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Thu 6 Aug 2020

Supermarkets win a reprieve to help avert food shortages

Premium Content Supermarkets win a reprieve to help avert food shortages

The government has allowed distribution centres to keep operating at full capacity to keep up with consumer demand.

Shock trend emerges in latest car sales

Shock trend emerges in latest car sales

Australians have been buying four-wheel-drive utes in record numbers for the past few years but now there’s a new top dog in the carpark.

'Don’t dare burst our $200m bubble'

Premium Content 'Don’t dare burst our $200m bubble'

Wayne Bennett and Paul Vaughan are in isolation, but ARLC boss Peter V’landys warns another breach could set rugby league back a decade.

Extraordinary rules for MPs from Victoria

Extraordinary rules for MPs from Victoria

Victorian MPs are expected to self isolate for a fortnight in order to attend parliament, but some are worried about them attending at all.

‘Un-Australian’: Quarantiners’ alcohol confiscated

Premium Content ‘Un-Australian’: Quarantiners’ alcohol confiscated

Quarantined Queenslanders are furious after having their beer confiscated and rationed despite having to pay thousands for their own quarantine hotel rooms.

Viral Magpie mum’s hilarious dig at ‘prankster’ son

Premium Content Viral Magpie mum’s hilarious dig at ‘prankster’ son

Fiona Ruscoe is an online sensation after her son and Collingwood player Trey Ruscoe recorded his video call home. She has revealed she had the last laugh.

Two venues fined for COVID breaches as cops crack down

Premium Content Two venues fined for COVID breaches as cops crack down

A week after closing to deep clean following a COVID-19-infected patron, a bar has been handed a $5000 fine for failing to ensure social distancing.

COVID pandemic fuels musical boom

Premium Content COVID pandemic fuels musical boom

More Australians are rushing to pick up a guitar or hit an electronic drum kit during the pandemic but music stores are struggling to find stock.

Incredible ways WWII shaped your world

Premium Content Incredible ways WWII shaped your world

It was the ultimate showdown between good and evil – a war that had to be fought to the death and won at any cost.

Retail Food Group in spat with cafes over alleged stuff-ups

Premium Content Retail Food Group in spat with cafes over alleged stuff-ups

Retail Food Group faces an intensifying battle with some of its cafe clients, who claim they have been suffering the effects of ordering and delivery stuff-ups.

Magistrate mauls kitten conman

Premium Content Magistrate mauls kitten conman

A court has heard how a conman would smoke marijuana, make up fanciful stories and lure victims in 'disgusting' kitten capers.

Celebrity chef’s cheesy plea to foodies

Celebrity chef’s cheesy plea to foodies

Whether it’s a visit to a cheesemonger, a farmer’s market or local grocer, chef Matt Moran said it’s important to support Australian cheese producers.

Ash Barty’s inspiring message for Indigenous girls

Premium Content Ash Barty’s inspiring message for Indigenous girls

World No.1 Ash Barty has delivered an inspirational message to young Indigenous girls, imploring them to never give up.

Man thought mum was alien in horrific attack

Man thought mum was alien in horrific attack

A woman was doused in petrol and had her head pushed into a freezer by her son, who believed she was an alien. WARNING: Confronting

‘There’s a guy with a gun in the back yard’

Premium Content ‘There’s a guy with a gun in the back yard’

Neighbours have relived the terrifying moments heavily armed police with sniffer dogs raided a house north of Brisbane. SEE THE PICTURES

Jobs queen Sarina Russo takes rental hit

Premium Content Jobs queen Sarina Russo takes rental hit

Jobs queen and richlister Sarina Russo has renewed a push to let out her luxury apartment by slashing the rent dramatically.

Photo at centre of ‘petty’ neighbour dispute

Photo at centre of ‘petty’ neighbour dispute

This patch of lawn shared by two Sydney neighbours has sparked a fierce debate online, with some labelling the apparent dispute “ridiculous”.

Australia’s Con Air mission to remove criminals

Premium Content Australia’s Con Air mission to remove criminals

The COVID-19 outbreak’s border closures and flight reductions have prompted Australian Border Force to launch a Con Air prisoner plane to banish foreign crims.

70 quarantined after new case sparks major search

70 quarantined after new case sparks major search

A tracing operation is underway as 70 people go under strict police guard after a new SA coronavirus case was linked to a cluster, with over 1000 to isolate.

Mackay to hold candlelight memorial for baby Beau

Premium Content Mackay to hold candlelight memorial for baby Beau

A vigil will be held just days after police charged Beau Bradshaw’s father with his son’s alleged murder.

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