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NSW fire horror continues

Fire crews from Queensland, Victoria and the ACT are on their way to New South Wales to boost numbers at the critical fire scenes.

Cooler temperatures today did give weary firefighters some respite.

But, horror conditions are against expected on Sunday and Monday.

Mike Burgess reports.

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NSW fire victims count the cost

Residents who have lost their homes and livelihoods are describing the devastation as apocalyptic.

And for some, it could be days, even weeks, until they’re allowed back into their communities.

Mackenzie Lyon reports.

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New laws questioned

The Newman Government’s recent approval of multiple legislation has caused heated debate.

Questions have arisen from all sides over the legalities of several laws and what effects they will have.

Bernard Thompson reports.

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Shorten’s shadow cabinet revealed

The new Federal Labor leader, Bill Shorten has announced the final makeup of his shadow Cabinet.

Mr Shorten says his team is young but experienced and is ready to take on the Abbott Government.

Liana Bignall reports.

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Students taught tram safety

Students at Southport Primary school had a lesson with a difference in the form of the Gold Coast light rail.

It’s all part of a campaign to teach students tram safety.

Ilana Morgan reports.

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Upgrade called for Brisbane bikeways

Bicycle Queensland has called for an urgent upgrade of Brisbane’s bikeways system.

The organisation says the bikeways are becoming overcrowded, with cyclists, pedestrians and segways all fighting for space.

Rachel Riga reports.

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Loyal Lion retires

Simon Black is hanging up his boots after an illustrious 16 year career with the Brisbane Lions.

Black says his heart’s still in the game but a series of injuries have forced him to retire.

Meng Zhang reports.

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Wild fires ravage NSW

Homes have been lost and evacuations begun as wildfires rage west of Sydney.

The situation worsened this afternoon.

At one stage, more than 250 firefighters were battling one of the worst outbreaks in the Blue Mountains.

Seventy Eight fires continue to burn throughout the state and Newcastle airport has been closed.

Ilana Morgan reports.

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Unions vent anger as Workcover changes are approved

Changes to Queensland’s WorkCover scheme have been passed in parliament today as thousands of protestors gathered outside.

But Campbell Newman’s decision to push ahead could be costly with recent polls indicating his seat of Ashgrove is in danger.

Nicholas Chin reports.

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Energy industry in spotlight

The future of the energy industry is under the spotlight, at a two day conference in Brisbane.

At the heart of the discussions coal seam gas, the carbon tax and energy affordability.

Mike Burgess reports.

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