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Bespoke BMX park keeps kids active in town once known for its weight problem

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:52

Toowoomba council let cyclists construct a jump park. The local children are active, grubby and loving it.

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Handprints scanned to stop reef tourists being left behind

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 06:01

An electronic tracking system, which scans handprints to identify and monitor tourists, is being trialled on the Great Barrier Reef to stop divers and snorkellers being left behind.

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Indigenous rangers to be the eyes and ears of Great Barrier Reef

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 08:59

Protection of the Great Barrier Reef will be boosted with the help of 40 new Indigenous rangers, who are being trained as part of a $30 million Federal Government program.

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Is blending the rules to pair tea and cheese a steep too far?

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 08:00

You've boiled the jug, brewed the perfect cup of tea and are searching for the ideal snack. Would you take the plunge and eat cheese with tea instead?

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Widening of M1 coming sooner as Queensland changes tune on motorway funding

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 06:33

With the Queensland Government forking out almost $500 million it had baulked at paying, upgrades to problem-plagued sections of the M1 motorway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast are set to start sooner than expected.

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Rachelle Mainse's parents discuss her premature birth with a doctor

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 04:49
Rachelle Mainse's parents discuss her premature birth with doctor Dr Barry Steinberg in Brisbane in 1988 for a TV show back in Canada.
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Canada prayed for her, now 30 years on 'miracle baby' is back in Australia to give thanks

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 04:49

When Rachelle Mainse was born 13 weeks early a world away from home, she was given a minimal chance of survival. Tomorrow, on her 30th birthday, she will meet the doctors who brought her into the world, and the woman who took in her family at their time of need.

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Broncos pip Roosters in NRL thriller, Warriors take care of Eels

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 17:44

Two late tries hand the Brisbane Broncos a 28-22 victory against the Sydney Roosters, while the Warriors celebrate their 24-14 triumph over Parramatta.

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Elderly driver says pensioners feel like 'forgotten poor', demands free fitness tests

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:24

An elderly driver in NSW questions the high cost of driver fitness tests, especially for those living in regional and rural communities where public transport may be lacking.

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Broadcaster Alan Jones denies a "bitter hatred" of a prominent Queensland family drove him to make defamatory comments.

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:18
Broadcaster Alan Jones denies a "bitter hatred" of a prominent Queensland family drove him to make defamatory comments about the group on multiple occasions spanning several years.
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Husband who used car as a 'weapon' at wife's funeral found guilty of manslaughter

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:42

A jury finds a Cape York man guilty of manslaughter for driving a ute into a house full of mourners and killing a woman at his wife's funeral in the Indigenous community of Kowanyama, after the court heard he suffered "extraordinary" provocation.

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Week-long 'inhumane' watch house detention for 14yo sparks police complaint

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:57

A Murri Court elder complains to police that a child who was arrested last week is still being held in the Brisbane watch house.

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Tea parties, orchestra and a new antenna: How Royal fans are preparing

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:03

Royal wedding fever is rising in north Queensland, with fans going to great lengths to prepare to watch the event on Saturday, with one woman planning a tea party at home complete with an orchestra.

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Alan Jones was 'grossly irresponsible', defamation trial told

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 13:08

Broadcaster Alan Jones denies a "bitter hatred" of a prominent Queensland family drove him to make defamatory comments about the group on multiple occasions spanning several years.

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Wonderland brought to life to wow curious cake designers

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 13:02

Five cakemakers bring a famous children's story to life with more than 100 kilograms of sugary icing and a trip down the rabbit hole.

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Five councillors face suspension 'within days' under new new local government laws

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 08:40

Five Queensland mayors and councillors, including Logan Mayor Luke Smith and Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli, face immediate suspension under new laws designed to help restore confidence in local government.

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Five councillors face suspension 'within days' under new new local government laws

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 08:40

Five Queensland mayors and councillors, including Logan Mayor Luke Smith and Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli, face immediate suspension under new laws designed to help restore confidence in local government.

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Regional Australia's most creative towns revealed

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 06:24

Cities aren't the only creative hubs: new research by the Regional Australia Institute has revealed the nation's most creative communities outside of major cities.

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Queensland's NRL clubs under threat of missing finals

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 22:23

The Broncos, Cowboys and Titans are struggling in 2018, a season in which the Queensland clubs may all miss the finals.

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Authorities 'fast-tracking' some African athlete asylum applications: lawyer

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:23

A leading refugee lawyer says Australian authorities appear to be expediting the asylum applications of overseas athletes and sports officials who remained in Australia after the Commonwealth Games.

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