National News

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Chambers: NRL should throw money at Ponga

premium_icon Chambers: NRL should throw money at Ponga

Queensland star Will Chambers says the NRL must do whatever it takes to keep his Maroons teammate in the game.

Squatter refusing to leave cancer pensioner's home

Squatter refusing to leave cancer pensioner's home

For over two years, Julie Pearn has lived in a motorhome after her house was occupied without permission by an aggressive mother.

No parking sign sparks controversy

No parking sign sparks controversy

Residents have accused a Queensland business owner of pretending to "own the street" after a makeshift sign appeared out the front of his fishing supply store.

Huge fish drawing crowds at feeding time

premium_icon Huge fish drawing crowds at feeding time

Handfed Queensland groupers weighing in at more than 120kg are drawing big crowds to a Far North town at feeding time. WATCH THE VIDEO

Pokies’ lure on rise in floods aftermath

premium_icon Pokies’ lure on rise in floods aftermath

An attempt to escape the stress of catastrophic flooding or a flush of emergency cash handouts could be behind Townsville’s $18 million spend on the pokies.

Premier’s call on minister for NQ

premium_icon Premier’s call on minister for NQ

Deputy Premier backs NQ Labor MPs as “strong” representatives as government remains noncommittal on a cabinet reshuffle to provide a dedicated regional voice.

How mining is being transformed by technology

premium_icon How mining is being transformed by technology

Remote-controlled mining trucks are just the start of the digital transformation in the resources sector, according to the boss of explosives giant Orica.

Man charged for bestiality, stealing underwear

premium_icon Man charged for bestiality, stealing underwear

HE has admitted to 96 offences including 19 instances of bestiality upon dogs at his northern NSW home.

Adani protest aims to shut down Brisbane

premium_icon Adani protest aims to shut down Brisbane

A protester who glued himself to a pedestrian crossing in Brisbane’s CBD could be the tip of the iceberg, as an anti-Adani activist threatens shutdown of the city.

Murdoch: ‘Tech giants should face more scrutiny’

premium_icon Murdoch: ‘Tech giants should face more scrutiny’

News Corp co-chairman Lachlan Murdoch has lashed out at the impact tech companies have had on the media.

Widow sues over multimillion-dollar wish list

premium_icon Widow sues over multimillion-dollar wish list

The widow of mining magnate Ken Talbot has detailed the business plans and property ownership that fell through due to what she claims was negligence on his...

Noosa to put up ‘full’ sign as over-tourism becomes issue

premium_icon Noosa to put up ‘full’ sign as over-tourism becomes issue

One of Queensland’s internationally famous tourist playgrounds has been forced to put out the “full” sign as it faces being loved to death by “over-tourism”.

Freak incident that ended cop’s career

premium_icon Freak incident that ended cop’s career

A Queensland cop could sue for up to $1 million after a bizarre incident at his police station that ended his long-running career.

First look: Adani construction begins

premium_icon First look: Adani construction begins

Less than a week after getting the green light from the State Government, the controversial Adani mega coalmine has finally begun construction. SEE THE VIDEO

State Government inaction stokes a Great Divide

premium_icon State Government inaction stokes a Great Divide

It seems the Queensland Government still hasn’t got the message from the federal election. It wasn’t just about mining jobs in regional Queensland.

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Widow’s bid to use sperm harvested from dead husband

premium_icon Widow’s bid to use sperm harvested from dead husband

A WIDOW has asked the Supreme Court for the green light to use her late husband’s sperm harvested just hours after he died unexpectedly at the age of 38.

Farmer killed in machinery accident

Farmer killed in machinery accident

A Victorian farmer has been killed when a post-hole digger he was using malfunctioned and hit him while he was working at a property in the state's north.

Border Force officer dies on ship in Torres Strait

premium_icon Border Force officer dies on ship in Torres Strait

An Australian Border Force officer has died aboard a patrol boat in the Torres Strait.

Human bones found on popular NSW beaches

Human bones found on popular NSW beaches

NSW police are investigating the discovery of human bones at two neighbouring beaches in Port Macquarie.

‘Get a job’ Instagram couple suddenly quit

‘Get a job’ Instagram couple suddenly quit

A couple who caused outrage after asking followers for money to fund their African trip have shared a lengthy post behind their abrupt decision.

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