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Head of Qld corruption watchdog resigns

Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission chairperson Alan MacSporran has resigned, saying his relationship with the watchdog's parliamentary oversight committee has "broken down irretrievably".

'Criminal actions' led to stuntman's death

A stuntman filming an underground poker game scene for a hip-hop song was shot dead with a sawn-off firearm that should never have been on set, a Brisbane coroner has found.

Potential rate rise to add to virus woes

Australian consumers and businesses, already hit by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, now face the risk of an interest rate rise by the Reserve Bank this year after a surprisingly strong...

Shark attacks up after three-year decline

Shark attacks increased around the world in 2021 following three consecutive years of decline, though beach closures in 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could be making the numbers seem more dramatic than they are.

Man admits abducting Cleo Smith

Terrence Darrell Kelly remained impassive as he pleaded guilty to abducting Cleo Smith from her family's West Australian campsite, sparking a widespread search and attracting global attention.