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Identity of unknown WWII soldiers could be revealed with new DNA test

Wed, 2019-04-24 05:43

The remains of some of the thousands of Aussie soldiers still buried in World War II battlefields could soon be identified with the help of a new DNA test developed by researchers at the Queensland University of Technology.

Controversial candidate won spot on Senate ticket after 12-month cash splash

Wed, 2019-04-24 02:17

Controversial election candidate Gerard Rennick donated more than $30,000 to the Liberal National Party in the year before he secured a winnable spot on its Senate ticket.

Australia was promised superfast broadband with the NBN — this is what we got instead

Tue, 2019-04-23 19:36

In 2009 we were promised a fast National Broadband Network with optical fibre cables direct to most homes and businesses. Instead, we've ended up with a mix of technologies including optical fibre, copper wires, Hybrid Fibre Coaxial, fixed wireless and satellite.

Army recruit dies after training incident

Tue, 2019-04-23 19:05

Liam Wolf, 18, dies in a Sydney hospital from injuries sustained during a training incident in regional New South Wales.

'A privilege and honour': Katarina Carroll appointed new Qld Police Commissioner

Tue, 2019-04-23 13:34

Katarina Carroll will take over as Queensland's top cop — the state's first female Police Commissioner in its 155-year history — after rising through the ranks since joining the force in 1983.

A-League battler Brisbane turns to 'God' to save beleaguered Roar

Tue, 2019-04-23 13:25

Robbie Fowler, a legend of Liverpool FC who was nicknamed 'God' by its fans, is appointed head coach of struggling Brisbane Roar despite having no real managerial experience to his name.

'It was a long shot': Newborn koala survives transfer to surrogate mum's pouch

Tue, 2019-04-23 11:44

A Queensland wildlife sanctuary saves the life of a newborn koala in a rare, and possibly Australia-first, medical procedure where a two-day-old koala joey called Hermit was transferred from its ailing mother's pouch and into the pouch of a surrogate mother.

Labor pledges to increase skilled migration income threshold, Coalition to help small business

Tue, 2019-04-23 09:54

The Federal Opposition promises to replace a controversial northern infrastructure fund, and to overhaul Australia's temporary skilled migration system, if it wins the election.

Guardian donkeys protecting the herd

Tue, 2019-04-23 09:32

A Queensland grazier turns to donkeys to ward off wild dogs and says he hasn't lost a calf in a paddock patrolled by the feisty guardian asses.

On parole, but given a chance: The recycling plant that's changing lives

Tue, 2019-04-23 07:57

Raymond Skinner was struggling to find work while on parole, but a waste facility has given this Queenslander a chance to turn his life around.

The wombat trail is taking an unusual turn as the Nationals try to save traditionally safe seats

Tue, 2019-04-23 05:00

The Nationals are hoping to cling on to their seats, including a few held on very slim margins, and add to their tally by winning a three-cornered contest. But the country-based party has problems, and some say they're at risk of losing a handful of seats.

LNP Senate candidate accuses BOM of fudging data to suit 'global warming agenda'

Tue, 2019-04-23 01:17

The weather bureau has been tampering with temperature data in order to "perpetuate global warming hysteria", according to an under-fire Coalition candidate.

Two die at Rabbits Eat Lettuce music festival in Queensland

Mon, 2019-04-22 12:00

The bodies of a man and a woman are found inside a tent at the four-day festival, described as a "tribal Easter party", held near Warwick on Queensland's Southern Downs.

Scientists in uphill battle to preserve rare tropical mountaintop plant species

Mon, 2019-04-22 10:50

Botanists embark on a mountaintop rescue mission in the Wet Tropics rainforest to save plant species at risk of climate change.

Kayaker's body found in Gold Coast creek after Easter Facebook post

Mon, 2019-04-22 09:46

The body of Chris Dicker, 28, who disappeared hours after wishing family and friends on Facebook a "happy Easter" on Sunday, is found in Tallebudgera Creek by a local.

Up yours! Will protest votes help minor parties win votes?

Mon, 2019-04-22 07:59

Brandishing a pencil as their weapon of choice, some voters will attempt to slaughter the hopes of the major parties by lodging an "up yours" on their voting ballot — but will the protest vote impact the election outcome?

Australia to fight for first Fed Cup title in 45 years after Barty, Stosur win deciding doubles

Mon, 2019-04-22 07:34

Australia is in the Fed Cup final for the first time in 26 years after Samantha Stosur and Ash Barty hold their nerve to win the deciding doubles match in the semi-final against Belarus.

How empty shampoo bottles are changing lives

Mon, 2019-04-22 06:53

A hairdresser's dream to reduce salon waste opens up a world of possibilities for children born without limbs.

Meet the Coalition candidate with controversial views on company tax, early education and Russia

Mon, 2019-04-22 05:04

The Coalition usually wins at least three Senate spots in Queensland, meaning Gerard Rennick has a good chance of entering Parliament from July.

Gerard Rennick tells how freedom doesn't come easy

Mon, 2019-04-22 05:04
Gerard Rennick LNP Senate Candidate says that freedom is the child of affluence.