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Spit could unlock skin cancer questions

Queensland researchers have set out to determine what role genes play in skin cancer as part of the world's largest study into the disease.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Properties lost as fires rage in Top End

Numerous buildings, caravans and cars have been destroyed including what is believed to be a woman's home as strong winds helped fires rage across the Top End.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Holiday leave appeal will go to High Court

A legal decision that means workers rack up personal leave at different rates despite working the same fortnightly hours could be appealed in the High Court.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

'Big stick' laws back as power prices fall

Energy giants are again being threatened with "big stick" laws that could see their assets forcibly sold, as a new report shows some power prices have dropped.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Dry storms could fuel Qld bushfires

Annastacia Palaszczuk wants to get a large air tanker to water bomb the ever more frequent bushfires that ravage Queensland.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

MPs examine social media election ads

Politicians are on the hunt for advertisements and fake news circulating on Facebook and other social media during elections.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Qld law change that goes after pet owners

Queenslanders who leave a dog in a hot car will face jail time and tens of thousands of dollars in fines under changes to the law.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

New laws delay Qld cold case inquest

The family of a World War II veteran who disappeared from Townsville 26 years ago has been told an inquest exploring fresh evidence about his suspected murder must wait until the Queensland Coroner's Act is...

Doctors lobby on climate health risk

Doctors have called on the federal government to take urgent steps to prepare health services for more extreme weather events and disasters.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

VW settles Australian diesel class actions

Car maker Volkswagen has settled multimillion-dollar Australian class actions over the global diesel emissions scandal, which affected about 100,000 vehicles locally and 11 million worldwide.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));