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Gardiner keen to plug Kiwis defence

New Kiwis defence guru Ben Gardiner has vowed to make his side's try-line defence the steeliest of this year's Rugby League World Cup.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Qld trawler survivor reunited with family

The sole known survivor of a fishing vessel that sank off the central Queensland coast has been reunited with his family as authorities try to find the bodies of his six crewmates.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Burn booze laws and start again: NT chief

The Northern Territory chief minister says he'll embrace "once in a generation" reforms to combat alcohol abuse following a sweeping review of liquor laws.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Food supply hit in Qld rainfall event

More rain could be the "nail in the coffin" for central Queensland farmers who are facing widespread crop losses after severe rainfall.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Westpac to refund $65m to customers

Westpac is refunding about $65 million to 200,000 customers who did not receive discounts on insurance and other products to which they were entitled.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Murders won't affect Qld tourism, expert

This month's stabbing death of a German backpacker - the seventh tourist to be killed in Queensland in four years - should not dent the state's reputation as a safe place to visit, says a...

New Kiwis assistant coach named for RLWC

New Zealand will begin their Rugby League World Cup campaign next week with a new assistant coach after the late withdrawal of Garth Brennan.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

NSW man found dead after assaulting mother

A man who allegedly assaulted his mother following a two-car crash near Wollongong has been found dead at a home in the NSW Illawarra less than 12 hours later.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

NSW man in police chase with child in car

A man who allegedly sped off from a random breath test in NSW despite having a small child in his car has been charged with dangerous driving during a police pursuit.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Qld restaurateur fined for exploitation

The owner of a Gold Coast restaurant has been slapped with penalties of almost $300,000 after paying Japanese workers as little as $8 an hour and trying to cover it up.Twitter (function(d, s, id)