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Sat 8 Aug 2020

Motorway built around woman’s house

Motorway built around woman’s house

A woman who refused to sell her property to the Chinese government has had a motorway built around her tiny home.

RBA’s ‘truly terrifying’ economic prediction

RBA’s ‘truly terrifying’ economic prediction

Sorry Australia – the economic effect of the coronavirus is turning into less of a short sharp slap in Australia’s face and more of a chronic injury.

Ghislaine Maxwell’s explicit Clooney boast

Ghislaine Maxwell’s explicit Clooney boast

Ghislaine Maxwell was “giddy as a schoolgirl” as she repeatedly boasted about a graphic sexual encounter with George Clooney, it’s been alleged.

Brutal toll of star’s extreme weight loss

Brutal toll of star’s extreme weight loss

Debra Messing was so painfully thin at the height of her Will and Grace fame she now reveals her body “could not hold out” any longer.

Bar tab app runs out of money

Premium Content Bar tab app runs out of money

A Brisbane-based hospitality start-up worth about $8m at its peak has gone into liquidation.

Senior health boss suspended amid bullying accusations

Premium Content Senior health boss suspended amid bullying accusations

A Queensland public health service senior manager accused of giving staff demeaning nicknames, such as “Vinegar Tits”, has been suspended.

Convicted killer’s $20k claim over jail toaster

Premium Content Convicted killer’s $20k claim over jail toaster

A man who was jailed in 2000 for murdering his newborn daughter, released on parole in 2017 and later deported is still pursuing a $20,000 claim.

Notorious bikie in barber shop arrest

Premium Content Notorious bikie in barber shop arrest

Police have swarmed on a Gold Coast business, arresting Mongols bikie Harley Barbaro for allegedly breaching Queensland’s consorting laws.

Surprising new COVID panic buy

Premium Content Surprising new COVID panic buy

While the toilet paper crisis and supermarket brawls maybe over, Aussies are panic buying a new item to deal with lockdown.

Politicians under fire over lack of support

Premium Content Politicians under fire over lack of support

An anti-crime group has called out some of the region’s top political identities for not promising to stand up and fight for its plan to combat youth crime.

How Hitler played Aussie PM

Premium Content How Hitler played Aussie PM

Many Australian politicians were slow to see the evil Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, with even the pacifist-leaning PM temporarily sucked in.

Janna lives a selfless life for her kids

Premium Content Janna lives a selfless life for her kids

Most young women in their early 20s are focusing on themselves and not becoming a foster carer, but one woman is doing both in an incredible act of compassion.

SPEAK UP: Government backs free speech at universities

Premium Content SPEAK UP: Government backs free speech at universities

Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan has commissioned a free speech code of conduct for universities and is being backed by MP Phillip Thompson.

PLEA FOR HELP: 15,000 calls made to Child Safety

Premium Content PLEA FOR HELP: 15,000 calls made to Child Safety

More children are in care in North Queensland compared with the previous year, new figures have revealed.

‘You dig a hole’: Squatters turn beaches into dump

Premium Content ‘You dig a hole’: Squatters turn beaches into dump

Years of buck-passing over illegal campers and their questionable toilet habits have forced frustration to boiling point at beaches north of Palm Cove.

Outpouring of support for dad and kids living in car

Premium Content Outpouring of support for dad and kids living in car

A flood of offers for accommodation and a job have come in for a homeless single father that’s desperate to build a better life for his two young children.

‘Mind blowing’: Teens charged over alleged luxury car theft

Premium Content ‘Mind blowing’: Teens charged over alleged luxury car theft

Five teenagers are facing a total 14 charges after police allege they stole numerous items and a luxury Lexus sedan from a Mooroobool house.

'I had two patients die': Infected nurse's emotional message

'I had two patients die': Infected nurse's emotional message

In a viral video, a nurse who contracted COVID-19 has shown people the reality of being a frontline healthcare worker during Victoria’s second wave.

Meth trafficker caught with drugs days after avoiding jail

Premium Content Meth trafficker caught with drugs days after avoiding jail

‘Do you have any idea what goes on in jails?’: Magistrate unleashes on a drug trafficker she has dubbed a ‘stupid, stupid boy’.

‘Pretty bloody bad’: Elderly mother denied dying wish

Premium Content ‘Pretty bloody bad’: Elderly mother denied dying wish

Devastated son cannot say a final goodbye to his ailing mother.

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