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Properties lost as fires rage in Top End

Numerous buildings, caravans and cars have been destroyed including what is believed to be a woman's home as strong winds helped fires rage across the Top End.

'Big stick' laws back as power prices fall

Energy giants are again being threatened with "big stick" laws that could see their assets forcibly sold, as a new report shows some power prices have dropped.

New laws delay Qld cold case inquest

The family of a World War II veteran who disappeared from Townsville 26 years ago has been told an inquest exploring fresh evidence about his suspected murder must wait until the Queensland Coroner's Act is updated.

Doctors lobby on climate health risk

Doctors have called on the federal government to take urgent steps to prepare health services for more extreme weather events and disasters.

VW settles Australian diesel class actions

Car maker Volkswagen has settled multimillion-dollar Australian class actions over the global diesel emissions scandal, which affected about 100,000 vehicles locally and 11 million worldwide.

Frawley's wife urges others to seek help

The wife of Danny Frawley has revealed her husband's mental health had deteriorated in the weeks leading up to his death, and she's urging others grappling with mental demons not to abandon their support networks.
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