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Thu 24 Sep 2020

Teacher’s insane tattoo transformation

Teacher’s insane tattoo transformation

Eight years ago he had no visible tattoos, but he now looks distinctly unrecognisable as he runs out of places to ink.

Famous rice brand ditches ‘racist’ name

Famous rice brand ditches ‘racist’ name

After 70 years, a popular rice product is changing its name and logo following backlash that accused the brand of racial stereotyping.

Wed 23 Sep 2020

Name ‘as jarring as the C-word’ dropped

Name ‘as jarring as the C-word’ dropped

A ski resort that hosted the Winter Olympics is changing its name at the end of the 2020 season because it’s derogatory to women.

Awkward problem with this bridge flag

Awkward problem with this bridge flag

Government officials have been left red-faced over an embarrassing error when it comes to the flag flying on Sydney’s Anzac Bridge.

'People with disability hardest hit by internet outages'

Premium Content 'People with disability hardest hit by internet outages'

'irony of the telecommunications being the most difficult to contact and navigate' is not lost on Allenstown reporter Jann Houley.

‘Chickpeas, milk, fertiliser’: Strange stoush in drug trial

Premium Content ‘Chickpeas, milk, fertiliser’: Strange stoush in drug trial

A decision is imminent in the trial but not before a series of bizarre legal arguments involving various foodstuffs, household products and football teams.

$23,000 car park poo-calypse solution rejected

Premium Content $23,000 car park poo-calypse solution rejected

Mackay council to decide how much ratepayers will be charged to stop birds from pooping on cars

Tue 22 Sep 2020

VIDEO: Two-legged spider nursed back to health

Premium Content VIDEO: Two-legged spider nursed back to health

A crippled huntsman spider which became an online viral hit after being adopted by a Townsville woman has returned to the wild. WATCH THE VIDEO

Fierce debate over road rule question

Fierce debate over road rule question

A simple online road rule question quickly devolved into a debate about whether cyclists should be allowed to use the road.

X-rated ad detail that you can’t unsee

X-rated ad detail that you can’t unsee

Canberrans can travel to Queensland from this week, but people have been more amused by the cheeky image the ACT used to announce it.

Doctor secretly fathered hundreds of kids

Doctor secretly fathered hundreds of kids

A doctor secretly fathered hundreds of children from around the world. It wasn’t until one woman went on Amazon that she found out the truth.

‘Hypocrisy’: Photo sparks heated debate

‘Hypocrisy’: Photo sparks heated debate

This photo appears to show an outrageous double standard in Victoria’s strict virus rules. But there’s one problem — no one can explain it.

Caboolture husband ‘off the hook’ after wife’s windfall

Premium Content Caboolture husband ‘off the hook’ after wife’s windfall

A Caboolture woman who landed on tough times in the past week has become the second huge prize winner to buy a Scratch-It at a local cafe this week.

Qld woman’s sheepish ploy to escape UK amid travel bans

Premium Content Qld woman’s sheepish ploy to escape UK amid travel bans

A Cairns woman exiled overseas for the past four months has resorted to a method of coming to Australia not seen since the mid 1800s involving convicts.

Mon 21 Sep 2020

HOLY MACKEREL! Fishos reel in massive catch

Premium Content HOLY MACKEREL! Fishos reel in massive catch

A GROUP of Top End fishos have reeled in a black marlin so big they needed a forklift to lift it. SEE the PHOTOS HERE.

MP: Four lanes north of Gympie ‘decades’ away

Premium Content MP: Four lanes north of Gympie ‘decades’ away

WIDE Bay residents could be waiting "decades" for the Bruce Highway north of Gympie to become a dual carriageway, State Transport Minister Mark Bailey revealed.

Sun 20 Sep 2020

Fight over Lamborghini’s ‘offensive’ plate

Fight over Lamborghini’s ‘offensive’ plate

A top Sydney barrister has got into a legal battle of his own with Transport NSW over the cheeky number plates on his Lamborghini.

Sat 19 Sep 2020

Australia’s luckiest postcodes for Instant Scratch-Its

Premium Content Australia’s luckiest postcodes for Instant Scratch-Its

Australia’s official lottery provider has revealed the nation’s biggest Instant Scratch-Its wins, crunching the numbers to reveal our luckiest postcodes and hotspots.

I spent an hour with a sex worker, here’s what happened

Premium Content I spent an hour with a sex worker, here’s what happened

A sex worker for the past three years, Nikki Vee knows the good, the bad and everything in between about the industry.

The documentary every parent needs to watch

Premium Content The documentary every parent needs to watch

It is the whistleblower doco every parent should watch. The Social Dilemma confirms everything we suspected — that tech companies wield too much power

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