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Federal cabinet back-flips on the backpacker tax, as a new opinion poll delivers sobering news for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

The Queensland government turns to ecotourism in a bid to boost jobs.

The 17-year-old surfer mauled by a great white shark off Ballina is recovering after surgery.

And an entertainment venue with a difference tees off in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

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