Recovery bill blow out: Cowboy tradesmen to blame

CYCLONE Debbie's $2billion recovery bill has blown out due to "rogue” outfits and "cowboy” tradesmen charging up to a 400 per cent mark-up on rebuilding costs.

Thousands of jobs at risk as Adani puts mine on hold

Adani Carmichael Mine.

The Palaszczuk did not make a decision on mine royalties this afternoon

TMR office vacancy has got Costigan frustrated

VACANT: The office of Transport and Main Roads has been out of action since Cyclone Debbie.

Jason Costigan accused the government of ignoring the TMR building.

North Queensland eyes 2030 Commonwealth Games

German backpackers Anne Maehlitz and Sebastian Grundmann with Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan on iconic Whitehaven Beach, a perfect spot to host beach volleyball in the Commonwealth Games.

Regional MP to rally coalition to Commonwealth Games bid

A long road ahead for boys

Anthony Pendlebury, who has been recovering well since the crash, with girlfriend Taylor Kerr at Whitsunday VMR for the fundraiser on Saturday.

Boys involved in crash face long recovery.

Brahmans crush Miners in romp

George Prior runs away with it for the Whitsunday Brahmans against Moranbah Miners at Denison Park in Bowen on Saturday night.

Strong season start continues for Brahmans.

Kids get chance to be 'bold and brave'

BE BRAVE: Youth and community development officer Cassie Holeczy and YMT leader Piia Brownell with the drama workshop students Danica Mitchell, Adelie and Stella Duggan, Alyssa Brownell and facilitatorJessica Newman.

National Youth Week hits Proserpine.

MP: Pay up to keep Whitsunday roads high and dry

Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan wants to floodproof roads.

MP's call to fix Whitsunday road links

St Catherine's transformation continues

Roy Blain and Millie Cran (front) St Cath's Primary principal Sharyn Bell, Dawson MP George Christensen, Jason Costigan and secondary principal David Burke.

IT WAS a special moment for St Catherine's Catholic College.

Pants with personality made in Warwick

FANCY PANTS: Carolyn Borrell's handmade creations are popular around the globe.

Quirky creations loved by adults and kids

Asia screams for Darling Downs ice cream at trade show

Darling Downs in demand at global food show

Leaked schematics reveal iPhone 8's brand new design

Apple is set to overhaul the design of the iPhone 8

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Want to work on the range crossing?

An image of what the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing will look like at the New England Highway. Photo Contributed

Want to work on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing?

Serial masturbator kicked out of Australia

An Italian backpacker was caught playing with himself in IGA.

Thanks for coming, backpacker sent back to Venice

Bikie killer sentenced for bashing child sex offender

Shane Michael Oulds, faced Rockhampton District Court charged with grievous bodily harm over an assault at the Capricornia Correctional Centre last year.

In a vigilante move, this murderer committed a 'violent attack'

Young man's body found in burnt CQ home

MYSTERY: A man was found dead in a burn-out unit at 15 Roberts St this morning.

MYSTERY surrounds death of young man in Emerald unit this morning.

John Howard praises Tony Abbott, doesn't mention Turnbull

Former Prime Minister John Howard praises Tony Abbott on ABC's 7.30

To John Howard, there's one name he won't say.

Mt Everest climber made PowerPoint on altitude sickness

Frank Marchetti near Mt Everest.

Mr Marchetti was due to return to Mackay on June 4.

WATCH: Cowboy's liver torn as he's stomped in rodeo horror

The moment Rohan McMahon is stomped by a bull during the PBR.

SHOCKING moment a bull tore a cowboy's liver caught on camera.

Car hits three children, adult outside busy school

THREE children and one adult have been struck by a car

5 reasons you're tired of Domino's, according to Domino's

Pineapple on pizza is not one of them, oddly enough.

Stud breeders unite to better serve northern producers

Barlyne Yandicoogina sold to Warrambie Station for $7250 at the Fitzroy Crossing Bull Sale.

Queenslander Cattle Breed Society preparing for Kimberley sale.

Hunter crushed to death by elephant shot by his group

Theunis Botha was crushed to death by a falling elephant which had been shot by a member of his hunt

He was leading a hunt when they came across a herd of elephants

Karl Stefanovic's dad 'barely spoken' to son in 25 years

Today show co-host Karl Stefanovic. Supplied by Channel 9.

“We’ve barely spoken since. That’s the reality.”

Urban Aussies complain after they were missed by rain

“A month’s worth of rain in two days, my a**e..."

One in three students willing to use sex to pay for study

"It's no wonder students are looking for new ways to fund degrees.”

SAS sniper killed ISIS terrorist from 2.4km away

An SAS sniper killed an ISIS terrorist from almost 2.4km away

Ballina brothel lifting a social taboo

Ballina Exclusive Company sex workers say catering to the disabled has its health benefits.

Disabled clientele benefit from sex visits.

'Hurricane S***rina': Dad finds category five poo explosion

Fearing the worst, the panicked dad ran up to little Alessandra’s room — where he was faced with a stinky disaster zone.

"It looked like a real category 5 s*** storm blew thru her room."

Seven Year Switch: The boner to end all boners

ONE man’s boner has sprung up during two separate dinner parties, becoming the central conversation piece and destroying several relationships.

Celebrity sex tapes: Where does all that money go?

Basically, did Paris and Kim earn fortunes from their videos?

Cher, 71, and Celine Dion wow world at Billboard Awards

“I’m 71 yesterday and I can do a five-minute plank, OK.”

Judah's return to The Voice stage is a knockout

Judah Kelly performs during his knockout round on The Voice.

QUEENSLAND singer nails Adele hit.

Wentworth star Daniielle Alexis: "I was born a boy"

Wentworth star Daniielle Alexis has revealed she was born a boy

Dwayne Johnson, Tom Hanks announce White House bid on SNL

Dwayne Johnson is “officially” running for president in 2020

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys