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Queensland to hand out 15,000 travel vouchers to help rescue far north's Covid-hit tourism industry
The vouchers, worth $200 each, will be available to Queensland residents and allocated by ballot

Christopher Knaus

07, Mar, 2021 @4:29 AM

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The disaster movie playing in Australia's wild places – and solutions that could help hit pause
Across the country, catastrophes are unfolding as ecosystems collapse. But in a landmark study, scientists are pointing to green shoots of hope

Adam Morton and Graham Readfearn

05, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Scott Morrison says Howard Springs quarantine facility to be expanded – as it happened
Australian sex discrimination commissioner to lead review of parliament culture; Italy blocks 250,000 doses of Covid vaccine. This blog is now closed

Mostafa Rachwani and Nino Bucci (earlier)

05, Mar, 2021 @7:10 AM

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Parents of woman who made accusation against minister support inquiry – as it happened
Pressure mounts on the government for an inquiry into the historical rape allegation. This blog has now closed

Michael McGowan and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

04, Mar, 2021 @7:59 AM

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Queensland teenager dies from box jellyfish sting in first fatality from the animal in 15 years
Marine biologist Dr Lisa-ann Gershwin says the 17-year old’s death was preventable with better resources and education for remote communities

Mostafa Rachwani

04, Mar, 2021 @5:14 AM

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Australia news live: Christian Porter says he is entirely innocent of historical rape allegation
The attorney general makes a statement in Perth saying he will not step down. This blog is now closed

Michael McGowan, Amy Remeikis and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

03, Mar, 2021 @8:32 AM

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Australian company responsible for Covid vaccine error previously failed to properly screen employee
It’s not the first time Healthcare Australia has come under fire for failing to check employees’ training and qualifications

Christopher Knaus

02, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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'She was a very credible person,' says friend of woman who claimed minister raped her in 1988
Jeremy Samuel says the incident ‘was a very, very heavy weight on her. I’m incredibly sad for her on so many levels’

Katharine Murphy Political editor

01, Mar, 2021 @10:35 AM

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Clive Palmer coalmine near Great Barrier Reef must be blocked, conservationists say
The Queensland government has allowed the Central Queensland Coal project to move to the assessment stage

Graham Readfearn

26, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Victoria eases coronavirus restrictions, Facebook ends news blackout - as it happened
Victoria reports two new local Covid cases; missing businesswoman Melissa Caddick found dead; 85% of Australians likely to get vaccinated. Follow latest updates

Elias Visontay (now) Luke Henriques-Gomes (earlier)

26, Feb, 2021 @8:53 AM

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Are the Olympics heading to Australia again? Key questions about Brisbane 2032 answered | Kieran Pender
Brisbane has been installed as the IOC’s ‘preferred partner’ to host the 2032 Games and it appears the event is now Queensland’s to lose

Kieran Pender

25, Feb, 2021 @4:35 PM

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AFP warns about delays in reporting alleged criminal conduct – as it happened
Local outlets are expected to be able to resume posting news articles to Facebook from tomorrow, treasurer Josh Frydenberg says

Elias Visontay and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

25, Feb, 2021 @7:25 AM

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