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Is the childcare subsidy costing you more? Families are reporting mixed results

Mon, 2019-08-05 05:53

Only a third of families are reportedly seeing a reduction in childcare costs since a major overhaul of subsidies came into effect last year.

'Incredibly sad news' as search called off for five missing people in Torres Strait

Sun, 2019-08-04 10:32

Police call off the search for five people missing in the Torres Strait since Wednesday after they set off by boat from Badu Island to Dauan Island, prompting a large-scale operation.

Child's body 'highly unlikely' to be boy missing from boat in Torres Strait

Sun, 2019-08-04 10:32

Investigators do not believe a child's body found on mainland Papua New Guinea is that of a nine-year-old boy who is missing along with his family from a boat in the Torres Strait.

Christmas Eve gift to workers as Queensland seeks part-day public holiday pay

Sun, 2019-08-04 09:53

Queenslanders who find themselves at work on Christmas Eve night may head home with a bit more money in their stockings this year with the State Government seeking a part-day public holiday after 6:00pm to ensure people at work receive penalty rates.

With Lego group, Seth Lester, 13, is leaving his room to have fun with other kids

Sun, 2019-08-04 08:50

Lego is being used in both informal and clinical sessions to improve the communication and cooperation skills of children with autism.

A food truck with a difference: Homeless teens learn skills to keep them off the street

Sun, 2019-08-04 08:22

Brisbane teenager Raymond was once living in a homeless shelter with little hope for the future — that was before he found the Good Grub Club.

How 'flushable' are wipes really? This experiment is testing them to find out

Sun, 2019-08-04 08:16

The problem of so-called flushable wipes is so out of control, a 7-metre fatberg was pulled out of a Queensland sewer, prompting authorities to test the big brands to see which ones really do break down.

The man who played didgeridoo at Bob Hawke's funeral

Sat, 2019-08-03 12:17

William Barton, a Kalkadunga man who grew up in Mount Isa, performs on stages all over the world, from Carnegie Hall to Finland, and even for the likes of the Royal family.

'We're tenacious old buggers': Keeping old wheels in motion

Sat, 2019-08-03 09:09
Vintage machinery collectors are doing their bit to keep history alive by restoring old machinery for future generations.

Vintage machinery collectors urge next generation to get behind the wheel

Sat, 2019-08-03 09:09

A group of vintage tractor enthusiasts and restorers like nothing better than rummaging for old parts in the hope they can bring a machine back to life.

Child's body, bag, found in search for five people missing in Torres Strait

Sat, 2019-08-03 08:55

The 7-metre boat left Badu Island on Wednesday afternoon bound for Dauan island, just south of Papua New Guinea, with two men, two women and a nine-year-old boy on board, but it never arrived.

Could functional fitness trends become an Olympic sport?

Sat, 2019-08-03 08:54

Paying money to see other people work out might not sound like everyone's idea of fun, but it is fast becoming a part of the international sporting calendar, and there's hope it will become part of a future Olympic Games.

'A harrowing experience': Feedlot family tells of the day the activists came

Sat, 2019-08-03 08:31

Four months after more than 100 activists targeted their feedlot in Queensland, the McNamee family still don't feel comfortable at their property.

The Bush Tucker Man is back and he's bringing the outback to your smartphone

Sat, 2019-08-03 06:27

Australian icon Les Hiddins is back — and instead of publishing another book, the Bush Tucker Man has gone digital, with a searchable website and a social media account.

I've spent 11 months pregnant, but I still don't have a baby

Sat, 2019-08-03 05:00

If I'm not asked about children, I keep my situation to myself because the truth is both terrible and complicated — a series of heartbreaking traumas, Susan writes.

Shayna Jack heads into meeting with Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority in Brisbane

Fri, 2019-08-02 16:52
Shayna jack is facing a 4-year-ban from competition after testing positive for a banned substance.

'Fight to get myself back in the pool': Shayna Jack vows to clear her name

Fri, 2019-08-02 16:52

Suspended Australian swimmer Shayna Jack says she will continue to fight to clear her name, after wrapping a lengthy meeting today with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority in Brisbane.

Controversial former far-right senator Fraser Anning facing bankruptcy

Fri, 2019-08-02 13:34

The ABC understands Mr Anning owes Bendigo Bank $185,000 — however, sources say he is currently visiting family in the United States and has not said when he will return to Australia.

Six charged following 2012 murder of innocent bystander amid bikie dispute

Fri, 2019-08-02 12:19

Six people have now been charged over the 2012 murder of Jason De Ieso, who was shot dead in his Pooraka workshop in Adelaide's northern suburbs. Police say he was caught in a dispute between the Finks and Hells Angels.

Six people arrested following 2012 murder of Adelaide man

Fri, 2019-08-02 12:19

Six people have now been arrested over the 2012 murder of Jason De Ieso, who was shot dead in his Pooraka workshop in Adelaide's northern suburbs.