town representatives say coal mines have “been a great benefit” to their regions.

Administrators were appointed to the mine on November 16 last year

Work needed to prepare flood ferry for stranded students

SIGNED OFF: Laurie Parker used to operate Baralaba ferry.

Council working to get staff, licences for ferry in place

Mayor cops third reprimand for inappropriate conduct

Banana Shire Mayor Ron Carige speaks to the media at Thangool Races on January 23. Photo Andrew Thorpe / Central Telegraph

Carige pulled up on 'PCYC gym' comments.

Severe weather warning cancelled for Central Queensland

This is what Jardine Park looks like this morning after Rockhampton recorded 99.2mm of rain overnight.

Heavy rain expected, but weather warning cancelled

Monto farmer and his horse died while mustering

The 80-year-old man and his horse disappeared in the flood waters of his property.Contributed

A MONTO farmer and horse died after mustering cattle in Glenleigh.

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OPINION: Meet a Muslim, share a barbie

Have you ever spoken to a Muslim? Met a refugee?

LETTER: When did we accept concentration camps here?

SHAME: One reader fails to see how a humane country like Australia can allow its treatment of refugee children.

How can we let this happen, asks a reader

OPINION: How many dead turtles will it take, Bundy?

Turtles attract thousands of tourists to our region every year, but a stray plastic bag can leave them dead.

Time to let go of the plastic bags

Opinion: Telstra outage nothing to whinge about, but...

I'm usually reluctant to line up a huge corporation for a serve.

YOUR SAY: Did we celebrate our country on Australia Day?

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Australia is a “ lucky country” and we had opportunity to celebrate

'Love triangle’ led to violent outburst in Minyama street

A love triangle brewed into a violent outburst on a Minyama street

WATCH: Flying surfboard 'freaks out' pregnant wife

Sunshine Coast motorist describes terrifying moment of collision

Man to face court after stabbing mate in hip

Verbal argument escalated into physical fight before stabbing

Sunshine Coast hospital opening could be delayed

IMPRESSIVE: Construction of the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital from above.

Is there a problem for Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital?

McCulkins murder accused denied bail again

 Brisbane Supreme and District courts.

Contradictory evidence a matter for the jury says Justice Mullins

Qld Nickel administrators given two month extension

Administrators have found that more than half of Queensland Nickel's debts are to other companies owned by Clive Palmer.

Administrators trawling through 11,000 boxes of financial records

Hospital blocks release of baby back to Nauru

The child's mother "feels safer now that the doctors are trying to protect her child": Getup human rights director Shen Narayanasamy. Photo: Getup!

12-month-old girl will only be released when suitable home found

Rolf Harris facing seven more charges

Australian entertainer Rolf Harris.

The allegations date back to 1971 and relate to seven girls and women

French police hold teen over Australian school bomb threats

SHUT DOWN: Emerald State High School was one of 19 schools evacuated after receiving calls of a ‘threatening nature’.

18-year-old being questioned over operation that sells bomb calls

50 years ago we almost named our currency something awful

A Federal Government TV ad run as part of the education program to help ease the changeover toward the decimal currency.

You don't get much more tacky than some of our currency options

Inquiry welcome relief for black lung sufferer

HARD TIME: Black Lung disease sufferer Percy Verrall and his wife Daphne at their house near Ipswich yesterday. Mr Verrall, a former coal miner, is Australia’s first victim of black lung disease in 30 years. INSET: Percy Verrall covered in black dust during his days as a coal miner.

After years of campaigning, CFMEU sees move forward on black lung

Australian wage growth has stalled for four years

Economy to keep growing at 'modest' rate with low inflation

Sex and sleeping are Gwyneth Paltrow's beauty secrets

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GWYNETH Paltrow says sex is her secret to looking good.

WATCH: Wild elephant goes on rampage in India

Residents claim the elephant destroyed 100 properties during melee

UK footballer pleads guilty to sex act with child

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court, England, (Peter Byrne/PA)

The Sunderland footballer, 28, denies two other charges

Quirky tile seller has a way with humorous signs

Concept Tiles sales consultant Emma Manteufel, who creates the signs, is overwhelmed her handiwork has created such interest.

'Husbands choosing tiles must have note from wife'

OUCH! Lamborghini dream car crashed into by Merc

A black Mercedes-Benz rolled into a parked Lamborghini Aventador on Auckland's High St, apparently after the Mercedes driver struggled to reach for a parking machine. Photo / Supplied

"It was my dream car ... he crashed my dream car.''

‘Leave their pumpkins alone’ says magistrate

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Man found with stolen watermelons fined $75 for trespassing

Seven ridiculous Guinness World Records for Valentines Day

HOW DO I love thee? Let me count the ways.

BREAKING: Kids dump stolen car at Caloundra, flee on bus

POLICE Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times

Police searching for group of children at Caloundra

Johnny Depp in Donald Trump spoof film

Movie shows business mogul breaking hearts, making deals

Kanye West claims Taylor Swift approved Famous bitch line

West raps about having sex with Swift in Famous song

Dark times ahead for Long John Silver in Black Sails

Toby Stephens and Luke Arnold in a scene from season three of Black Sails.

AUSSIE Luke Arnold stars in Foxtel's high seas drama.

Maximum effort for anti-hero Deadpool

SEEING RED: Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead) and Ryan Reynolds in a scene from the movie Deadpool.

Maximum effort for anti-hero Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds fell for Blake Lively on double date

They weren't on a date with each other when they clicked

Lily Allen calls for divorce to be taught in schools

Lily Allen has called for an "introduction to divorce" in schools.

Nine daughters? Ryan Reynolds would be fine with that

Ryan Reynolds would be happy with a brood of daughters

From emergency with love: Be careful 'spicing things up'

So many injuries on the path to 'self-perfection'

DIY with Ayden and Jess: Make your own timber bench

TOP TIMBER: It is easy to make a timber bar or even timber kitchen bench tops following theses steps.

The Block's Ayden and Jess guide to a simple benchtop

REVIEW: Numbered tells death’s legacy of life

Numbered is by Amy Andrews and Ros Baxter, published by Harlequin Mira, rrp $29.99, available from bookstores and online.

Sisters turn pain at mother's death into latest novel

Tax targets Netflix and other downloading entertainment

Draft laws introduced to Federal Parliament this week

Inflation fine as markets elsewhere lose confidence

Inflation isn't something Australia has to worry about just now

Gladstone coal exports at record level

General manager of operations John Coughlan, Tim Nicholls and Harry Kenyon-Slaney.

MILLIONS of tonnes of coal was exported last month.

Gladstone sliding further into slump following LNG boom

Experts warn investment needed to stop bust taking hold

Ports exporting record amounts of coal despite downturn

A ship docked at the wharf of Orica in 2012.

Abbot Point exported 2.1 million tonnes of coal in January

Two hours less drinking time for Mackay party goers

WRONG MESSAGE: Perhaps it’s time to rethink our attitudes towards alcohol.

Minister wants lockout laws to give people less time to "pre-load"