World Environment Day M’bah gives power to the people

Australia's first communnity-owned enewable eneregy company the headlining act at upcoming World Environment Day, Knox Park

Milk and bread almost killed me

Carly Hicks of Banora Point whips up a healthy meal.

It took three years for Carly Hicks to turn her life around

Dying man pays last tribute to Tweed charity

Ken Simpson, shortly before his passing, helped Wedgetail to fundraise.

Ken Simpson faced a grim, cold death on the streets

Plea for equal love

RECOGNITION: Rosa Caceres and Julie Robinson, from Fingal, fronted Opposition leader Bill Shorten over same-sex marriage.

Love doesn’t discriminate and neither should we, Fingal couple says

Lifesavers warn of dangerous conditions along NSW coast

Dangerous surf is expected on the NSW Coast in the coming days.

Big swells due to batter Northern NSW coastline

MP challenges ‘weasel word’ Provest to cough up dates

Richmond MP Justine Elliot pictured with Shadow Health MP Walt Secord

The Shadow Health MP has challenged the Tweed MP over Tweed Hospital

Trail takes art to Murwillumbah streets

COMING ALIVE: Three-dimensional chalk art from artist Amelia Batchelor will be on display as part of the Murwillumbah Art Trail this week.

Art isn't confined to galleries with Murwillumbah Art Trail

27-year-old Katie Bain loses her battle with cancer

Katie Bain lost her battle with bowel cancer on May 19.

"Cancer warrior's" funeral on Thursday.

Politicians to secure generous retirement packages

Former Speaker Bronwyn Bishop.

It turns out you're more generous with your taxes than you may think

Surge in rego lapse fines

REGO DRAMAS: There has been an increasing number of pensioners who allow their vehicle registration to lapse.

Sharp increase in lapsed registration fines.

Acreage release for Terranora

Sales agent Sophie Carter at the new Vista site in Terranora.

Land released at Terranora.

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OPINION: Dads need to be free to openly love their kids

I HAVE a photograph of my daughter’s first shower.

LETTER: Negative gearing a working class dud from day one

Real Estate "sold" sign with red brick building and trees blurry in the background

Falling house prices would not be such a bad thing

10 tips about traveling overseas for first timers

What tips do you have for first time overseas travelers?

OPINION: Cheap milk? How about no milk?

GOT MILK? Not everyone believes we should be supporting dairy farmers.

The male calves are usually sent for slaughter at five days old.

Prisoner: 'Can I stay in jail longer?'

A 25-YEAR-old South Grafton man, who head butted his partner on the steps of Grafton Police Station, asked to have a six-month non-parole period waived.

Family’s faith in Evans Head restored after van theft

Hayden Mallia and Kerrie Mann, of Evans Head, had their van stolen with everything in it after moving from Melbourne.

Their van containing all their valued possessions was stolen

Sydney residents up in arms over Westconnex

Balmain residents turn out en masse

Convictions quashed after ‘shenanigans’ at Tommy’s Tavern

Tommy's tavern was shut for the night after a noise complaint.

Man armed with knife steals 'box of chocolates': police

chocolates

Alleged thief tried unsuccessfully to hold up two takeaways

South Grafton man avoids jail after strangling his mother

27yo punched holes in the wall over "a first world problem"

Grieving family want to bury Toowoomba sisters in India

The four Mathew sisters together, with (from left) Anumol, Elizabeth, Anjumol and Asha. Anjumol and Asha died in a car crash near Ipswich.

Toowoomba sisters' tragic deaths rock community

YOUR STORY: The ugly truth about domestic violence

"I think he's got a knife" woman tells police

Nova Peris won't stand again for the Senate

Outgoing Senator Nova Peris

SENATOR Nova Peris will not re-contest her seat at the election.

Greens announce plan for legal and accessible abortion

Federal Greens Deputy Leader Larissa Waters at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Abortion should be legal Greens senator says

Mum, daughter fight Gladstone school over girl's green hair

Janine Brooks wants Gladstone State High School staff to be consistent and not single out her daughter Brooke Dawes, 13. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

PARENT unhappy with Gladstone school after her daughter is isolated.

Petrol tanker rollover in horrific Calder Freeway crash

Petrol tanker rollover in horrific crash on Calder Freeway

Investigation into B-double after leak on Bruce Highway

Police have placed an 800m exclusion zone around a truck leaking a potentially dangerous substance on the Bruce Highway near Maryborough.

An investigation of the vehicle will be undertaken.

Can Pauline Hanson do a Lazarus and win again?

Pauline Hanson at a Reclaim Australia rally earlier this year.

Ms Hanson was defeated when she ran for state politics last year

Call to action after suicide statistics released

Capricornia and Dawson electorate suicide figures released

Restaurant owner given 6 years jail for peanut death

A handful of just threshed Red Spanish peanuts.Photo Erica Murree / Central & North Burnett Times

6 years jail after peanuts in meal kills allergic man

Austria elects their first Green president

Newly elected Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen smiles as he makes his first statement to the media after winning the presidential runoff on May 23, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. The Austrian government confirmed that green-backed candidate Alexander van der Bellen narrowly beats his far-right rival Norbert Hofer to the presidency after postal votes broke a tie in the closely watched race.

Alexander Van der Bellen has narrowly beaten his far-right rival

Teacher's post on cyber-safety goes viral

Toowoomba teacher Paula Beare wants her students to know the dangers of social media.

Post has gone viral and has been shared more than 65,000 times

10 completely normal things all new parents go through

You know what it is like to be a hermit.

Six career ideas for Clive now he's leaving politics

Clive Palmer at the opening of his electorate office in 2013.

Palmer's office clear out underway, so where to next for Clive?

Alpaca injury was a crime of passion

WHEN ALPACAS DON’T ATTACK: Dawn Perryman made the mistake of getting between a passionate male alpaca and his prospective girlfriend this week, but it was not an “attack”.

Gympie alpaca injury was just a crime of passion

Samoan police take #runningmanchallenge to the next level

They're now challenging all other Pacific Island police services

Chaos on flight as tarantulas escape into cabin

Tarantula

Plate-sized tarantulas had passengers standing on their seats

Angelina Jolie joins London School of Economics

Angelina Jolie will be lecturing on women, peace and security

Will Arnett will buy Megan Fox a 'birthing tub'

"She is hippy-dippy. I should buy her ... a birthing tub."

Prince asked Celine Dion for advice on Las Vegas

Prince was considering a residency playing at Las Vegas

Simon Cowell writing children's book

Simon Cowell

Music mogul inspired by his children to write

Taylor Swift hit with new round of death threats

"I will kill your friends and I am excited about it."

Jimmy exits MasterChef, Miles survives to cook another day

MasterChef Australia contestant Jimmy Wong.

NIGELLA Lawson's pressure test trips up home cooks.

Canada's re-entry into oil market set to edge price lower

Canadian oil-sands producers prepared to resume production

ATO to hold review into politicians' expenses claims

The exterior of the Australian Government Taxation Office in Sydney on Monday, May 28, 2012.

There are no special rules for politicians claiming accommodation

The new way to safeguard yourself for retirement

Noel Whittaker

Investment bonds are proving a popular option to super

Wagner reveals plans for Gladstone Hotel site

ROUND TWO: Kenneth Wagner eyes off his newest acquisition in the Toowoomba CBD, The Gladstone Hotel.

Opportunity calls for development of The Gladstone under new owner

Liquidators question Jon Kelly truck deal

Jon Kelly has appeared in court over the sale of some of his show trucks.

Jon Kelly faces court over truck deal.