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Vigils mark anniversary of Tamil family's fight

Locals have met for a candlelight vigil this morning in Biloela, calling for a Tamil family to be released from detention.   Today marks three years since Priya and Nades Murugappan and their Australian born daughters, Kopika (now five years old) and Tharnicaa (now three) were taken into detention from their home...

Shipping company fined for polluting Great Barrier Reef

  A foreign shipping company and the chief officer of one of its vessels has been fined thousands of dollars for dumping garbage into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority says crew onboard a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier dumped the equivalent of a 120-litre household bin full of...

Teenager dies after being stung by box jellyfish in Qld

A teenager has died after he was stung by a box jellyfish in Far North Queensland.  The 17-year-old was stung at Patterson Point, near Bamaga about 40kilometres from the tip of the Cape York, last week.  He was airlifted to Townsville Hospital, but he couldn't be saved.  A Queensland Police spokesperson says the...

Queensland police make wish come true for terminally ill girl

Flying in a police helicopter and arresting someone might seem scary to other seven-year-olds, but for Savannah Burns it is a dream come true. Tragically, the Ipswich girl is putting up the biggest fight of all as she battles terminal in cancer. To celebrate her birthday, Gatton police yesterday recruited her as...
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