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Wed 11 Dec 2019

Climate activists protest as nation scores a zero

premium_icon Climate activists protest as nation scores a zero

Extinction Rebellion activists have again gathered at a major landmark as Australia scored zero out of 100 on policy in the Climate Change Performance Index.

Woman’s incredible bravery during jewellery shop raid

premium_icon Woman’s incredible bravery during jewellery shop raid

A store worker was hit in the face with the butt of a gun after using a statue to try and fend off armed robbers during a terrifying attack on a jewellery shop.

Doctor forged prescriptions for own use

premium_icon Doctor forged prescriptions for own use

Dr Janka Wrede pleaded guilty to forging prescriptions in the name of two child patients so she could obtain drugs for her own use has been reprimanded.

Ten Aussie volcano victims are coming home

premium_icon Ten Aussie volcano victims are coming home

A C-130 Hercules and two C-17 Globemaster planes are on their way to New Zealand with medical crews to bring 10 patients injured in the volcano blast.

READY TO GO: Grafton Bridge to open to traffic

premium_icon READY TO GO: Grafton Bridge to open to traffic

Find out how to get around as, after 87 years, our second bridge will finally open

Watchdog jails, fines 31 over $4m bankruptcy fraud

premium_icon Watchdog jails, fines 31 over $4m bankruptcy fraud

ALMOST one third of people jailed or fined for crimes under the Bankruptcy Act last year were from Queensland, the national insolvency regulator has revealed.

Julian Assange’s father hopeful of son’s release

premium_icon Julian Assange’s father hopeful of son’s release

The father of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is confident a tide of public opinion is turning in support of the Australian languishing in a UK cell.

CRDA’s dancing delight at end of year concert

premium_icon CRDA’s dancing delight at end of year concert

Award winning local dance studio gives first of two end of year concerts that show technique, grace and power

'Deeply disturbed': Pardon to be sacked after guilty verdict

premium_icon 'Deeply disturbed': Pardon to be sacked after guilty verdict

Noosa mayor Tony Wellington says he is deeply disturbed by the crimes of convicted child sex offender and fellow councillor Frank Pardon.

Williamson goes in to bat for Steve Smith and David Warner

premium_icon Williamson goes in to bat for Steve Smith and David Warner

NZ skipper Kane Williamson has declaring the fallout from Steve Smith and David Warner’s punishment for ball tampering as extreme and unfair

Peers vote Alaalatoa top of the props

premium_icon Peers vote Alaalatoa top of the props

The Wallabies' Allan Alaalatoa has claimed one of the highest honours in Australian rugby, becoming just the second prop to win the coveted Medal for Excellence

Support for ‘young contemporary’ veterans

premium_icon Support for ‘young contemporary’ veterans

Ex-serviceman Jon Felton is looking for local veterans interested in being part of a Young Veterans group

‘Nervous’ NZ volcano tour guide’s eerie premonition

premium_icon ‘Nervous’ NZ volcano tour guide’s eerie premonition

A video of the NZ White Island Tour guide who died in the blast has emerged, giving a glimpse into the final moments of those still missing.

Premier ‘closes door’ on festival pill testing

premium_icon Premier ‘closes door’ on festival pill testing

The NSW government has firmly “closed the door” on pill testing - but has committed to changes designed to increase safety at music festivals.

‘Callous disregard’: Fireworks ‘prankster’ fronts court

premium_icon ‘Callous disregard’: Fireworks ‘prankster’ fronts court

Tradie William Wallace Barnes is accused of tossing a firework into a crowd of nightclub patrons.

‘Grinch’ grandpa uppercuts child for playing in street

premium_icon ‘Grinch’ grandpa uppercuts child for playing in street

72-year-old Rodger Sydney Kensett chipped the teeth of a 10-year-old boy when he gave him an uppercut for playing on his scooter in the street.

Pushed to the brink: Steve Dickson breaks strip club silence

premium_icon Pushed to the brink: Steve Dickson breaks strip club silence

Ex-Buderim MP Steve Dickson and wife Debbie have broken their silence eight months after he resigned over a strip club scandal.

Mass evacuation at airport after security breakdown

premium_icon Mass evacuation at airport after security breakdown

A security screening malfunction has forced Adelaide Airport to be evacuated and hundreds of travellers to be rescreened. Flight delays are expected.

Honey industry seeks help for drought-stricken beekeepers

premium_icon Honey industry seeks help for drought-stricken beekeepers

The honey industry is rallying to help bee keepers forced to hand feed their bees as drought and bushfire destroy their feed sources

Job seeker throws computer at worker

premium_icon Job seeker throws computer at worker

A court has heard unemployed Scott Benjamin Etienne threw a computer monitor at a job agency worker after receiving some news he didn’t like.

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