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Thu 9 Apr 2020

New rental laws aimed at combating domestic violence

premium_icon New rental laws aimed at combating domestic violence

Queenslanders experiencing domestic violence will be given new rental privileges, while tenants owing rent due to COVID-19 hardship will be safe from eviction.

'I think she was dead before one of us set her alight'

premium_icon 'I think she was dead before one of us set her alight'

A sexual sadist and killer who has been behind bars for more than 36 years for killing Julie Ann Muirhead is set to be freed from prison.

Michael Zanco 'murder' trial could be years away

premium_icon Michael Zanco 'murder' trial could be years away

The family of Michael Zanco could be waiting years before four people charged over his death face trial.

Are childcare centres still safe?

Are childcare centres still safe?

With coronavirus cases still rising and many parents still working, people are asking if they should still send their kids to daycare.

Thousands flee Wuhan in droves as lockdown is lifted

Thousands flee Wuhan in droves as lockdown is lifted

After 11 weeks of being cooped up indoors, tens of thousands of people are fleeing Wuhan in dramatic scenes as lockdown is officially lifted.

Coronavirus protection for renters

premium_icon Coronavirus protection for renters

Landlords will not be able to evict tenants who can’t pay their rent during the coronavirus crisis under strict new state protection measures approved today.

Trump quizzed on pardon for Joe Exotic

Trump quizzed on pardon for Joe Exotic

US president Donald Trump has revealed whether he’ll consider granting Tiger King star Joe Exotic a pardon from prison.

Cops swarm in Easter getaway crackdown

premium_icon Cops swarm in Easter getaway crackdown

Police have swarmed the Port of Brisbane today, turning away people heading off for an Easter island getaway.

Boaties cop huge fines for violating COVID-19 rules

premium_icon Boaties cop huge fines for violating COVID-19 rules

Water Police will be out in force this Easter long weekend to enforce COVID-19 restrictions after already handing out more than $10,000 in fines.

Live graphic: COVID-19 spread mapped across QLD

premium_icon Live graphic: COVID-19 spread mapped across QLD

Queensland’s coronavirus spread has been mapped across the state with one region recording a 33 per cent spike in cases in the past week.

80 people allowed at funeral ‘wrong’: Mander

premium_icon 80 people allowed at funeral ‘wrong’: Mander

LNP says allowing up to 80 people attend the funeral in Mackay today was wrong and it wasn’t fair on Australians who were being denied celebrating Easter.

Why Australia is printing money

Why Australia is printing money

Hundreds of billions has been spent to help the economy and interest rates have tumbled. But the central bank has also splashed on another unconventional plan.

Driver’s excuse for 45km trip rejected by virus cops

Driver’s excuse for 45km trip rejected by virus cops

A driver caught 45km from home attempted to talk his way out of it but police issued him — and 77 other drivers — with on-the-spot fines.

Qantas flights to rescue Aussies stranded overseas

Qantas flights to rescue Aussies stranded overseas

Foreign Minister Marise Payne says Qantas will provide specially chartered flights for Australians who are still overseas

Contactless rehab app released

premium_icon Contactless rehab app released

Video conferencing has become the new norm for many businesses and now a software company is using the concept to help injured people recover faster.

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