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Thursday, December 13 Tropical Cyclone Owen is continuing to strengthen and was today (Thursday) upgraded to category three with experts saying it could be further upgraded to a category four intensity by the time it crosses the Queensland coast. It is currently […]

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Thursday, December 6 The late president George HW Bush has been remembered at his state funeral as a World War II hero, Cold War veteran and commander-in-chief of a United States victory against Iraq who went on to represent a bygone era […]

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Gracemere residents are returning home after fire conditions classed as catastrophic on Wednesday resulted in a rapid evacuation of the town south of Rockhampton, while residents south of Mackay are describing their own fire emergency as like seeing “the […]

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David Eastman, who spent nearly 20 years in jail over the killing one of the country’s top cops, has been found not guilty of the murder after a retrial. A jury determined Mr Eastman did not murder senior Australian Federal Police officer […]

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THURSDAY, November 15 A kayaker has been sent flying after a four-metre tiger shark rammed and then sank its teeth into his tiny crafton Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The man, aged in his 30s, was fishing from his kayak off Moffat Beach on […]

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Wednesday, October 11 The Morrison Government is promising to fast-track its legislated tax cuts for small and medium-sized businesses, costing $3 billion and setting up a fresh battle with Labor ahead of the next election. The tax rate for companies with a […]

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THURSDAY,  September 27 US President Donald Trump says he could change his mind about Brett Kavanaugh and withdraw his nomination for the Supreme Court based on upcoming testimony about alleged sexual misconduct. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused  Mr Kavanaugh of a […]

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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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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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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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THURSDAY, August 23 The House of Representatives has been suspended as the Liberal leadership struggle descends into chaos. With key ministers deserting Malcolm Turnbull, Treasurer Scott Morrison looks set to run against Peter Dutton if another spill is called. Mr Turnbull is […]

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THURSDAY, August 16 The husband of Dreamworld victim Cindy Low says he and his family were just “unlucky” and he does not blame the ride attendants for what happened that day. On October 25, 2016, Mrs Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke […]

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THURSDAY 2 AUGUST Coles has set a deadline for its extended free plastic bags handout, after bowing to customer pressure in backing down on reusable bags, ABC News reports. On Wednesday, Coles said it would continue handing out thicker reusable plastic bags […]

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THURSDAY, July 26 Fairfax and Nine have announced a merger that will create an integrated media giant across television, online video streaming, print, digital and real estate advertising. Nine will be the dominant partner, with its current shareholders holding 51.1 per cent […]

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Thursday, July 19 “How many of you?” asked British divers John Volanthen and Rick Stanton. The faint voice of 14-year-old Adul (Adun) Samon answered instantly in clear English. “Thirteen,” he said in the triumphant moment caught on camera that captured the hearts […]

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Woman dies in Brisbane CBD after being hit by a bus A WOMAN has died after she was hit by a bus in the centre of Brisbane. Police confirmed this morning the female pedestrian has died on the corner of Ann and […]

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Katy Perry has gifted Taylor Swift a literal olive branch, signifying the end of their long lasting feud.Taking to her Instagram Story just before the first date of her massive Reputation tour, Swift showed her followers the symbolic offering. “This means so […]

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TUESDAY, April 10 At last, Bronte Campbell has had her moment. And absolutely no-one in Australia is going to begrudge her of it. The younger of the Campbell sisters, for so long in the immense shadow of Cate, chalked up a win […]

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Always a state of extremes, Queensland’s gone from heatwave to doona-grabbing weather in only a matter of days, the ABC reports.Heavy rain is now causing havoc along much of the state’s coastline, with a month’s worth of rain heading for parts of the south-east in coming […]