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Six things that interstate buyers must understand about Queensland - Domain News

More interstate investors are eyeing off the Sunshine State because of its affordability but buying in Queensland is different than elsewhere.

Differing rules and regulations around the country means that buying and selling property is not the same in each State or Territory.

In fact, Queensland has plenty of property quirks that interstate buyers must understand to prevent an investment blunder.

A large crowd of people gather for the auction of 50 Mellor Street, Kedron.A large crowd of people gather for the auction of 50 Mellor Street, Kedron. Photo: Bradley Kanaris

Real Estate Institute of Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella says the state’s property laws differed to New South Wales and Victoria, which could stymie the uneducated buyer.

“Unlike New South Wales and Victoria, in Queensland when a property is going to auction, the agent cannot give potential buyers or auction attendees any guidance on the price,” she says.

“This is a measure that has been...


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Read more: Six things that interstate buyers must understand about Queensland - Domain News

Six things that interstate buyers must understand about Queensland - Domain News

More interstate investors are eyeing off the Sunshine State because of its affordability but buying in Queensland is different than elsewhere.

Differing rules and regulations around the country means that buying and selling property is not the same in each State or Territory.

In fact, Queensland has plenty of property quirks that interstate buyers must understand to prevent an investment blunder.

A large crowd of people gather for the auction of 50 Mellor Street, Kedron.A large crowd of people gather for the auction of 50 Mellor Street, Kedron. Photo: Bradley Kanaris

Real Estate Institute of Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella says the state’s property laws differed to New South Wales and Victoria, which could stymie the uneducated buyer.

“Unlike New South Wales and Victoria, in Queensland when a property is going to auction, the agent cannot give potential buyers or auction attendees any guidance on the price,” she says.

“This is a measure that has been...


Read full article on News GN Queensland


Read more: Six things that interstate buyers must understand about Queensland - Domain News

Six things that interstate buyers must understand about Queensland - Domain News

More interstate investors are eyeing off the Sunshine State because of its affordability but buying in Queensland is different than elsewhere.

Differing rules and regulations around the country means that buying and selling property is not the same in each State or Territory.

In fact, Queensland has plenty of property quirks that interstate buyers must understand to prevent an investment blunder.

A large crowd of people gather for the auction of 50 Mellor Street, Kedron.A large crowd of people gather for the auction of 50 Mellor Street, Kedron. Photo: Bradley Kanaris

Real Estate Institute of Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella says the state’s property laws differed to New South Wales and Victoria, which could stymie the uneducated buyer.

“Unlike New South Wales and Victoria, in Queensland when a property is going to auction, the agent cannot give potential buyers or auction attendees any guidance on the price,” she says.

“This is a measure that has been...


Read full article on News GN Queensland


Read more: Six things that interstate buyers must understand about Queensland - Domain News

Queensland Police close Chambers Flat Road for a pressure cooker ... - NEWS.com.au

QUEENSLAND Police found themselves in a crabby and extremely smelly situation this morning when they were called to remove a suspicion-looking device from a busy city road.

Emergency services were forced to close Chambers Flat Road in Queensland’s Logan City after fearing the pot, which appeared to be a pressure cooker, might be an explosive device.

The Explosive Ordnance Response Team, Queensland’s bomb squad, was called to deal with the potentially dangerous device, setting up detours away from the road and carefully dismantling the pot for more than an hour.

But if the terrible smell didn’t give it away, opening the pressure cooker certainly did. Inside they found a bunch of crabs.

In a statement to news.com.au, Queensland Police confirmed emergency services was worried about the device — up until they realised the fishy smell coming off it was from crabs inside.

“It was stinking...


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Read more: Queensland Police close Chambers Flat Road for a pressure cooker ... - NEWS.com.au

Queensland Police close Chambers Flat Road for a pressure cooker ... - NEWS.com.au

QUEENSLAND Police found themselves in a crabby and extremely smelly situation this morning when they were called to remove a suspicion-looking device from a busy city road.

Emergency services were forced to close Chambers Flat Road in Queensland’s Logan City after fearing the pot, which appeared to be a pressure cooker, might be an explosive device.

The Explosive Ordnance Response Team, Queensland’s bomb squad, was called to deal with the potentially dangerous device, setting up detours away from the road and carefully dismantling the pot for more than an hour.

But if the terrible smell didn’t give it away, opening the pressure cooker certainly did. Inside they found a bunch of crabs.

In a statement to news.com.au, Queensland Police confirmed emergency services was worried about the device — up until they realised the fishy smell coming off it was from crabs inside.

“It was stinking...


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Read more: Queensland Police close Chambers Flat Road for a pressure cooker ... - NEWS.com.au

Queensland Police close Chambers Flat Road for a pressure cooker ... - NEWS.com.au

QUEENSLAND Police found themselves in a crabby and extremely smelly situation this morning when they were called to remove a suspicion-looking device from a busy city road.

Emergency services were forced to close Chambers Flat Road in Queensland’s Logan City after fearing the pot, which appeared to be a pressure cooker, might be an explosive device.

The Explosive Ordnance Response Team, Queensland’s bomb squad, was called to deal with the potentially dangerous device, setting up detours away from the road and carefully dismantling the pot for more than an hour.

But if the terrible smell didn’t give it away, opening the pressure cooker certainly did. Inside they found a bunch of crabs.

In a statement to news.com.au, Queensland Police confirmed emergency services was worried about the device — up until they realised the fishy smell coming off it was from crabs inside.

“It was stinking...


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Read more: Queensland Police close Chambers Flat Road for a pressure cooker ... - NEWS.com.au

Buy Local v Buy Queensland: What is the difference? - The Sydney Morning Herald

How the Queensland government splashes its cash after the next election will be decided by two similarly-named competing policies.

In July, Labor announced its Buy Queensland policy, with a test to be applied to all significant contracts, with businesses with a workforce within a 125-kilometre radius receiving a weighting of up to 30 per cent.

Acting Premier Curtis Pitt accused the LNP of copying Labor. Acting Premier Curtis Pitt accused the LNP of copying Labor. 

The Palaszczuk government policy, which came into effect on September 1, became mired in controversy after the conservative New Zealand government claimed it could breach trade agreements, but Labor MPs said the state would abide by its trade agreements.

At the weekend, the Liberal National Party announced its own procurement policy with a similar moniker - Buy Local.

Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls announced the LNP's Buy Local policy at the weekend, offering a price match guarantee. Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls announced the LNP's Buy Local policy at the weekend, offering a price match...

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Read more: Buy Local v Buy Queensland: What is the difference? - The Sydney Morning Herald

Buy Local v Buy Queensland: What is the difference? - The Sydney Morning Herald

How the Queensland government splashes its cash after the next election will be decided by two similarly-named competing policies.

In July, Labor announced its Buy Queensland policy, with a test to be applied to all significant contracts, with businesses with a workforce within a 125-kilometre radius receiving a weighting of up to 30 per cent.

Acting Premier Curtis Pitt accused the LNP of copying Labor. Acting Premier Curtis Pitt accused the LNP of copying Labor. 

The Palaszczuk government policy, which came into effect on September 1, became mired in controversy after the conservative New Zealand government claimed it could breach trade agreements, but Labor MPs said the state would abide by its trade agreements.

At the weekend, the Liberal National Party announced its own procurement policy with a similar moniker - Buy Local.

Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls announced the LNP's Buy Local policy at the weekend, offering a price match guarantee. Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls announced the LNP's Buy Local policy at the weekend, offering a price match...

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Read more: Buy Local v Buy Queensland: What is the difference? - The Sydney Morning Herald

NRL grand final 2017 Storm v Cowboys: Queensland Maroons stars ... - NEWS.com.au

IN their own way, Queensland continue to deliver NSW great pain. It is to the private delight of the Maroons.

Only a brief look is necessary to see Queensland’s Origin dominance now infiltrates the premiership.

Two of the three teams with a significant representation of Queensland Origin players, Melbourne and North Queensland, now play in Sunday’s grand final.

The third, Brisbane (with seven), was eliminated on Friday.

LIVE BLOG WITH NRL360 HOST PAUL KENT FROM 1PM BELOW

It would be foolish to consider it chance. And foolhardy for NSW headquarters to not wonder why and to continue this myth that Queensland’s success is a rare alignment of stars and chance.

The Maroons are doing something to develop players that the Blues are not.

The truth is Melbourne beat Brisbane last Friday with six Queensland players in their line-up. Alongside the Big Three of Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and...


Read full article on News GN Queensland


Read more: NRL grand final 2017 Storm v Cowboys: Queensland Maroons stars ... - NEWS.com.au

NRL grand final 2017 Storm v Cowboys: Queensland Maroons stars ... - NEWS.com.au

IN their own way, Queensland continue to deliver NSW great pain. It is to the private delight of the Maroons.

Only a brief look is necessary to see Queensland’s Origin dominance now infiltrates the premiership.

Two of the three teams with a significant representation of Queensland Origin players, Melbourne and North Queensland, now play in Sunday’s grand final.

The third, Brisbane (with seven), was eliminated on Friday.

LIVE BLOG WITH NRL360 HOST PAUL KENT FROM 1PM BELOW

It would be foolish to consider it chance. And foolhardy for NSW headquarters to not wonder why and to continue this myth that Queensland’s success is a rare alignment of stars and chance.

The Maroons are doing something to develop players that the Blues are not.

The truth is Melbourne beat Brisbane last Friday with six Queensland players in their line-up. Alongside the Big Three of Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and...


Read full article on News GN Queensland


Read more: NRL grand final 2017 Storm v Cowboys: Queensland Maroons stars ... - NEWS.com.au

NRL grand final 2017 Storm v Cowboys: Queensland Maroons stars ... - NEWS.com.au

IN their own way, Queensland continue to deliver NSW great pain. It is to the private delight of the Maroons.

Only a brief look is necessary to see Queensland’s Origin dominance now infiltrates the premiership.

Two of the three teams with a significant representation of Queensland Origin players, Melbourne and North Queensland, now play in Sunday’s grand final.

The third, Brisbane (with seven), was eliminated on Friday.

LIVE BLOG WITH NRL360 HOST PAUL KENT FROM 1PM BELOW

It would be foolish to consider it chance. And foolhardy for NSW headquarters to not wonder why and to continue this myth that Queensland’s success is a rare alignment of stars and chance.

The Maroons are doing something to develop players that the Blues are not.

The truth is Melbourne beat Brisbane last Friday with six Queensland players in their line-up. Alongside the Big Three of Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and...


Read full article on News GN Queensland


Read more: NRL grand final 2017 Storm v Cowboys: Queensland Maroons stars ... - NEWS.com.au

Southeast Queensland breaks 70-year-old weather record - 9news.com.au

Parts of southeast Queensland had their warmest September day in more than 70 years today and it will get even hotter later in the week.

While a sea breeze kept Brisbane from reaching 30 degrees on Monday afternoon, temperatures soared into the high thirties further west.

Amberley Airport's top of 38.2 degrees today was 13 above average for this time of year and the highest September temperature recorded at the site since 1943.

The mercury managed to reach 32.6 degrees at Maroochydore, making it their warmest September day since 2003.

Today's hot weather was a prelude to what is forecast to be record-breaking September heat across southern Queensland later this week.

The mercury is forecast to reach 39 degrees at Amberley on Thursday, which is close to the site's September record of 39.2C from 1943.

Brisbane's forecast top of 37 degrees on Thursday may challenge the city's September record...


Read full article on News GN Queensland


Read more: Southeast Queensland breaks 70-year-old weather record - 9news.com.au

Southeast Queensland breaks 70-year-old weather record - 9news.com.au

Parts of southeast Queensland had their warmest September day in more than 70 years today and it will get even hotter later in the week.

While a sea breeze kept Brisbane from reaching 30 degrees on Monday afternoon, temperatures soared into the high thirties further west.

Amberley Airport's top of 38.2 degrees today was 13 above average for this time of year and the highest September temperature recorded at the site since 1943.

The mercury managed to reach 32.6 degrees at Maroochydore, making it their warmest September day since 2003.

Today's hot weather was a prelude to what is forecast to be record-breaking September heat across southern Queensland later this week.

The mercury is forecast to reach 39 degrees at Amberley on Thursday, which is close to the site's September record of 39.2C from 1943.

Brisbane's forecast top of 37 degrees on Thursday may challenge the city's September record...


Read full article on News GN Queensland


Read more: Southeast Queensland breaks 70-year-old weather record - 9news.com.au

Southeast Queensland breaks 70-year-old weather record - 9news.com.au

Parts of southeast Queensland had their warmest September day in more than 70 years today and it will get even hotter later in the week.

While a sea breeze kept Brisbane from reaching 30 degrees on Monday afternoon, temperatures soared into the high thirties further west.

Amberley Airport's top of 38.2 degrees today was 13 above average for this time of year and the highest September temperature recorded at the site since 1943.

The mercury managed to reach 32.6 degrees at Maroochydore, making it their warmest September day since 2003.

Today's hot weather was a prelude to what is forecast to be record-breaking September heat across southern Queensland later this week.

The mercury is forecast to reach 39 degrees at Amberley on Thursday, which is close to the site's September record of 39.2C from 1943.

Brisbane's forecast top of 37 degrees on Thursday may challenge the city's September record...


Read full article on News GN Queensland


Read more: Southeast Queensland breaks 70-year-old weather record - 9news.com.au

Queensland turns blue and gold as NRL final looms - 9news.com.au

Avid NRL fans across Queensland are counting down to a blockbuster final between the Cowboys and Melbourne Storm.

Ahead of the premiership grand final on Sunday at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, Cowboys supporters in Townsville are decorating everything from houses to the local shops in blue and gold.

“I cannot put into words how excited I am. Just bring on Sunday,” fan Kathy Baker said.

“Everyone is going crazy up the Cowboys,” fellow supporter Kerry Harvey told 9News.

The Grand Final countdown is on for Cowboys fans in North Queensland. (9NEWS)The Grand Final countdown is on for Cowboys fans in North Queensland. (9NEWS)One of many fans already showing their blue and gold pride. (9NEWS)One of many fans already showing their blue and gold pride. (9NEWS)

Daring to dream of the most unlikely win, the rush is on for Queenslanders to find airline tickets in time.

“It’s important we get as many Cowboys fans down there as possible,” Cowboys General Manager Jeff Reibel said.

“We put on four charter flights to get everyone down there the...


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Read more: Queensland turns blue and gold as NRL final looms - 9news.com.au

Fire danger increases in Queensland as NSW fire crews kept on edge - 9news.com.au

Rural firefighters are keeping an eye on a number of blazes across New South Wales and Queensland.

In NSW, firefighters are keeping a close eye on about 100 blazes burning across the state, including two that became out of control during hot and windy conditions.

A fire at Nowra, on the south coast, prompted an emergency warning on Monday afternoon and nearby residents were told to take shelter as the fire front was fanned by strong winds.

Firefighters were assisted by a large air tanker dumping water and managed to control the multiple fires by late Monday afternoon.

Another bushfire in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, was declared out of control but crews gained the upper hand during Monday afternoon's easing conditions.

Today's fire danger level is rated as very high for the north western, northern slopes and New England districts and high along much of the state's...


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Read more: Fire danger increases in Queensland as NSW fire crews kept on edge - 9news.com.au

BOM warns record-breaking temperatures set for Queensland this week - ABC Online

Temperatures across the state are set to climb again this week, with parts of Queensland tipped to experience more record-breaking days.

Brisbane is expected to reach the high 20s on Tuesday and Wednesday but is due to peak at 37 degrees Celsius on Thursday — almost two degrees hotter than its highest-recorded September day.

Temperatures for the city are set to drop slightly on Friday but will remain in the low to mid 30s until early next week.

The mercury is also expected to soar in Ipswich, with a maximum of 40C predicted for Thursday — more than three degrees higher than the record for the month.

Similar conditions have been forecast for both the coasts, with the Gold Coast tipped to reach a top of 32C on Thursday and the Sunshine Coast reaching a maximum of 35C on the same day.

Scorching days for outback Queensland

In western Queensland the...


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Read more: BOM warns record-breaking temperatures set for Queensland this week - ABC Online

Meteorite found in Qld Gulf tells secrets from 4 billion years ago - Brisbane Times

“He and wife came across what they thought was at the time this massive gold nugget,” Dr Adland said.

“You can imagine their excitement over that. And when they had a better look at it, it didn’t look at all like a gold nugget.”

In 2013 a 5.5-kilogram, gold nugget found near Ballarat was valued at $300,000.

One section of the Georgetown meteorite has been sawed through to show nickel-iron encased in broze coloured iron sulphide.

One section of the Georgetown meteorite has been sawed through to show nickel-iron encased in broze coloured iron sulphide.

Photo: Tony Moore

The Georgetown meteorite is very heavy for its size; weighing 15.3 kilograms for something about half the size of a football and worth a lot of money, Dr Adland said.

The gold fossickers have now sold the meterorite to Queensland Museum for $100,000, which was raised by two $50,000 cultural heritage grants from the federal and Queensland governments.

“They eventually got in touch with Queensland Museum, because they decided it should stay in...


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Read more: Meteorite found in Qld Gulf tells secrets from 4 billion years ago - Brisbane Times

Meteorite found in Qld Gulf tells secrets from 4 billion years ago - Brisbane Times

“He and wife came across what they thought was at the time this massive gold nugget,” Dr Adland said.

“You can imagine their excitement over that. And when they had a better look at it, it didn’t look at all like a gold nugget.”

In 2013 a 5.5-kilogram, gold nugget found near Ballarat was valued at $300,000.

One section of the Georgetown meteorite has been sawed through to show nickel-iron encased in broze coloured iron sulphide.

One section of the Georgetown meteorite has been sawed through to show nickel-iron encased in broze coloured iron sulphide.

Photo: Tony Moore

The Georgetown meteorite is very heavy for its size; weighing 15.3 kilograms for something about half the size of a football and worth a lot of money, Dr Adland said.

The gold fossickers have now sold the meterorite to Queensland Museum for $100,000, which was raised by two $50,000 cultural heritage grants from the federal and Queensland governments.

“They eventually got in touch with Queensland Museum, because they decided it should stay in...


Read full article on News GN QLD Brisbane


Read more: Meteorite found in Qld Gulf tells secrets from 4 billion years ago - Brisbane Times

Meteorite found in Qld Gulf tells secrets from 4 billion years ago - Brisbane Times

“He and wife came across what they thought was at the time this massive gold nugget,” Dr Adland said.

“You can imagine their excitement over that. And when they had a better look at it, it didn’t look at all like a gold nugget.”

In 2013 a 5.5-kilogram, gold nugget found near Ballarat was valued at $300,000.

One section of the Georgetown meteorite has been sawed through to show nickel-iron encased in broze coloured iron sulphide.

One section of the Georgetown meteorite has been sawed through to show nickel-iron encased in broze coloured iron sulphide.

Photo: Tony Moore

The Georgetown meteorite is very heavy for its size; weighing 15.3 kilograms for something about half the size of a football and worth a lot of money, Dr Adland said.

The gold fossickers have now sold the meterorite to Queensland Museum for $100,000, which was raised by two $50,000 cultural heritage grants from the federal and Queensland governments.

“They eventually got in touch with Queensland Museum, because they decided it should stay in...


Read full article on News GN QLD Brisbane


Read more: Meteorite found in Qld Gulf tells secrets from 4 billion years ago - Brisbane Times

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Currently rising 27.0° Tuesday
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Wind: E at 15 km/h, gusting to 20 km/h steady
Relative humidity: 47%
Wednesday Cloudy 18° - 26°

 

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