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‘They’re gone’: Wild weather devastates banana crops

Premium Content ‘They’re gone’: Wild weather devastates banana crops

Banana growers are tallying losses after wind gusts of more than 90kph ripped trees down as wild weather associated with Cyclone Niran lashed the region.

Meet the Central Queensland landowner taking on Bravus

Premium Content Meet the Central Queensland landowner taking on Bravus

He has been locked in a battle with the mining giant for the past five years over a land agreement he says has not been honoured.

Bunnings hero: Bravery medal for burning car rescue

Premium Content Bunnings hero: Bravery medal for burning car rescue

Northern Rivers man awarded bravery medal for rescuing a man from a burning car.

Bitter Adani legal battle hits Supreme Court

Premium Content Bitter Adani legal battle hits Supreme Court

Dozens of anti-Adani protesters have gathered outside the Brisbane Supreme Court as one of the project’s most vocal critics faces court.

‘He’s fallen a long way’: Jockey in court over Facebook scam

Premium Content ‘He’s fallen a long way’: Jockey in court over Facebook scam

Former “leading” jockey sentenced for fraud in Coffs Harbour.

Turnbull’s startling claims over woman’s death

Premium Content Turnbull’s startling claims over woman’s death

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has questioned whether the alleged victim of a historic rape did indeed take her own life.

How two planes came within 600 feet of each other at Ballina

Premium Content How two planes came within 600 feet of each other at Ballina

The safety bureau is continuing its investigation into how the incident occurred.

How child predators are lurking in plain sight

Premium Content How child predators are lurking in plain sight

A child safety advocate believes the days of keeping child abuse under wraps are over, but predators were still lurking in plain sight.

‘Biggest bang’: Family’s lucky escape as tree crushes house

Premium Content ‘Biggest bang’: Family’s lucky escape as tree crushes house

A family says it felt like their home was being “taken by a cyclone” as wild weather caused a huge palm tree to crash onto their home.

‘Intensifying’: Cyclone Niran likely to reach Category 3

Premium Content ‘Intensifying’: Cyclone Niran likely to reach Category 3

Tropical Cyclone Niran is expected to reach Category 2 status by lunch time today before further intensifying to a Category 3 weather system.

Aussie music icon Michael Gudinski dies aged 68

Premium Content Aussie music icon Michael Gudinski dies aged 68

The Australian music industry is reeling with the shock death of promoter and record company boss Michael Gudinski, aged 68.

Council's stance on surf sex assault claims

Premium Content Council's stance on surf sex assault claims

Council has issued a response on whether it will review its lease arrangement with a Gold Coast surf club following a police investigation of an alleged rape.

‘Extremely good news’: New AstraZeneca discovery

Premium Content ‘Extremely good news’: New AstraZeneca discovery

The AstraZeneca jab offers even stronger protection than first known, new data shows, as the first batch arrived to our shores.

RAIN, HAIL, OR SHINE: What BOM predicts for autumn

Premium Content RAIN, HAIL, OR SHINE: What BOM predicts for autumn

The Bureau of Meteorology has released its climate outlook for autumn.

Ticket info: Splendour in the Grass confirms new dates

Premium Content Ticket info: Splendour in the Grass confirms new dates

Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler The Creator are available for the new dates, and pre-loved tickets are available.

Young woman’s horror aged care experience guides commission

Premium Content Young woman’s horror aged care experience guides commission

The aged care royal commission has shone a light on the isolation experienced by young people in aged care, detailing the harrowing case of a Geelong woman who was in a...

‘Gracious!’ – Queen jokes in call with SA premier

Premium Content ‘Gracious!’ – Queen jokes in call with SA premier

The Queen has cracked jokes with Premier Steven Marshall and Governor Hieu Van Le in a special video call.

‘Macho posturing’: 300 walk away from militant union

Premium Content ‘Macho posturing’: 300 walk away from militant union

In a unanimous decision, 300 delegates of the CFMMEU’s strong Mining and Energy Division decided to split with the union.

Catching a predator: How police catch child sex attackers

Premium Content Catching a predator: How police catch child sex attackers

Catching the monsters who prey on vulnerable children takes time, perseverance, and is a job only some of best detectives can crack. This is how they do it.

Uber driver’s jaw, nose, ribs broken after hurry demand

Premium Content Uber driver’s jaw, nose, ribs broken after hurry demand

A former air force member told a man in his 60s, “You are only an Uber driver, you do what you are told,” moments before beating him up.

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