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Can we blame university students for cheating?

By Emily Halverson Last year, 17 AFL players were served a one-year ban from the 2016 Premiership Season for doping at Essendon Football Club. This year the disciplined players are back enjoying footy, with very heathy pay checks to prove

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Safer bikes and healthier lives for Brisbane’s commuters

Brisbane’s humid climate and hilly landscape have until now discouraged the amount of people swapping their car for a more cost-efficient electric bike. However a change in the e-bike market could make roads safer for not only cyclists, but potentially all

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The World Trade Organisation set to back Australia’s strict laws on plain tobacco packaging.

By Marisa Kuhlewein Produced for online by Natalie O’Brien Three European countries are set to follow Australia’s lead and introduce plain packaging of tobacco, despite the World Trade Organisation challenge to the initiative. The United Kingdom, France, and Ireland have followed

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Budget set to boost funds for Australian veterans’ mental health

By Lexy Haggard Produced for online by Natalie O’Brien The Federal Government has promised $350 million in this year’s budget to assist with mental health services for Australia’s veterans. The multi-million-dollar package, confirmed by Minister for Veteran’s Affairs Dan Tehan to

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Surprise pacesetter at GC-600

This weekend’s Gold Coast 600 is already off to an exciting start, with Volvo’s Scott McLaughlin posting the fastest time in a furious opening practice session. He surprised everyone and seems bent on making up for an incident at Bathurst.

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Robot offers hope for Barrier Reef

For the fifth year in a row, the Great Barrier Reef has scored a D-rating for its overall health. But a robot developed by QUT is offering hope of some improvement. It can poison and kill the dreaded Crown of

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Musician has whale of a time

A Brisbane cellist is turning to our oceans to find new inspirations from the deep. He’s calling on some unusual performers for his music. Joseph Ogilvie reports.

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Debate over jury members use of social media

The wash up from the Gable Tostee trial has dominated legal circles today. There is no indication yet if the Crown will appeal the verdict because of the actions of a juror on social media. Tostee was found not guilty

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Turnbull and Abbott in crossfire over gun laws

The debate over gun laws fired up again today. State and Territory Police Ministers have agreed to a firearms amnesty next year. This will allow owners of the banned Adler shotgun to hand them in without penalty. Roisin O’Sullivan reports

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Tower of power ready for business

Public servants have begun moving into the newest addition to Brisbane’s skyline. The government building, known as One William Street, brings five thousand employees under one roof. But it will cost taxpayers. Molly Houseman reports.

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