Queensland health system faces ‘dire’ strain on hospitals amid staffing shortages and a surge in flu cases

Queensland’s Health Minister has admitted the state’s hospital system is struggling to cope with demand, and fears the coming flu season could exacerbate the problem. Key points: An emergency doctor says Queensland’s access block and ambulance ramping is the worst she has ever seen Staffing shortages have been caused by COVID with more than 1,600 … Read more

Federal election 22: Time’s running out to get into SuperVoter

Think you know the election? Play our fun, free SuperVoter game – the footy tipping of politics – and win an electric car. But time’s running out! We’re all invested in the election outcome one way or another, but News Corp readers have until Friday to get extra skin in the game by playing SuperVoter … Read more

Clinton McDonald confident seven-length winner Star Patrol won’t be a one-hit wonder

Exciting sprinter Star Patrol ruptured to victory by seven lengths at Flemington last start and trainer Clinton McDonald wants to keep raising the bar. Excitement machine Star Patrol has done nothing but impress trainer Clinton McDonald ahead of Saturday’s 1100m sprint at Flemington. If anything, the three-year-old Starspangledbanner gelding, who broke in by seven lengths … Read more

John Howard robocalls in federal election, hits streets of Kooyong

A former prime minister has been popping up across the country to rally support for Scott Morrison, and now he’s sliding into voters’ voicemails. Former prime minister John Howard has lent his voice to robocalls targeting vulnerable NSW Liberal seats, urging voters not to risk “disastrous” change. Mr Howard has kept a relatively low profile … Read more

Chris Dawson: Murder accused was angry ‘all the time’, court told

Lynette Dawson allegedly spoke to her sister about husband Chris before she disappeared. Now, the former teacher is standing trial for her murder of her. Before her disappearance, Lynette Dawson told her sister that her husband Chris was “angry with her all the time” and thought he needed to see a doctor, a court has … Read more

Fight over millionaire Jamie McIntyre’s sunken yacht; boat creates ‘nightmare’

A sunken yacht belonging to a controversial Queensland millionaire has caused serious environmental concerns after it washed up as debris on one of the state’s most idyllic beaches A sunken yacht belonging to a controversial Queensland millionaire has caused serious environmental concerns after parts of it washed up as debris on one of the state’s … Read more

Federal election 2022: Scott Morrison’s ‘bulldozer’ promise unravels

It was only a matter of days ago that Scott Morrison made a promise to shake off his “bulldozer-like” manner, but the pledge is already starting to unravel. It was only a matter of days ago that we heard the Prime Minister was going to shake off his bulldozer-like manner, but we are already seeing … Read more

Queensland Derby: Dark Destroyer co-trainer Andrew Scott lost his dad recently in a car crash

Emotions are certain to flow if Dark Destroyer can win the Queensland Derby after trainer Andrew Scott recently lost his father in a tragic car crash. It was one of the most heartbreaking phone calls Kiwi trainer Andrew Scott could have received – learning of the death of his much-loved father in a car crash … Read more

Andrew Symonds’ death rocks former Australian captain Michael Clarke

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has been hit hard by Andrew Symonds’ shock death. Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has opened up on the “amazing connection” he once shared with Andrew Symonds in the wake of his old teammate’s death. Reflections on shared adventures have become far too common for the likes of Clarke and … Read more

Qld on track for highest road toll since 2009 following Andrew Symonds’ death

Former Test cricketer Andrew Symonds’ death was part of a horror weekend on Queensland’s roads, and it’s a trend the state can’t buck. Former Test cricketer Andrew Symonds’ death has shone a light on Queensland’s worrying 2022 road toll, which is on track to be the state’s worst in more than a decade. Symonds, 46, … Read more