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Fair Work watchdog's case against mushroom farmer 'fundamentally defective': NFF

Wed, 2017-10-11 20:26

Australia's peak farming body and the Fair Work Ombudsman are set to clash in the Federal Court over the alleged short-changing of horticultural workers.

Rockliff's Power move from Lions confirmed

Wed, 2017-10-11 17:09

Tom Rockliff will line up for Port Adelaide next season, after the Power confirmed the experienced Lions midfielder had signed on.

Visa restrictions 'the biggest risk' to Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Wed, 2017-10-11 16:34

Games officials fear athletes heading to the Gold Coast in 2018 may not be able to enter the country because of tough visa restrictions, but the Government insists that's not the case.

Australian detained at Bali airport after allegedly being found with drugs

Wed, 2017-10-11 15:58

Bali police say 32-year-old Mount Isa man Joshua James Baker told them a plastic bag containing marijuana mixed with tobacco, along with sedative medication, belonged to his girlfriend.

First woman appointed to officiate Rugby League World Cup

Wed, 2017-10-11 15:39

Three years after Rockhampton's Belinda Sleeman became the first woman to officiate an NRL game, she is making history once again.

Incentives not enough to encourage unemployed to pick fruit

Wed, 2017-10-11 14:07

A national lobby group calls for a new farm worker visa after an incentive program to get unemployed people onto farms attracts lacklustre participation.

St George to 'breathe a collective sigh of relief' after 170 charges laid following ice raids

Wed, 2017-10-11 13:21

Seven people are charged with drug trafficking and a total of 25 people are arrested in police raids targeting a methamphetamine network in the southern Queensland town of St George.

Free-flying macaw finds way home on Sunshine Coast

Wed, 2017-10-11 13:14

A free-flying, tantrum-throwing macaw finds his way home after a longer-than-expected adventure had him missing from his Sunshine Coast home for 27 hours.

Matthew Scown released after four-year jail sentence over Tyrell Cobb's death

Wed, 2017-10-11 12:27

The ex-partner of Tyrell Cobb's mother is released after being sentenced to four years in prison for the 2009 manslaughter of the four-year-old, who died from an abdominal injury.

Toxic pollution flowing to Kirra Beach from Gold Coast Airport run-off

Wed, 2017-10-11 12:24

Low-level toxic contamination in Coolangatta Creek on the southern Gold Coast will prompt signage urging no swimming where it flows onto Kirra Beach.

Foreign buyers purchase a quarter of new homes in NSW

Wed, 2017-10-11 10:23

More than a quarter of new homes built in New South Wales are being bought by foreign buyers, with Victoria close behind and closing in, according to new research from Credit Suisse.

Who's behind Brisbane's tiny red door in Burnett Lane?

Wed, 2017-10-11 10:00

It's the tiny red door in Brisbane's CBD measuring only inches in heights that left people scratching their heads. Now thanks to some social media sleuthing the man behind the project is unveiled, as are his other guerilla and environmental artworks here and abroad.

Bashing leaves teenage girl critically injured in hospital

Wed, 2017-10-11 08:51

Two teenagers are charged over the bashing of a 15-year-old girl on Queensland's Southern Downs, with the victim now fighting for her life in hospital with serious head injuries.

How a mosaic of green spaces can help save threatened species

Wed, 2017-10-11 08:45

After years of work, animals are finally returning to Mount Gravatt Conservation Reserve, and it's all part of a wider plan to use green spaces big and small to save threatened wildlife.

Giant wind turbine blade on the move

Wed, 2017-10-11 06:47
A wind turbine blade moves through far north Queensland.

Giant wind farm blades move through towns in far north Queensland

Wed, 2017-10-11 06:47

Giant wind farm components make a slow procession through from Cairns to the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland, forcing local traffic to a standstill.

'Nothing was normal anymore': Young sister recounts family pain over Sharron Phillips' murder

Wed, 2017-10-11 06:38

Merlesa Phillips describes being at the centre of one of Queensland's most infamous cold cases — the disappearance and murder of her sister Sharron Phillips in 1986.

Battery 'boom' as Queenslanders move to slash power bills

Wed, 2017-10-11 06:31

Some Queensland homeowners are rewiring parts of their homes and shelling out thousands of dollars for Tesla and other hybrid battery systems to cut their power bills and ensure they're not left in the dark.

Convictions for historical homosexual offences to be quashed

Wed, 2017-10-11 06:24

Queensland men convicted at a time when consensual gay sex was a crime can apply to clear their records, under new laws that passed unopposed in State Parliament overnight.

Unravelling the mystery of fire whirls

Wed, 2017-10-11 05:34

Footage of spectacular fire whirls are all over the internet, but what exactly are they?