National News

Wed 26 Feb 2020

Michael Hill profit shines amid jewellery doom and gloom

premium_icon Michael Hill profit shines amid jewellery doom and gloom

As rivals such as Wallace Bishop struggle in a tough retail market, Michael Hill is fighting back with new product offering such as laboratory grown diamonds.

Dance mums brawl over $127k spend-spree on Insta-likes, Uber

premium_icon Dance mums brawl over $127k spend-spree on Insta-likes, Uber

A mum has been accused of funneling tens of thousands of dollars from her kids’ dance business to buy Instagram followers, KFC and flashy clothing.

History unearthed at future tourism hotspot

premium_icon History unearthed at future tourism hotspot

Stunning glimpses into Brisbane’s colonial history have been unearthed at a CBD construction site, which will be on show for all Queenslanders to see.

Tourist dies on popular beach

premium_icon Tourist dies on popular beach

A man who is believed to be a tourist has died after being pulled from the water in Surfers Paradise.

Adopted son harrassed and abused birth mum over missing dad

premium_icon Adopted son harrassed and abused birth mum over missing dad

AN ADOPTEE who had legitimately track down his birth mother had then started making demands and harassed her by text and phone calls.

Stress of leading Aussies ‘played part’ in Boof heart scare

premium_icon Stress of leading Aussies ‘played part’ in Boof heart scare

Steve Smith and David Warner have reached out to their former coach on their return to Cape Town.

Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled

Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled

A senior Olympics official says if it’s too dangerous to hold the Tokyo Olympics because of coronavirus, the event could be cancelled.

CQ pub owner denies alleged racist comment

premium_icon CQ pub owner denies alleged racist comment

An Indigenous woman has accused a CQ pub owner of an alleged racist incident involving her two young sons.

Child thief begs for sentence discount after spitting on cop

premium_icon Child thief begs for sentence discount after spitting on cop

A 13-year-old girl who raided businesses and spat at police has appealed her sentence.

Heartbreaking reality of ‘breakout baboons’

premium_icon Heartbreaking reality of ‘breakout baboons’

The sight of three baboons running around a Sydney hospital yesterday was an internet meme dream but it has also exposed the tragic and secret reality of Australia’s...

Shocking figure reveals coronavirus’ huge cost to Qld

premium_icon Shocking figure reveals coronavirus’ huge cost to Qld

Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad has revealed just how much the local economy could suffer because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Rowan Baxter son: ‘I would take their place in a heartbeat’

premium_icon Rowan Baxter son: ‘I would take their place in a heartbeat’

Rowan Baxter’s adult son from his first marriage has sent a heartbreaking message to the Clark family, saying he would take the place of his slain siblings.

Moment man was viciously slashed in face

premium_icon Moment man was viciously slashed in face

In a callous attack, a man has used a piece of broken glass to slash his victim’s face, rendering him unconscious. He then punched his victim’s head

Rare snake sparks biosecurity threat in Queensland

premium_icon Rare snake sparks biosecurity threat in Queensland

A property is at the centre of a hunt for a rare foreign snake which has sparked a biosecurity emergency this morning. WATCH THE VIDEO as it disappears

Mum’s emotional warning as she fights for life

premium_icon Mum’s emotional warning as she fights for life

Josie endured an eight hour surgery on Friday and her fight is far from over. Every year more than 1000 women die from this deadly disease.

Man accused of importing child-like sex doll from China

premium_icon Man accused of importing child-like sex doll from China

A man accused of importing a child-like sex doll from China and having child abuse material on his computer will defend the charges.

’He’s dead isn’t he?’: Wife’s heartbreaking phone call

premium_icon ’He’s dead isn’t he?’: Wife’s heartbreaking phone call

A nurse knew her husband had been killed even before the heartbreaking call from police, saying she has lost her soulmate who will “forever be 59 years old”.

An offence of need and not greed

premium_icon An offence of need and not greed

A COURT has heard how a woman stole from a chemist so she wouldn’t be using the resources of the local hospital.

PM’s office exchanged 136 emails over sports grants

premium_icon PM’s office exchanged 136 emails over sports grants

The PM has been grilled in Question Time over the $100m so-called sports grants scandal after it emerged his office exchanged 136 emails with McKenzie’s office

‘She pursued me’: Man’s claims about 12YO girlfriend

premium_icon ‘She pursued me’: Man’s claims about 12YO girlfriend

The boyfriend of murder victim Tiffany Taylor, who began dating the girl when she was just 12 years old, has denied being the father of her unborn child.

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