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Record heat predicted for NSW

Heatwave conditions are predicted for NSW this weekend with temperatures expected to reach the mid-30s and even 40 degrees in some parts.

Vic's LGBTI services to get $500,000 boost

Victoria will spend an extra $500,000 on mental health services for LGBTI people after an increase in the number of those seeking help since the same-sex marriage survey begun.

Robinson warns Cowboys to 'bring it'

The Sydney Roosters are wishing North Queensland good luck if the Cowboys believe coach Paul Green is armed with inside information on Trent Robinson's men.

Emotional Boyd to lift Broncos in NRL

A "pretty emotional" Darius Boyd will be ready to fire on his injury return in Brisbane's NRL preliminary final against Melbourne, despite the loss of his beloved grandmother this week.

Claims detailed against Qld murder accused

A man accused of murdering his de facto partner in a far north Queensland motel choked and threatened to kill former girlfriends and told one she would never be found, according to documents tendered in court.

Cassowary on brink of extinction

The exotic prehistoric-looking Southern Cassowary is being wiped out by threats not only to its habitat but also from local wildlifeHOW MANY ESTIMATED IN THE WILD?*less than 2,000THREATS:*land clearing*traffic*dogs stealing and eating the Cassowary chicks*feral pigs that damage their habitat*diseaseQUICK FACTS*their habitat is mainly in the Wet Tropics Rainforests in...

eBay can help Aust retail, new boss says

New eBay Australia boss Tim MacKinnon is unfazed by "hype" around the arrival of Amazon and says his online operation seeks to support traditional retailers rather than "destroy" them.

SA prison staff being smoked out

South Australia's prison staff are urging the state government to follow the rest of Australia and ban smoking by inmates, arguing it's a health and safety issue.