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Queensland election: Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor on track to win a third term

Annastacia Palaszczuk’s is on track to claim an historic election victory but the result  could be delayed after 20 booths stopped the vote count because of storms. With polls now closed, the Labor Premier is set to make history as the first-ever female political leader to triumph at three elections, thanks to the support of […]

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Fright night! Sydneysiders brave the rain to celebrate Halloween 2020

Thunderstorms failed to put a stop to Halloween celebrations across Sydney, as families braved the wild weather to don their scariest costumes and hit the streets. Homeowners also went all out to put on spooky displays as they opened their doors to the soaked trick-or-treaters, as thunderstorms and heavy rain lashed the harbour city.  The Bureau […]

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Melbourne residents flock to parks and bars after months of house arrest in strict lockdown

Residents in Melbourne have crowded parks and bars to enjoy their first weekend of freedom after months of being locked in their homes in Australia’s strictest coronavirus restrictions. Melburnians flocked to parks, tennis courts, restaurants, shops and pubs on Saturday as Victoria once again recorded no new cases of coronavirus. From midnight on Tuesday the […]

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Queensland faces life threatening storms with 30,000 homes without power as hail smashes cares

Huge swathes of Queensland have been hit with tennis ball-sized hailstones as a series of dangerous supercell thunderstorms race across the state’s southeast. Severe thunderstorms which formed along the Great Dividing Range are pushing towards the coast from the NSW border to areas north of the Sunshine Coast. Cars and homes have had their glass […]

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Why Labor’s Annastacia Palaszczuk is favourite to win Saturday’s Queensland election on October 31

An unedifying spat about being a wife and mother has framed an historic state election where for the first time ever both major party leaders are women. Queensland Labor Premier Annastacia is the favourite to be re-elected on Saturday as coastal retirees worried about coronavirus backed her state border closure Queensland Labor Premier Annastacia is […]

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Jeep driver threatens to break a woman’s neck in car park clash

A Jeep driver has threatend to break another motorist’s neck after she beeped his horn at him as he struggled to reverse out of a space in an underground car park. The footage, shared to Dash Cam Owners Australia on Saturday, showed the white Jeep begin to reverse out of a parking spot.  The dash […]

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Trump claims Obama has no faith in Biden and tried to stop him from running

Donald Trump has tweeted that Joe Biden was not trusted by Barack Obama, claiming that Obama used to say: ‘if you wanted to see something really screwed up, give it to Joe Biden to do.’  Trump, who has reportedly been angered by Obama’s recent appearances on the campaign trail, tweeted on Friday night that the former […]

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Queensland election: Annastacia Palaszczuk heckled to open borders

Annastacia Palaszczuk came face-to-face with a heckler who shouted at the Queensland Premier to ‘open the borders’ while she cast her vote on election day. Ms Palaszczuk was speaking to reporters after submitting her ballot in Inala, in south Brisbane, on Saturday, when she was confronted by an angered Liberal National Party volunteer. ‘Consider the travel […]

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Australia looks to import apples from America that have dangerous pests inside

Apples could soon be imported to Australia from the US but there are fears the fruit could be riddled with foreign pests including maggots and bacterial diseases. The Australian Federal Department of Agriculture released a draft report into America’s proposal to import the apples from Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The report found that 24 pests associated […]

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Turkey earthquake: Rescuers search into night for survivors

Rescuers search into the night for survivors in Turkey after a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake sent people fleeing from their homes on Greek islands – leaving 22 dead and nearly 800 injured.   Search and rescue teams dug through heavy blocks of concrete desperately trying to find survivors after the catastrophic earthquake.  Turkey and Greece were battered by […]