Qld reports zero new cases, CHO says cluster contained

The outbreak at Brisbane’s Hotel Grand Chancellor contiues to be investigated. Picture: NewsWire / John Gass Queensland health authorities are hopeful the cluster linked to the Grand Chancellor Hotel has been contained as the state reported another day of zero new cases of community transmission. A new infection from hotel quarantine, however, revealed a child … Read more

SA couple Jose Merlos Nicky Wong stranded in the desert

The Australian couple who were trying to avoid coronavirus border restrictions spent two days in the outback with no food or water after their car got bogged in sand. Picture: RFDS A couple is lucky to be alive after they became stranded in the remote Australian outback with no food or water for two days. … Read more

Wayne Bennett steps down as Queensland men’s State of Origin coach following 2020 series win

Wayne Bennett has relinquished the Queensland men’s State of Origin head coaching role to concentrate on South Sydney’s 2021 NRL premiership campaign. Key points: Bennett replaced Kevin Walters as Maroons coach ahead of their 2020 series win The Maroons said they understood Bennett’s decision to focus on the Rabbitohs Paul Green has been tipped to … Read more

Greg Inglis insists he is in right frame of mind for Warrington journey

GREG Inglis insists he is in the right frame of mind to wow at Warrington after struggling with mental health in the past. And he will look to pass on the right messages to people here, while staying up late to continue his work in Australia. 5 Greg Inglis is adamant he is ready to … Read more

Australia vs India cricket: Alyssa Healy slams India for hotel quarantine complaints, Gabba, fourth Test, Mitchell Starc

Alyssa Healy had a blunt message for the Indians after they complained of quarantining in a Brisbane “prison” for the fourth Test. Alyssa Healy’s message is simple: Suck it up. The wicketkeeper for the Australian women’s cricket team, and wife of Test fast bowler Mitchell Starc, wasn’t showing India any sympathy as the visitors revealed … Read more

Tennis news: Bernard Tomic career, Australian Open, fall from grace, qualifying results

Bernard Tomic has long spruiked his lack of enthusiasm for tennis, which makes the 28-year-old’s latest declaration so strange. Bernard Tomic isn’t done yet. For a man who’s never been shy about telling the world how little interest he has in tennis, the Australian bad boy sure does have an unusual career plan. The 28-year-old … Read more

AFL news 2021: Jonathon Patton allegations, lewd images, videos, women come forward, social media, Hawthorn statement

A woman who claims AFL star Jonathon Patton sent her lewd, unsolicited messages has revealed more details about their alleged interaction. A woman who claims she was sent lewd messages by Jonathon Patton has opened up further about her interactions with the AFL star, saying she was asked to send him naked pictures of herself … Read more

Magic Millions 2YO Classic: Barrier draw helps Gai Waterhouse’s bid for fifth win

Gai Waterhouse has won more Magic Millions 2YO Classics than anyone else and her prospects of a fifth trophy were helped at the barrier draw. Racing’s first lady Gai Waterhouse strengthened her claims of winning a fifth Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic after Swift Witness zoomed to become equal favourite as several other top … Read more

Wildcats and Breakers returning to the court

Defending NBL champions Perth will belatedly start their title defence on Sunday week following confirmation of the new season’s second round, which will feature six matches across six days. The Wildcats and the New Zealand Breakers, who both aren’t taking part in round one, will finally hit the court in a schedule that is rolling … Read more

Australia vs India cricket: Tim Paine sledging, apology, statement, Ravichandran Ashwin, classless, world reacts

Tim Paine has responded after his sledging outburst at the SCG lost the Australian captain plenty of respect among cricket lovers. Tim Paine has done a wonderful job leading Australia’s culture revolution after the cheating scandal in South Africa but his reputation took a hit after needing to apologise for some childish antics late on … Read more

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro slams WA Premier Mark McGowan over border comment

Deputy Premier John Barilaro stepped in as temporary leader of NSW last week and soon got in a spat with WA Premier Mark McGowan over the two states’ COVID-19 responses. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Damian Shaw NSW’s deputy leader has accused the WA Premier of being “offensive” as a war of words between the two … Read more

Billionaire Clive Palmer offers to drop one legal fight with WA Premier Mark McGowan

WA Premier Mark McGowan will likely have one less legal battle to worry about after Clive Palmer offered to drop a case of alleged contempt of court. Clive Palmer has offered to drop one legal battle with Western Australia and will not contest the state election, but Premier Mark McGowan still expects the billionaire to … Read more

Bikie snitch who became Australia’s first refuge after brutal bashing lives lonely life in Canada

Inside the lonely life of a bikie snitch who was the first refugee to flee Australia as he reveals how he miraculously escaped the Bandidos after they bashed him to within an inch of his life for leading police to a murder Australia’s first refugee opens up about fleeing after being beaten by bikies Stevan … Read more

Homicide evidence in wheelie bins

Police attend Ronald St Wynnum on Wednesday where a man was found dead in a residence. Picture: Steve Pohlner Nike running shoes, a cooler bag and a pair of earphones may have been discarded across two suburbs following an alleged murder in Brisbane’s east, police say. A man, 45, was found dead around midday on … Read more

Cricket 2021: Australia Vs India, racial abuse, India lodge complaint, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj

Former Australian star Mike Hussey wants life bans for spectators who racially abuse players after ugly allegations in Sydney. Australian legend Mike Hussey has called for any spectator found guilty of racial abuse to be banned from cricket matches for life. India reportedly lodged a complaint to the ICC after two of players — Jasprit … Read more

Woolworths, Costco stores among new alerts for Brisbane, Sydney

Shoppers at Woolworths stores in Sydney and Brisbane have been urged to get tested. Picture: Steve Pohlner Shoppers and staff at two Brisbane supermarkets have been told to self-isolate for 14 days and get tested after a confirmed coronavirus case visited the supermarket this month. Contact tracers say anyone who was at Coles Sunnybank Hills … Read more

Round one schedule altered due to COVID-19

The 36ers Josh Giddey gets the better of two Brisbane Bullets players during a pre-season game. Picture: Kelly Barnes/Getty Images Queensland’s latest COVID-19 scare has led to the NBL again changing the schedule for the opening round of the season. Having last week pushed the start date of the season back five days and reverted … Read more

Brisbane Heat close to unleashing Morne Morkel

Former Scorchers paceman Morne Morkel is close to making his Brisbane Heat debut. Photo: AAP Image/Gary Day South African speedster Morne Morkel’s frustrating wait to make his Brisbane Heat debut is set to end on Wednesday night. The Heat, who meet the Sydney Sixers at Metricon Stadium on Sunday night, have applied to the BBL … Read more

The Wave 2021: Paniagua a chance to win big Gold Coast race

Shunned by the punters after his big winning streak was snapped, there’s no pressure on Paniagua in The Wave — and that’s just how his trainer likes it. Beaudesert trainer Glen Baker has declared the pressure is off as far north Queensland sensation Paniagua heads to the races unwanted in betting and without a winning … Read more

Coronavirus QLD: Brisbane in lockdown as UK mutant virus on loose

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath is refusing to rule out extending Great Brisbane’s lockdown past Monday as authorities scramble to contain the spread of the mutant UK COVID-19 strain after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive. Health Minister Yvette D’Ath left the door open to a longer lockdown period than three days as health officials continue … Read more

ACT Liberal MP Mark Parton fined $1000 for breaching WA’s border rules

ACT Liberal MP Mark Parton has been fined for breaching WA’s border rules. Picture: Facebook An ACT politician who breached WA’s hard border rules by visiting NSW days before travelling west to see his mother has been fined $1000. WA has a hard border in place with NSW, which means anyone who has recently been … Read more

Reason for Queensland’s lockdown: 70 pc more contagious

Qld health authorities are concerned about an “incredibly contagious” strain of COVID-19 spreading within the community. Picture: Jono Searle/Getty Images Queensland’s chief health officer issued “strong advice” to the Premier to lock down Greater Brisbane after a hotel cleaner was diagnosed with a mutant strain of COVID-19 that is 70 per cent more contagious than … Read more

Coronavirus Qld: Flights to and from Brisbane in doubt following new strict lockdown measures

Travel plans to and from Queensland could be disrupted following the state government’s decision to implement a new lockdown. Travel plans in and out of Queensland could be cast into chaos after a newly imposed lockdown on Greater Brisbane was issued following a positive case of the mutated and more infectious British strain of the … Read more

Queensland to enter lockdown after UK COVID-19 strain found in state

Greater Brisbane will enter hard lockdown for three days despite recording no new local Covid-19 cases on Friday as the city attempts to stop the spread of a UK strain of the virus.   Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Friday locals will also have to wear face masks as part of the new measures.  There … Read more

Queensland quarantine hotel cleaner tests positive for UK mutant strain of COVID-19

People in three Queensland suburbs have been urged to get tested, as a hotel cleaner tests positive to the mutant UK strain of COVID-19. Sources have confirmed with NCA NewsWire that the woman in her 20s has the highly infectious strain of the virus, which has been spreading through the UK. Coincidentally, a child who … Read more

Rita Island community urged to stock up as Anabranch Bridge expected to go under

Burdekin Shire Council has warned Rita Island residents to stock up on supplies as the bridge connecting the island to the mainland is expected to go under. RITA Island residents are being urged to stock up on supplies as the bridge connecting the region to the mainland is expected to close tonight due to flooding. … Read more

Mujeeb and Zahir tip numbers of Afghanistan cricketers to boom in Australia

BBL cricketers and Afghanistan pair Mujeeb Ur Rahman (left) and Zahir Khan. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Steve Holland Afghanistan’s influence in the BBL is set to rise, with spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Zahir Khan tipping up to 15 players from the Asian nation to eventually ply their trade in Australia’s national T20 competition. Mujeeb’s … Read more

Daniher hits the ground running with the Lions

Star Lions recruit Joe Daniher has settled in well to life in Brisbane. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Dan Peled Lions captain Dayne Zorko has tipped star Brisbane recruit Joe Daniher to flourish away from AFL-obsessed Melbourne. The Lions had their first pre-season training session on Wednesday at Yeronga, with former Essendon forward Daniher working up … Read more

Joe Burns finds some much-needed form back in the Big Bash League after Test nightmare

Many have written the epitaph to Joe Burns’ international career since his axing from the Aussie Test team, but the man himself is not giving up hope of a recall. Axed Test opener Joe Burns is not ready to give up on his international career, maintaining a “really deep belief” in his ability to perform … Read more

Search continues for Natarn Auld

Police and SES continue to search for Natarn Auld who was reported missing from Capalaba and last seen on December 15. Photo: Steve Pohlner “Grave concerns” are held for the safety of a Queensland woman who went missing more than three weeks ago as the operation to find her continues. Natarn Auld was last seen … Read more

COVID-19 detected in four wastewater plants across Queensland

Residents in regional areas across Queensland are being urged to get tested for COVID-19 after fragments of the virus were found in wastewater. Routine testing at sewage treatment plants in Cairns, Warwick, Stanthorpe and Loganholme uncovered the positive results. The tests took place on December 29 and 30. Queensland chief health officer Jeannette Young said … Read more

Details about the death of three-year-old boy left on child care centre bus in Edmonton, QLD

Court hears chilling details surrounding the death of three-year-old boy who was found dead after allegedly being left in a boiling child care centre bus for six hours Dionne Batrice Grills one of two employees charged over death of boy in Cairns Toddler found dead inside childcare minibus, where allegedly left for six hours Colleagues … Read more

Former Christian Lobby boss Lyle Shelton smacked down for bragging about a ‘sneaky’ NSW border run

Former Christian Lobby boss is smacked down by police for bragging about a ‘sneaky run across the NSW-Queensland border and back’ Religious activist apologises for ill-judged coronavirus border stunt  Bragged on Twitter about  ‘sneaky run’ over border – despite having a G-pass Police say this wasted their resources and created confusion over border rules  Lyle … Read more

Sydney weather: Man forced to use JET SKI to get from one outback town to another due to heavy rain

A man has been spotted using a jet ski to travel between two normally parched outback towns as flooding hits large areas of New South Wales. Video captured on the weekend showed the man using the jet ski in a flooded creek between Broken Hill and Silverton in the state’s far west.   Onlookers watched and cheered … Read more