National News

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Beijing threat follows cyber hacking accusations

premium_icon Beijing threat follows cyber hacking accusations

Relentless cyber attacks on Australia dramatically decrease during Chinese national holidays, it can be revealed.

$1.5b disaster bill may lead to more borrowing

premium_icon $1.5b disaster bill may lead to more borrowing

Treasurer Jackie Trad has not ruled out borrowing more to cover the estimated $1.5 billion cost of Queensland’s summer of disasters.

Exploration needs bipartisan backing

premium_icon Exploration needs bipartisan backing

THE search for new “hidden” mineral fields will only succeed if both sides of politics back and fund exploration, according to the peak body for geoscientists.

FNQ mums fighting for justice

premium_icon FNQ mums fighting for justice

They were their beloved baby boys, lost in the most tragic of circumstances - and now three Far North mums are joining forces to get justice for their sons.

Tue 19 Feb 2019

State blasted over severe disability centre closure

premium_icon State blasted over severe disability centre closure

THE Federal Government has taken a swipe at Queensland Health over its handling of the closure of the Halwyn Centre for the severely disabled.

‘I’m just a judge, why would anyone pay attention?’

premium_icon ‘I’m just a judge, why would anyone pay attention?’

A VETERAN barrister facing disciplinary charges has copped a strong serve from a judge, who has accused him of insulting the intelligence of tribunal members.

Broncos bombshell: Young prodigy suspended

premium_icon Broncos bombshell: Young prodigy suspended

BRONCOS prodigy Payne Haas has been hit with a four-match suspension after the young tyro refused to cooperate with an NRL Integrity Unit investigation.

Elderly woman stuck in ‘worst case of ambulance ramping’

Elderly woman stuck in ‘worst case of ambulance ramping’

AN elderly woman was forced to wait eight hours in an ambulance in what paramedics have described as the worst case of ramping ever seen in South Australia.

Two-month-old puppy saved from jaws of snake

premium_icon Two-month-old puppy saved from jaws of snake

PATAPOUF the puppy had only been in his home for a few weeks when he nearly became a carpet python’s breakfast.

Lawyer to stand trial in Ipswich council corruption saga

premium_icon Lawyer to stand trial in Ipswich council corruption saga

QUEENSLAND barrister Sam Di Carlo will be tried for money laundering and offering a mayor profits in return for support for a property development.

Controversial plea deal for accused paramedic attacker

premium_icon Controversial plea deal for accused paramedic attacker

A MAN charged with attacking a paramedic after passing out at a wedding has been gifted a get of jail free card in a controversial plea deal.

Anti-vax dad’s stunning admission as outbreak spreads

Anti-vax dad’s stunning admission as outbreak spreads

The father whose family is at the centre of a measles outbreak has made a shocking admission as the outbreak spreads.

Warnings over 244km/h winds in ‘destructive’ cyclone

Warnings over 244km/h winds in ‘destructive’ cyclone

THE category 3 Cyclone Oma is powering up and bearing down on Queensland and NSW, and it’s already having a dramatic effect on the coast.

Magistrate blasts police over rape accused’s bail

premium_icon Magistrate blasts police over rape accused’s bail

A QUEENSLAND magistrate says he understands “why the system can be seen as a joke in the community” after a man facing a string of rape charges was bailed.

Drunk chef makes worst Macca’s run ever

premium_icon Drunk chef makes worst Macca’s run ever

“Three blocks — you could have crawled”: A Queensland chef was five times above the legal alcohol limit when he decided to go on a Macca’s run for friends.

Triple killer told to pay $223k compensation

premium_icon Triple killer told to pay $223k compensation

A DERANGED killer who murdered three of his neighbours over a dispute about dust has been ordered to pay their grieving family compensation.

Ambos’ touching gesture for dying woman to see final sunset

Ambos’ touching gesture for dying woman to see final sunset

NSW paramedics helped grant a dying Sydney woman’s final wish come true, just days before she lost her battle to bowel cancer.

Foreign buyers still like Qld

Foreign buyers still like Qld

There has been a dramatic fall in foreign investment in Australia’s housing market, but demand for Queensland property remains steady.

'Housing tax': Phrase you will be hearing as election looms

'Housing tax': Phrase you will be hearing as election looms

AN issue that plagued the government for years has been turned on its head amid claims “everyone who rents a house” will have to pay more.

Adani rejects findings in controversial independent review

premium_icon Adani rejects findings in controversial independent review

Mining giant Adani has rejected the findings of a controversial report crucial to the progress of its coal mine.

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