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Riverfire 2016: Medical emergency delays start

Riverfire 2016

About half a million people lined the Brisbane River on Saturday night to hear the roar of a jet engine and witness more than five tonnes of fireworks light up the night sky.

Man tries to strangle cop at racecourse

Police said the man tried to strangle a constable during the melee.

A man has been charged for allegedly striking a police constable in the face and trying to strangle him as police were trying to break up a fight at the Mount Isa Racecourse.

Pre-kindy bootcamp 'a waste of parents' time and money'

Nicholas Quaratiello at the school readiness centre

It's 9am on Friday and four-year-old Nicholas has bowled up to class in Leichhardt's Italian Forum, he's sheepishly holding a piece of paper in his hand. It's his homework, he says, as he presents it to his "school readiness" teacher, Violeta Dimeska.

Melbourne's high-rise nightmares take a tall toll

An attempt to seal a leaking window in a Melbourne apartment.

We have watched them sprouting up all over Melbourne, transforming our streets and skylines with their promises to solve the housing affordability crisis. But many of those closest to the booming apartment industry say they wouldn't buy one.

Townsend holds no grudges over demotion

Party time: Chad Townsend, James Maloney and Valentine Holmes celebrate.

Cronulla halfback Chad Townsend wasn't impressed by Shane Flanagan's decision to hook him from the field against the Raiders a fortnight ago, but insists he always respected the coach's decision.

Buzz to bring Mars plan to Canberra

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on July 20, 1969.

The second man to walk on the moon has his sites set on humans on Mars, and the Apollo 11 icon will soon be in Canberra to share his plans for colonisation.