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Mon 25 Jan 2021

Lifetime firefighter humbled by OAM honour

Premium Content Lifetime firefighter humbled by OAM honour

Southern Downs hero celebrated with Australia Day honours after 50 years of ‘running toward danger’.

'Our stories are changing history': Australian of the Year

'Our stories are changing history': Australian of the Year

Grace Tame was 15 when she was raped by her 58-year-old teacher – what she did next saw her today named the 2021 Australian of the Year.

The three Aussie start-ups worth billions

The three Aussie start-ups worth billions

Whether it started out of a loungeroom or from a desire to make relationships better, these founders have cracked the big time.

TikTok told to block users after girl’s death

TikTok told to block users after girl’s death

A 10-year-old girl tragically died in a sick viral TikTok challenge, leading to calls for the video app to block users whose age cannot be verified.

COVID-19 found in seven sewage treatment plants

Premium Content COVID-19 found in seven sewage treatment plants

COVID-19 viral fragments have been detected at seven Queensland wastewater plants in the latest sewage analysis, it can be revealed.

Book extract: Love, war and literature at heart of Conte’s novel

Book extract: Love, war and literature at heart of Conte’s...

Award-winning author Steve Conte takes readers back to the first year of the doomed German invasion of Russia in his new novel.

Where leaders stand on divisive issue

Where leaders stand on divisive issue

Debate is raging about whether the date of Australia Day should be changed, this is what the leaders of every state and territory think.

How man executed murder-suicide horror

How man executed murder-suicide horror

A man who killed his partner and then himself in a horrific murder-suicide in Melbourne managed to get six guns before doing the unthinkable.

Health alert: Plea to get tested over NZ case fears

Premium Content Health alert: Plea to get tested over NZ case fears

Queensland Health has issued a Public Health Alert asking anyone who has arrived in Queensland from New Zealand since January 14 to get tested and quarantine.

The perfect date for a new Australia Day

Premium Content The perfect date for a new Australia Day

A change for Australia Day seems almost inevitable, but what is the right date? Journalist Jeremy Pierce reckons he has a near-perfect solution.

Australia to suspend NZ travel bubble over mutant strain

Premium Content Australia to suspend NZ travel bubble over mutant strain

Australia will halt travel to and from New Zealand after a woman was infected with the highly contagious South African variant.

Illegal dumping puts town at risk of losing tip forever

Premium Content Illegal dumping puts town at risk of losing tip forever

A Southern Downs facility faces a review, following disgusting behaviour by users.

LONG TIME COMING: Eight Mile overpass works to start

Premium Content LONG TIME COMING: Eight Mile overpass works to start

‘There’s been plenty of people who put their heart and soul into this who will sleep better at night.’

The ‘split decision’ that cost man 18 days lost in the wild

Premium Content The ‘split decision’ that cost man 18 days lost in the wild

The man who was miraculously found after 18 days lost in the wilderness has told how he survived and just how he came to be there in the first place.

NRL star says racist remark led to alleged brawl

Premium Content NRL star says racist remark led to alleged brawl

Dragons playmaker Corey Norman and former Panther James Segeyaro have claimed racial abuse led to a Friday night brawl currently under NRL investigation.

Witness tells of screams at horror teen crash scene

Premium Content Witness tells of screams at horror teen crash scene

A resident who was just metres from a violent crash that has left two teens critical has recounted the shocking moments after it happened.

Man winched to safety after paragliding crash in bushland

Premium Content Man winched to safety after paragliding crash in bushland

A man has suffered spinal and pelvic injuries after crashing into a tree while paragliding near the Great Dividing Range.

‘Biggest problem’ with living in Australia

‘Biggest problem’ with living in Australia

A man has taken to social media to vent about the “biggest problem” with living in Australia – and it’s something we’re completely behind.

‘Sharp scream’: Uni student’s horror death

‘Sharp scream’: Uni student’s horror death

A 21-year-old Oxford University student has been remembered as a ‘beautiful girl’ after a weekend trip with friends went horribly wrong.

Baby abandoned on side of road

Baby abandoned on side of road

An Amazon delivery driver was doing his round when he spotted a baby on the side of the road, swinging into action to save the youngster.

‘Idiots’ filmed at deadly fishing spot

‘Idiots’ filmed at deadly fishing spot

Frustrated locals have filmed people being pummelled into rocks by surging waves at the “exact same spot” where three fishermen died on Friday.

ABC’s major Australia Day backflip

ABC’s major Australia Day backflip

After sticking to its guns on a controversial Australia Day article which mentioned Invasion Day, the ABC has made a dramatic change.

Historic cars return to Morgan Park in landmark event

Premium Content Historic cars return to Morgan Park in landmark event

Spectators can see dozens of authentic historic cars take the Warwick track for the first time in more than 20 years.

Specialised Warwick rescue team involved in tense cliff fall

Premium Content Specialised Warwick rescue team involved in tense cliff fall

Plans to streamline the rescue process after another Southern Downs hiking accident.

Qld teachers fail in bid to boycott NAPLAN

Premium Content Qld teachers fail in bid to boycott NAPLAN

Queensland teachers have been told they must continue NAPLAN testing this year despite a boycott by a major union.

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