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Fri 25 Sep 2020

Aussie businesses ripping off workers

Aussie businesses ripping off workers

More than 50 businesses have been sprung ripping off workers in a nationwide crackdown, with a huge sum of money owed in backpay.

3m croc found in Top End backyard

Premium Content 3m croc found in Top End backyard

A 3m saltie has wandered into the community of Gunbalanya and caused a scene trying to scamper underneath fences and into people’s yards.

First home buyers win in credit shake up

First home buyers win in credit shake up

First home buyers could be the big winners under plans to make it easier for Aussies to secure loans, with a credit shake up to “let it rip” on borrowing.

‘The bus crashed … it was like a washing machine’

Premium Content ‘The bus crashed … it was like a washing machine’

The Gold Coast’s worst-ever bus crash killed 11 people. The ambulance officers who were first on scene have revealed for the first time the horror.

Deano’s daughter’s heartbreaking post

Deano’s daughter’s heartbreaking post

The daughter of Aussie cricket icon Dean Jones, who died overnight, posted a message to her dad that’s both haunting and incredibly sad.

Lee fronts TV after trying to save Dean Jones with CPR

Lee fronts TV after trying to save Dean Jones with CPR

Brett Lee has fronted TV just hours after trying to save the life of Dean Jones, describing the cricketing icon as an “absolute legend”.

Border wars fuel custody battles

Premium Content Border wars fuel custody battles

COVID-19 border lockdowns are inflaming custody rows and tearing families apart in an already overstretched family court system.

Rich Queensland aged care bosses sit on taxpayers’ millions

Premium Content Rich Queensland aged care bosses sit on taxpayers’ millions

Australia’s aged care homes hold nearly $30 billion in resident’s money, but more than 140 aged care homes are in financial strife.

Still no answers after Mikakos appears at hotel inquiry

Premium Content Still no answers after Mikakos appears at hotel inquiry

Health Minister Jenny Mikakos was interrogated for more than three hours at the inquiry into Victoria’s hotel quarantine program. But the key questions remain.

MP’s Facebook poll backfires spectacularly

MP’s Facebook poll backfires spectacularly

One of the Victorian Premier’s biggest critics invited his Facebook followers to send the state’s leader a message but it blew up in his face.

Bride stole from boss to pay for $60k wedding

Premium Content Bride stole from boss to pay for $60k wedding

A bride has been jailed for swindling almost $44,000 out of a family-owned business to help pay for her lavish wedding.

One question haunting serial killer case

One question haunting serial killer case

A lingering mystery over the Claremont serial killer case has left people asking one crucial question, including the family of Sarah Spiers.

115 jobs in limbo as dam plan hits a wall

Premium Content 115 jobs in limbo as dam plan hits a wall

Years after the Federal Government committed $30 million to build a weir in north Queensland, the State Government has finally matched the funds.

‘You are a sex toy’: Grandpa stalks woman for months

Premium Content ‘You are a sex toy’: Grandpa stalks woman for months

The man, who has just two years to live, followed and messaged the woman incessantly, causing her to fear for her life.

Inside the raid: Pisasale’s seedy sex gear exposed

Premium Content Inside the raid: Pisasale’s seedy sex gear exposed

When investigators searched the office of celebrity-status mayor Paul Pisasale, they found more than just his short black coffee cup collection.

Bennett tribute leaves Boyd speechless

Bennett tribute leaves Boyd speechless

Broncos great Darius Boyd has played his last game in the NRL, but it wasn’t the wooden spoon that had him almost in tears.

Premier ignores inconvenient truth about adviser

Premium Content Premier ignores inconvenient truth about adviser

Premier didn't read a report she commissioned that found her chief of staff had not followed integrity rules.

Hot-button issue has Queenslanders fuming

Premium Content Hot-button issue has Queenslanders fuming

From north to south, it’s a burning issue on which Queenslanders want tough and decisive action as the state election looms. YOUR SAY SURVEY RESULTS

Top cop’s plea to influencers over death in paradise

Premium Content Top cop’s plea to influencers over death in paradise

It’s the epidemic that’s claiming too many young male lives in Queensland’s tourist playground. And one of the state’s most senior police has had enough.

‘Crazy’ dead tree fall destroys roof of home

Premium Content ‘Crazy’ dead tree fall destroys roof of home

An elderly woman has “miraculously” escaped serious injury after a massive tree smashed through the roof of her Coast home. SEE THE DAMAGE

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