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Policeman appears to hit Indigenous woman in Charters Towers in video posted on social media

Sat, 2019-08-10 16:11

The Queensland Ethical Standards Command will review an incident after a "disturbing" video emerged showing a police officer appearing to strike a woman several times in the face.

Dogs knock off Tigers, Eels pip Knights to close in on top four

Sat, 2019-08-10 14:35

The Bulldogs held on to beat the Wests Tigers at the Olympic stadium, after the Dragons broke their losing streak with a win over the Titans and the Eels pipped the Knights.

Cats, Lions strengthen top two claim, Bulldogs humiliate Bombers

Sat, 2019-08-10 13:15

Massive wins for Geelong and Brisbane over North Melbourne and Gold Coast respectively have them closing in on a top two finish, while the Bombers are completely dismantled by the Bulldogs.

Teen dies after crashing stolen ute on the Gold Coast

Sat, 2019-08-10 11:20

Police say the 18-year-old man lost control of the vehicle at Southport after an alleged crime spree, causing it to roll several times.

'Kill or be killed': Veteran, 98, recalls desperate battle on Timor

Sat, 2019-08-10 09:18

From his nursing home in Hervey Bay, 98-year-old Jack Hanson remembers how a few hundred Australians fought off thousands of Japanese troops, in a David and Goliath battle on Timor.

'I really wanted a baby girl': Push for IVF sex selection sparks ethical debate

Sat, 2019-08-10 05:22

At 38, Stacey Hughes — a mum of three sons — figured the biological clock was ticking on her wish to have a daughter, so she started investigating sex selection through IVF. While it's an increasingly common story, some experts say it undermines the "value of unconditional love" in society.

Leaders agree to ban waste exports

Fri, 2019-08-09 15:39
State and territory leaders have agreed to establish a timetable to work towards a waste export ban.

Channel Country floods bring strong season for some, but leave others desperate

Fri, 2019-08-09 15:18

Floodwaters that crippled North Queensland's cattle industry have turned the Channel Country further downstream into a landscape of dramatic contrasts.

'Motivated by hostility': Wife jailed for hiring hitman during divorce battle

Fri, 2019-08-09 14:42

Gold Coast woman Theresa Dalton is sentenced to six years in jail for hiring a hitman to kill her husband during their divorce battle, telling a Brisbane court it is a "catastrophic miscarriage of justice" because she is innocent.

Using art to tap into trauma

Fri, 2019-08-09 14:25

People who experience homelessness are more likely to be exposed to trauma, but experts say creative therapies could help them heal.

60pc of the barramundi you eat is imported and bringing in whole fish could kill our native stock

Fri, 2019-08-09 12:12

Australia’s largest barramundi farm is calling for a halt in whole-fish imports from Asia — not because around 60 per cent is imported, but for biosecurity reasons.

'Mould growing in my lungs': Townsville flood victim dealing with 'extreme' mould six months on

Fri, 2019-08-09 11:10

Cassandra Smith* found herself in hospital and on an IV line directly to her heart when mould took hold of her body, seeping in after her Townsville home was inundated during major flooding, with an expert saying mould in the city is the most extreme she has ever seen.

Police union says teen driver's sentence for hitting constable is 'unacceptable'

Fri, 2019-08-09 10:54

A young Ipswich police officer was left in a coma with critical head injuries after being hit by a stolen car driven by a 17-year-old, with the teen ordered today to serve 1.5 years in detention — a term the police union says is "unacceptable".

Former Ipswich mayor avoids jail for 'calculated and cunning' fraud

Fri, 2019-08-09 10:31

Former Ipswich mayor Andrew Antoniolli won't spend any time behind bars after being sentenced over 13 fraud-related offences, with his defence barrister saying he will "pay for this offending for the rest of his life".

'Doctors are terrified': Staff at regional Tristar clinics waiting weeks, months for pay

Fri, 2019-08-09 09:14

The Tristar Medical Group's chain of 50 clinics across regional Australia has been under "significant financial stress for 18 months" resulting in doctors often not being paid for weeks or months.

Ekka's people's building has always been a stunner

Fri, 2019-08-09 06:47

As the gates swing open for the 142nd Ekka, the history books show there would be no show without Brisbane's Old Museum.

Sylvia Wilson lives off grid and drives an electric car

Fri, 2019-08-09 06:32
Former farmer Sylvia Wilson lives off the electricity grid and drives an electric car.

Sylvia Wilson spent $150 running her car on a three-month trip around Australia

Fri, 2019-08-09 06:32

Sylvia Wilson and her now late husband wanted to prove a point when they decided to live off the grid and convert their property to solar power.

'I want it banned': The dog owner fighting for justice for her poisoned Maremma

Fri, 2019-08-09 06:00

As Maryanne Dalglish's Maremma sheepdog convulsed on the floor, there was nothing she could do but watch. Two hours later, he finally died. WARNING: This story contains an image that may cause distress.

NSW says SA should be forced to do more for the Murray-Darling Basin

Thu, 2019-08-08 19:30

Threats to walk away from the much-maligned Murray-Darling Basin Plan will be dealt with on the sidelines of the first meeting of state and territory leaders since Prime Minister Scott Morrison's win at the May election.