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Moving the needle: Modelling shows how many jabs needed in Qld

Moving the needle: Modelling shows how many jabs needed in Qld

The state’s pathway out of the pandemic could hinge on convincing almost one-in-10 vaccine-hesitant Queenslanders to get a jab.

Queensland contact tracers may be overwhelmed with 1000 cases a day

Queensland modelling assumes contact tracers have a capacity for 100 new cases daily – a 10th of the number expected to swamp them when borders reopen.

Migration rethink: More immigrants on the cards to boost post-pandemic recovery

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the level and type of immigration when the borders re-open is under active discussion among government.

The federal government is considering a rethink of the nation’s migration program to drive economic growth after the pandemic.

Ex-cop to stand trial with MAFS star over alleged multimillion-dollar scam

Ex-cop to stand trial with MAFS star over alleged multimillion-dollar scam

It will be alleged they were involved in a cold-calling scheme that raked in up to $20m from 600 victims.

‘Someone has to know’: Mum of missing Cleo Smith pleads for information on her little girl

Ellie Smith has opened up about her family’s nightmare as they wait for news of the four-year-old, who disappeared from a beach camp in WA.

PM assures that net zero is an economic positive, while Nats debate coal price

Scott Morrison is trying to end a damaging policy split that could last into next week, as key Nationals insist on more time to put forward their demands for regional jobs.

‘Absolutely come’: Billionaire ‘Twiggy’ Forrest calls on Xi Jinping to attend climate summit

‘Absolutely come’: Billionaire ‘Twiggy’ Forrest calls on Xi Jinping to attend climate summit

Australia’s richest man also accused politicians of perpetrating a “cruel” hoax on voters by resisting the clean energy transformation.

Indigenous cultural heritage ‘at risk’ until new protection laws pass

Rio Tinto had WA government approval to destroy Juukan Gorge rock shelters as part of an iron ore mine expansion.

Inquiry committee chair Warren Entsch says he struggled to find any Indigenous cultural sites that are being adequately protected under current laws.

Diver discovers ancient crusader sword off Israeli coast

The moment the diver Shlomi Katzin lifts the sword from the seabed.

Encrusted in shells, the metre-long weapon lay hidden for 900 years near the old city of Haifa until it was revealed by shifting sandbanks.

Queensland’s Chief Justice to hang up her wig

Catherine Holmes, who will have held the role for six-and-a-half years when she stands down in March, has announced her resignation.

Home Affairs Minister tells MPs their work is ‘a privilege we must not shy from’ in face of threats

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews.

Karen Andrews discussed the security arrangements for MPs with the AFP Commissioner amid safety fears after the murder of a British MP.

Foreign attackers may try to insert malicious code into infrastructure to exploit later, ASIO warns

The alert comes as the federal government readies to pass laws to better protect critical infrastructure.

‘I leave with my head held high’: After 30 years at SBS, Tour de France host exits suddenly

Mike Tomalaris in the SBS Television studio.

Mike Tomalaris – also a newsreader – said he was sad his association with “a place that ran through my veins” was over.

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Finneas steps out of sister Billie Eilish’s shadow, but he’s got a way to go

Unlike those who have sung his lyrics, Finneas – who has just released his debut album – isn’t quite capable of being the main character yet.

New Yellow Wiggle Tsehay Hawkins.

Meet Tsehay Hawkins, the 16-year-old who’s the new Yellow Wiggle

The high school student has taken up the yellow skivvy after Emma Watkins’ surprise departure.

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Advocates say illicit drug users have been left behind in the pandemic.

‘QR codes for drug dealers’: Calls to improve COVID-19 response

Drug and alcohol experts are calling for a harm minimisation approach to users at risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.

Is news coverage of the pandemic too negative?
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Is media coverage of COVID-19 too negative?

Is it possible that news coverage of the pandemic has been too negative? Some curious research should at least make us consider the question.

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Greens councillor Jonathan Sri was handed the fine in January while on the way home from a protest on his bicycle.

Police must pay councillor’s legal costs after post called him ‘dishonest grub’

Prosecutors will not push ahead with a traffic fine handed to prominent Brisbane councillor Jonathan Sri.

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South-east Queensland lashed by severe storms as tornado hits Toowoomba

South-east Queensland lashed by severe storms as tornado hits Toowoomba

Parts of Queensland’s coast were hit by a band of severe thunderstorms, as a tornado was recorded south-west of Toowoomba.

Save the date: Qld roadmap revealed ahead of ‘last chance’ vaccine push

Save the date: Qld roadmap revealed ahead of ‘last chance’ vaccine push

Queensland will fully reopen before Christmas, with the Queensland government unveiling the key dates for the borders to be lifted.

‘That date is locked’: Qlders urged to meet vaccine targets before reopening

‘That date is locked’: Qlders urged to meet vaccine targets before reopening

Queenslanders are being urged to get vaccinated ahead of hard reopening dates announced on Monday.

Cop accused of illegally getting daughter across Qld border fronts court

Suspended Queensland police senior constable Robert William Eickenloff leaves Brisbane Arrests Court on Monday.

Senior Constable Robert William Eickenloff, 56, fronted the Brisbane Arrests Court for the first time on Monday.

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Australia star Ash Gardner has fallen foul of match officials.

WBBL pair fined for misbehaviour as CA signals stricter stance

Cricket Australia insists there is no crackdown on player misbehaviour, but at the very least, there appears to be a more stringent application of the code of conduct.

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Top-flight tennis likely to return to Sydney as Djokovic doubts grow

Victoria and NSW firm for Australian Open lead-up tournaments, but doubts linger about the presence of Novak Djokovic as he refuses to reveal his vaccination status.

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Cultural barriers in club cricket impeding players of South Asian descent: Sthalekar

Former Australian captain Lisa Sthalekar explains the cultural differences that may be holding young South Asian players back.

The Panthers crossed the line in their grand-final celebrations.

Tyrone May’s future under a cloud after being stood down by Panthers

The playmaker’s career is again at a crossroads, while Panthers pair Nathan Cleary and Stephen Crichton were also hit with breach notices as the fallout from their premiership party continued.

Sean Wainui and Codie Taylor.

‘It’s hard. He’s got kids’: All Blacks star breaks down during tribute to Wainui

Senior hooker Codie Taylor said news of the 25-year-old’s death had sent shockwaves through the All Blacks squad.

Novak Djokovic will not reveal whether he is vaccinated against COVID-19.

‘I will not reveal my status’: doubts grow over Djokovic’s Australian Open plans

World No.1 again declined to reveal whether he has been vaccinated.

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Australian cricket must tap South Asian talent pipeline

With the right leader at Cricket Australia, this precious resource could guarantee a strong future.

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