Last Australian state legalises abortion

The Termination of Pregnancy Bill was subject to days of debate last month, requiring several amendments before it was passed on Tuesday in a ‘long overdue’ move. South Australia has become the last state to decriminalise abortion after parliament gave historic reforms the final tick...

State’s fears over mystery COVID variant

Dozens of returned travellers due to leave on Wednesday must stay in quarantine another five days after a new COVID variant was detected. Dozens of returned travellers have been ordered to stay in hotel quarantine in Brisbane for an additional five days after two people...

Banana crops ‘wiped out’ in cyclone

Banana growers have been dealt another blow as tropical cyclone Niran devastated crops, with staggering losses expected in some areas. Banana growers have been dealt a devastating blow which could cost $200 million after tropical cyclone Niran caught north Queenslanders off guard, wiping out entire...

Qld banana growers dealt cyclonic blow

Banana growers have been dealt a devastating blow which could cost $200 million after tropical cyclone Niran caught north Queenslanders off guard, wiping out entire crops of the fruit. While consumers are unlikely to face any shortages or price hikes, Australia’s peak body for banana...

Tropical cyclone develops off Qld coast

North Queensland residents are being told to prepare for gale force winds of more than 100km/h after a tropical cyclone formed off the coast this morning. North Queensland residents are bracing for days of gale force winds and heavy rainfall after tropical cyclone Niran formed...