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Gold Coast live music scene is thriving

Fresh off the record-breaking success of the Groundwater Country Music Festival in July, the Gold Coast is ready to feature in a triple-shot of music festivals before the end of 2019.

Food review to look at added sugar labels

The nation's health ministers have ordered a review to consider making it compulsory for packaged foods and drinks to carry labels quantifying the amount of added sugar they contain.

NY police fire officer for fatal chokehold

The New York Police Department has fired the white officer who used a deadly chokehold on a black man while trying to arrest him in 2014, an incident that helped fuel the "Black Lives Matter"...

Sharks gather steam for NRL finals run

Cronulla coach John Morris is hopeful Matt Moylan's hamstring issues will pass in time for the fullback to finally be part of a full-strength side ahead of the NRL finals.

Gillett backs Boyd and 'ugly' Broncos

Matt Gillett expects Brisbane captain Darius Boyd to keep laughing off the criticism as the side continue their ugly but effective run towards the NRL finals.

Palmer trial funding deal 'not right'

The judge overseeing Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel collapse trial wants to know how much money the liquidators' backers stand to make if they win.

Demand to recall UK parliament over Brexit

Britain's parliament needs to be recalled immediately to discuss Brexit, the opposition Labour Party's finance spokesman John McDonnell says, after leaked official documents forecast possible food, fuel, and medicine shortages.

Sharks match-winning try cleared by NRL

The NRL has backed the officials behind the decision to award Cronulla flyer Bronson Xerri a match-winning try on Sunday, with head of football Graham Annesley labelling criticism of the decision misguided.

Wife feared own murder, Qld trial told

Two years before a Gold Coast mother was allegedly murdered by her husband, she told her neighbour to go police if she didn't return from an overseas trip because he would have killed her.