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Push to decriminalise Abortion welcomed by local MP

Queensland is set to decriminalise abortion - after the Premier announced new laws will be introduced into parliament next month. ANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK made the announcement after handing down the Queensland Law Reform Commission’s report into the issue. The laws will be debated in October. Ms Palaszczuk says it's a proud moment for her...

Rockhampton mother to star in the Invictus games

 Rockhampton will be well represented in the swimming at this year's Invictus Games in Sydney. 31-year-old Corporal Taryn Barbara will compete in the 100 and 50 metre freestyle, plus 50 backstroke, breaststroke and a relay. Taryn, who suffered a back and hip injury in military training, says signing up for Invictus gave...

Death Toll In Japan Increases From Devastating Floods And Landslides

  Rescuers in western Japan are racing to find survivors after torrential rains unleashed floods and landslides. The BBC is reporting that more than 140 people have been killed, with dozens still missing. Scorching sun forecast to push temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius, fuelling fears of heatstroke in areas cut off from power...

Fire Investigator called to South Gladstone house fire

  Photo: By Kpahor , from Wikimedia Commons. Note* This is not a picture from the scene.    A South Gladstone home has gone up in flames this morning- with three fire crews called to battle the blaze at 3:20am.  A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokesperson told us the Ouston place house was well...