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Organisers should 'hang their head in shame' after athletes snubbed at closing ceremony

Mon, 2018-04-16 07:16

The closing ceremony — which barely focused on the competitors and featured long, rambling speeches — has been slammed by athletes, the Queensland Premier and the public, prompting an apology from Commonwealth Games chairman Peter Beattie.

Military-grade drones set to be unleashed in Australian paddocks

Mon, 2018-04-16 06:40

From the battlefield to the paddock, why has Meat and Livestock Australia bought an autonomous military ground drone?

Food grown in shipping containers takes the farm to the city

Mon, 2018-04-16 06:35

A farmer thinks inside the box, growing herbs and vegetables vertically in shipping containers to avoid adverse weather and bring fresh produce closer to urban consumers.

Diamonds' pain in defeat underlines how much the Games mattered

Mon, 2018-04-16 05:49

Australia's netballers are left stunned by their Commonwealth Games gold medal loss to England but say it will not define them. Only time will tell, writes Richard Hinds.

Mother sues hospital after being left a partial paraplegic

Mon, 2018-04-16 05:46

Rachael Baker now uses a wheelchair and says her life has been "turned upside down" by a spinal infection that she says Logan Hospital should have diagnosed.

'Dangerous cult' promoted by UQ academics, misconduct probe launched

Mon, 2018-04-16 05:46

The University of Queensland launches an investigation after a group of researchers who follow an alleged cult showcased bizarre healing claims in medical journals, including 'esoteric breast and ovary massage'.

Are we killing ourselves to look beautiful?

Mon, 2018-04-16 05:22

Underground criminal networks and untested chemicals are fuelling Australia's quest for a beautiful body.

If this story doesn't make you get a skin check, nothing will

Mon, 2018-04-16 05:12

Emma Betts was just 22 when she discovered there was something much more sinister to an unusual mole on her back. It became stage 4 melanoma and was terminal. But instead of retreating she put herself in the spotlight to warn others.

How mosquitoes without mojo could help stop disease

Sun, 2018-04-15 16:03

Australian scientists release sterile mosquitoes in a bid to help stop the spread of dengue fever and zika virus. They hope to be the first in the world to eradicate the disease-carrying mosquitoes from an urban area.

'Where on Earth is help': Anger over time taken to treat fallen marathon runner

Sun, 2018-04-15 16:03

The sight of Scottish marathon runner Callum Hawkins lying on the road after succumbing to the heat has sparked an angry reaction from commentators and on social media, with Games organisers and nearby spectators criticised for their reaction.

Last turn of the wheel brings Kurt Fearnley's career to a fairytale close

Sun, 2018-04-15 14:41

For nearly 20 years, Kurt Fearnley has given it his all as one of Australia's most revered wheelchair athletes. In his last representative race, Fearnley displayed all his most important qualities as he finished with marathon gold.

Agony on final day as Diamonds and women's rugby sevens team suffer dramatic losses

Sun, 2018-04-15 13:28

Helen Housby's buzzer-beater goal sees England stun the Diamonds 52-51 to win the netball gold medal, while the women's rugby sevens team lose a thriller to New Zealand.

Weaving ancient Cape York stories into contemporary fashion

Sun, 2018-04-15 12:43

Designs inspired by ancient stories told through artists from the remote far north community of Hope Vale take centrestage at a special Commonwealth Games artistic celebration this weekend.

Bindi woman Dora Deemal's designs turn dreamings into high end fashion

Sun, 2018-04-15 12:43
The dreamings of four women from Hope Vale have been transformed into fabric and featured in an exhibition as part of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Festival 2018.

Scotsman winning marathon collapses 2km from finish

Sun, 2018-04-15 11:38
Scotland's Callum Hawkins was winning the men's marathon when he collapsed with just 2km left to race.

Scottish runner misses marathon gold after collapsing 2km from finish line

Sun, 2018-04-15 10:36

Scottish runner Callum Hawkins collapses from heat exhaustion two kilometres from the finish line in the men's marathon, missing out on a gold medal, which instead goes to Australia's Michael Shelley.

Not a good look — croc baiters 'hurting Queensland's tourism reputation'

Sun, 2018-04-15 09:52

Crocodiles are a protected species in Queensland, but some people are worried that they are encroaching on urban areas. Now one tourism operator fears that attempts to kill them are harming the region's reputation.

NQ Cowboys ready to ring the changes after fifth straight loss, Eels refuse to panic

Sun, 2018-04-15 09:46

The North Queensland Cowboys look for changes after a fifth straight loss puts the pre-season favourites second-bottom of the NRL ladder, while Parramatta coach Brad Arthur is refusing to panic after sixth loss.

'The grandkids drink the water': Concerns over Bundaberg's PFAS-contaminated water

Sun, 2018-04-15 09:05

Bundaberg residents affected by a contaminated water supply say they are worried and will take up the offer of free blood tests, despite assurances the risk to their health is low.

Australia's next World Cup contender is a florist from Brisbane

Sun, 2018-04-15 08:00

A Brisbane florist has realised his dream of representing Australia at a prestigious international design competition.