TAKE THAT, KMART: Retail CEO’s swipe at ‘cheap’ rivals

Marissa Tesoro, store manager of Harris Scarfe Top Ryde, with the store team.

An Aussie department store, once on the brink of collapse, is back

No bags, no fags: convenience shop defends environment

CHANGING WAYS: New owners of Emerald Beach General Store Huey and Louis Riley are phasing out plastic bags and cigarettes.

Convenience store takes aim at environmental change

EAST ST OUTRAGE: 40 days to vacate Rocky CBD stores

KNOCK OUT: Brad's Bargain Box and Bruch's buildings in East Street are to be demolished.

Prime CBD stores delivered a demolition bombshell

Ship detained off Hay Point with crew running out of food

The Rena has been detained off Hay Point since June 6 with crew owed about $53,000.

Australian Government detains ship with crew owed $53,000 in wages

$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'

Owner tells of ghostly goings on at old Mackay pub

GHOST STORIES: Several people have died at the Mirani Hotel

Owner says pub is 'definitely haunted'

Revealed: Coast's sleazy nightclub shame

Olivia Jeffery has had enough of being 'assaulted' in nightclubs and bars.

She's been groped, yelled at, and propositioned for too long

NSW man escapes QLD assault charge for 15 years

Dallas John Kennedy was sentenced to three-months prison, wholly suspended, and ordered to pay $1550 in fines after a public nuisance offence at the Rockhampton Train Station which led to police finding he was wanted on a warrant for assault 15 years ago.

He came back to Rocky for his niece's 18th

A BIT RICH? Labor’s gold dessert proves hard to swallow

Dining at Bill Shorten's inequality lunch, where chocolate desserts are covered in gold specks.Source:Supplied

Sometimes the irony of a situation is too much to bear.

Australian Christians support same sex marriage

Aussie Christians want SSM without discrimination clauses

I haven’t been to the toilet in two years

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

Free hotline announced for victims of sexual assault

Freya (centre) joined other students to protest at Parliament House to demand that universities respond to the issue of rape on campus.

Imagine the courage it takes for a rape victim to ask for help

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

Prince Charles and Camilla heading for Qld

Prince Charles and Camilla

It promises to be a holiday fit for a King

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

Clive Palmer's back with stunning insult to sacked staff

Businessman and former federal MP Clive Palmer leaves the Planning and Environment Court in Brisbane. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

“I am not responsible for your job and your family, you are."

Father of drug addict: 'Thank God my son was arrested'

The story of a Palmview mother who frequently travels to Melbourne to stand watch over her homeless, drug addicted son shocked the nation.

Drug addicted and homeless, this man's son spent years on trains

Police Chief quits as killer cop wants Justine drug tested

Police officer Mohamed Noor who fired the shots that killed Justine Damond. Picture: Minneapolis Police Department

The cop who killed Justine Damond wants her drug tested

US inmates offered reduced jail time for having a vasectomy

Inmates at White County can reduce their sentence by thirty days under the new program.

Is reduced time for sterilisation an option for prisons?

Head of Trump's personal legal team resigns

Trump will continue to work with the outside legal team representing his personal interests: Jay Sekulow and Kasowitz.

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s legal team has been shaken up

Man plays guitar during seven-hour brain surgery

Abhishek Prasad played guitar while undergoing a seven-hour brain surgery. Picture: ANI

Indian man filmed casually strumming guitar as surgeon operate

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

LOW BLOW: Crippled man forced to 'sell car to survive'

Rockhampton man Roy Lucas can't work.

Rocky man takes aim at tax office after taking massive financial hit

Aviation experts at loss over apparent UFO

The mysterious object photographed off Sydney's northern beaches. Picture: Gus Medero

Mystery surrounds UFO spotted on Sydney’s northern beaches

Naughty and nude: Pre-school book shocks parents

BOOK TIME: A Sunshine Coast parent has been left reeling after coming across nude pictures in his son's school book.

Have you read this book to your kids?

Outrage as Ninja Warrior cuts Australia's fittest man

AUSTRALIA’S fittest man wasn’t good enough for Ninja Warrior.

Maggie's whirlwind trip around Japan

Maggie Beer pictured in a scene from her TV special Maggie in Japan.

Cooking icon serves up the best of Japanese cuisine in new TV show.

Exploring our complex relationship with the Southern Cross

Warwick Thornton in a scene from his documentary film We Don't Need A Map.

Filmmaker Warwick Thornton explores national identity, nationalism.

Ben will be cooking with Oma

Masterchef 2017 contestant Ben Ungermann.

MASTERCHEF'S last man standing will draw on his Dutch heritage.

Eddie McGuire to come back as Footy Show co-host

Eddie McGuire at the Million Dollar Lunch annual fundraiser for the Children's Cancer Foundation in Melbourne, Friday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING

Footy Show axes Craig Hutchison, Sam Newman survives

Channing Tatum’s cheeky $2400 sex toy prank

Channing Tatum in a scene from "Kingsman: The Golden Circle".

Channing Tatum went all out with his prank this time

Still downloading Game of Thrones? Expect a letter

You mean to tell me HBO want to protect one of the world’s most popular shows?

HBO title holds record as most illegally downloaded show