Gold Coast MP Stuart Robert has rejected claims he gave a speech defending developer Sunland in exchange for politics donations.

Palmer companies lose legal bid

Three of Clive Palmer's companies have lost their bid to take legal action against the liquidators of Queensland Nickel.
Two men have been jailed over the murder of a Sydney drug dealer, a fortnight after Harriet Wran was released on parole for being an accessory.

No let-up in Spring rain: bureau

Rain-drenched southern Australia can expect above-average falls between now and the end of the year, the weather bureau predicts.
Biosecurity Queensland is testing samples of banana plants from a north Queensland farm amid fears of an outbreak of Panama disease.

Women on government boards hits 40%

The federal government has reached a 40 per cent target of female representation on boards but the minister for women has more work to do in her own department.

NSW next in line after SA storms

Storms that devastated South Australia and took out the state's electricity network are moving to NSW and will hit flood-affected regions in the state's inland.

Qld meteor caught on dashcam

A young woman has captured footage of what appears to be the much talked about meteor that flew over central Queensland on Monday night.
A fall in NSW Premier Mike Baird's satisfaction rating now means Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has the highest satisfaction rating in the country.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has vowed to continue to take Russia to task over the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine.
A South Australian senator wants an inquiry into his state's power supply after electricity was cut during wild weather.
The NSW government has taken a whack in the opinion polls as a result of its greyhound racing ban.
There are 150 private schools across Australia that are receiving taxpayer money above the "school resourcing standard".
A Liberal MP is worried momentum will be lost the longer the debate on the same-sex marriage plebiscite drags on.
The Climate Council warns the South Australian storm is a disturbing preview of the future if global warming is not adequately addressed.


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