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Mon 19 Aug 2019

Super job flop...bizarre case shows some don't want work: MP

premium_icon Super job flop...bizarre case shows some don't want work: MP

A MAN on the dole who was called up for a second-round job interview dressed in a Superman costume to ensure he did not get the job.

Victoria cops sorry for gay discrimination

Victoria cops sorry for gay discrimination

VICTORIA Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton says he's sorry for the way the force enforced historical laws which criminalised homosexuality.

Airport worker fired over nasty note

Airport worker fired over nasty note

AS Neal Strassner was walking through security at an airport, a worker handed him a handwritten note. The message inside got her fired.

Sun 18 Aug 2019

How I secretly spread my husband’s ashes at the Gabba

premium_icon How I secretly spread my husband’s ashes at the Gabba

Before passionate Lions fan Alex Wilson died of cancer last year, his wife Sandra made a promise that she has secretly been honouring every round this season.

WATCH: Massive croc caught munching

premium_icon WATCH: Massive croc caught munching

An eagle-eyed aviation student made a surprising find while flying her helicopter over Cape Cleveland today.

'I died on the road': Crash survivor's harrowing near-fatal

premium_icon 'I died on the road': Crash survivor's harrowing near-fatal

A man was in a coma for eight days after a crash so serious he died on-scene and was revived by ambulance responders. This is his story of recovery.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

Facebook loses it over giant avocados

Facebook loses it over giant avocados

There are few things that pair better than avocado and toast — but these giant versions of the popular fruit are going to require a lot of bread.

This gym habit is what’s wrong with the world right now

premium_icon This gym habit is what’s wrong with the world right now

The sight of grown men opting for hair-dryers rather than towels at the gym says a lot about where we are with environmental complacency, and why climate shaming...

German prisoner vaults fence to freedom

German prisoner vaults fence to freedom

A hunt is on for a German prisoner who escaped by vaulting over a fence to freedom with a piece of equipment he built secretly in the prison's gymnastics hall.

Coles and Woolies’ toy swap day face-off

Coles and Woolies’ toy swap day face-off

Coles and Woolies will be bracing themselves for more shoppers today as they both hold swap days for Little Shop 2 and Ooshies.

Scientists develop burp-free cattle feed to save the planet

premium_icon Scientists develop burp-free cattle feed to save the planet

Rude cows could spell doom but scientists are mass producing an aquatic pink puffy solution

Rich Kids’ most outrageous posts

Rich Kids’ most outrageous posts

They are known for flashing their cash and their ridiculously lavish lifestyles — but these Instagram pictures might be the craziest yet.

Fri 16 Aug 2019

Bomb fear: Big W manager's shocking bid for time off

premium_icon Bomb fear: Big W manager's shocking bid for time off

STEVEN Norman John Walsh faces court over bomb hoax that shut down a major Toowoomba shopping centre.

When this man rings, it’s worth answering

premium_icon When this man rings, it’s worth answering

If Hans de Koning calls you, it’d be wise to answer.

Is this finally proof of the Ipswich yowie?

premium_icon Is this finally proof of the Ipswich yowie?

The recent discovery of a potential yowie kill-site and a footprint at Deebing Creek, behind the commune and near the dam has reignited the debate.

Camel therapy? A unique way of getting over mental hump

premium_icon Camel therapy? A unique way of getting over mental hump

This kind of therapy has been shown to lower blood pressure, boost moods and improve communication.

Thu 15 Aug 2019

12yo’s surprise prehistoric discovery in creek

12yo’s surprise prehistoric discovery in creek

A YOUNG boy on holiday with his family has made a stunning prehistoric find while exploring a creek bed on the grounds of the resort.

US man dies after taco-eating contest

US man dies after taco-eating contest

A man has died after taking part in a taco-eating competition in California.

Never mind China, Australia needs to fight for own freedoms

premium_icon Never mind China, Australia needs to fight for own freedoms

Democracy and free press can't be taken for granted.

Extraordinary gesture saves ‘celebrity’ goose

premium_icon Extraordinary gesture saves ‘celebrity’ goose

A small community has gone to extraordinary lengths to save a ‘celebrity’ goose after a nasty injury left it unable to walk.

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