A state that comprises the northeastern part of Australia; population 4,293,915 (2008); capital, Brisbane. Originally established in 1824 as a penal colony, Queensland was constituted a separate colony in 1859, having previously formed part of New South Wales, and was federated with the other states of Australia in 1901.
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- The Gold Coast Public Health Unit is investing in the Supportive Environments for Active Living initiative to provide an approach to support active living for Queenslanders.
- Queenslanders are reeling from more revelations of problems in the state's health system - with news that one doctor has been operating while unregistered, and another was an impostor.
- The series - the first of a number we plan to conduct focusing on the economic and social challenges facing the state - shows resolving the issue is vital to maintaining quality of life in the region where most Queenslanders live.
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