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Beaches Shut By Cyclone Oma No Match For Mick Fanning (Plus A Few Loose Units)

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Surfing superstars Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning have joined dozens of waveriders trying their luck against Cyclone Oma's wrath, as huge swells batter the east coast.

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National

Why Cyclone Oma Is The Most Confused Storm In Recent Memory

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Many are scratching their heads with the latest developments of the very strange tropical cyclone Oma.

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National

Memorial Statue Of Drowned Boy Stolen, With Police Left Baffled

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Police have launched a public appeal to locate the memorial statue of a little boy who drowned at Mount Morgan dam, which was stolen from a park at the end of last year.

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National

Wild Winds Head For QLD And NSW As Oma Is Downgraded

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Tropical Cyclone Oma has weakened to a category one system, but is expected to intensify again on Friday.

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National

Man To Be Charged After 'Disturbing' Dog Attack Caught On Video

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WARNING: Some viewers may find the following footage distressing.

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National

Woman In Critical Condition After Cow Attack

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A woman aged in her 70s has been hospitalised after she was attacked by a cow at a rural property.

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National

This Men-Only Club Will Now Have To Admit Women

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Brisbane's men-only Tattersall's Club will open its doors to women after a group of unhappy blokes lost a court challenge.

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National

Oma God! Massive 8-Metre Waves Expected As Cyclone Warning Issued

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Tropical Cyclone Oma is continuing its path towards the Queensland coast. 

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National

RSPCA Call For Help Over 'Brutal' Attack On Dog Caught On Video

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Disturbing video has emerged of what appears to be a brutal attack on a dog in a suburban street of Mackay, Queensland.

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National

Cyclone Oma Defies Forecast And Thunders Towards QLD

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Cyclone Oma has been upgraded to a category three cyclone as it moves closer to the Queensland Coast. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

A Father Has Been Arrested For Slapping His Stepdaughter's Bully

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

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National

Cyclone Oma: QLD Braces As Heavy Winds And High Tides Descend

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The weather system that saw Queensland experience record-breaking rain just a few weeks ago is still lingering off Australia's east coast.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Gives Birth While In Coma, Didn't Know She Was Pregnant

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

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National

Seemingly Healthy Six Year Old's Dental Pain Found To Be Leukaemia

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When Hunter's family noticed a lump on her jaw in the latter half of 2018, they took her to see a doctor.

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National

Six-Year-Old Boy Killed While Riding Scooter

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A six-year-old boy riding a scooter has died after being hit by a car in a rural Queensland town.

Crime

Crime

Police In Fatal Shooting Investigation Look To Identify Cyclist

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Homicide detectives investigating the shooting death of a woman south of Brisbane are trying to identify a cyclist who was nearby at the time. 

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National

Coroner Finds Tinder Stalker Horror Could Have Been Avoided

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Paul Lambert died on the side of the M1 near Bonville just shy of Coffs Harbour. He had lunged at officers with a knife so they shot him.

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National

Woman Finds 40kg Python In Her Laundry, Remains Calm Because #Straya

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It was 4:30 in the morning on Friday when Lea-Ann Kennedy's family found a surprise visitor inside their back shed -- a whopping five and a half metre python.

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National

Teenage Girls Rushed To Hospital After Suspected Overdose At School

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Four teenage girls have been rushed to hospital from a school in the Gold Coast after reportedly overdosing on an "unknown substance" on Friday.

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National

Dinosaur Prints Give Hope To Decimated QLD Town

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Gigantic dinosaur footprints preserved in an outback creek bed have been saved from the floods that have ravaged western Queensland.

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Updated

Body Of A Young Woman Found Dead On Beach

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The body of a woman has been found on a Sunshine Coast beach. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Police Hunt Mother Trying To Find Son A Date

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

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National

One Person Dies From Queensland Flood Disease

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One person has died and another 10 are sick from a flood-related illness in Townsville following a once-in-a-century monsoonal deluge.

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National

Two Months' Jail For Young Dad Who Bashed Puppy And Broke Its Leg

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A young father has been jailed south of Brisbane after he confessed to bashing a puppy and breaking its leg.

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Good News

Bodycam Captures Stunning Floodwater Rescue Of Elderly Man From QLD Storms

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Sitting waist-deep in surging flood water, rescue came just in time for a man caught up in the devastating Queensland storms.

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News

Man Allegedly Choked Mum And Kidnapped Her Four Children

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A 29-year-old man is accused of kidnapping four children and strangling their mother during a terrifying domestic violence incident south of Brisbane.

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National

Search Resumes For Recently Married Man Missing In Townsville Floodwaters

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A man remains missing in floodwaters in north Queensland as police stay hopeful he will be found alive.

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National

Meet The Townsville Woman Whose Flooded House Has Become A Zoo

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On the backseat of Tara Hoffman’s car this morning were five coloured baskets carrying three possums and two bats.

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National

Human 'Bin Chickens' Making Big Bucks With Your Rubbish

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More than 1.3 billion containers have been collected and $130 million dollars made in the past 15 months since a container refund program was introduced.

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News

Townsville Locals Pull Together After Deadly Floods

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On a street in the Townsville suburb of Hermit Park, the water is rib high.

Crime

Crime

Missing Baby Boy Involved In 'Tragic' Murder-Suicide

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A father and his six-month-old baby boy are dead in a suspected murder-suicide on the Sunshine Coast.

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National

Two Bodies Found In Townsville Floodwaters

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Bodies have been found in the search for two missing men in flood-ravaged Townsville. 

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National

Plane Crash-Lands In Backyard After Mid-Air Power Failure

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A pilot has had a "very lucky" escape after a crash landing that left his plane in a suburban backyard -- with major damage or injuries reported.

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National

Two Men Feared Missing In Townsville, Possibly Swept Away By Floodwaters

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Two men are feared missing near floodwaters as the deluge that's caused catastrophic flooding in Townsville shows signs of easing.

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Updated

Townsville Urged To 'Stay Strong' With 'Extraordinary' Conditions Far From Over

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Residents in Townsville are being plucked to safety in army trucks, their homes left filled with water, as authorities warn the disaster could roll on for at least another day.

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National

Mateship Shines As Queenslanders Help Each Other Through Disaster

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As residents fled flood-ravaged towns in Queensland with just the clothes on their back, one family headed to the river wreckage to rescue their neighbours' treasured belongings.

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National

Urgent Flood Warning As Dam Gates Fully Opened In Townsville

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Residents must evacuate immediately to higher ground as the gates to the Ross River dam have opened fully, spewing 2000 cubic metres of water per second.

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National

Flood-Ravaged North QLD Now Braces For Tornado

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Rain and flooding in Queensland have "smashed" records as the state's north endures a one-in-100 year drenching.

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Updated

Townsville Floods Declared A "Catastrophe'

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A massive monsoonal deluge that has flooded Townsville has been declared a catastrophe by the Insurance Council of Australia.

Sport

Sport

Ben Barba Sacked From Cowboys After Assault Allegations

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Ben Barba's NRL career appears over after being sacked by North Queensland before playing a single game for the club.

National

National

One-In-100-Year-Event: Townsville Braces For More Rain

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North Queensland residents remain on high alert as officials fear a catastrophic flood disaster with more record-breaking downpours on the way.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Charges Cheating Ex $180 To Talk To Her

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

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National

Severe Flooding And Land Slips As Queensland Continues To Be Inundated With Rain

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Queensland's big wet continues to dump torrential rain in the state's north, as flash flooding and landslips force more people from their homes.

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National

'Oh My God She's Alive': Family's Beloved Cow 'Sparkle' Swept Out To Sea

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Wet season rains put an entire North Queensland town underwater on Wednesday -- and sent some precious belongings out to sea.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Extra 10 Minutes Parking Granted To Drivers To Make 'Fines Fairer'

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Crime

Crime

Man Charged After Allegedly Stalking Nine Women Over 15 Years

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A man who allegedly stalked nine Gold Coast women over 15 years is due to appear in court accused of lurking outside their homes and degrading and frightening them on social media.

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National

'We Are All Normal': Burger Shop Hits Back After Customer's Thoughtless Insult

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A business that employs people with Tourette's and Asperger's has hit back at a customer who made an insensitive comment to staff.

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National

Cow Swept Out To Sea, Tractors Washed Away In Wild Townsville Floods

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Shipping containers have been washed away and animals are missing, as wild weather and rising floodwaters hits north Queensland.

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Updated

Police Investigate Suspicious Deaths Of Man And Woman Found Dead At A House

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Queensland Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman who were found dead on Monday evening.

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National

Massive Rainfall In Daintree Sees Flood Warnings And Record River Levels

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Australia's summer of freak weather is continuing after the Daintree river saw its levels reach a record 12.6 metres, beating a mark set in 1901.

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National

Parents, Here's The First Day Back At School Info You Need

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It will be a year of firsts -- and lasts - for thousands of students in New South Wales and Queensland who are heading back to school this week. 

Crime

Crime

Man Accused Of Throwing Cheerleader Off Balcony

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A man is expected to face court on Australia Day accused of throwing a Gold Coast cheerleader off an 11th-floor balcony six years ago.

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National

'Look Before You Leak': Woman's Bottom Bitten By Python Hidden Inside Toilet

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A Brisbane woman got more than she bargained for when a quick trip to the loo got her a nasty nip on the backside from a grumpy 1.6-metre python who had coiled up inside the toilet bowl.

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National

Girl Hospitalised After 'Savage' Goanna Attack

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A young girl is in hospital with a "nasty" wound after a goanna savagely attacked her at a Queensland beach and refused to let go of her foot.

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National

Popular Pool Closed After Possible Needle Prick Sparks Safety Fears

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A Queensland woman is undergoing health tests after possibly being pricked by a needle while going for a swim in a public pool.

Crime

Crime

'I'm Down, I'm Down': Dramatic Video Shows Cop Run Over By 'Stolen' Car

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Police have released shocking footage of a disturbing attack on an officer which saw him knocked off his motorbike by an allegedly stolen car and left on the side of the road.

News

News

Pet Owners Warned After Snakes Swallow Pet Cats Whole

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Snake catchers are urging Aussies to keep their cats inside after a python deadset ate a family pet.

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National

Young Boy Attacked By Dingo During Family Trip

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A dingo attacked a young boy during a camping trip with his family on Fraser Island on Saturday afternoon.

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National

Court Win For Woman Who Fell From Maccas Roof While On A Smoko

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A McDonald's worker who fell off the roof of a fast-food restaurant in Queensland after climbing up for a smoke has won her right to workers' compensation.

National

National

Non-Alcoholic Beer Infused With Native Plants Hits The Market

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You’d think a non-alcoholic beer in Far North Queensland would be about as popular as a brown snake in a lucky dip barrel.

Crime

Crime

Police Claim 'No Evidence' Of Misconduct In Domestic Violence Case, Despite Recording

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A domestic violence victim has endured further hurt, after a police probe claimed there was 'no evidence' officers had acted inappropriately -- despite a recording of an encounter being played on national TV.

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National

Terri Irwin Snaps Back At Plans To Harvest Wild Crocodile Eggs

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Queensland crocodile farmers can now legally harvest wild crocodile eggs and hatch them for luxury goods, including handbags, shoes and meat.

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National

Advocates 'Gobsmacked' Serial Sex Offender Robert Fardon Has Been Freed

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Child safety advocates are "gobsmacked" by the release of one of Queensland's worst sex offenders into the community.

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National

How Google Maps Are Getting It Wrong In Queensland

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The Queensland government has joined local businesses calling on Google to fix its maps of the state's outback regions.

The Project

The Project

Statement From QLD Government Department On Harvesting Croc Eggs

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It is now possible to obtain a licence to harvest estuarine crocodile eggs in Queensland.

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Updated

Explosive Materials Found In Raid At Queensland Property

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An emergency situation has been revoked in Queensland after police raiding a home in Kallangur, north of Brisbane, found explosive materials.

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National

Tourist Bus Crashes 20 Metres Into Queensland Rainforest

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A tourist bus has crashed 20 metres down an embankment, in thick rain forest to the south-west of the Gold Coast.

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National

Why Australia Is Having An 'Extraordinary' Bluebottle Invasion This Year

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'Walls' of jellyfish have descended on beaches across the east coast, so where are they coming from?

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National

Snake Catcher Saves Python Found With 511 Ticks On Its Body

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Wildlife experts called in to retrieve a carpet python that had slithered into a family's pool got more than they bargained for when they found the reptile covered in hundreds of paralysis ticks.

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National

Search And Rescue Finds Stranded Pig Hunters

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A rescue helicopter has picked up a group of stranded men after their ute was washed off the road in the Whitsundays earlier on Thursday morning.

Good News

Good News

Rare Bilby Triplets Bringing New Hope For Endangered Species

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Dreamworld has released the first images of rare bilby triplets who were born just three months ago, and will soon be given their names.

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National

Travellers 'Too Complacent': Measles Alert After Third Case In A Month

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Queensland Health is warning residents of Brisbane and Ipswich to be on high alert for measles, after confirming the third case in just three weeks.

Politics

Politics

Federal LNP Candidate Apologises For Racist Anti-Muslim Facebook Posts

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An LNP candidate for the Far North Queensland seat of Herbert has apologised for racist remarks he made against the Muslim community.

National

National

Driver Incinerated After Horror Crash

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An unidentified male driver has been killed in a car crash at Inala, south-west of Brisbane.

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National

Lifesavers Warn Of Bluebottle Swarm As Thousands Stung On Beaches

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Beachgoers on Australia's east coast are being warned to stay alert for bluebottles after dozens of people were stung on Saturday morning.

Crime

Crime

Man Caught On Camera Punching Two Passengers In Separate Incidents

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Police are on the hunt for a man after he punched two others in separate attacks while travelling on buses through Brisbane.

National

National

Family Torn Apart By Mother-Daughter Electrocution Tragedy

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A mother and daughter tragically lost their lives in a freak accident on their remote family farm 117 kilometres southwest of Cairns.

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National

A Guide To Australia’s Best Free New Year’s Eve Vantage Points

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To herald in what is set to be one of the biggest ever New Year's Eve celebrations, we’ve compiled a list of the best free-loader spots to kick-start 2019 across Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Crime

Crime

Snatching Spree: Four Handbag Thefts In An Hour Believed To Be Linked

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Detectives in Queensland are investigating after four different stolen handbags in the same one-hour period.

National

National

Two Teenagers Hospitalised After Irukandji Jellyfish Stings

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Two teenagers have been airlifted from Queensland's Fraser Island suffering stings from the deadly Irukandji jellyfish.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Car Explosion After Possible Faulty Airbag Malfunction

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A woman has suffered multiple broken bones after her car’s airbags reportedly deployed while driving, causing her to crash.

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National

Slithery Christmas Shock: Family Finds Snake In A Toilet Roll

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Everybody loves a good Christmas present, but this is not the kind one family expected. 

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National

Australia To Swelter Through Christmas In First Day Of Heatwave

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Put down the umbrellas and turn on the air conditioner, we're about to swelter through a heatwave.

Tech

Tech

These Talking, Hugging Robots Are Coming To A Hospital Near You

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She speaks 26 languages, dances through hallways and tells jokes on command.

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National

Christmas Weather: It's Looking Like An Absolute Cracker

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Santa, this Christmas weather might be your best gift of all.

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National

Hero Truckie Saves Young Family From Horror Storm

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As rain and strong winds lashed her car, Queensland mum Emily Clarke became gravely worried about the precious cargo in the back seat. 

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National

Drivers Trapped In Floodwaters As Wild Weather Batters Australia

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About 17 drivers have been rescued from their cars and trucks in Victoria's north-east as the state is battered with storms and torrential rain. 

Good News

Good News

Good Boy Assistance Dog Graduates University With Honours

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Kirby Bell has been living the student's dream, sleeping through all six years of his university classes and still graduating with honours alongside his owner.

News

News

'Zombie Storm', Massive Rainfall Set To Hit Australia

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Australia is set to be smashed by 'the biggest weather event of the year', part of a so-called 'zombie storm' to hit the southern parts of the country.

National

National

Queensland BushFires: Footage Emerges Of Fires As Seen From Space

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Hundreds of bush fires ravaged more than a million hectares of land in central and southern Queensland.

Queensland Bushfires

Queensland Bushfires

What Happens When The Bushfires Stop Burning

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Dead animals, the smell of burnt bush, and rotten food in the fridge. These are the signs volunteers want residents to prepare for as they return to their homes ravaged by fire.

News

News

Bettongs Are Cute, Love Truffles And Are In Big Trouble

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The little Northern Bettong is in big trouble and conservationists warn it's part of an "extinction crisis".

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

Greenlighting Adani While QLD Burns Is Like Pouring Kerosine On A Bonfire

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On Thursday afternoon, Queensland firefighters were battling an extraordinary 130 blazes across the state.

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National

Pair Arrested For Allegedly Lighting Fires In Queensland

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Two men have now been accused of lighting separate fires near Rockhampton, as bushfires continue to rage across central Queensland.

Queensland Bushfires

Queensland Bushfires

'A Long Way To Go': 114 Fires Still Raging Across Queensland

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Residents are being warned the catastrophic bushfire emergency devastating the state will stretch into next week.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Fires Raging In Queensland And Trump Cancels Putin Meeting

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

Queensland Bushfires

Queensland Bushfires

8,000 Residents Return To Homes After Fleeing 'Catastrophic' Fire Threat

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Residents of central Queensland town Gracemere have been told they can return home after being forced to evacuate amid serious fire danger. 

National

National

Queensland Firefighters Battle 12-Metre Flames In 'Rare' Bushfire Event

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Firefighters and police have been doorknocking in communities north of Bundaberg, urging residents to leave as a 50km-long bushfire continues to burn into the night.

News

News

‘Lift Legends’ To Be The Silent Heroes Of The Festive Season

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P-Platers encouraged to be the designated drivers for their drunk parents as part of QLD’s new anti-drink-driving campaign.

Crime

Crime

Father Charged With Murder Over Death Of Baby Found On Beach

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The father of a nine-month-old girl found dead on a beach has been charged with her murder.