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Thu 2 Apr 2020

Free movies for Foxtel subscribers

Free movies for Foxtel subscribers

Subscribers to Foxtel’s sport pack will receive access to its library of movies for free, as a result of coronavirus impacting live games.

Easy explainer: Can pets get the virus and pass it on?

premium_icon Easy explainer: Can pets get the virus and pass it on?

A vet has debunked rumours on whether cats, dogs and even ferrets can get COVID-19 throughout the global pandemic. Here is everything pet owners need to know.

Distillery’s genius idea to keep workers in a job

premium_icon Distillery’s genius idea to keep workers in a job

An award-winning distillery forced to lay off two dozen casual workers has turned to producing an important product to keep remaining staff employed.

Man’s skull crushed after ordering sex worker

premium_icon Man’s skull crushed after ordering sex worker

A man who arranged a sex worker online for a rendezvous at his home near suffered a fractured skull after he was allegedly assaulted by a group of men

Rubbish clean-up ‘hero’ in jail after claiming he has virus

premium_icon Rubbish clean-up ‘hero’ in jail after claiming he has virus

Police will allege he also made people fearful after he stated: 'Don’t come near me, I have coronavirus'.

Cruise curse claims another Qld life, 71 others infected

premium_icon Cruise curse claims another Qld life, 71 others infected

Three of the four Queenslanders who have died from coronavirus were holidaying on cruise ships days before their deaths

‘For heaven’s sake, where is Peter Dutton?’

‘For heaven’s sake, where is Peter Dutton?’

Peter Dutton has been accused of going missing amid a “border security crisis” in the wake of the disastrous decision to allow a cruise ship to dock.

Young crims ‘swamp’ bottle shops as robbery figures spike

premium_icon Young crims ‘swamp’ bottle shops as robbery figures spike

Packs of juveniles “flooding” bottle shops, armed with knives and sharp objects, are believed to be behind a surge in robberies sweeping through Cairns – but police...

PM announces free childcare for kids of essential workers

PM announces free childcare for kids of essential workers

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that parents who need childcare will be able to access this for free as part of the latest coronavirus rescue measures.

Emergency flights could take Far North seafood into Asia

premium_icon Emergency flights could take Far North seafood into Asia

Seafood exporters in the Far North are waiting to see whether they will be able to benefit from emergency flights to send fresh produce to foreign markets.

Cairns Hospital braces for severe COVID-19 cases

premium_icon Cairns Hospital braces for severe COVID-19 cases

In the wake of a fourth Queenslander dying from COVID-19, health officials are bracing for severe coronavirus cases at Cairns Hospital.

Teachers in crisis: 400 calls for support every day

premium_icon Teachers in crisis: 400 calls for support every day

Teachers on the frontline are calling for help in unprecedented numbers as they come to terms with the impacts of the COVID-19

PM compares himself to Moses in leaked virus prayer

premium_icon PM compares himself to Moses in leaked virus prayer

Scott Morrison has compared himself to Moses in leading Australia through the coronavirus pandemic as the nation’s number of infections near 5000.

Don’t ‘text the ex’ during lockdown

Don’t ‘text the ex’ during lockdown

COVID-19 lockdown might tempt people to make some odd choices, but reaching out to an old flame shouldn’t be one of them, an expert warns.

‘Take it seriously, Qld lives are at stake’

‘Take it seriously, Qld lives are at stake’

Queensland’s Health Minister has issued a confronting warning to those Queenslanders continuing to flout rules designed to stop the spread of COVID-19, as another man...

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