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Delay in Qld prosecution of Adani slammed

Environmentalists have criticised a further delay in the "urgent" prosecution of Adani for allegedly providing incorrect information regarding hundreds of hectares of land disturbance.

Billions wasted on infrastructure: report

Poor management by Australian governments has seen billions of dollar wasted on infrastructure over the past decade, and a new report warns another $5 billion is set to be frittered away.

Iranian diplomat warns US of 'all-out war'

Iran has warned US President Donald Trump against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran.

Indonesia to outlaw sex outside marriage

Indonesia is poised to pass a new penal code that criminalises consensual sex outside marriage and introduces stiff penalties for insulting the president's dignity.

Tamil family court fight to stay continues

A Tamil family will remain in legal limbo on Christmas Island for the foreseeable future, with their deportation case now hinging on an upcoming court battle, possibly months away.

Alleged Qld arsonist's 'stupid behaviour'

A suspected arsonist who police say rammed a patrol car, forcing officers to open fire on him in Queensland's north, is now helping with their investigations.

Qld govt introduces protest crackdown bill

Protesters who use devices known as the "Sleeping Dragon" or the "Dragon's Den" to attach themselves to Queensland roads and train tracks could soon be breaking the law.