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AFL state-of-origin fundraiser on cards for bushfire victims

All clubs have been desperate to find ways to support fund-raising efforts for the bushfire appeal with the AFL looking to develop a coordinated approach. They have been heartened by the willingness of players to become involved in whatever is suggested with the AFL keen to ensure the game includes …

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The fight to save Batlow’s 99-year-old pub

“I was listening to the RFS calls on UHF and three or four trucks left to keep ahead of the fire, and I thought: ‘Wow, we’ve dodged a bullet, we’re going to be OK’.” But all of a sudden, they saw the fire on top of a nearby hill and …

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Queensland brothers’ lemonade stand raises money for bushfire victims

“Larelle Rielly’s sons have been asking a lot of questions at the moment regarding the bushfires that have swept the country. The biggest question has been: ‘How can we help?’,” Constable Cornish said. “What do north Queenslander’s love to do in the summer months? Enjoy a cool refreshing drink. “With …

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The Brisbane schools named on parking inspectors’ hit list this term

New additions to the list include Lourdes Hill College, Ascot State School and Yeronga State School. Schools with inspectors during term four last year that have been dropped off the list include All Hallows’ School in the CBD, Brisbane Central State School and Wondall Heights State School. “I understand school …

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No free off-peak travel for seniors on Brisbane trains

“Currently, the Queensland Government spends approximately $5.6 billion on concessions each year, including more than $329 million on concessions and assistance to pensioners, veterans, students, people with a disability, and their carers to make public transport more affordable,” Mr Bailey wrote to petitioners. Loading Cr Wines said Brisbane City Council …

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Mourners killed in stampede at funeral for slain general Soleimani

In other developments on Tuesday, a senior Iranian official said Tehran was considering 13 scenarios to avenge his killing. Loading In Washington, the US defence secretary denied reports the US military was preparing to withdraw from Iraq, where Tehran has vied with Washington for influence over nearly two decades of …

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Attendance up as crowds give ATP Cup tick of approval

Sydney’s total of 43,000 through four days will easily eclipse that of the Sydney International last year, which drew a total of just under 55,000 fans through the turnstiles. Loading Brisbane has been spoilt for choice in the first week of the tournament, with Australian stars Alex de Minaur and …

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No brainers no more for he slept with both his feet

Peter Riley of Penrith may have missed his calling in the PM’s office: “Our PM’s been copping a lot of flak about the timing of his Hawaiian holiday, but if his spinmeisters had been on the ball they could have pointed out that in January 1942, during Britain’s darkest hour, …

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Police search for missing Perth mum and baby

Police are looking for a young Perth mother and her baby boy who have been missing for just over three days. Alexandra Irene Talbot, 25, and her four-week-old baby were last seen at her home address in Maida Vale on Saturday January 4. Alexandra Irene Talbot.Credit:WA Police She left the …

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