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Brisbane quarantine hub given green light

Commonwealth land near the Brisbane Airport is a suitable option for a new dedicated quarantine site but any facility would not open until early next year, a feasibility study has found.

Federal government to run review of new Brisbane runway aircraft noise

Airservices Australia has annnounced a 12 month review of Brisbane Airport flight paths after 12 months of escalating noise complaints.

The Australian government-owned organisation Airservices Australia will run a review of noise complaints and flight timetabling after Brisbane’s new parallel runway was opened 12 months ago.

Indooroopilly State High School in Brisbane’s inner-west has been listed as a close contact exposure site after a 17-year-old student’s COVID-19 infection, so far unlinked, was reported on Friday. 

Three of Queensland’s latest COVID ‘incursions’ still not linked to source

Queensland health authorities have reported an average of more than one new local COVID-19 case a day since mid-June, with the initial source of three still unknown.

Delta Variant as contagious as chickenpox: CDC internal report

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky this week announced changes to mask-wearing guidance.

An internal report from the Centres for Disease Control found the Delta variant is more transmissible than SARS, Ebola, the cold, the flu and smallpox.

Kerr strikes twice in seven-goal thriller as Matildas seal semi-final spot

Sam Kerr celebrates.

A Sam Kerr brace and Teagan Micah goalkeeping clinic sealed a dramatic 4-3 extra time win against Great Britain.

The spotlight finally shines on McKeon after breakthrough gold

Emma McKeon after winning gold in the 100m freestyle.

Emma McKeon has always been the ultimate team player for the Australian swimming team. This time, the moment belonged to her alone.

Gould hails Titmus as ‘Australia’s new sporting heroine’ as she chases treble

Shane Gould won three gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics and hopes Ariarne Titmus can pull off a rare 200-400-800m freestyle treble.

 A general view is seen as “BNE 2032” is displayed on a building during the announcement of the host city for the 2032 Olympic Games

How the Brisbane Olympics can help shake the Melbourne-Sydney duopoly

The fastest-growing region in Australia is also growing up, and the starter’s pistol has already fired for Brisbane 2032.

Afghan villager was ‘martyred’ by foreign soldiers, Roberts-Smith defamation trial told

Ben Roberts-Smith outside the Federal Court on Friday, July 30.

A Darwan farmer has told the war veteran’s defamation trial that he witnessed a relative being kicked into a dry river bed by a “big soldier”.

‘Grave concerns’: Westpac accuses alleged fraudster of lying about assets

Colourful football personality Bill Papas has finally submitted a list of his assets to the court after repeatedly missing deadlines.

‘It was just like being on Mars’: The prize-winning image that says so much

Drought story 2020 is this year’s winner of the National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Sydney photographer Joel B. Pratley has won this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize.

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‘At one with the universe’: How can psychedelic drugs help treat suffering?

The active ingredient in magic mushrooms is one of the “trippy” drugs showing promise in treating depression, end-of-life terror and more. What might psychedelics reveal?

Broncos players celebrate during the win over the Cowboys.
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Tesi could be headed for a Niu home as Broncos beat Cowboys in derby

Just a few hours after officially securing the signature of Anthony Milford, South Sydney officials cast their eye over another potential Brisbane target.

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Queensland

Waskam Emelda Davis: "Slavery is slavery."

After almost 160 years, apology for ‘blackbirding’ ripples from Bundaberg

The mayor of Bundaberg, a former Newman-era minister, will become Australia’s first elected leader to formally apologise for the indentured labour trade known as “blackbirding”.

Queensland cop accused of drug supply and stealing hands in her badge

A Queensland District Court judge has lashed a police officer for failing to obtain a rape victim's messages or thoroughly search the offender's phone.

The 38 charges against the 25-year-old female constable were the result of a sting involving the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Olympic diver faces arrest over Woolworths stealing charge

Australia’s Chantelle Newbery holds her gold medal after the women’s 10m platform final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 22,2004. Newbery won the women’s 10m platform diving gold medal, China’s Lao Lishi took the silver, and Australia’s Loudy Tourky the bronze.

If Chantelle Lee Newbery, 44, does not appear in court next week, the arrest warrant will be activated.

Queensland man charged with possessing child exploitation material

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The man will appear in court on August 24 after electronics allegedly containing child exploitation material were seized from an Alexandra Hills residence.

They’ll be coming off the mountain when Games come

Television transmission towers at Brisbane’s Mt Coot-tha

As Brisbane eyes the OIympics in 2032, Nine has opened the door to commercial networks moving from Mt Coot-tha, something the ABC did in 2012.

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Australian-made AstraZeneca vaccines arriving in Timor-Leste.

Australian vaccine donations to Pacific nations top 1 million

More than half a million doses have been delivered to Fiji, which is racing to innoculate its population amid a serious outbreak of the fast-spreading Delta strain.

Vaccination should be an entry requriement for events inlcuding music festivals both as a public health measure and an incentive to get people immunised, Dr Duckett said.

Call for million-dollar lotteries, music festival restrictions to shift ‘moveable middle’ on vaccination

The Grattan Institute says incentives will be needed to encourage the 20 per cent of the population that is neither here nor there about vaccinations to get immunised sooner rather than later.

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House prices soar by up to 51 per cent in regional towns

House prices soar by up to 51 per cent in regional towns

Regional Australia is continuing its dizzying house price growth, with a spectacular 12.5 per cent rise over the past year, latest figures show.

Why the mega-rich have set their sights on luxe inner-city pads

Why the mega-rich have set their sights on luxe inner-city pads

While the leafy suburbs like Ascot and Hamilton still have their appeal, there's some seriously big money flowing into our inner cities.

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Broncos players celebrate during the win over the Cowboys.
Broncos 37 Cowboys 18
NRL 2021

Tesi could be headed for a Niu home as Broncos beat Cowboys in derby

Just a few hours after officially securing the signature of Anthony Milford, South Sydney officials cast their eye over another potential Brisbane target.

Ash Barty, left, avoids a forehand shot from John Peers.

Barty, Peers to play for bronze; Djokovic’s golden slam dream dashed

Australia had one foot in the gold-medal match after winning the first set but their opponents tidied up their errant ways to edge out Ashleigh Barty and John Peers.

Wests Tigers after their loss.
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Warriors embarrass ‘diabolical’ Tigers with comeback win

Tigers coach Michael Maguire looked a broken man up in the stands at Suncorp Stadium after full-time.

The Storm are dominating like never before.
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NRL 2021

Why Melbourne Storm are better without Cameron Smith

When the ‘Big Three’ and then Cameron Smith departed, it was meant to signal the decline of the Melbourne Storm. Instead, something unexpected happened - they got better.

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As it happened AFL 2021: St Kilda Saints v Carlton Blues at Marvel Stadium

Friday night footy at the Docklands. St Kilda and Carlton are under the Friday night lights.

A rematch between Tonga and Australia would have been one of the highlights of the 2021 World Cup.

Political football: Why Boris Johnson is hell-bent on RLWC going ahead

The Tories, who have never previously shown any interest in rugby league, are now backing it because their research reveals it is more important to northerners than darts, racing pigeons and even soccer.

Saya Sakakibara suffered a nasty crash at her BMX race semi-final run on Friday.

‘I can’t believe it’s over’: Australian BMX star Saya Sakakibara out after crash

As she leapt into the final ditch of the concrete course her bike appeared to skid, before another rider landed on top of her.

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