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Ryan referred to CCC over parole claim

Queensland Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan has been referred to the state's corruption watchdog over claims he interfered to stop the family of a murdered man finding out one of his killers was being released...

Snake found wrapped around child's toys

A mother has discovered one of the world's most deadly snakes wrapped around her child's toys at a suburban Gold Coast home.TwitterShare on Tumblr (function(d, s, id)

Ford Focus mass recall due to fire risk

Car manufacturer Ford is recalling nearly 43,000 of its Focus model cars, warning they have a fault which could lead to a fire.TwitterShare on Tumblr (function(d, s, id)

Pauline Hanson wears burqa to Senate

Pauline Hanson has entered the Senate wearing a burqa in a stunt ahead of debate on banning full-face coverings in public.TwitterShare on Tumblr (function(d, s, id)

More cashless welfare cards on the way

Community leaders are clamouring to join the federal government's cashless welfare card scheme with two new trial sites to be announced within weeks.TwitterShare on Tumblr (function(d, s, id)

Lost ring turns up on carrot 13yrs later

A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring while weeding her garden 13 years ago is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot.TwitterShare on Tumblr (function(d, s,...

Recycled water to boost Adelaide plains

A South Australian irrigation project expected to deliver up to 3700 jobs will go ahead after the federal government agreed to partly fund the $155.6 million project.TwitterShare on Tumblr (function(d, s, id)

No independent test of marriage survey ads

A taxpayer-funded advertising campaign for the same-sex marriage survey won't be scrutinised by an independent watchdog.TwitterShare on Tumblr (function(d, s, id)

Morrison summons 'better angels' over NDIS

The Turnbull government has appealed to Labor's "better angels" to change the party's position on hiking the Medicare levy to fund the national disability insurance scheme.TwitterShare on Tumblr (function(d, s, id)