Man ordered to pay $82k child support for kid who isn’t his

A TEXAS man is battling a court order that mandates he must pay tens of thousands in child support for a child that he did not biologically father.

Faulty airbags 'can fire shrapnel at you and your family'

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Takata airbags linked to deaths are being replaced by faulty ones

Aussie women reveal their handbag horror stories

The things you find in women's handbags.

A dead lizard, bird poo and potato peels among horror stories.

More parents using photographer to capture baby’s birth

Amanda and Jarrd Schenk, moments after Chloe was born.

Amanda Schenk wanted a photographer by her side during birth

Picky eater? You could get someone killed

Chef Patrick Friesen has vented on Instagram about diners claiming to have various allergies.

Picky eaters are a danger to people with potentially fatal allergies

What's a chillybin? A guide to understanding the Kiwis

I have a devilish time understanding a word Kiwis say.

LINGERIE SHOW: Gladstone models leave little to the imagination

The Australian Lingerie Model Search 2017 was held at the Young Australian Hotel on Saturday night.

Nine Gladstone women were confident on stage at the lingerie comp

'Going to explode': Gladstone woman suffers infectious disease

TERRIBLE IMPACT: The Observer's own Danae Jackson lives with chronic pain after contracting Ross River virus.

It's like arthritis through your whole body

UnBEERlievable! Is this the worst idea ever?

THERE'S a new tipple on the scene - a beer just for ladies.

St Joseph's talents impress in musical delight

Students on stage at Back to the 80s.

Young talents wowed the crowds for the first night of stage show

Creative cakes win major awards at London competition

WINNING CAKE: Merivale Cakes and Crafts' student Narelle Brown won gold for her Ned Kelly creation at the Alexandra Palace International Cake Decorating Competition in London.

Together they took 15 students overseas on their annual tour

Working class? Man, Gympie's got the show for you

Jimmy Barnes

Aussie rock icons coming to Gympie for 150th celebrations.

Holy schnit: This steak's the size of a small child

WHAT A STEAK: Sarah Atkins was amazed to see the Pinnacle Pub crumbed steak was bigger than one of her four-month-old twin daughters, Jorja.

It's not every day you get served a steak as big as a baby

What your food cravings mean and how to beat them

Craving chocolate?

Science has also been looking into ways we can reduce our cravings

Demolished after Debbie, a new cafe is on the rise

A new Cafe 22 will emerge on this empty block in Proserpine.

Owners say hardest thing is to find people to do the work

How often should you clean your sheets?

WE spend about a third of our day between the sheets, so how often should we clean them?

Style: How to get light and warmth in the dark months

A contemporary interior and fireplace that takes advantage of skylights and big windows.

Ultimate glamorous accessory for any home in winter is a fire

How coal-fired power station would reduce NQ power bills

Townsville Enterprise policy and investment director Michael McMillan said the State Government could still meet its 50 per cent renewables target with a coal plant.

Low emission coal-fired power station would lower power bills

Style: A bath is not a thing of the past

Baths remain a sought-after luxury item in many homes.

Baths use about half the water that your average shower consumes

We've a sweet idea for berry lovers

IT'S time to trying growing your own strawberries so you can have these delicious berries right at your back door.

Gardening: Grow your own citrus trees

Citrus trees are not just for commercial growers; they are great in home gardens too.

They're packed with vitamin C and they're flowering now

Leading beekeeper fined over threatening disease

Busy Bee still buzzing in the cold morning air.

The disease poses one of the most dire threats to the industry

Relaxed gardening for heart and health

Gardening columnist Valmai Palmer in the area of her garden she and her husband Ken dedicated to their 50th wedding anniversary.

Gardening in Stanthorpe a pleasure

Prune and reduce hazards in the garden

The cooler months are an ideal time to prune but be wary

Costa, mayor to face-off over Urban Food Street destruction

COSTA Georgiadis from ABC's Gardening Australia wants to sit down and discuss verge gardening with Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson in the wake of the Urban Food Street fiasco.

"Do they really want everyone against them?”

Qantas lifts security to help fight against threat of IS

QANTAS has increased security for some flights amid fears IS jihadists could return to Australia or carry out an airborne act of terror.

Teens on holiday caught up in sexual assault nightmare

Savk Hotel

Hotel staff claimed the group of teens were "looking for group sex"

Cruise control: The Gold Coast by cruise boat

Surfers Paradise beach on Queensland's Gold Coast and, right, QT's Bazaar Restaurant; Elvis impersonator Jay Dupuis performs.

The Gold Coast can be as laid back as you want it

$24M Mackay wave pool project: The big reveal

Councillor Ross Gee says his idea for a wave pool in Mackay would be a "tourist mega magnet".

'Get barrelled behind the Great Barrier Reef'

EXCLUSIVE: $583M island resort construction plan released

An Artist's impression of the Spa Resort.

Island off Mackay given work start date

Family tossed off flight after toddler kicked seat

Couple furious after airline threw them off flight

Great Barrier Reef: new pics show what it's really like

FULL OF LIFE: A visitor with red Cat Adventures enjoying a positive reef expreience post TC Debbie.

Social media posts and news coverage beating up cyclone's impact

EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes with police at Splendour

VIDEO: Police confirm an increase in the number of people attempting to conceal drugs inside their body at Splendour in the Grass music Festival.

FINAL CALL: Princes’ regret over last words to Diana

Prince William and Prince Harry have opened up about their mum, Princess Diana, in a new documentary. Picture: ITVSource:Supplied

Two princes regret rushing the last phonecall with their mother

Greens bungle debated at Splendour Forum

TALK: At the Splendour Forum from left, comedian Tom Gleeson, Greens leader Richard Di Natale, ethical hacker Chris Gatford from HackLabs and Labor MP Antony Albanese.

Di Natale expects more senators to be affected by citizenship bungle

New Terminator? James Cameron wants back on board

T2: Judgment Day, was the most expensive film ever made at the time

MasterChef’s Ben on drink-driving ban

Ben Ungermann and Diana Chan face off in the MasterChef Australia final tonight.

MasterChef finalist speaks out on drink-drive shame before cook-off

‘History-making’ Hah vows Ninja return

Stars of Australian Ninja Warrior Andrea Hah and Lee Cossey pictured near their home in the Blue Mountains.

Andrea Hah has vowed to return to Australian Ninja Warrior

Eddie McGuire opens up on his return to The Footy Show

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EDDIE McGuire has addressed his return to The Footy Show

The perfect nipple: The latest craze to hit Australia

LET’S talk about nipples. You may not realise it, but they’re actually having a bit of a “moment”.

Bridal wear shops unite to fight gown maker's collapse

Lasting Impressions owner Leah Stevens helps Grafton bride to be Natalie Jackson find another wedding dress.

Brides left in the lurch by collapses of overseas gown maker.

Gladstone model takes out national Face of Origin comp

QUEENSLAND BEAUTY: Face of Origin Gladstone representative Alice Litzow won the ultimate prize.

Alice comes out on top after three-day national final in Brisbane

Aussie bride's $1600 dream wedding with 100 guests

Emilyrose Fitzpatrick tied the knot in Scotland Picture: Facebook/Emilyrose Fitzpatrick

“Don’t make it about anyone but yourself and don’t compromise.”

Scarification: World’s most shocking and extreme body art

The scar this leaves will depend on how the person takes care of it.

World’s most shocking body art...*WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT*

Flying high: Gympie fashion queen lands another big gig

IN FLIGHT: Cindy Vogels' label Racy and Lucky has secured a prestigious spot in the lead-up to Brisbane Fashion Month.

Cindy Vogels wins big spot in lead-up to fashion event.

Surf brand creates fashion with an environmental benefit

ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE: Byron Bay model Montana Lower sporting Salt Gypsy women's surf wear.

Quality wear with minimal environmental impact

LG's 77 inch wallpaper TV has $40k price tag

IT'S the television that had tech journalists from around the world drooling.

This iPhone keyboard hack is hugely satisfying

Best hidden features of iPhones revealed

Is ALDI about to clog the sewers?

Aldi is set to open in Central Queensland after the project was given the green light.

ALDI sparks debate after it advertises it is selling flushable wipes

$6 wine a winner for Coles

Coles Group wine buyer Ed Ashley holding last year’s award-winning bottle. Photo: Sam Wundke

Cabernet sauvignon given a gold rating by all judges

LG Twin Wash promises to slash laundry time

Half of Australians do their laundry two to four times every week

Important lessons when teaching teens good money habits

Putting away a bit away, over a long time is the key to building wealth. Sit down with your teenager and show them the power of compounding. PHOTO: AAP

Wealth experts detail financial skills that teenagers should learn

BlackBerry is back: But sorry, it's atrocious

BlackBerry KEYone might be better left in the past.

The display is just 4.5-inches to make room for the keyboard

Inquest into woman's death calls for changes at hospital

A CORONER has recommended procedural changes at Toowoomba Hospital after examining the circumstances surrounding the death of an Oakey woman.

Determined and social 23-year-old battles 'invisible' illness

IT'S TOUGH: Candace Carter, of Churchill, reveals the challenges of living with chronic illness.

Time to start talking about chronic illness

Crisis line launches for uni-student sex assault victims

A hotline has been set up to help university-student victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Measure welcomed by Sunshine Coast university student.

‘I was praised for starving myself’

Blythe B. created the Youtube video "When The Fat Girl Gets Skinny" to share her frustrations with society.

The cruel, double standard of eating disorders

Parents are freaking out over Teen Vogue’s anal sex guide

"This is anal 101, for teens, beginners, and all inquisitive folk"

I haven’t been to the toilet in two years

Imagine not going to the loo for a number two for two years

Mates help friend struck by rare illness

HELPING HAND: A gofundme page has been set up for Jason Lynch, diagnosed with dystonia. INSET: Jason, cannot 100% control his neck muscles from spasming and twisting his head and jaw to the right hand side.

In January, Jason was diagnosed with cervical dystonia.

'Why I took my kids to Splendour'

Child minding at the awesome Little Splendour too good to pass up

Let kids play with fire and power tools, researchers say

Kids Around Campfire

“Risky play” actually increases kids’ safety awareness

Baby going home with dad after mum's tragic death

John Petrak with baby Eleanor.

John Petrak will finally take his baby girl home today

Elite school brings in sleep expert

The survey found seniors were the most sleep-deprived.

Survey of students find most sleep deprived because of study, tech

More Qld parents delay sending children to school

Parents feared their child would fall behind

Twins born at 23 weeks survive despite being 'too young to save'

The doctors didn’t have high hopes for such premature babies but Dolly and Albert had other ideas.

Their mother went into labour at 22 weeks and six days.

Karl Stefanovic breaks his silence on divorce, new love

KARL Stefanovic faced a huge backlash when he began a new relationship five months after his marriage ended. Now he’s explained what happened.

Say I do to having pets at your wedding

PET FRIENDLY WEDDING PLANNING: Having your fur babies at your wedding isn't just for celebrities.

Pet-friendly wedding planning

Why I said breastfeeding in public is illegal

Yummy Mummy Maria DiGeronimo.

I BREASTFED and I am all FOR breastfeeding and support it, but...

Woman says she was sacked for being polyamorous

Andrea, Michael and Laura live an unconventional lifestyle but insist they are happy.

Polyamorous woman says she was sacked for her lifestyle