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LEAKED: 1 in 10 Australians' medical records exposed

Confidential patient health data has been released in a major blunder by the Department of Health.

ONE in 10 Australians’ private health records have been exposed

Your Christmas Day weather forecast

Christmas is looking festively hot, but some of Australia is in for some rain. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology

Australia will enjoy sunny weather for most part

Can you solve this maths riddle? Year 4 students can

Have you tried our 12 Puzzles of Christmas to test your mathematical know-how?

The maths itself isn’t hard — a 4th grader could work out the sums.







Drunk on red wine Brett Evans ran from cops in an earthmover

SPARKS flying, drink-driver Brett Evans was behind the wheel of his dad's 35-tonne earth mover, barrelling down the Bruce Highway with police in pursuit.

Baby beers end in fine

Aaron Cole drove drunk after finding out he'd be a dad.

New dad busted for drink driving

Tall man miscalculates his beers

Wayne Kent had four schooners at Sugarland Tavern before driving home.

"He is a large man, six foot five inches tall” - Lawyer

You won't believe what this thug said about torture victim

Dane Luke Jagers is in jail for torture and assault.

Ice debt thug reckons he was trying to save his victim

Couple drops in uninvited to Governor's house

TRESPASS: Paul Thomas Donnelly pleaded guilty to trespass at Fernberg, while girlfriend and co-accused Karmara Ivy Rose Dodd will be sentenced in February.

Pair found on historic estate after police pursuit

Hammock mishaps and car crashes keep emergency services busy

WITH one week until Christmas it's been a busy start to the festive season for emergency services as LifeFlight made a number rescues at the weekend.

Dredging Round Hill Creek far more urgent than Boyne: Anglers

CONCERNED DUO: Anglers Wayne Bonham and Alan James are unhappy about problems at Round Hill Creek.

Local fishers are hoping to see action to reduce risk via dredging.

Beloved Bundy school teacher now cancer free

CANCER FIGHT: Shane Sully Sullivan with the mask which helped save his life. Sully was diagnosed with cancer and didnt think hed make Christmas but now is confident he is on the road to recovery.

Christmas gift arrives early for Shane 'Sully' Sullivan

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'I didn't want to be a burden': CQ miner's silent battle

A SILENT battle raged inside Knoxie Paul, but it wasn't until tragedy claimed two loved ones' lives that he decided to speak up.

BEACH REPORT: Early birds enjoy best weather

ON PATROL: Janine Thompson took this photo of seagulls

Weather is warming up closer to Christmas

Lots of sparkle for diamond anniversary carols

DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY: Singer Silvie Paladino will return to the Rum City for the 60th annual Bundaberg Carols by Candlelight event on Friday.

Massive program for Carols by Candlelight in Bundy

Bee Gees show will bring the fever to Bundy

The UK Bee Geez have performed around the world.

Show will have you Jive Talkin' when it hits the stage

Council saves $1M in power costs

Mayor Jack Dempsey.

Council taking solar challenge

Christmas to deliver mixed bag of produce

CHRISTMAS CHOICE: Beemart's Shane Olsen with lychees and mangoes, which are both good buys this Christmas.

What's naughty, nice on the hip pocket this festive season

Chinese tourism worth millions to Bundaberg

BIG BUCKS: Chinese tourism is vital for the Bundaberg region.

Pitt to meet with China Southern Airlines

Farmers fear for future under Labor

FEARFUL: Stephen Bennett and farmer Brad Newton have expressed fears about Labor's plans for the agriculture sector.

'Young people feel there's no future in farming'

Canon's top photos of 2017

I was on my way to capture the sunset when I saw this stunning rainbow draped perfectly over Bondi Beach. Hastily made my way to the Bondi Icebergs to get the shot, and made it with just two minutes to spare! Shot on: Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM II lens

Canon has chosen 20 of the top photos that Australia loved on its social media...

Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade

Mooloolaba's Christmas Boat Parade is fun for everyone! Get yourselves ready for a magical, floating lights.

Mooloolaba's Christmas boat parade was as spectacular as ever on the weekend, as...

Childers Assault

Detective Inspector Gary Pettiford.

Bundaberg police have confirmed a 90-year-old man who was assaulted at his home in...

Byron Bay rail revived

Byron Bay rail line has been revived after 13 years with the world's first solar...

Robin Bailey on Christmas since her husband died

THREE years ago, radio host Robin Bailey faced a shocking family tragedy. In the time since, after a lot of gut-wrenching work, life is finally looking up.

‘Australia has lost its sex drive’

Penthouse Pet model Bettina Raap in 1996. More than a decade later, the publisher of Penthouse magazine says Australia has lost its sex drive.

Penthouse Forum letters disappear, Penthouse Black Label closes

premium_icon Blood donation gives mum-to-be the ultimate Christmas gift

Mary Campbell and Meg Terrill with Mabel, five months. Picture: Tim Carrafa

New mum encourages others to donate blood this festive season.

Are my headphones too loud?

Health

Do you think your headphones are causing you to have hearing loss? If yes new study...

premium_icon Jealous ex leaked sex tape to girlfriend’s father

291096.Sexual Harrassment victim Sharry.
This girl can not be identified .

A 19 year-old man blackmailed his girlfriend to stay with him resulting in dire...

Top-selling sneakers revealed

Sneakers were again a key trend in fashion this year, as seen on Nike ambassador Bella Hadid. Picture: Supplied

Retailers announce that sneakers have been the footwear of choice this year

The $35k trip that killed Leigh

Leigh Aiple died after undergoing cosmetic surgery in Malaysia. Picture: Youtube

A self-conscious 31 year-old man took a trip to Malaysia with the goal to change...

MOVIE REVIEW: Five-star film’s incredible achievement

WHEN you sit down in a movie and regret it in the first 10 minutes, that’s not a great sign. That it manages to change your mind completely is astonishing.

Meet the man making Taylor ‘happier than ever’

Taylor Swift has a new man.

POP star is keeping her latest boyfriend strictly under wraps.

LOTR star keen to reprise role for TV series

Sir Ian McKellan (right) starred as Gandalf alongside Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) in the Lord of the Rings movies.

Sir Ian McKellan has announced he wants to return as Gandalf.

Star Wars snap: ‘You didn’t f**king tell me that’

Mark Hamill makes  a triumphant return to active Star Wars duty.

HARRISON Ford was less than impressed with Mark Hamill.

Pro-austerity Saudi prince buys world's most expensive home

The Chateau Louis XIV. Designed by Cogemad.

This French mansion became the world’s most expensive home

Aussie parents buy primary school kids their own apartments

Aiva Anagnostiadis, 10, and her brother James might be among the youngest property owners in Melbourne.

These two kids already own homes in Melbourne’s property game

Staggering sale for Block stars

Kyal & Kara Demmrich pose with son Ziya.

The Block star’s Kyal and Kara have scored a massive sale

Pick of the spots on the Coast

Todd McKee, left, and Sharni Pinder, right, of McGrath Estate Agents with Mel and Gill Luke at Mooloolaba to celebrate the launch of the luxury First Bay Coolum development.

A lot of planning and thought for luxury Coolum development

premium_icon Public servants brace for change from overhaul

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk swears in during a ceremony at Government House in Brisbane, Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Ms Palaszczuk's cabinet was today sworn in after winning the November 25 state election.

Queensland's top bureaucrats have been warned to expect changes

premium_icon Revealed: The most in-demand workers of 2017

Demand for tradies has significantly increased.

Demand for some workers rebounds in 2017

Aussie has the world’s best job

Wouldn’t mind staying in a house like this for a while! Sherbet Birdie photography

Sorelle Amore’s ultimate goal seemed outrageous

POLLIE TICKLED: No job? We can fix that

A whole new method of job-hunting on offer.

Get back on the job train with these top tips

'Bold plan' will create thousands of jobs

Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor, Professor Adam Shoemaker.

Major announcement being made by Southern Cross Uni today

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Men asked to take responsibility for bad driving

Men make up 74% of national road fatalities and are being asked to drive more responsibly.

Do you think men are worse drivers than women?

NHVR releases draft electronic work diary standards

OUT WITH THE OLD: NHVR will release new electronic work diaries.

The draft EWD Policy Framework and Standards will be released

Why going hybrid doesn’t pay

Toyota Prius C (August 2017 update). Picture: Supplied.

Does hybrid technology add up at the bowser?

Kia Stinger crash test shock

The Kia Stinger has earned mixed results in the latest round of crash tests. Picture: Supplied.

Base models receive low scores.

Double fatality truckie: 'That night was my worst nightmare'

The scene of a double fatality near Huts Creek on the Bruce Highway.

Photo Ebony Battersby / The Observer

Truck driver found not guilty by jury after two-day trial

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