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22 September 2017 12:54 AM Shooting death of 'iconic' crocodile creates power vacuum in Queensland river: authorities

There are concerns the shooting death of a 5.2-metre crocodile will create a power vacuum in the local population — with warnings younger crocs will become "increasingly aggressive" as they fight for the position left vacant. The male crocodile was found yesterday in a creek along the Fitzroy River near Rockhampton with a single gunshot wound to the head. As a result 12

20 September 2017 4:46 AM Tony Abbott steps up pressure on Malcolm Turnbull, could cross floor over clean energy target

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has intensified the pressure on Malcolm Turnbull over a clean energy target. It is understood Mr Abbott could cross the floor to vote against Government legislation to reduce greenhouse emissions by creating incentives for renewables or cleaner energy sources. But there are several steps required before there would be a vote in Parliament 18

20 September 2017 2:50 AM Mexico rocked by 7.1-magnitude earthquake on anniversary of deadly 1985 quake

VIDEO filmed in a Mexican street shows a woman struggle to stand as the ground shakes from a 7.1-magnitude earthquake. Seconds later, buildings fall. High-rise buildings have collapsed in plumes of dust as thousands fled into the streets in panic. The count continues to rise rapidly, given as emergency crews and hundreds of volunteers are digging through 30

19 September 2017 8:05 AM Rohingya refugees: Was Aung San Suu Kyi's speech too little, too late?

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's speech to the nation about the humanitarian plight of the Rohingya people is too little too late for those in the international community who have repeatedly demanded she speak up for the rights of the Muslim minority. Nor did she explicitly acknowledge the brutal military crackdown by Myanmar's military since late August 16

19 September 2017 7:37 AM What to do if your same-sex marriage survey form is stolen

A MUM was shocked to find a stash of survey forms in her yard. Online, people are boasting about stealing votes. People have reported finding masses of envelopes containing the forms intended for people to have their say on marriage reform, while others have been boasting about stealing ballots online. A Melbourne mum was yesterday shocked to discover 36

18 September 2017 11:39 PM ‘It’s not okay to be homophobic’: Canberra contractor sacked for ‘vote no’ Facebook post

BUSINESS owner Madlin Sims noticed her staff member was against same-sex marriage. She reacted by firing them. Madlin Sims, who runs a party entertainment company in Canberra, said she was taking a stand on the issue, likening it to employing a staff member who posted racist material online. The sacked contractor was a woman who took photos of events 30

18 September 2017 8:28 AM Son charged with murder after death of Lanell Latta in Avalon home

A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder after his mother's body was found in their home in the leafy suburb of Avalon, on Sydney's northern beaches. Officers discovered the body of Lanell Latta, 50, at the home on Marine Parade in Avalon about 10.45am today, after being called to reports of an injured woman. Her son, 25-year-old Joel Woszatka 45

18 September 2017 7:46 AM Ex-RSL boss details eye-watering expenses

The former boss of the NSW RSL has admitted spending the charity's funds on his mortgage as well as family phone bills, flights, meals and accommodation in his presidential suite at a Sydney hotel. Don Rowe headed the NSW-based veterans' support arm from 2003 until he stepped down in late 2014, for reasons at the time attributed to ill health. In fact, he was given 18

18 September 2017 4:20 AM RSL funds for Xmas, mortgage: inquiry

Former NSW RSL boss has told a public inquiry he used part of his car allowance to pay his mortgage and spent nearly $600 of RSL funds on Christmas shopping. Don Rowe apologised at a state public inquiry on Monday for spending the organisation's money on personal expenses but insists it wasn't deliberate. "I apologise to the RSL, LifeCare and RSL Welfare 17

17 September 2017 8:27 PM Brisbane Salvation Army recovery centre struggling to cope with ice scourge

The number of ice addicts seeking treatment across Brisbane has increased dramatically, a new report from the Salvation Army has revealed. Fifty-seven per cent of clients currently at the Army's Moonyah Recovery Services Centre are ice users, a sharp rise from 25 per cent in 2012. Gerard Byrne, operations manager of the Army's drug and alcohol services 11