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Highways are costing the Government billions to repair

QUEENSLAND'S killer highways are costing taxpayers billions to repair.

Some of the state's most important roads are also the most dangerous - with thousands killed since 2001.

Federal and state governments have dedicated billions of dollars to repairing and upgrading some of the state's biggest roads.

A spokesman for Federal Infrastructure Minister Warren Truss said the Federal government had budgeted about $6.7 billion to fix the Bruce Hwy alone.

The government budgeted about $1 billion on black spot repairs and $50 million on the National Highway Upgrade Program - which includes some of the state's other major highways.

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National Geographic to feature local roo sanctuary

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Agnes Water is hopping on to the world stage.

Agnes Water cut off from vital medication during floods

DANGEROUS SITUATION: Anyone who runs out of medication while Agnes Water is flooded could face a dangerous wait (file photo).

The town's vulnerability to flooding could put patients at risk.

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