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Doctors scramble to find out why this flu season may be the worst in decades

Sun, 2019-08-18 05:07

This year's flu season catches health authorities by surprise, starting earlier than usual and killing hundreds. Now researchers are racing to find out why the outbreak has been "exceptional", investigating whether mutations are enabling the virus to last longer.

667,000 apartments in 18 years. What could go wrong?

Sun, 2019-08-18 05:06

Experts warn that many of Australia's apartment buildings are riddled with defects, following a decades-long building boom.

CCTV vision of a gunman holding a petrol station attendant hostage (Supplied)

Sat, 2019-08-17 14:46
After stealing three cars, a man holds a petrol station attendant hostage in Southport while keeping police outside at bay.

Lions on top after thriller against Geelong, SA clubs endure night from hell

Sat, 2019-08-17 13:18

The Brisbane Lions sit on top of the AFL ladder after a thrilling one-point win over Geelong, while Port Adelaide and Adelaide's seasons are in disarray after they were smashed by North Melbourne and Collingwood respectively.

The police helicopter tracks an armed man stealing cars on the Gold Coast

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:47
The police helicopter tracks a man in a stolen car, who confronts a motorist and steals another car at gunpoint.

'You're going to be my hostage': CCTV shows gunman taking over petrol station

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:11

Security vision reveals the moment a Gold Coast service station attendant is taken hostage by a man with a gun in what became a four-hour stand-off with police.

'You're going to be my hostage': Petrol station attendant held by gunman fleeing police

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:11

A Gold Coast service station attendant describes how he was taken hostage by a man in what became a four-hour stand-off with police.

Prickly acacia disaster looms in aftermath of North Queensland floods

Sat, 2019-08-17 10:43

Graziers fear an environmental disaster with prickly acacia spreading since the North Queensland floods in February.

From 'dark and creepy' to bright and inspirational: The schools joining the toilet revolution

Sat, 2019-08-17 08:19

School toilets can be "filthy" and "disgusting" places which many students aim to avoid, but hundreds of schools across the country are transforming their student loos into places offering inspiration and hope.

Why we do silly things when we're sleep deprived

Sat, 2019-08-17 07:30

We've all been there, not enough sleep, brain is foggy and you're struggling to put two and two together. So what happens to our brain to make us do odd things when we don't get enough shut eye?

'It feels unjust': As a same-sex couple, Kate and Ange were deemed 'socially infertile'

Sat, 2019-08-17 06:35

Kate and Ange are expecting their first baby after two years of IVF treatment, but they say it was hard navigating a system "set up for heterosexual couples".

Rival protesters clash at pro-Hong Kong rallies in Melbourne and Adelaide

Fri, 2019-08-16 21:31

Pro-Hong Kong rallies in the Melbourne and Adelaide CBDs turn violent as hundreds of protesters clash with more than 100 pro-China demonstrators objecting to Hong Kong's controversial extradition treaty and police brutality.

Debt-laden university sacks academics while propping up private colleges

Fri, 2019-08-16 19:21

Questions are raised over a Northern Territory university's continued ownership of a loss-making private business colleges in Cairns, at a time when the university is being offered a multi-million-dollar NT Government bailout to keep its training sector afloat.

Police shut down search for missing fishermen in Moreton Bay

Fri, 2019-08-16 18:19

Police call an end to the search for Carwyn Massey, 25, and Timothy Maher, 31, missing since last Saturday night in Moreton Bay. Their 3-metre tinnie was found partly submerged the day after they vanished.

Broncos' top-eight chances get boost with win over Panthers

Fri, 2019-08-16 17:39

The Broncos get the job done at Lang Park with a four tries to two win over Penrith, after the Eels crush the Titans at Robina.

Live: Broncos try to consolidate top-eight spot against Panthers

Fri, 2019-08-16 17:39

The Broncos and Panthers play out a top-eight clash in Brisbane, after the Eels crush the Titans at Robina. Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary.

The proposed Coomera Connector between Loganholme and Nerang to run parallel to the Pacific Motorway

Fri, 2019-08-16 17:25
The proposed state-controlled corridor between Loganholme and Nerang would run parallel to the Pacific Motorway.

'Excessive discipline': Nurse pleads guilty to killing nephew

Fri, 2019-08-16 16:56

Brisbane nurse Jodie Maree Powell, once the head of infection control and prevention at Brisbane's Mater Hospital, admits she killed her 10-year-old nephew Curtis with a combination of violent discipline and neglect in 2015.

Florida forward set to play for NRL feeder team

Fri, 2019-08-16 15:41

A North Queensland Cowboys feeder club hopes its American import is more than your average Joe when he trots out for his first QRL game this weekend.

Brisbane's south side is already a heavily congested bus hub

Fri, 2019-08-16 15:17
Timelapse vision of buses travelling in and out of South Brisbane