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FRIDAY, September 21 Indigenous people and culture would be celebrated on a new public holiday, under an idea being floated by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The proposal comes amid renewed debate over national celebrations being held on January 26, the date the […]

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Fake doctor exposes serious security risks at Queensland Children’s Hospital A fake doctor who roamed the Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH) in Brisbane has sparked a security overhaul that included a crackdown on swipe-card access and revealed the entire CCTV network needed to […]

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A large fire destroyed a home at Mount Beppo, west of Brisbane, on Thursday afternoon, Queensland fire authorities say. Twenty-five crews, including waterbombers, worked to control the fast-moving blaze that travelled east from Mount Beppo near the Brisbane Valley Highway towards the […]

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THURSDAY, September 20 A Tasmanian tourist bitten by a shark in the Whitsunday Islands region of north Queensland has been saved by the actions of an emergency department doctor, according to an Australian Associated Press report in News.com. Dr John Hadok from […]

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People have taken to social media to share their inventive strawberry recipes and urge others to support farmers, giving rise to the trending tag #SmashaStrawb. As the needle contamination scare continues to play havoc for the strawberry industry in Australia, the owners […]

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Tuesday, September 18 Emmys 2018: The winners Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Sara Bareilles (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert) Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) Judith Light (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American […]

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Police shoot man armed with knife dead outside Ipswich train station A 24-year-old man armed with a knife has been shot dead by police at Ipswich train station, west of Brisbane, following a stand-off with officers. The incident occurred on one of […]

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Three more Queensland strawberry punnets found contaminated with needles Another brand of strawberries will be pulled from shelves after three more punnets were found contaminated with sewing needles, Queensland Health has confirmed. The strawberries are understood to have come from Donnybrook strawberry […]

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13  A woman has died in her home after reportedly being sent home just two days after giving birth in a Brisbane hospital, the ABC reports. The Brisbane Mater Mothers’ Public Hospital is investigating the death. It’s understood the woman […]

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Tuesday, September 11 Broadcaster Alan Jones, 2GB and 4BC defamed the Wagner family in a series of radio broadcasts between 2014 and 2015, the Queensland Supreme Court has found. The Toowoomba-based Wagner family has been awarded around $3.4 million in damages, plus […]

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Tuesday, September 11 Petrol prices in south-east Queensland have reached a four-year high, as motoring group RACQ accuses service stations of gouging customers. RACQ spokeswoman Lucinda Ross said the average price for unleaded petrol in Brisbane had risen to $1.62 per litre […]

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National Australia Bank keeps variable mortgage rates on hold National Australia Bank has confirmed it will keep its standard variable mortgage rates on hold at 5.24 per cent. It was widely expected that NAB would follow the lead of Westpac, ANZ and […]

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Burt Reynolds, star of Smokey and the Bandit and Deliverance, dies aged 82 Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood’s most popular actors as he starred in films such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and […]

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 In a striking anonymous broadside, a senior Trump administration official has written an opinion piece in The New York Times claiming to be part of a group of people “working diligently from within” to impede President Donald Trump’s “worst […]

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 A new book by a reporter who helped bring down former US president Richard Nixon is roiling the White House, with current and former aides of President Donald Trump quoted as calling him an “idiot” and admitting they snatched […]

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Lucy Gichuhi threatens to name Liberal insiders who she says bullied colleagues during leadership spill Liberal senator Lucy Gichuhi has threatened to use parliamentary privilege to name those inside the Liberal Party she says have bullied and intimidated her. […]

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Capilano, Australia’s biggest honey producer, and supermarkets accused of selling ‘fake’ honey Australia’s biggest listed honey company and some of the country’s largest supermarket chains face accusations of unwittingly selling “fake” honey. Testing at a leading international scientific lab that specialises in […]

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 Australia’s ambassador to the US Joe Hockey says Donald Trump is one of the most formidable politicians he’s seen in his life an is backing him for re-election. A couple of rounds of golf with Donald Trump and Joe […]

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 The construction of three dams around the Mitchell River catchment in far north Queensland could make the region a giant food bowl, a new report from the CSIRO says. The CSIRO study mapped three key river systems in northern […]

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 US President Donald Trump has accused Google’s search engine of promoting negative news articles and hiding “fair media” coverage of him, vowing to address the situation without providing evidence or giving details of what action he might take. Mr […]

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