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The A-League is a professional men's soccer league run by Football Federation Australia (FFA).
Abbot Point is the most northerly deepwater coal port of Australia, situated 25 kilometres north of Bowen, Queensland.
ABC News is a national news service in Australia produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Aboriginal Australians are legally defined as people who are members "of the Aboriginal race of Australia" (indigenous to mainland Australia or to the island of Tasmania).
The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) is a national Australian institution for the culturally sensitive training of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders.
Acts of Parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature).
Airlie Beach is a locality in the Whitsunday Region of Queensland, Australia.
The Rugby League All Stars Match of the National Rugby League is an annual rugby league football match between the specially-formed Indigenous All Stars and an All Stars team, both of whose members are made available for selection public vote.
Alma Park Zoo was a zoo located north of Brisbane, Australia, in Dakabin on Alma Road.
Amphiprion akindynos, the Barrier Reef anemonefish is a species of anemonefish that is principally found in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, but also in nearby locations in the Western Pacific.
The Anglican Church of Australia is a Christian church in Australia and an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion.
Anna Maria Bligh (born 14 July 1960) is a former Australian politician who served as the 37th Premier of Queensland, in office from 2007 to 2012 as leader of the Labor Party.
Annastacia Palaszczuk (born 25 July 1969) is an Australian politician and 39th Premier of Queensland, serving since the 2015 election.
Aqua (EOS PM-1) is a multi-national NASA scientific research satellite in orbit around the Earth, studying the precipitation, evaporation, and cycling of water.
The Artemisia Almost all sources spell the name Artemisia; however, the spelling Artemesia has been used in at least one source: Ronald Wood (1990) "Artemesia: the first migrant ship to Moreton Bay", Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Vol.
Admiral Arthur Phillip (11 October 1738 – 31 August 1814) was a Royal Navy officer and the first Governor of New South Wales who founded the British penal colony that later became the city of Sydney, Australia.
The Atherton Tableland is a fertile plateau which is part of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland, Australia.
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
The Australia Act 1986 is the short title of each of a pair of separate but related pieces of legislation: one an Act of the Commonwealth (i.e. federal) Parliament of Australia, the other an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
A total of 433 competitors competed for Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Australia Zoo is a zoo located in the Australian state of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast near Beerwah/Glass House Mountains.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) founded in 1929 is Australia's national broadcaster, funded by the Australian Federal Government but specifically independent of Government and politics in the Commonwealth.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is the independent statistical agency of the Government of Australia.
Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a publicly funded university with seven campuses around Australia.
Riversleigh, in the north-west of Queensland, is Australia's most famous fossil site.
The Australian Labor Party (ALP, also Labor, was Labour before 1912) is a political party in Australia.
Australian native police units, consisting of Aboriginal troopers under the command usually of a single white officer, existed in various forms in all Australian mainland colonies during the nineteenth and, in some cases, into the twentieth centuries.
The Australian PGA Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia.
Australian Railway History is a monthly magazine covering railway history in Australia published by the New South Wales Division of the Australian Railway Historical Society on behalf of its seven state and territory Divisions.
Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms.
Barcaldine (locally) is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia.
Barwon River, a perennial river that is part of the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the north-west slopes and Orana regions of New South Wales, Australia.
Bauxite is a sedimentary rock with a relatively high aluminium content.
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.
A bicameral legislature divides the legislators into two separate assemblies, chambers, or houses.
Blackbirding is the coercion of people through trickery and kidnapping to work as labourers.
Boigu Island (also known as Malu Kiyay or Malu Kiwai) is the most northerly inhabited island of Queensland and of Australia.
Bond University is Australia's first private not-for-profit university and is located in Robina, Gold Coast, Queensland.
Brisbane is the capital of and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia.
Brisbane Airport is the primary international airport serving Brisbane and South East Queensland.
The Brisbane Broncos are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the city of Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland.
The Brisbane Bullets are an Australian professional men's basketball team that competed in the National Basketball League (NBL) from 1979 to 2008, and returned to the league in 2016.
The Brisbane central business district (CBD), officially gazetted as the suburb of Brisbane City and colloquially referred to as 'the city', is the heart of the state capital of Queensland, Australia.
Brisbane Forest Park (now officially the southern part of D'Aguilar National Park), is located on parts of the D'Aguilar Range.
The Brisbane Lions is a professional Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL).
The Brisbane River (indigenous name Maiwar) is the longest river in South East Queensland, Australia, and flows through the city of Brisbane, before emptying into Moreton Bay.
Brisbane Roar Football Club is a professional Australian soccer club based in Brisbane, Queensland.
Brisbane Times is an online newspaper for Brisbane and Queensland, Australia.
The brolga (Antigone rubicunda), formerly known as the native companion, is a bird in the crane family.
The Bucca tornado was one of the most violent tornadoes ever observed in Australia, being the first Australian tornado to be officially rated F4 on the Fujita scale.
In Australia, Buddhism is a small but growing religion.
Bundaberg is a city near the south-east coast of Queensland, Australia, situated on the Burnett River.
Bundaberg Airport is a regional airport serving Bundaberg, a city in the Australian state of Queensland.
Bunya Mountains is a national park in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.
Burleigh Heads is a suburb in the City of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
In Queensland, Australia, public bus services are coordinated by the Queensland Government's Department of Transport and Main Roads and provided by over 1000 operators.
Bushfires are frequent events during the warmer months of the year, due to Australia's mostly hot, dry climate.
The Cabinet of Queensland is the chief policy-making organ of the Government of Queensland.
Cairns is a city in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia.
Cairns Airport is an international airport in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
The Cairns Taipans are an Australian professional basketball team based in Cairns, Queensland.
The cane toad (Rhinella marina), also known as the giant neotropical toad or marine toad, is a large, terrestrial true toad native to South and mainland Central America, but which has been introduced to various islands throughout Oceania and the Caribbean, as well as Northern Australia.
Cape Tribulation is a headland and locality in the Shire of Douglas in northern Queensland, Australia.
Cape York Peninsula is a large remote peninsula located in Far North Queensland, Australia.
Carnarvon National Park is located in the Southern Brigalow Belt bioregion in the Maranoa Region in Central Queensland, Australia.
The Catholic Church in Australia is part of the worldwide Catholic Church under the spiritual and administrative leadership of the Holy See.
Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates.
Central Queensland University (alternatively known as CQUniversity) is an Australian dual sector university based in Queensland.
The Channel Country is a region of outback Australia mostly in the state of Queensland but also in parts of South Australia, Northern Territory and New South Wales.
Charleville is a town and a locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia.
Christianity is the largest Australian religion according to the national census.
Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.
Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu (from cuprum) and atomic number 29.
The Coral Sea is a marginal sea of the South Pacific off the northeast coast of Australia, and classified as an interim Australian bioregion.
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).
Crown colony, dependent territory and royal colony are terms used to describe the administration of United Kingdom overseas territories that are controlled by the British Government.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a heritage-listed zoological garden at 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin, Queensland, Australia.
Currumbin is a coastal suburb in the Gold Coast region of Queensland, Australia.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in 2017 was the strongest tropical cyclone in the Australian region since Quang in 2015, and was branded as the most dangerous cyclone to impact Queensland since Yasi in 2011.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita was the strongest tropical cyclone in the Australian region by central pressure, since George in 2007, and since Monica in 2006 by wind speed.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Larry (RSMC Nadi designation: 15F, JTWC designation: 17P) was a tropical cyclone that made landfall in Australia during the 2005–06 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi was a powerful and destructive tropical cyclone that made landfall in northern Queensland, Australia, causing major damage to the affected areas.
The Daintree Rainforest is a region located on the north east coast of Queensland, Australia, north of Mossman and Cairns.
David Fleay Wildlife Park is a heritage-listed wildlife park at Fleays Wildlife Park Conservation Park, Tallebudgera Creek Road, Tallebudgera, Queensland, Australia.
The Dawson River is a river located in Central Queensland, Australia.
Daydream Island is one of seven islands of the Molle Group, a sub-group of the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia.
Daylight saving time (abbreviated DST), sometimes referred to as daylight savings time in U.S., Canadian, and Australian speech, and known as summer time in some countries, is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is a department of the Queensland Government, formed in April 2009 with the merger of the Queensland Transport and the Department of Main Roads.
Dermolepida albohirtum, the cane beetle, is a native Australian beetle and a pest of sugarcane.
In parliamentary and some semi-presidential systems, a dissolution of parliament is the dispersal of a legislature at the call of an election.
The District Court of Queensland is the second tier in the court hierarchy of Queensland, Australia.
A drainage divide, water divide, divide, ridgeline, watershed, or water parting is the line that separates neighbouring drainage basins.
Dreamworld is a theme park and zoo situated on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
A drought is a period of below-average precipitation in a given region, resulting in prolonged shortages in the water supply, whether atmospheric, surface water or ground water.
The Dumaresq River; (Indigenous Bigambul: Karaula) a perennial stream of the Macintyre catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Northern Tablelands and North West Slopes regions of New South Wales and the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia.
The eastern states of Australia are the states adjoining the east coast of Australia.
Edmund Lockyer, (21 January 1784 – 10 June 1860) was a British soldier and explorer of Australia.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
Emerald is a town in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia.
The Empire was a newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
An Executive Council in Commonwealth constitutional practice based on the Westminster system is a constitutional organ which exercises executive power and (notionally) advises the governor or governor-general.
The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia agreed to unite and form the Commonwealth of Australia, establishing a system of federalism in Australia.
Fig Tree Pocket is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia south-west of the Brisbane CBD on the Brisbane River.
A first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting method is one in which voters indicate on a ballot the candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins.
Fraser Island (K'Gari, Gari) is a heritage-listed island located along the southeastern coast of the state of Queensland, Australia.
In botany, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) formed from the ovary after flowering.
G:link, also known as the Gold Coast Light Rail, is a light rail system serving the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
Gardens Point is a peninsula in central Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Sir George Ferguson Bowen, GCMG (2 November 1821 – 21 February 1899) was a British author and colonial administrator whose appointments included postings to the Ionian Islands, Queensland, New Zealand, Victoria, Mauritius and Hong Kong.
George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820.
Gerrymandering is a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries.
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia.
The Glass House Mountains are a group of thirteen hills that rise abruptly from the coastal plain on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Glass House Mountains National Park is a heritage-listed national park at Glass House Mountains, Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.
Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from aurum) and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally.
The Gold Coast 600 (formally known as the Vodafone Gold Coast 600) is an annual motor racing event for Supercars, held at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.
Gold Coast Airport (formerly known as Coolangatta Airport) is an international Australian airport located at the southern end of the Gold Coast, south of Surfers Paradise and approximately south of Brisbane.
The Gold Coast Marathon (branded Gold Coast Airport Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is an annual marathon race on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
The Gold Coast Titans are a professional rugby league football club, based on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately south-southeast of the state capital Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales.
The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, formerly known as the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, are the most extensive area of subtropical rainforest in the world.
Goondiwindi is a town and a locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.. At the, the town had an urban population of approximately 5,500. The name Goondiwindi derives from an Aboriginal word with goondi indicating droppings or dung and windi indicating duck, probably connected with the roosting place on a large rock in the Macintyre River. The name was believed to be first used for a pastoral run in the area.
The Government of Queensland, also referred to as the Queensland Government, is the Australian state democratic administrative authority of Queensland.
The Governor of Queensland is the representative in the state of Queensland of the Queen of Australia.
A grain is a small, hard, dry seed, with or without an attached hull or fruit layer, harvested for human or animal consumption.
Grandchester is a town in the Lockyer Valley region in South East Queensland, Australia.
The Granite Belt is an area of the Great Dividing Range in the Darling Downs region of Queensland and the New England region of New South Wales, Australia.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over over an area of approximately.
Great Barrier Reef Airport or Hamilton Island Airport is a privately owned public use aerodrome and is the primary airport of the Whitsunday Islands Group, and the airport of Hamilton Island.
The Great Dividing Range, or the Eastern Highlands, is Australia's most substantial mountain range and the third longest land-based range in the world.
Griffith University is a public research university in South East Queensland on the east coast of Australia.
Gross regional domestic product (GRDP) or gross domestic product of region (GDPR) is a subnational gross domestic product for measuring the size of that region's economy.
The Gulf Country is the region of woodland and savanna grassland surrounding the Gulf of Carpentaria in north western Queensland and eastern Northern Territory on the north coast of Australia.
The Gulf of Carpentaria is a large, shallow sea enclosed on three sides by northern Australia and bounded on the north by the Arafura Sea (the body of water that lies between Australia and New Guinea).
Gympie is a town and a locality in the Gympie Region, Queensland, Australia.
Hail is a form of solid precipitation.
Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island of the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia.
Hawaii (Hawaii) is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, having received statehood on August 21, 1959.
Hay Point is a locality in Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.
A head of government (or chief of government) is a generic term used for either the highest or second highest official in the executive branch of a sovereign state, a federated state, or a self-governing colony, (commonly referred to as countries, nations or nation-states) who often presides over a cabinet, a group of ministers or secretaries who lead executive departments.
Hervey Bay is a bay and a city in the Fraser Coast Region of Queensland, Australia.
Hervey Bay Airport is the main airport for the city of Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia and the Fraser Coast region which incorporates the nearby city of Maryborough.
Hinchinbrook Island (or Pouandai to the original Biyaygiri inhabitants) lies east of Cardwell and north of Lucinda, separated from the northern coast of Queensland, Australia by the narrow Hinchinbrook Channel.
Hinduism is a major religion in Australia consisting of more than 440,300 followers, making up 1.9% of the population as of the 2016 census, up from 275,000 individuals representing 1.3% of the total Australian population according to the 2011 census (up from 148,119 in the 2006 census).
An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers.
The following is an alphabetical list of articles related to Australia.
Indigenous Australians are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia, descended from groups that existed in Australia and surrounding islands prior to British colonisation.
Instant-runoff voting (IRV) is a voting method used in single-seat elections with more than two candidates.
The Ipswich SuperSprint (known for sponsorship reasons as the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint) is an annual motor racing event for Supercars, held at Queensland Raceway near Ipswich, Queensland.
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area.
Atheism, agnosticism, deism, scepticism, freethought, secular humanism or general secularism are increasing in Australia.
Islam in Australia is a minority religious affiliation.
Captain James Cook (7 November 1728Old style date: 27 October14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy.
James Cook University (JCU) is a public university and is the second oldest university in Queensland, Australia.
John Joseph William Molesworth Oxley (1784 – 25 May 1828) was an explorer and surveyor of Australia in the early period of British colonisation.
Kanakas were workers from various Pacific Islands employed in British colonies, such as British Columbia (Canada), Fiji, and Queensland (Australia) in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially called simply Great Britain,Parliament of the Kingdom of England.
The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus, or, inaccurately, koala bear) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia.
The Lamington National Park is a national park, lying on the Lamington Plateau of the McPherson Range on the Queensland/New South Wales border in Australia.
Lead is a chemical element with symbol Pb (from the Latin plumbum) and atomic number 82.
The Legislative Assembly of Queensland is the sole chamber of the unicameral Parliament of Queensland.
Letters patent (always in the plural) are a type of legal instrument in the form of a published written order issued by a monarch, president, or other head of state, generally granting an office, right, monopoly, title, or status to a person or corporation.
This is the most recent list of Australian states and territories by gross state product (GSP) and GSP per capita.
This list of Australian cities by population provides rankings of Australian cities according to various systems defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
This is a list of the 50 largest country subdivisions and dependent territories by area (including surface water) in square kilometres.
This is a list of local government areas (LGAs) in Queensland, sorted by region.
Logan City is a local government area situated within the south of the Brisbane metropolitan area in South East Queensland, Australia.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is an Koala Sanctuary in the Brisbane suburb of Fig Tree Pocket in Queensland, Australia.
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia, approximately from the coast, west of Rockhampton.
Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville (12 November 1729 – 31 August 1811) was a French admiral and explorer.
Luís Vaz de Torres (Galician and Portuguese), or Luis Váez de Torres in the Spanish spelling (born c. 1565; fl. 1607), was a 16th- and 17th-century maritime explorer of a Spanish expedition noted for the first recorded European navigation of the strait which separates the continent of Australia from the island of New Guinea, and which now bears his name (Torres Strait).
Lucinda is a coastal town in the state of Queensland, Australia, located at the southern entrance to Hinchinbrook Channel near the town of Ingham.
The M1 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, is a major urban road corridor.
The Macintyre River, a perennial river that forms part of the Border Rivers group, is part of the Barwon catchment of the Murray-Darling basin, located in the Northern Tablelands and North West Slopes regions of New South Wales, and the Southern Downs region of Queensland, Australia.
Mackay Airport located in South Mackay, Queensland, Australia is a major Australian regional airport that services the city of Mackay, with flights to the cities of Brisbane, Rockhampton, Townsville, Hamilton Island and Cairns.
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia.
Makassan trepangers from the southwest corner of Sulawesi, Indonesia began visiting the coast of northern Australia sometime around the middle of the 1700s, first in the Kimberley region, and some decades later in Arnhem Land, to collect and process trepang (also known as sea cucumber), a marine invertebrate sea cucumber prized for its culinary value generally and for its medicinal properties in Chinese markets.
A mangrove is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal saline or brackish water.
The Mary River (Kabi: Moocooboola) is a major river system located in the South East and Wide Bay–Burnett regions of Queensland, Australia.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) is a payload scientific instrument built by Santa Barbara Remote Sensing that was launched into Earth orbit by NASA in 1999 on board the Terra (EOS AM) Satellite, and in 2002 on board the Aqua (EOS PM) satellite.
The monarchy of Australia is a form of government in which a hereditary king or queen serves as the nation's sovereign.
Monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea.
Mooloolaba is a suburb and tourist resort township on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia.
Moonie is a town in the Western Downs Region and a locality split between the Western Downs Region and the Goondiwindi Region in Queensland, Australia.
The Moreton Bay is a bay located on the eastern coast of Australia from central Brisbane, Queensland.
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River.
Mount Bellenden Ker is the second-highest mountain in Queensland, Australia, with a height of.
Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia.
Mount Isa International Airport is an airport serving the western Queensland city of Mount Isa, Australia.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
Nathan is a southern suburb of Brisbane, Australia.
The National Basketball League (NBL) is the pre-eminent professional men's basketball league in Australia and New Zealand.
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is Australia’s audiovisual archive, responsible for developing, preserving, maintaining, promoting and providing access to a national collection of copies of film, television, sound, and radio audiovisual materials and related items.
The National Highway (part of the National Land Transport Network) is a system of roads connecting all mainland states and territories of Australia, and is the major network of highways and motorways connecting Australia's capital cities and major regional centres.
The National Museum of Australia preserves and interprets Australia's social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped the nation.
The National Rugby League (NRL) is a league of professional men's rugby league teams in Australasia.
New Guinea (Nugini or, more commonly known, Papua, historically, Irian) is a large island off the continent of Australia.
New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of:Australia.
The North Queensland Cowboys (Also known as the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys for sponsorship reasons) are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in Townsville, the largest city in North Queensland.
North Stradbroke Island (Indigenous: Minjerribah), colloquially Straddie or North Straddie, is an island that lies within Moreton Bay in the Australian state of Queensland, southeast of the capital Brisbane.
The Northern Territory (abbreviated as NT) is a federal Australian territory in the central and central northern regions of Australia.
Optional preferential voting (OPV) is a voting system under which voters may choose to mark a preference for one candidate (effectively voting as though it were a first-past-the-post election), all candidates or any number of candidates in between.
The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Australia: Australia refers to both the continent of Australia and to the Commonwealth of Australia, the sovereign country.
Pacific National is one of Australia's largest rail freight businesses.
The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.
Papua New Guinea (PNG;,; Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.
Parliament House in Brisbane is the meeting place of the Parliament of Queensland, housing its only chamber, the Legislative Assembly.
The Parliament of Queensland is the legislature of Queensland, Australia.
The Parliaments of the Australian states and territories are legislative bodies within the federal framework of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Paul de Jersey, (born 21 September 1948) is an Australian jurist who is the current Governor of Queensland.
The peanut, also known as the groundnut or the goober and taxonomically classified as Arachis hypogaea, is a legume crop grown mainly for its edible seeds.
Penal transportation or transportation refers to the relocation of convicted criminals, or other persons regarded as undesirable, to a distant place, often a colony for a specified term; later, specifically established penal colonies became their destination.
The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with an edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, also called pineapples, and the most economically significant plant in the family Bromeliaceae.
Point Danger is a headland, located at Coolangatta on the southern end of the Gold Coast on the east coast of Australia.
In politics, populism refers to a range of approaches which emphasise the role of "the people" and often juxtapose this group against "the elite".
Port Alma is a town, locality and port in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia.
Port Curtis is a suburb of Rockhampton in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia.
Port Douglas is a town in Far North Queensland, Australia, approximately north of Cairns.
Port of Brisbane is the shipping port and suburb of Brisbane, on the east coast of Queensland, Australia.
The Port of Maryborough, Queensland, was opened in 1847 and in 1859 it was declared a port of entry, meaning that overseas and intercolonial vessels could arrive and depart direct, although there appears to have been considerable uncertainty about the name of the port outside Queensland for some years.
Possession Island is a small island in the Torres Strait Islands group off the coast of far northern Queensland, Australia.
The Premier of Queensland is the head of government in the Australian state of Queensland.
An industry involved in the extraction and collection of natural resources, such as copper and timber, as well as by activities such as farming and fishing.
Q150 was the sesquicentenary (150th anniversary) of the Separation of Queensland from New South Wales in 1859.
Qantas Airways is the flag carrier of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
Several Queensland and New South Wales boundary encroachments are anomalies along the boundary between the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland.
Queensland Day is officially celebrated on 6 June as the birthday of the Australian state of Queensland.
The Queensland Firebirds are an Australian netball team based in Brisbane which compete in the Suncorp Super Netball league.
World War I impacted on many aspects of everyday life in Queensland, Australia.
The Queensland Legislative Council was the upper house of the parliament in the Australian state of Queensland.
Queensland Rail, also known as QR, is a railway operator in Queensland, Australia.
The Queensland Rail City network (formerly known as Citytrain prior to the split of Queensland Rail) provides urban, suburban and inter-urban electric passenger railway services in South East Queensland, Australia.
The Queensland Reds is the rugby union team for the Australian state of Queensland that competes in the Southern Hemisphere's Super Rugby competition.
The Queensland rugby league team represents the Australian state of Queensland in rugby league football.
The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a public research university located in the urban coastal city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
The Queensland rail network, the first in the world to adopt narrow gauge for a main line, and now the second largest narrow gauge network in the world, consists of.
This is a list of Australian states and territories by ranking using Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.
The Regions of Queensland refer to the geographic areas of the Australian state of Queensland.
Religion in Australia is diverse.
Responsible government is a conception of a system of government that embodies the principle of parliamentary accountability, the foundation of the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy.
Richard Daintree CMG (13 December 1832 – 20 June 1878) was a pioneering Australian geologist and photographer.
Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert, (12 June 1831 – 6 May 1905), was the first Premier of Queensland, Australia.
Robina is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
Rockhampton is a city in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia.
Rockhampton Airport (Connor Park) is a major Australian regional airport in West Rockhampton that services the city of Rockhampton, with direct flights to the cities of Brisbane, Townsville, Gold Coast and Mackay.
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia.
Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.
Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.
# Sea Life Sunshine Coast at Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia is a marine mammal park, oceanarium and wildlife sanctuary.
Sea World is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, and theme park located on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
The secondary sector of the economy includes industries that produce a finished, usable product or are involved in construction.
The Separation of Queensland was an event in 1859 in which the land that forms the present-day State of Queensland was removed from the Colony of New South Wales and created as a separate Colony of Queensland.
The Shire of Noosa is a local government area about north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast district of South East Queensland, Australia.
Silver is a chemical element with symbol Ag (from the Latin argentum, derived from the Proto-Indo-European ''h₂erǵ'': "shiny" or "white") and atomic number 47.
Snow refers to forms of ice crystals that precipitate from the atmosphere (usually from clouds) and undergo changes on the Earth's surface.
South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia.
South East Queensland (SEQ) is a bio-geographical, political, and administrative region of the state of Queensland in Australia, which contains 3.5 million people out of the state's population of 4.8 million.
The South Stradbroke Island (Indigenous: Minjerribah), colloquially South Straddie, is an island that lies within Moreton Bay in the Australian state of Queensland, south of Brisbane and forms the northern end of Gold Coast.
Southern Cross University (SCU) is an Australian public university, with campuses at Lismore and Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales, and at the southern end of the Gold Coast in Queensland.
St Lucia is a suburb within the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia southwest of the Brisbane CBD.
Stanthorpe is a town situated in south east Queensland, Australia.
The State of Origin series is the annual best-of-three rugby league football match series between two Australian state representative sides, the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons.
Stephen Robert Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian zookeeper, conservationist and television personality.
The subtropics are geographic and climate zones located roughly between the tropics at latitude 23.5° (the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn) and temperate zones (normally referring to latitudes 35–66.5°) north and south of the Equator.
Sugarcane, or sugar cane, are several species of tall perennial true grasses of the genus Saccharum, tribe Andropogoneae, native to the warm temperate to tropical regions of South and Southeast Asia, Polynesia and Melanesia, and used for sugar production.
Sunshine Coast Airport (formerly Maroochydore Airport) is an Australian airport serving Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Sunshine Coast is a peri-urban area and the third most populated area in the Australian state of Queensland.
The Supreme Court of Queensland is the highest court in the Australian State of Queensland.
The Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is the professional association for surveyors and spatial science workers, including cartography, hydrography, remote sensing and spatial information in Australia.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as Tassie) is an island state of Australia.
The tertiary sector or service sector is the third of the three economic sectors of the three-sector theory.
The Gap is a leafy and hilly suburb of Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia, located approximately west of the Brisbane CBD.
A thunderstorm, also known as an electrical storm, lightning storm, or thundershower, is a storm characterized by the presence of lightning and its acoustic effect on the Earth's atmosphere, known as thunder.
Thursday Island, colloquially known as TI, or in the native language, Waiben, is an island of the Torres Strait Islands archipelago located approximately north of Cape York Peninsula in the Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia.
Australia uses three main time zones: Australian Western Standard Time (AWST; UTC+08:00), Australian Central Standard Time (ACST; UTC+09:30), and Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST; UTC+10:00).
Toowoomba (nicknamed 'The Garden City') is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland.
Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport is an airport in Wellcamp, west from the CBD of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
A tornado is a rapidly rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the Earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud.
The Torres Strait is a strait which lies between Australia and the Melanesian island of New Guinea.
Torres Strait Islanders are the indigenous people of the Torres Strait Islands, part of Queensland, Australia.
Townsville is a city on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia.
The Townsville 400 (formally known as the Watpac Townsville 400) is an annual motor racing event for Supercars, held on the Townsville Street Circuit in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
Townsville Airport is a major Australian regional airport that services the city of Townsville, Queensland.
Transdev Brisbane Ferries (formerly Metrolink Queensland & TransdevTSL Brisbane Ferries) is the operator of the Brisbane City Council's ferry network under the TransLink integrated public transport scheme on the Brisbane River.
TransLink is an agency of the Department of Transport and Main Roads first introduced by the Queensland Government in June 2003 to coordinate and integrate bus, ferry and rail services.
A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.
In government, unicameralism (Latin uni, one + camera, chamber) is the practice of having one legislative or parliamentary chamber.
The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) was established on 22 June 1977 when most congregations of the Methodist Church of Australasia, about two thirds of the Presbyterian Church of Australia and almost all the churches of the Congregational Union of Australia came together under the Basis of Union.
The University of Queensland (UQ) is a public research university primarily located in Queensland's capital city, Brisbane, Australia.
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a medium-sized, regional university based in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, with three university campuses at Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich.
The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is a public university based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature (or one of three chambers of a tricameral legislature), the other chamber being the lower house.
An urban area is a human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment.
UTC+10:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +10.
The Cooktown Orchid (Vappodes phalaenopsis) has been the floral emblem of Queensland since 19 November 1959.
Vegetables are parts of plants that are consumed by humans as food as part of a meal.
Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in south-eastern Australia.
Warwick is a town and locality in southeast Queensland, Australia, lying south-west of Brisbane.
Weipa is a mining town on the Gulf of Carpentaria coast of the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia, and is the largest town on the Cape.
Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia.
The Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site consists of approximately 8,940 km² of Australian wet tropical forests growing along the north-east Queensland portion of the Great Dividing Range.
Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast is a massive water park situated in Oxenford, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, owned and operated by Village Roadshow Theme Parks.
The term White Australia policy comprises various historical policies that effectively barred people of non-European descent from emigrating into Australia.
Whitehaven Beach is a 7 km stretch along Whitsunday Island, Australia.
WhiteWater World is a water park situated in the suburb of Coomera on the Gold Coast, Australia.
Proserpine Airport (also known as Whitsunday Coast Airport) is located 14 kilometres south of Proserpine in Queensland, Australia.
The Whitsunday Islands is a collection of continental islands of various sizes off the central coast of Queensland, Australia, approximately north of Brisbane.
Whitsunday Islands is a national park in Queensland, Australia, northwest of Brisbane.
Willem Janszoon (1570–1630), sometimes abbreviated to Willem Jansz., was a Dutch navigator and colonial governor.
A winery is a building or property that produces wine, or a business involved in the production of wine, such as a wine company.
Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids.
A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties.
The World Surf League (WSL) is the governing body for professional surfers and is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best talent in a variety of progressive formats.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
Zinc is a chemical element with symbol Zn and atomic number 30.
The meridian 138° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Australasia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and commonly known as Beijing 2008, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 8 to 24 August 2008 in Beijing, China.
A series of floods hit Queensland, Australia, beginning in November 2010.
The 2011 Super Rugby season was the first season of the new 15-team format for the Super Rugby competition, which involved teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
The 29th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 29 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane.
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