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Street art, it's coming to a country town near you

ABC News: Top Stories - 1 hour 3 min ago

Nowhere is the increasing popularity of street art more apparent than in Australia's regional cities and towns.

Sunscreen safety myths fuelling fears against use 'by nearly half of Australians'

ABC News: Top Stories - 1 hour 16 min ago

Many Australians fail to apply sunscreen on a daily basis because they don't think it's safe to use that frequently, research shows.

Katherine residents meet to consider class action over PFAS contamination

ABC News: Top Stories - 1 hour 45 min ago

Residents in Katherine in the Northern Territory meet with lawyers as they decide whether their town will become the third place in Australia to sue the Defence Department over the growing chemical contamination crisis linked to firefighting foams once used on Air Force bases.

Families of missing Queensland trawler fishermen told survival now unlikely

ABC News: Top Stories - 2 hours 17 min ago

Families of six missing trawler fishermen are told the window of survivability has passed, as the recovery operation ramps up off central Queensland.

Relive the 1988 National Monopoly Championships in Brisbane

ABC News: Top Stories - 4 hours 41 min ago
Relive the 1988 Australian Monopoly Championships from Brisbane Expo.

The strict diet and exercise regime of a rodeo bull

ABC News: Top Stories - 4 hours 57 min ago

To be an elite athlete you need to train and have a good diet, and that is no different for a bucking bull preparing for its next rodeo.

Aussie women keen to claw back to the top with Ashes win

ABC News: Top Stories - 5 hours 4 min ago

A "kick in the guts" is giving the Australian women's cricket team added motivation for this summer's Ashes series, with Beth Mooney and Jess Jonassen saying they're super keen to claw back the advantage.

Selling the Sydney unit for a Bundaberg sea change

ABC News: Top Stories - 5 hours 10 min ago

With the southern Great Barrier Reef on its doorstep and Brisbane just an hour's flight away, Queensland's Bundaberg region is seeing a boom in interest from house hunters looking to make a change.

Queensland introduces GPS trackers for all commercial fishermen to track catch

ABC News: Top Stories - 5 hours 27 min ago

Queensland commercial fishermen are set to be affected by some major changes, with GPS trackers to be fitted to all boats.

What will it take for the Wallabies to beat the All Blacks?

ABC News: Top Stories - 5 hours 31 min ago

When it comes to winning, no one does it quite like rugby union giants the New Zealand All Blacks. So what's Australia to do?

Bagpipe band dances the line between old and new with 'bagpop'

ABC News: Top Stories - 5 hours 46 min ago

A regional Queensland pipe band finds the balance between honouring its musical heritage and embracing new, non-traditional music to broaden its appeal and recruit a new generation of pipers.

QR's problem-plagued Next Generation Rollingstock train derails

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2017-10-19 18:18

One of Queensland Rail's troubled new trains comes off the rails at Ipswich, west of Brisbane. It's the latest in a string of problems for the Next Generation Rollingstock, which was initially supposed to be in service last year.

Gary Ablett's football journey comes full circle to Geelong

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2017-10-19 17:19

Arguably the player of his generation, Gary Ablett has thrilled crowds for 16 seasons — now his career has come full circle, allowing him to return to Kardinia Park and the Cats.

Battery storage could be hard hit by new energy policy

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2017-10-19 14:40

Battery storage for renewable energy may be too expensive under the Federal Government's new energy policy, the industry says.

Finding missing trawlers alive 'would be a miracle'

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2017-10-19 14:12

The rescue operation to find six fishermen missing off central Queensland for three days becomes a recovery mission to find their sunken trawler.

Whale to be exhumed from Wurtulla Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2017-10-19 13:29

A humpback whale carcass buried at Wurtulla Beach on the Sunshine Coast is to be exhumed after residents raise safety concerns.

Survivor of capsized trawler reunites with his wife

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2017-10-19 12:50
Ruben McDornan was rescued by a passing yacht after the trawler Dianne overturned in rough waters in Bustard Bay near the Town of Seventeen-Seventy on Monday night. At Gladstone Airport his wife Sammy has been reunited with him.

Gambling is 'Australia's equivalent of the NRA': Tim Costello

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2017-10-19 12:33

The Alliance for Gambling Reform has slammed plans for a mega casino in Brisbane, saying the gambling industry is Australia's "blind spot" and akin to the National Rifle Association in America.

Roads remain cut, homes evacuated as floodwaters rise in parts of Queensland

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2017-10-19 09:49

Torrential rain severely damages local roads and wipes out crops in Queensland's North Burnett region, as community leaders call for immediate action by the State Government.

Migaloo snap off coast wins international praise for Aussie photographer

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2017-10-19 09:29

A stunning snap of Migaloo making his way up the eastern Australian coast snags a Byron Bay photographer a prestigious international award.

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