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Heavy rain forecast for NSW and Queensland this weekend

Authorities told thousands of affected residents to stay indoors and avoid flooded roads. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecasts between 200-300mm of rain in parts of NSW, and 100mm in parts of Queensland.

What is a Black Nor'Easter?
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Sydney braces for torrential downpour

What is a Black Nor’Easter? Sydney is bracing for torrential downpour, with a severe weather warning being issued for much of eastern NSW.

Queensland pill testing results
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Queensland stages first-ever drug checking

The results from the first Queensland pill testing centre have been shared, less than one week after the first service was staged.

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Free flu jabs for two Australian states

Free flu jabs have been announced for two states in Australia, ahead of an expected surge in cases during winter.

Queensland's pill testing service will start next week at the ‘Rabbits Eat Lettuce Festival', the state government has announced.
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Queenslanders will be able to access pill testing for the first time from next week

Queenslanders will be able to legally access pill testing for the first time at ‘Rabbits Eat Lettuce’ festival over the Easter long weekend.

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Queensland youth detention centres kept two First Nations teens in ‘separation’ for over 2,000 hours, per new report

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Queensland abortion access just got easier

Queensland Parliament has passed laws to increase the number of midwives in hospitals and increase abortion access.

Coercive control has been criminalised in Queensland.
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Queensland has just criminalised coercive control and stealthing

Queensland is now the second jurisdiction in Australia to do this.

NSW UTI trial
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UTI trial supporting NSW women: Park

A NSW UTI trial giving pharmacists more power to treat infection is surpassing projections, Health Minister Ryan Park has said.

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20+ sites in Queensland tested for asbestos

It comes after a small amount of the toxic material was found in soil at an Ipswich recycling and compost site.

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Queensland COVID-19 vaccine mandate ruled unlawful

The Queensland Supreme Court has found that a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for emergency workers was unlawful.

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Queensland sex work one step closer to decriminalisation

Sex work in Queensland will be decriminalised under new laws introduced by the Government this week. The changes are expected to pass.

Queensland man arrested
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Man charged with 1,000 child abuse images

A Queensland man arrested and charged with possessing over 1,000 child abuse images will face court next month.

Changes for Queensland renters
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Queensland cracks down on rent bidding

Changes for Queensland renters have been announced in response to a persisting housing crisis across the state.

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Recovery starts for southeast Queensland

Brisbane flooding has caused destruction, one week after Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily swept through Far North Queensland.

How are cyclones named?
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Cyclone Kirrily expected to make landfall

How are cyclones named? A new tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall in Queensland this week, one month after Cyclone Jasper.

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2032 Olympics under snap review

A snap review of the 2032 Brisbane Olympics will begin today, following concerns of a cost blowout ahead of the event.

Why are fire ants dangerous? 
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New fears of fire ant spread

Why are fire ants dangerous? A warning has been issued amid fears of a new spread of fire ants in northern NSW and southeast Queensland.

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Australian human rights falling behind globally

Human rights laws in Australia are falling behind other Western democracies, Human Rights Watch has said in their latest global report.

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Riots break out in Port Moresby

Riots broke out in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday after a protest of public service workers in Port Moresby.

Are supermarkets price gouging? 
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Miles takes price fight to supermarkets

Are supermarkets price gouging? Two Australian leaders have renewed concerns amid cost-of-living struggles.

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Rescue efforts continue in Queensland

Evaucations and rescue missions will continue on Wednesday, as large-scale responses to the Queensland floods progress.

Who is Steven Miles?

Who is Queensland’s incoming Premier Steven Miles?

Who is Steven Miles? The Deputy tipped to become Queensland’s new Premier after Annastacia Palaszczuk announced she would retire.

Tropical Cyclone Jasper
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Tropical Cyclone Jasper expected to hit north Queensland

Damaging winds, heavy rainfall and potential floods are expected to hit far north Queensland with the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Jasper.

Who replaces Palaszczuk?

New leaders emerge after Palaszczuk exit

Who replaces Palaszczuk? Senior Queensland Government ministers are preparing a leadership bid following the longtime premier’s retirement.

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Lung puncture found after night of vaping

James was hospitalised for vaping after one night of vaping at the start of his bucks weekend. Doctors later found a hole in his lung.

Queensland maternity laws
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Historic maternity laws tabled in Queensland

Maternity laws introduced in Queensland yesterday would provide a new model for newborn baby and birthing parent care.

Queensland dangerous dog laws
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Dog owners to face jail time under new laws

The Queensland Government has tabled dangerous dog laws designed to improve public safety. Here’s what they include.

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Queensland’s new strata smoking laws

Queensland’s Parliament has passed new laws that could see strata tenants banned from smoking or vaping outdoors.

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Exclusive: Over 1,500 children held in Qld watchhouses for at least a week

Over 1,500 children spent at least one week detained in a Queensland police watchhouse from 2018 to 2023, according to data given to TDA.

Flexible school hours in Queensland
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School hour shake-up for Queensland

Flexible school hours in Queensland will be investigated by external officials before being approved under a new policy.

Queensland bushfires
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Nearly 60 homes destroyed in Queensland fires

Queensland bushfires have caused the destruction of nearly 60 homes. Most of these have been in the town of Tara in the Western Downs region.

Queensland Bushfires

32 homes have been destroyed in Queensland’s bushfires

32 homes have been lost after several days of extreme conditions in the Western Downs region where there are Queensland bushfires.

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Bruce Lehrmann charged with rape in Toowoomba

Bruce Lehrmann can be named as the man who was charged with two counts of rape earlier this year in Toowoomba.

Western Downs Bushfires

One person dead in QLD Western Downs bushfire

One person has died and at least six homes have been destroyed as crews continue to battle multiple blazes west of Brisbane.

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Exclusive: Vaping hospital admissions surge in Queensland

The rise in popularity of vaping has led to increased hospitalisations in Queensland since 2020, according to documents obtained by TDA under a right to information request.

Nazi bans in Australia

Queensland passes hate symbol laws

More Nazi bans in Australia were added on Thursday, following the passing of laws in Queensland Parliament.

Queensland AI schools trial

Some Queensland schools are undertaking an AI trial

An artificial intelligence (AI) trial is underway in QLD schools after Australia’s education ministers met to discuss AI use in classrooms last week.

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Accused rapists in Queensland can be publicly named from next month

Queensland has changed a law that stopped the reporting of people accused of rape. There’s now only one part of Australia with the laws.

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Pill testing one step closer to reality in Queensland

Queensland pill testing centres could open their doors from the end of this year, according to new documents issued by the state government.

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Queensland to override human rights with new youth detention laws

Queensland has passed laws that will support the long-term detention of children in police watchhouses. Here’s what’s happened.

Queensland watch house
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Queensland Government admits to unlawful child police detention

The Queensland Government has conceded it unlawfully held eight children in police watch houses. The ruling could trigger further findings.

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NSW is scrambling to stop fire ants crossing from Queensland

Fire ants have been discovered six kilometres from the NSW border, prompting new restrictions to stop the ants from going across state lines.

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