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Storm, Roosters record dramatic victories in thrilling Anzac Day encounters

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-04-25 15:34

The Melbourne Storm came from behind to record a 13-12 victory over the New Zealand Warriors. Earlier, the Sydney Roosters held on to beat the St George Illawarra Dragons 20-10 at the SCG.

Prince Willliam lays a wreath during an Anzac Day service in Auckland

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-04-25 12:46
Prince William lays a wreath to commemorate wartime soldiers and visit survivors of last month's mosque attacks.

Semi-naked man hit by coffee cup as he clings to back of stolen ute

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-04-25 11:43

A man dressed only in a towel clings to the back of his stolen ute for 20 minutes in a vain attempt to stop thieves, who took it for a joyride around Brisbane's northside.

Doctors rid baby Ryder of rare medical condition

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-04-25 10:33

How a $200,000 private flight to Brisbane enabled this South Australian baby's rare condition to be diagnosed and cured.

How to get war medal replacements and how to wear them

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-04-25 09:53

Many people will be wearing replica medals today, but there are strict protocols about how they should be worn.

Is Anzac Day relevant for young Australians?

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-04-25 08:21

A time to reflect, a tokenistic tradition, or a welcome day off work — young people tell us what they really think of Anzac Day.

Winemakers hope a perfect season won't be tainted by bushfire

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-04-25 06:04

A hot dry summer is just what grapevines needed to produce perfect fruit, but bushfire smoke could make the wine undrinkable.

Conservative MPs have had their time in the sun, but their parties risk being burnt

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-04-25 06:00

Queensland is the only state home to an officially merged Liberal National Party and the conservative arm is taking the chance to grab the wheel during this federal election.

Man missing from Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival where two died

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-04-24 15:22

A 37-year-old man missing since Sunday from a music festival in southern Queensland, where two people died, may have been affected by drugs, and a local says the man also stole a pair of boots after allegedly breaking into a house.

Dingo patrols stepped up as more tourists prepare to visit island where toddler was bitten

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-04-24 12:35

Extra rangers will patrol Fraser Island this weekend searching for the dingo that dragged a toddler from a camper trailer and warning visitors to lock up their food and not approach the animals.

'Startling' melanoma research finds in situ survivors not out of the woods after removal

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-04-24 12:02

A mother who developed terminal cancer after initially having an in situ melanoma is supporting calls for funding after world-first research in Queensland finds survivors of in situ melanoma have a higher chance of developing other cancers.

Police property officer caught with 42 weapons after shooting himself in hand, gets parole

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-04-24 11:26

A former property officer for the Queensland Police Service walks from court after pleading guilty to stealing seized guns and ammunition. He was caught with 42 weapons in his roof when he accidentally shot himself in the hand with a camouflaged Glock.

NT pastoralist buys second CPC cattle station, reportedly for $50m

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-04-24 10:00

Northern Territory pastoralist Sterling Buntine buys a second cattle station from Consolidated Pastoral Company on a walk-in walk-out basis without cattle.

Lake Eyre could get to its fullest since 1974 but Murray-Darling is missing out

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-04-24 08:37

Yet more rain in recent days in western Queensland has meant the rivers are flowing. But sadly the latest downpours, linked to the snow in Western Australia on Good Friday, hasn't been enough to get more than a dribble into the Darling.

'Parents are marinating in fear': Are free-range kids a thing of the past?

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-04-24 06:54

Playing outside with the neighbours used to be a natural part of childhood, but finding friends isn't as easy as it used to be. Now one community north of Brisbane is the site of an experimental program designed to get kids back on the street.

Did Barnaby Joyce miss an opportunity to get a better deal on water buybacks?

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-04-24 06:40

A Murray-Darling Basin community leader says the former agriculture minister originally opposed water purchases as the Queensland Government suggests there was a better deal.

'Much more than scones': CWA's 'covert' approach to caring for struggling farmers

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-04-24 06:22

Scones, tea, and craft are synonymous with the CWA, but the organisation also provides vital community support. In drought- and flood-ravaged Julia Creek, it's all about keeping things low-key.

Service medals washed up in Qld floods returned to family just in time for Anzac Day

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-04-24 06:21

A late Vietnam veteran's service medals discovered during a clean-up operation after the Queensland floods have been returned to his family and will be paraded on Anzac Day.

'Back to the kitchen': Female stars receive three times the abuse online

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-04-24 06:00

It has long been suspected that female athletes are subjected to more vitriol on social media than their male counterparts — now a new study has confirmed it.

Father opens children's contact service despite domestic violence order

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-04-24 05:53

Kelly Penn had a domestic violence order out against her ex-husband when he started operating his own children's contact service. The privately run services are now under scrutiny after the Australian Law Reform Commission recommended they be accredited.

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