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Tue 16 Jul 2019

Towns facing urgent ‘day zero’ crisis

Towns facing urgent ‘day zero’ crisis

AUSSIE communities are staring down the barrel of what authorities dub “day zero” — a crisis threatening lives and livelihoods.

Morrison's stimulus payment deflects US cuts

Morrison's stimulus payment deflects US cuts

The Australian dollar stayed firm as markets priced in aggressive cuts in US interest rates, mainly thanks to ScoMo's Rudd-like stimulus package.

Baby girl ‘did not seem to be breathing’

premium_icon Baby girl ‘did not seem to be breathing’

FLATMATES of a tradie accused of shaking his baby girl until she was unconscious have told a court about the moment they realised something was terribly wrong.

New dating app to find your ‘money-match’

premium_icon New dating app to find your ‘money-match’

A new matchmaking app seeks to hook Aussies up with someone who is good with cash.

Legal battle brewing over Bob Hawke’s will

Legal battle brewing over Bob Hawke’s will

The daughter of Bob Hawke is reportedly mounting a legal challenge against Blanche d’Alpuget over his will, two months after his death.

Albo weighs in on Perth 'meth zombie' tiff

Albo weighs in on Perth 'meth zombie' tiff

WA opposition leader Liza Harvey's blaming of "meth zombies" for Perth's moribund retail sector talks down the WA capital, Labor leader Anthony Albanese says.

Man convinced his brother isn't the baby's father

Man convinced his brother isn't the baby's father

He accused his brother's girlfriend of cheating just hours after she had given birth.

466 per cent spike in complaints about councillors

premium_icon 466 per cent spike in complaints about councillors

Queensland’s body to investigate councillors’ behaviour has seen a huge surge in complaints - and referred one tenth of them to the corruption watchdog.

Man on trial for death of best mate

premium_icon Man on trial for death of best mate

The partner of a Kingaroy man who died on a camping trip has described trying to wake him up after he was put in a “sleeper hold” during a fight.

Wedding guests need to stop doing this

Wedding guests need to stop doing this

A photographer has laid into selfish wedding guests who “ruin” the big day with their behaviour — and it’s something many are guilty of.

Everything you need to know about tax time

Everything you need to know about tax time

FROM calculating how much extra cash you’ll get back, to how to invest your refund, here is everything you need to know to easily navigate tax time.

Thousands of NSW hospital workers to strike

premium_icon Thousands of NSW hospital workers to strike

"We've seen too many people stabbed, too many people shot, too many people who have been spat upon or punched."

Vodafone to give some refunds, spared millions in fines

Vodafone to give some refunds, spared millions in fines

Vodafone has agreed to refund customers hit by charges from shady digital content operators but, unlike Optus and Telstra, wasn't fined $10 million over it.

Maggie Beer slams $7 a day meals in aged care homes

premium_icon Maggie Beer slams $7 a day meals in aged care homes

Maggie Beer has said spending as little as $7 a day on food for residents of aged care homes is inadequate. HAVE YOUR SAY

‘Weeks’ to test alleged drugs haul

premium_icon ‘Weeks’ to test alleged drugs haul

A prominent Gold Coast doctor has had his second mention in Southport Magistrates Court, with police revealing it will take weeks to test drugs they allege were...

The Queensland couple farming in the city

premium_icon The Queensland couple farming in the city

The couple who started this speciality gourmet farm say haters simply haven’t tried any of their spectacularly delicious varieties.

$800 benefit bonus explained

$800 benefit bonus explained

WHAT exactly is a deeming rate, and why does it matter so much to about one million Australians on benefits, including 630,000 age pensioners?

Cladding crisis: ‘States should pay’

premium_icon Cladding crisis: ‘States should pay’

SCOTT Morrison’s government has said it is “not an ATM” the states can use to remove flammable cladding on high-rise apartments.

Burger billionaire’s plea to protect franchisees

premium_icon Burger billionaire’s plea to protect franchisees

JACK Cowin says there needs to be more legal protections in place to stop innocent mum-and-dad investors being fleeced.

Mum charged with sons’ drowning deaths set free

premium_icon Mum charged with sons’ drowning deaths set free

A MOTHER accused of causing the deaths of her two sons found drowned in the Ross River has been granted bail.

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