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Queensland Teens Caught In Stolen Car In NSW

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Four Queensland teens have led NSW police on a pursuit in a stolen car in the state's north before being caught.

Crime

Crime

QLD Couple Jailed Over Fijian Woman Treated 'Like A Slave'

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A Brisbane couple who took away a Fijian woman's freedom and "compromised her human rights" have been sent to prison for at least two years.

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National

Rescue Helicopters Targeted By Lasers Four Times In One Week

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Police are investigating after LifeFlight helicopters in Toowoomba were targeted by multiple laser strikes over the last few days.

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#YourVote

Morrison Spruiks Apprenticeships, Shorten Pledges Hospital Funding As Election Continues

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Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are talking up jobs and hospitals, as the first weekend of election campaign continues.

National

National

Four QLD Children Believed Abducted Found Safe

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UPDATE: The four kids subject to an amber alert on Friday afternoon have been located safe and well.

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National

Cold Case Breakthrough: Man Charged Over 1978 QLD Triple Murder

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A man has been charged over the murder of a group of young friends who went missing during a motorcycle holiday in Mount Isa more than 40 years ago.

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National

Charlie The Dog And His Owners Rescued From Burning Yacht

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A Victorian couple and their dog, Charlie were rescued from the burning yacht off the coast of Queensland.

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National

Search For Missing 10-Year-Old Boy From The Gold Coast

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UPDATE: Queensland Police have confirmed the 10-year-old boy has been found.

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National

Woman Charged With Knifing Seven-Year-Old Boy In Chest

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A Queensland woman has been charged with attempted murder over an alleged knife attack on a boy in Cairns three weeks ago.

Crime

Crime

Man Charged With Murder After Body Found In Freezer

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A 24-year-old man has been charged with murder over the alleged suspicious death of a former high school teacher south of Brisbane. 

Crime

Crime

Human Remains Found In Freezer Buried In Missing Father's Backyard

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A 24-year-old man has been arrested after police found human remains inside a freezer buried in the backyard of a missing Ipswich father.

Crime

Crime

Elderly Among Victims Scammed $120,000 In Line Dancing Fraud

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Queensland police are hunting for a father-son duo who are believed to have scammed unsuspecting line dancing enthusiasts hundreds of thousands of dollars in fake tours and events.

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National

Police Hunt Man Who Allegedly Spat In Woman's Face At Maccas Drive-Thru

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A young woman working at a Whitsunday McDonald's has allegedly been assaulted by a male customer at the restaurant's drive-thru.

National

National

'We Are Very Sorry': School Grieves Over Japanese Students Who Drowned On Fraser Island

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A school principal in Japan has remembered two young students who drowned on Queensland's Fraser Island as "bright and energetic". 

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Updated

Teenagers Found Drowned On Fraser Island Were On School Tour

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Two 16-year-old boys whose bodies were found on Queensland's Fraser Island were part of a school group touring the area.

Crime

Crime

Prisoner Escapes From Police Van As Stunned Motorists Look On

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A motorist has videoed the moment a prisoner escaped from a police van as it drove along the road in heavy traffic.

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National

Brisbane Hit With Second Case Of Measles In As Many Days

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Brisbane residents are on alert once again, following the second case of measles in the city in two days.

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National

This Aussie Summer Came With A $2.2 Billion Price Tag From Natural Disasters

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A number of 'catastrophic' weather events sparking tens of thousands of insurance claims in three Australian states, have racked up a damage bill of more than $2 billion in just three months.

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National

Man In Serious Condition After Shark Attack In Whitsundays

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A man is in a serious but stable condition after being attacked by a shark in the Whitsundays.

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National

Man Bitten By Shark At Great Barrier Reef Tourist Hot Spot

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A rescue helicopter has been dispatched after a person was reportedly bitten by a shark near the 'heart reef' tourist hotspot off the Queensland coast.

Cold Case

Cold Case

Mystery Surrounding Three Friends Killed And Their Abandoned Dog

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Karen Edwards, Tim Thomson and Gordon Twaddle were just three days into their holiday when they disappeared.

National

National

Thousands Evacuated By Plane From Cyclone Trevor's Path

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Thousands of people have been evacuated from the path of severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor.

National

National

Staff 'In Tears' After Rescuing Disabled Animals From 'Rescue' Group

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WARNING: This story contains graphic images.

National

National

Cyclone Sandwich: State Of Emergency Declared

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Not one, but two massive tropical cyclones are battering Australian coasts, at the same time. 

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Updated

Missing Five-Year-Old Girl Found Safe And Well After Police Amber Alert

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Police have located a five-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted from Biloela in Central Queensland. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Doctor Fathers 48 Children After Impregnating Patients With Own Sperm

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Crime

Crime

This Convenience Store Clerk Doesn't Have Time For Your Armed Robbery

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CCTV has captured the moment a store clerk remained cool, calm and collected as two brazen thieves threatened her with a gun.

National

National

Residents Warned As 'Intensified' Cyclone Trevor Heads Towards The Coast

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Cyclone Trevor has been upgraded to a Category Three system and is expected to make landfall on Tuesday afternoon.

National

National

Koalas Could Go Extinct Without Urgent Help, World Wildlife Fund Warns

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The government should take swift action to save koala populations, the World Wildlife Fund has pleaded, as numbers of the iconic Australian animal continue to fall.

Crime

Crime

Man Allegedly Digs Bunker Under House To Grow Marijuana

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A man has been arrested after a bunker, dug by hand and allegedly used for growing hydroponic marijuana, was found on a Cairns property.

National

National

QLD Rolls Out Emoji Number Plates Because ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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The Queensland Government has recently rolled out the world's first program allowing people to add an emoji to their license plates.

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National

Desperate Search For Dog's Body Stolen From Vet Freezer

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The body of a beloved family dog who was put down on Monday is believed to have been stolen from the freezer of a local Queensland vet.

National

National

Can Your Council Eavesdrop On Your Conversations?

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Using surveillance devices to listen to, record and monitor people's conversations is reportedly at the heart of a new plan from Brisbane City Council.

National

National

Dog Found With Mouth Taped Shut During QLD Heatwave

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The RSPCA has been left horrified after a dog was found with its mouth taped shut in heatwave conditions.

Crime

Crime

CCTV Captures Terrifying Axe-Wielding Carjacking Of Mother And Children

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A man who allegedly threatened a mother, with two children in the car, with an axe has been arrested by police.

National

National

Dingo Captured And Killed After Tourists Attacked On Fraser Island

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A dingo believed to be responsible for an attack on a French family at Queensland's Fraser Island, has been captured and euthanised.

Crime

Crime

Woman Impaled After Metal Rod Bounces Through Windscreen

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A woman was impaled when a metal rod bounced off the road and smashed through her windscreen.

National

National

Police Divers To Search Dam For Missing Statue Of Drowned Boy

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UPDATE: A police search of the Mount Morgan dam has failed to locate the missing memorial statue for six-year-old Jared Bannah.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Mother Lures Three Young Daughters To Their Execution

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

News

News

Young Man Tragically Dies After Falling Through Church Skylight

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A 23-year-old has died after falling through the skylight of a church on the Gold Coast. 

National

National

Beaches Shut By Cyclone Oma No Match For Mick Fanning (Plus A Few Loose Units)

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Surfing superstars Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning have joined dozens of waveriders trying their luck against Cyclone Oma's wrath, as huge swells batter the east coast.

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National

Why Cyclone Oma Is The Most Confused Storm In Recent Memory

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Many are scratching their heads with the latest developments of the very strange tropical cyclone Oma.

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National

Memorial Statue Of Drowned Boy Stolen, With Police Left Baffled

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Police have launched a public appeal to locate the memorial statue of a little boy who drowned at Mount Morgan dam, which was stolen from a park at the end of last year.

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National

Wild Winds Head For QLD And NSW As Oma Is Downgraded

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Tropical Cyclone Oma has weakened to a category one system, but is expected to intensify again on Friday.

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National

Man To Be Charged After 'Disturbing' Dog Attack Caught On Video

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WARNING: Some viewers may find the following footage distressing.

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National

Woman In Critical Condition After Cow Attack

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A woman aged in her 70s has been hospitalised after she was attacked by a cow at a rural property.

National

National

Oma God! Massive 8-Metre Waves Expected As Cyclone Warning Issued

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Tropical Cyclone Oma is continuing its path towards the Queensland coast. 

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National

RSPCA Call For Help Over 'Brutal' Attack On Dog Caught On Video

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Disturbing video has emerged of what appears to be a brutal attack on a dog in a suburban street of Mackay, Queensland.

National

National

Cyclone Oma Defies Forecast And Thunders Towards QLD

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Cyclone Oma has been upgraded to a category three cyclone as it moves closer to the Queensland Coast. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

A Father Has Been Arrested For Slapping His Stepdaughter's Bully

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

National

National

Cyclone Oma: QLD Braces As Heavy Winds And High Tides Descend

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The weather system that saw Queensland experience record-breaking rain just a few weeks ago is still lingering off Australia's east coast.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Gives Birth While In Coma, Didn't Know She Was Pregnant

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

National

National

Seemingly Healthy Six Year Old's Dental Pain Found To Be Leukaemia

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When Hunter's family noticed a lump on her jaw in the latter half of 2018, they took her to see a doctor.

National

National

Coroner Finds Tinder Stalker Horror Could Have Been Avoided

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Paul Lambert died on the side of the M1 near Bonville just shy of Coffs Harbour. He had lunged at officers with a knife so they shot him.

National

National

Woman Finds 40kg Python In Her Laundry, Remains Calm Because #Straya

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It was 4:30 in the morning on Friday when Lea-Ann Kennedy's family found a surprise visitor inside their back shed -- a whopping five and a half metre python.

National

National

Teenage Girls Rushed To Hospital After Suspected Overdose At School

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Four teenage girls have been rushed to hospital from a school in the Gold Coast after reportedly overdosing on an "unknown substance" on Friday.

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Updated

Body Of A Young Woman Found Dead On Beach

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The body of a woman has been found on a Sunshine Coast beach. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Police Hunt Mother Trying To Find Son A Date

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

National

National

Two Months' Jail For Young Dad Who Bashed Puppy And Broke Its Leg

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A young father has been jailed south of Brisbane after he confessed to bashing a puppy and breaking its leg.

Good News

Good News

Bodycam Captures Stunning Floodwater Rescue Of Elderly Man From QLD Storms

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Sitting waist-deep in surging flood water, rescue came just in time for a man caught up in the devastating Queensland storms.

News

News

Man Allegedly Choked Mum And Kidnapped Her Four Children

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A 29-year-old man is accused of kidnapping four children and strangling their mother during a terrifying domestic violence incident south of Brisbane.

National

National

Meet The Townsville Woman Whose Flooded House Has Become A Zoo

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On the backseat of Tara Hoffman’s car this morning were five coloured baskets carrying three possums and two bats.

National

National

Human 'Bin Chickens' Making Big Bucks With Your Rubbish

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More than 1.3 billion containers have been collected and $130 million dollars made in the past 15 months since a container refund program was introduced.

News

News

Townsville Locals Pull Together After Deadly Floods

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On a street in the Townsville suburb of Hermit Park, the water is rib high.

Crime

Crime

Missing Baby Boy Involved In 'Tragic' Murder-Suicide

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A father and his six-month-old baby boy are dead in a suspected murder-suicide on the Sunshine Coast.

National

National

Two Bodies Found In Townsville Floodwaters

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Bodies have been found in the search for two missing men in flood-ravaged Townsville. 

National

National

Plane Crash-Lands In Backyard After Mid-Air Power Failure

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A pilot has had a "very lucky" escape after a crash landing that left his plane in a suburban backyard -- with major damage or injuries reported.

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Updated

Townsville Urged To 'Stay Strong' With 'Extraordinary' Conditions Far From Over

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Residents in Townsville are being plucked to safety in army trucks, their homes left filled with water, as authorities warn the disaster could roll on for at least another day.

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National

Mateship Shines As Queenslanders Help Each Other Through Disaster

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As residents fled flood-ravaged towns in Queensland with just the clothes on their back, one family headed to the river wreckage to rescue their neighbours' treasured belongings.

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National

Urgent Flood Warning As Dam Gates Fully Opened In Townsville

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Residents must evacuate immediately to higher ground as the gates to the Ross River dam have opened fully, spewing 2000 cubic metres of water per second.

National

National

Flood-Ravaged North QLD Now Braces For Tornado

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Rain and flooding in Queensland have "smashed" records as the state's north endures a one-in-100 year drenching.

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Updated

Townsville Floods Declared A "Catastrophe'

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A massive monsoonal deluge that has flooded Townsville has been declared a catastrophe by the Insurance Council of Australia.

Sport

Sport

Ben Barba Sacked From Cowboys After Assault Allegations

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Ben Barba's NRL career appears over after being sacked by North Queensland before playing a single game for the club.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Charges Cheating Ex $180 To Talk To Her

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

National

National

'Oh My God She's Alive': Family's Beloved Cow 'Sparkle' Swept Out To Sea

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Wet season rains put an entire North Queensland town underwater on Wednesday -- and sent some precious belongings out to sea.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Extra 10 Minutes Parking Granted To Drivers To Make 'Fines Fairer'

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

National

National

'We Are All Normal': Burger Shop Hits Back After Customer's Thoughtless Insult

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A business that employs people with Tourette's and Asperger's has hit back at a customer who made an insensitive comment to staff.

National

National

Cow Swept Out To Sea, Tractors Washed Away In Wild Townsville Floods

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Shipping containers have been washed away and animals are missing, as wild weather and rising floodwaters hits north Queensland.

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Updated

Police Investigate Suspicious Deaths Of Man And Woman Found Dead At A House

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Queensland Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman who were found dead on Monday evening.

National

National

Massive Rainfall In Daintree Sees Flood Warnings And Record River Levels

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Australia's summer of freak weather is continuing after the Daintree river saw its levels reach a record 12.6 metres, beating a mark set in 1901.

National

National

'Look Before You Leak': Woman's Bottom Bitten By Python Hidden Inside Toilet

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A Brisbane woman got more than she bargained for when a quick trip to the loo got her a nasty nip on the backside from a grumpy 1.6-metre python who had coiled up inside the toilet bowl.

National

National

Popular Pool Closed After Possible Needle Prick Sparks Safety Fears

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A Queensland woman is undergoing health tests after possibly being pricked by a needle while going for a swim in a public pool.

Crime

Crime

'I'm Down, I'm Down': Dramatic Video Shows Cop Run Over By 'Stolen' Car

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Police have released shocking footage of a disturbing attack on an officer which saw him knocked off his motorbike by an allegedly stolen car and left on the side of the road.

News

News

Pet Owners Warned After Snakes Swallow Pet Cats Whole

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Snake catchers are urging Aussies to keep their cats inside after a python deadset ate a family pet.

National

National

Young Boy Attacked By Dingo During Family Trip

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A dingo attacked a young boy during a camping trip with his family on Fraser Island on Saturday afternoon.

National

National

Court Win For Woman Who Fell From Maccas Roof While On A Smoko

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A McDonald's worker who fell off the roof of a fast-food restaurant in Queensland after climbing up for a smoke has won her right to workers' compensation.

National

National

Non-Alcoholic Beer Infused With Native Plants Hits The Market

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You’d think a non-alcoholic beer in Far North Queensland would be about as popular as a brown snake in a lucky dip barrel.

Crime

Crime

Police Claim 'No Evidence' Of Misconduct In Domestic Violence Case, Despite Recording

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A domestic violence victim has endured further hurt, after a police probe claimed there was 'no evidence' officers had acted inappropriately -- despite a recording of an encounter being played on national TV.

National

National

Terri Irwin Snaps Back At Plans To Harvest Wild Crocodile Eggs

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Queensland crocodile farmers can now legally harvest wild crocodile eggs and hatch them for luxury goods, including handbags, shoes and meat.

National

National

Advocates 'Gobsmacked' Serial Sex Offender Robert Fardon Has Been Freed

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Child safety advocates are "gobsmacked" by the release of one of Queensland's worst sex offenders into the community.

National

National

How Google Maps Are Getting It Wrong In Queensland

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The Queensland government has joined local businesses calling on Google to fix its maps of the state's outback regions.

The Project

The Project

Statement From QLD Government Department On Harvesting Croc Eggs

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It is now possible to obtain a licence to harvest estuarine crocodile eggs in Queensland.

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Updated

Explosive Materials Found In Raid At Queensland Property

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An emergency situation has been revoked in Queensland after police raiding a home in Kallangur, north of Brisbane, found explosive materials.

National

National

Tourist Bus Crashes 20 Metres Into Queensland Rainforest

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A tourist bus has crashed 20 metres down an embankment, in thick rain forest to the south-west of the Gold Coast.

National

National

Why Australia Is Having An 'Extraordinary' Bluebottle Invasion This Year

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'Walls' of jellyfish have descended on beaches across the east coast, so where are they coming from?

National

National

Snake Catcher Saves Python Found With 511 Ticks On Its Body

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Wildlife experts called in to retrieve a carpet python that had slithered into a family's pool got more than they bargained for when they found the reptile covered in hundreds of paralysis ticks.

National

National

Search And Rescue Finds Stranded Pig Hunters

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A rescue helicopter has picked up a group of stranded men after their ute was washed off the road in the Whitsundays earlier on Thursday morning.

Good News

Good News

Rare Bilby Triplets Bringing New Hope For Endangered Species

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Dreamworld has released the first images of rare bilby triplets who were born just three months ago, and will soon be given their names.

National

National

Travellers 'Too Complacent': Measles Alert After Third Case In A Month

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Queensland Health is warning residents of Brisbane and Ipswich to be on high alert for measles, after confirming the third case in just three weeks.

Politics

Politics

Federal LNP Candidate Apologises For Racist Anti-Muslim Facebook Posts

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An LNP candidate for the Far North Queensland seat of Herbert has apologised for racist remarks he made against the Muslim community.