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BREAKING: One dead and another fighting for life after Brisbane unit fire

BREAKING: One dead and another fighting for life after Brisbane unit fire

BREAKING: One dead and another fighting for life after Brisbane unit fire

BREAKING: One dead and another fighting for life after Brisbane unit fire

02:08

13 Jun 24

BREAKING: Chris Dawson loses appeal over his murder conviction

BREAKING: Chris Dawson loses appeal over his murder conviction

BREAKING: Chris Dawson loses appeal over his murder conviction

BREAKING: Chris Dawson loses appeal over his murder conviction

02:07

13 Jun 24

Judge rules out manslaughter option in Greg Lynn trial

The former Jetstar pilot is accused of killing campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill in March 2020 - with the trial now in its final stages.

Judge rules out manslaughter option in Greg Lynn trial

The former Jetstar pilot is accused of killing campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill in March 2020 - with the trial now in its final stages.

02:08

13 Jun 24

BREAKING: Australia's unemployment rate drops to 4%

It follows a strong month for job creation with the economy adding 40,000 new positions. 

BREAKING: Australia's unemployment rate drops to 4%

It follows a strong month for job creation with the economy adding 40,000 new positions. 

01:35

13 Jun 24

Anglicare sounds cost of living alarm

A new report shows the most significant cost-of-living issue is housing.

Anglicare sounds cost of living alarm

A new report shows the most significant cost-of-living issue is housing.

01:36

13 Jun 24

Wilmar Sugar Mills resume operation today amid industrial action

Plus, the State Opposition leader is today expected to unveil a new plan to help keep the Aussie Dream alive.

Wilmar Sugar Mills resume operation today amid industrial action

Plus, the State Opposition leader is today expected to unveil a new plan to help keep the Aussie Dream alive.

02:08

12 Jun 24

Overcrowding in Qld prisons continues to be a massive cause for concern

Plus, Burdekin MP is disappointed road projects like the Southern Corridor Access Road received no funding in the State Budget.

Overcrowding in Qld prisons continues to be a massive cause for concern

Plus, Burdekin MP is disappointed road projects like the Southern Corridor Access Road received no funding in the State Budget.

02:08

12 Jun 24

Aussie swim star breaks world record; Ian Thorpe in wheelchair; And petition to strip Dan Andrews of King's Birthday Honour

Aussie swim star breaks world record; Ian Thorpe in wheelchair; And petition to strip Dan Andrews of King's Birthday Honour

Aussie swim star breaks world record; Ian Thorpe in wheelchair; And petition to strip Dan Andrews of King's Birthday Honour

Aussie swim star breaks world record; Ian Thorpe in wheelchair; And petition to strip Dan Andrews of King's Birthday Honour

02:43

12 Jun 24

Jarryd Hayne walks free just hours after his conviction is quashed

Jarryd Hayne walks free just hours after his conviction is quashed

Jarryd Hayne walks free just hours after his conviction is quashed

Jarryd Hayne walks free just hours after his conviction is quashed

02:08

12 Jun 24

Zampa becomes first Aussie cricketer to crack 100 T20I wickets

Zampa becomes first Aussie cricketer to crack 100 T20I wickets

Zampa becomes first Aussie cricketer to crack 100 T20I wickets

Zampa becomes first Aussie cricketer to crack 100 T20I wickets

02:08

12 Jun 24

AFL backs umpires boss as union leader demands his sacking

John Setka is threatening to slow down league projects, due to Stephen McBurney's previous role regulating the building industry. 

AFL backs umpires boss as union leader demands his sacking

John Setka is threatening to slow down league projects, due to Stephen McBurney's previous role regulating the building industry. 

02:10

12 Jun 24

BREAKING - Jarryd Hayne's sexual assault convictions overturned

The court upheld Hayne’s appeal and ordered a new trial, with the final decision now in the hands of the state’s top prosecutor.

BREAKING - Jarryd Hayne's sexual assault convictions overturned

The court upheld Hayne’s appeal and ordered a new trial, with the final decision now in the hands of the state’s top prosecutor.

01:35

12 Jun 24

Murder charges for two men after body found in abandoned Qld quarry

The suspects allegedly lured the victim to a property in the Glass House Mountains and fatally stabbed him.

Murder charges for two men after body found in abandoned Qld quarry

The suspects allegedly lured the victim to a property in the Glass House Mountains and fatally stabbed him.

01:37

11 Jun 24

Townsville Enterprise's reaction to the State Budget

Plus, calls to amend legislation amid concerns of a cancer causing chemical in QLD water supplies.

Townsville Enterprise's reaction to the State Budget

Plus, calls to amend legislation amid concerns of a cancer causing chemical in QLD water supplies.

02:08

11 Jun 24

Teen arrested after AI nudes of 50 students posted online

The boy has been released pending further inquiries

Teen arrested after AI nudes of 50 students posted online

The boy has been released pending further inquiries

02:05

11 Jun 24

North Queensland's wins amid biggest State Budget deficit

Plus, new anti-vaping legislation is set to be announced in state parliament today. 

North Queensland's wins amid biggest State Budget deficit

Plus, new anti-vaping legislation is set to be announced in state parliament today. 

02:08

11 Jun 24

ANZ says no rate cut until Feb; US President's son guilty in gun trial; And King's portrait vandalised

ANZ says no rate cut until Feb; US President's son guilty in gun trial; And King's portrait vandalised

ANZ says no rate cut until Feb; US President's son guilty in gun trial; And King's portrait vandalised

ANZ says no rate cut until Feb; US President's son guilty in gun trial; And King's portrait vandalised

03:12

11 Jun 24

Borrowers urged to hang tight as ANZ updates it's rates forecast

Borrowers urged to hang tight as ANZ updates it's rates forecast

Borrowers urged to hang tight as ANZ updates it's rates forecast

Borrowers urged to hang tight as ANZ updates it's rates forecast

02:08

11 Jun 24

Chinese Premier to visit Australia for the first time since 2017

Chinese Premier to visit Australia for the first time since 2017

Chinese Premier to visit Australia for the first time since 2017

Chinese Premier to visit Australia for the first time since 2017

02:08

11 Jun 24

Singapore Airlines offers compensation, refunds after severe turbulence

The package starts at US$10,000 - increasing depending on the extent of injury. 

Singapore Airlines offers compensation, refunds after severe turbulence

The package starts at US$10,000 - increasing depending on the extent of injury. 

02:08

11 Jun 24

Bonza staff learn they've lost their jobs

Administrators informing staff of their termination - causing frustration among the 323 employees who have been stood down since April 30.

Bonza staff learn they've lost their jobs

Administrators informing staff of their termination - causing frustration among the 323 employees who have been stood down since April 30.

01:39

11 Jun 24

Murder probe in Melbourne; One year since Hunter Valley bus tragedy

The man rocked up to a Frankston home with critical injuries, but later died at the scene.

Murder probe in Melbourne; One year since Hunter Valley bus tragedy

The man rocked up to a Frankston home with critical injuries, but later died at the scene.

01:37

10 Jun 24

No need to worry about accommodation price gouging during Origin

Plus, Wilmar's Mills are beginning their 2024 sugar production.

No need to worry about accommodation price gouging during Origin

Plus, Wilmar's Mills are beginning their 2024 sugar production.

02:08

10 Jun 24

Middle class Australia struggling to put food on the table; And Apple has unveiled an AI tool

Middle class Australia struggling to put food on the table; And Apple has unveiled an AI tool

Middle class Australia struggling to put food on the table; And Apple has unveiled an AI tool

Middle class Australia struggling to put food on the table; And Apple has unveiled an AI tool

01:38

10 Jun 24

Today's budget deficit is nothing to worry about according to one expert

Plus, it'll be an historic moment when the first ever decider of the Women's State of Origin kicks off in Townsville.

Today's budget deficit is nothing to worry about according to one expert

Plus, it'll be an historic moment when the first ever decider of the Women's State of Origin kicks off in Townsville.

02:08

10 Jun 24

Wintry blast for country's south east; And Bluey coins selling for almost $900

Wintry blast for country's south east; And Bluey coins selling for almost $900

Wintry blast for country's south east; And Bluey coins selling for almost $900

Wintry blast for country's south east; And Bluey coins selling for almost $900

03:37

10 Jun 24

Snow could be on the cards for Australia's S-E as cold front approaches

Snow could be on the cards for Australia's S-E as cold front approaches

Snow could be on the cards for Australia's S-E as cold front approaches

Snow could be on the cards for Australia's S-E as cold front approaches

02:08

10 Jun 24

Nationwide anti-vaping campaign launched to combat rise in kid vaping

Nationwide anti-vaping campaign launched to combat rise in kid vaping

Nationwide anti-vaping campaign launched to combat rise in kid vaping

Nationwide anti-vaping campaign launched to combat rise in kid vaping

02:08

10 Jun 24

An opportunity for locals to pinpoint our worst sections of roads

Plus, Queensland's tourism chief has revealed caravan sales continue to remain strong since Covid.

An opportunity for locals to pinpoint our worst sections of roads

Plus, Queensland's tourism chief has revealed caravan sales continue to remain strong since Covid.

02:07

9 Jun 24

EGG SHORTAGE: Coles sets purchase limits

It's amid a bird flu outbreak

EGG SHORTAGE: Coles sets purchase limits

It's amid a bird flu outbreak

02:36

9 Jun 24

Tributes flow after body found in search for TV presenter Michael Mosley; Costello resigns from Nine; And Dan Andrews among big names on King's Birthday Honours List

Tributes flow after body found in search for TV presenter Michael Mosley; Costello resigns from Nine; And Dan Andrews among big names on King's Birthday Honours List

Tributes flow after body found in search for TV presenter Michael Mosley; Costello resigns from Nine; And Dan Andrews among big names on King's Birthday Honours List

Tributes flow after body found in search for TV presenter Michael Mosley; Costello resigns from Nine; And Dan Andrews among big names on King's Birthday Honours List

02:26

9 Jun 24

Townsville Correctional Centre officer receives national honour

Plus, new figures reveal 1 in 14 Aussies will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime.

Townsville Correctional Centre officer receives national honour

Plus, new figures reveal 1 in 14 Aussies will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime.

02:08

9 Jun 24

Breaking: Nine Entertainment chairman Peter Costello quits

It comes just days after a confrontation with a journalist at Canberra Airport.

Breaking: Nine Entertainment chairman Peter Costello quits

It comes just days after a confrontation with a journalist at Canberra Airport.

02:08

9 Jun 24

WA woman charged over fatal crash that killed 7 yo twin sisters

The 31-year-old's Toyota Camry veered off a highway and struck a tree in February.

WA woman charged over fatal crash that killed 7 yo twin sisters

The 31-year-old's Toyota Camry veered off a highway and struck a tree in February.

02:06

9 Jun 24

5 people in hospital following Brisbane high-impact crash

Police are investigating whether speed was a factor. 

5 people in hospital following Brisbane high-impact crash

Police are investigating whether speed was a factor. 

01:36

9 Jun 24

Palestine says scores killed in Israeli raid, four hostages freed

Plus hundreds trapped in 'crowd crush' at Sydney's Circular Quay. 

Palestine says scores killed in Israeli raid, four hostages freed

Plus hundreds trapped in 'crowd crush' at Sydney's Circular Quay. 

02:06

8 Jun 24

Israel rescues four hostages, Coalition promises to dump climate target

Plus Aussie passport expected to become most expensive in the world. 

Israel rescues four hostages, Coalition promises to dump climate target

Plus Aussie passport expected to become most expensive in the world. 

02:08

8 Jun 24

New blood test tracks brain recovery after sport-related concussion

New blood test tracks brain recovery after sport-related concussion

New blood test tracks brain recovery after sport-related concussion

New blood test tracks brain recovery after sport-related concussion

02:08

8 Jun 24

Rising flood waters trigger evacuation warnings

Mayor says the financial consequences of the flooding on local families is too much to bear. 

Rising flood waters trigger evacuation warnings

Mayor says the financial consequences of the flooding on local families is too much to bear. 

02:08

7 Jun 24

Heavy rain triggers multiple flood emergencies

A flood emergency around Sydney has triggered multiple evacuation or prepare to leave warnings. 

Heavy rain triggers multiple flood emergencies

A flood emergency around Sydney has triggered multiple evacuation or prepare to leave warnings. 

02:09

7 Jun 24

Qantas flight forced to turn around after bird strike

Plus Women's State of Origin smashes TV ratings record 

Qantas flight forced to turn around after bird strike

Plus Women's State of Origin smashes TV ratings record 

02:46

7 Jun 24

Thompson: DV Charges "non physical"

It's been revealed Townsville's embattled mayor Troy Thompson faced 6 charges relating to domestic violence in the Southport Magistrates court in 2006. When the mayor was first elected reports were circulating that he had faced charges relating to DV. We quizzed him on it the day after he was elected [March 28]

Thompson: DV Charges "non physical"

It's been revealed Townsville's embattled mayor Troy Thompson faced 6 charges relating to domestic violence in the Southport Magistrates court in 2006. When the mayor was first elected reports were circulating that he had faced charges relating to DV. We quizzed him on it the day after he was elected [March 28]

03:24

7 Jun 24

Canberra toughens visa laws to crack down on foreign criminals

Plus Opposition Leader responds to claim Channel Nine boss struck reporter

Canberra toughens visa laws to crack down on foreign criminals

Plus Opposition Leader responds to claim Channel Nine boss struck reporter

01:36

7 Jun 24

Mayor says historic DV charges were dropped

Plus: An expert on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs says we are going to see bikies make a return to Queensland.

Mayor says historic DV charges were dropped

Plus: An expert on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs says we are going to see bikies make a return to Queensland.

02:06

7 Jun 24

Flood watch as the east coast is drenched

More than 49 people were rescued from flood waters in New South Wales. 

Flood watch as the east coast is drenched

More than 49 people were rescued from flood waters in New South Wales. 

01:35

7 Jun 24

"The support is massive" Supercars Rookie Ryan Wood

Ahead of the Townsville 500 Our Local Journo (and resident Kiwi) Archie Milligan sits down for a quick catch-up with the New Zealand-born Walkinshaw Andretti United driver Ryan "Woody" Wood. Talking his start in Wellington go-karts to ending up in the big leagues from across the ditch. 

"The support is massive" Supercars Rookie Ryan Wood

Ahead of the Townsville 500 Our Local Journo (and resident Kiwi) Archie Milligan sits down for a quick catch-up with the New Zealand-born Walkinshaw Andretti United driver Ryan "Woody" Wood. Talking his start in Wellington go-karts to ending up in the big leagues from across the ditch. 

06:10

6 Jun 24

Next months tax cuts set to boost super and slash our mortgages

Average earners could save $65k by putting their tax cut onto their home loan.

Next months tax cuts set to boost super and slash our mortgages

Average earners could save $65k by putting their tax cut onto their home loan.

01:35

6 Jun 24

Too many Aussie kids still don't know how to swim

Nearly 50% of 12 year olds don't know how to float.

Too many Aussie kids still don't know how to swim

Nearly 50% of 12 year olds don't know how to float.

01:38

6 Jun 24

Paperwork stopping local nurses from performing clinical duties

A new Survey from the Australian Primary Heath Care Nurses Association says Queensland nurses want to be doing more women's health checks and screening.

Paperwork stopping local nurses from performing clinical duties

A new Survey from the Australian Primary Heath Care Nurses Association says Queensland nurses want to be doing more women's health checks and screening.

02:09

6 Jun 24

Victoria Police track down car-jacker after 4 state manhunt

Alleged crook to be extradited from Brisbane to Melbourne

Victoria Police track down car-jacker after 4 state manhunt

Alleged crook to be extradited from Brisbane to Melbourne

01:35

6 Jun 24

Two people rescued as flooding seeps through New South Wales

Two people rescued as flooding seeps through New South Wales

Two people rescued as flooding seeps through New South Wales

Two people rescued as flooding seeps through New South Wales

02:08

6 Jun 24

Anti-Corruption watchdog decides not to investigate Robodebt scandal

Anti-Corruption watchdog decides not to investigate Robodebt scandal

Anti-Corruption watchdog decides not to investigate Robodebt scandal

Anti-Corruption watchdog decides not to investigate Robodebt scandal

02:08

6 Jun 24

The last state apologises for anti-gay laws

 NSW Premier Chris Minns has apologised for laws that criminalised homosexuality

The last state apologises for anti-gay laws

 NSW Premier Chris Minns has apologised for laws that criminalised homosexuality

01:37

6 Jun 24

Swinging the Pendulum: Dametto on castle law, strikes, and budget

The Member for Hinchenbrook has sat down with our Local Journalist Archie Milligan, talking:  Castle Law reform and Queenslander's rights to defend themselves. The Wilmar Sugar strikes and if government action is needed? His state budget wishlist. Revelations around  KAP Munbgdingburra candidate Michael Pugh. and if Townsville's Mayor should stand down.

Swinging the Pendulum: Dametto on castle law, strikes, and budget

The Member for Hinchenbrook has sat down with our Local Journalist Archie Milligan, talking:  Castle Law reform and Queenslander's rights to defend themselves. The Wilmar Sugar strikes and if government action is needed? His state budget wishlist. Revelations around  KAP Munbgdingburra candidate Michael Pugh. and if Townsville's Mayor should stand down.

22:20

6 Jun 24

Terror scare in Paris ahead of Olympics

Suspected terrorist arrested after detonating explosives in Paris hotel room 

Terror scare in Paris ahead of Olympics

Suspected terrorist arrested after detonating explosives in Paris hotel room 

02:07

5 Jun 24

REIQ slams State Government over Queensland's housing crisis

Plus, a truck and trailer blaze on the Burdekin Bridge had traffic at a standstill this morning.

REIQ slams State Government over Queensland's housing crisis

Plus, a truck and trailer blaze on the Burdekin Bridge had traffic at a standstill this morning.

02:08

5 Jun 24

Health authorities confirm first fatal human case of new bird flu strain

Man in Mexico has died, despite having no contact with any animals.

Health authorities confirm first fatal human case of new bird flu strain

Man in Mexico has died, despite having no contact with any animals.

01:39

5 Jun 24

NSW to say sorry for old laws making homosexuality illegal

Chris Minns will be the last state premier to say sorry today.

NSW to say sorry for old laws making homosexuality illegal

Chris Minns will be the last state premier to say sorry today.

01:39

5 Jun 24

The recent political drama has damaged Council according to one Councillor

Plus, QLD has one-up on NSW in the State of Origin series!

The recent political drama has damaged Council according to one Councillor

Plus, QLD has one-up on NSW in the State of Origin series!

02:08

5 Jun 24

Medibank could be fined $2.2m for every customer who had data stolen

Customer records from more than 9.7-million people were stolen in the 2022 data breach.

Medibank could be fined $2.2m for every customer who had data stolen

Customer records from more than 9.7-million people were stolen in the 2022 data breach.

01:36

5 Jun 24

Fans take to Accor Stadium ahead of tonight's State of Origin game 1

Fans take to Accor Stadium ahead of tonight's State of Origin game 1

Fans take to Accor Stadium ahead of tonight's State of Origin game 1

Fans take to Accor Stadium ahead of tonight's State of Origin game 1

02:08

5 Jun 24

Legal action against Musk's X platform over stabbing videos dropped

The e-Safety Commissioner has ended Federal Court action against X, formerly Twitter, over videos of a stabbing at a Sydney church.

Legal action against Musk's X platform over stabbing videos dropped

The e-Safety Commissioner has ended Federal Court action against X, formerly Twitter, over videos of a stabbing at a Sydney church.

02:08

5 Jun 24

Economic growth slows to 0.1% in early 2024, Treasurer Chalmers responds

Higher interest rates aimed at curbing inflation - which remains above the Reserve Bank's target - are impacting economic activity. 

Economic growth slows to 0.1% in early 2024, Treasurer Chalmers responds

Higher interest rates aimed at curbing inflation - which remains above the Reserve Bank's target - are impacting economic activity. 

02:08

5 Jun 24

BREAKING: Hey Hey It's Saturday star John Blackman dies aged 76; And Medibank is being sued

BREAKING: Hey Hey It's Saturday star John Blackman dies aged 76; And Medibank is being sued

BREAKING: Hey Hey It's Saturday star John Blackman dies aged 76; And Medibank is being sued

BREAKING: Hey Hey It's Saturday star John Blackman dies aged 76; And Medibank is being sued

01:27

5 Jun 24

A murder trial continues in the Townsville Supreme Court today

Plus, specialist workers will join cops on DV call outs in a Queensland first pilot programme.

A murder trial continues in the Townsville Supreme Court today

Plus, specialist workers will join cops on DV call outs in a Queensland first pilot programme.

02:08

4 Jun 24

$2b spent on drugs and holidays in latest NDIS scandal; And tougher regulations for buy now, pay later schemes

$2b spent on drugs and holidays in latest NDIS scandal; And tougher regulations for buy now, pay later schemes

$2b spent on drugs and holidays in latest NDIS scandal; And tougher regulations for buy now, pay later schemes

$2b spent on drugs and holidays in latest NDIS scandal; And tougher regulations for buy now, pay later schemes

01:38

4 Jun 24

Townsville's political drama escalates as a Vote of No Confidence looms

Plus, a Queensland first trial will see domestic and family violence specialists responding with police.

Townsville's political drama escalates as a Vote of No Confidence looms

Plus, a Queensland first trial will see domestic and family violence specialists responding with police.

02:07

4 Jun 24

Fed Govt to criminalise non-consensual deepfake porn; Ski prices rise; And Origin kicks off tonight

Fed Govt to criminalise non-consensual deepfake porn; Ski prices rise; And Origin kicks off tonight

Fed Govt to criminalise non-consensual deepfake porn; Ski prices rise; And Origin kicks off tonight

Fed Govt to criminalise non-consensual deepfake porn; Ski prices rise; And Origin kicks off tonight

03:23

4 Jun 24

Mental health funding package announced following Bondi Junction attack

Mental health funding package announced following Bondi Junction attack

Mental health funding package announced following Bondi Junction attack

Mental health funding package announced following Bondi Junction attack

02:08

4 Jun 24

Bill Shorten responds to revelations of NDIS money used on "drugs, holidays"

The Minister confirms ongoing efforts to combat fraud.

Bill Shorten responds to revelations of NDIS money used on "drugs, holidays"

The Minister confirms ongoing efforts to combat fraud.

02:06

4 Jun 24

Man charged with murder of Coffs Harbour surfer

Kye Schaefer was fatally stabbed while in his wetsuit at a car park early last month.

Man charged with murder of Coffs Harbour surfer

Kye Schaefer was fatally stabbed while in his wetsuit at a car park early last month.

02:08

4 Jun 24

Foreigners will soon be able to join the Australian Defence Force

Eligible Kiwis can apply next month - with permanent residents from other countries able to enlist from January.

Foreigners will soon be able to join the Australian Defence Force

Eligible Kiwis can apply next month - with permanent residents from other countries able to enlist from January.

02:06

4 Jun 24

AMA Qld says the regional health system is overworked and understaffed

Plus, experts say vaccination is the best way to prevent an outbreak of whooping cough from spreading.

AMA Qld says the regional health system is overworked and understaffed

Plus, experts say vaccination is the best way to prevent an outbreak of whooping cough from spreading.

02:07

4 Jun 24

Fresh hope in search for Samantha Murphy; Bus driver charged over fatal collision; And majority of voters want social media age limit raised

Fresh hope in search for Samantha Murphy; Bus driver charged over fatal collision; And majority of voters want social media age limit raised

Fresh hope in search for Samantha Murphy; Bus driver charged over fatal collision; And majority of voters want social media age limit raised

Fresh hope in search for Samantha Murphy; Bus driver charged over fatal collision; And majority of voters want social media age limit raised

01:36

3 Jun 24

Will the latest minimum wage increase backfire?

Plus, Minister Meaghan Scanlon is considering recommendations to suspend Townsville Mayor, Troy Thompson.

Will the latest minimum wage increase backfire?

Plus, Minister Meaghan Scanlon is considering recommendations to suspend Townsville Mayor, Troy Thompson.

02:08

3 Jun 24

ADF to recruit foreigners to boost numbers; Shorten defends $620k speechwriter contract; And the planets align this morning

ADF to recruit foreigners to boost numbers; Shorten defends $620k speechwriter contract; And the planets align this morning

ADF to recruit foreigners to boost numbers; Shorten defends $620k speechwriter contract; And the planets align this morning

ADF to recruit foreigners to boost numbers; Shorten defends $620k speechwriter contract; And the planets align this morning

02:56

3 Jun 24

Opposition demands "please explain" on monitoring of former immigration detainees; Bus driver charged over fatal Brisbane crash

Immigration Minister Andrew Giles was forced to correct his claim that drones were used, stating he relied on advice that has now been "clarified." 

Opposition demands "please explain" on monitoring of former immigration detainees; Bus driver charged over fatal Brisbane crash

Immigration Minister Andrew Giles was forced to correct his claim that drones were used, stating he relied on advice that has now been "clarified." 

01:38

3 Jun 24

Employment Minister endorses boost to minimum wage; gas experts investigating Western Sydney home explosion

Tony Burke is backing the Fair Work Commission's decision to raise the minimum wage by 3.75%.

Employment Minister endorses boost to minimum wage; gas experts investigating Western Sydney home explosion

Tony Burke is backing the Fair Work Commission's decision to raise the minimum wage by 3.75%.

02:06

3 Jun 24

The pre-trial for Toyah Cordingley's murder continues today in Cairns

Plus, an NQ charity welcomes $15M in State funding for a food relief program.

The pre-trial for Toyah Cordingley's murder continues today in Cairns

Plus, an NQ charity welcomes $15M in State funding for a food relief program.

02:07

2 Jun 24

Victorian backpacker's body found in NSW more than 20 years after vanishing; And Trump seeks "revenge"

Victorian backpacker's body found in NSW more than 20 years after vanishing; And Trump seeks "revenge"

Victorian backpacker's body found in NSW more than 20 years after vanishing; And Trump seeks "revenge"

Victorian backpacker's body found in NSW more than 20 years after vanishing; And Trump seeks "revenge"

01:45

2 Jun 24

Calls for Federal Legislative change to protect the Great Artesian Basin

Plus, NQ's new international tourism campaign features the animated superstar 'Bluey'.

Calls for Federal Legislative change to protect the Great Artesian Basin

Plus, NQ's new international tourism campaign features the animated superstar 'Bluey'.

02:07

2 Jun 24

Fair Work to announce wage increase for millions of Aussies today; Woman's body found days after townhouse explosion; And Rupert Murdoch married again

Fair Work to announce wage increase for millions of Aussies today; Woman's body found days after townhouse explosion; And Rupert Murdoch married again

Fair Work to announce wage increase for millions of Aussies today; Woman's body found days after townhouse explosion; And Rupert Murdoch married again

Fair Work to announce wage increase for millions of Aussies today; Woman's body found days after townhouse explosion; And Rupert Murdoch married again

03:08

2 Jun 24

A Canberra man blows a near fatal blood alcohol reading.

He blew point 4-4-3... almost seven times the limit ...

A Canberra man blows a near fatal blood alcohol reading.

He blew point 4-4-3... almost seven times the limit ...

03:01

2 Jun 24

Up to seven years jail for deep fake creeps. Wild weather lashes much of Australia

Those who create and distribute deepfake porn without someone's permission will face up to seven years prison under new legislation

Up to seven years jail for deep fake creeps. Wild weather lashes much of Australia

Those who create and distribute deepfake porn without someone's permission will face up to seven years prison under new legislation

02:42

1 Jun 24

Desperate search continues for woman missing after Sydney explosion

Seismic equipment is being used to detect signs of life from the rubble

Desperate search continues for woman missing after Sydney explosion

Seismic equipment is being used to detect signs of life from the rubble

02:41

1 Jun 24

One person trapped after gas explosion destroys Sydney unit

Two people have been rescued, plus flights resume at Perth airport 

One person trapped after gas explosion destroys Sydney unit

Two people have been rescued, plus flights resume at Perth airport 

01:37

1 Jun 24

Fuel issue resolved in Perth after dozens of flights cancelled

It's impacted airports around the country

Fuel issue resolved in Perth after dozens of flights cancelled

It's impacted airports around the country

02:08

1 Jun 24

Biden slams Trump for being "reckless"

US President Joe Biden says no one is above the law, referring to Donald Trump's rant over his guilty criminal trial verdict. 

Biden slams Trump for being "reckless"

US President Joe Biden says no one is above the law, referring to Donald Trump's rant over his guilty criminal trial verdict. 

02:12

1 Jun 24

US President announces plan to end war

US President Joe Biden has outlined a three-phase proposal to end the war in Gaza. 

US President announces plan to end war

US President Joe Biden has outlined a three-phase proposal to end the war in Gaza. 

02:11

31 May 24

BREAKING: Trump to appeal guilty verdict in "rigged" trial

Former US President Donald Trump will appeal, after being found guilty on all accounts of falsifying business records in his hush money trial

BREAKING: Trump to appeal guilty verdict in "rigged" trial

Former US President Donald Trump will appeal, after being found guilty on all accounts of falsifying business records in his hush money trial

02:12

31 May 24

Bruce Lehrmann files appeal against defamation loss

He lost the case last month and costing evaluations were well underway.

Bruce Lehrmann files appeal against defamation loss

He lost the case last month and costing evaluations were well underway.

02:06

31 May 24

Victoria to lose key seat at next federal election

Higgins will be abolished, leaving MP Michelle Ananda-Rajah to find a new seat, jump to the Senate, or end her political career.

Victoria to lose key seat at next federal election

Higgins will be abolished, leaving MP Michelle Ananda-Rajah to find a new seat, jump to the Senate, or end her political career.

02:08

31 May 24

Australia responds to Trump guilty verdict, Tensions flare between Aus and NZ over immigration policy

Foreign Minister Penny Wong has opted not to comment on the former US president's guilty verdict.

Australia responds to Trump guilty verdict, Tensions flare between Aus and NZ over immigration policy

Foreign Minister Penny Wong has opted not to comment on the former US president's guilty verdict.

02:08

31 May 24

Heavy fog in Brisbane leaves regional flights delayed or cancelled

And alarming new data reveals our Great Barrier Reef is in strife.

Heavy fog in Brisbane leaves regional flights delayed or cancelled

And alarming new data reveals our Great Barrier Reef is in strife.

02:09

30 May 24

GUILTY: Why Trump can still run for President - tap to hear from an expert

And when will we find out his punishment?

GUILTY: Why Trump can still run for President - tap to hear from an expert

And when will we find out his punishment?

01:58

30 May 24

BREAKING: Trump found guilty in hush money trial

The jury reached a unanimous decision this morning

BREAKING: Trump found guilty in hush money trial

The jury reached a unanimous decision this morning

01:56

30 May 24

AIRPORT CHOAS: Plane skids off runway, sick cabin crew and fog causes major delays

There's been multiple inflight emergencies

AIRPORT CHOAS: Plane skids off runway, sick cabin crew and fog causes major delays

There's been multiple inflight emergencies

01:57

30 May 24

Townville Mayor appears in "tell-all" interview

Plus: A Wilmar sugar worker has been sacked over alleged action during industrial action.

Townville Mayor appears in "tell-all" interview

Plus: A Wilmar sugar worker has been sacked over alleged action during industrial action.

02:10

30 May 24

Wild weather for parts of Aus; Calls for social media giants to pay for support; And Townsvile Mayor blames poor memory for false career claims

Wild weather for parts of Aus; Calls for social media giants to pay for support; And Townsvile Mayor blames poor memory for false career claims

Wild weather for parts of Aus; Calls for social media giants to pay for support; And Townsvile Mayor blames poor memory for false career claims

Wild weather for parts of Aus; Calls for social media giants to pay for support; And Townsvile Mayor blames poor memory for false career claims

03:07

30 May 24

Victoria Police find items of interest in search for Samantha Murphy

Victoria Police find items of interest in search for Samantha Murphy

Victoria Police find items of interest in search for Samantha Murphy

Victoria Police find items of interest in search for Samantha Murphy

02:08

30 May 24

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