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'Imminent threat to lives' as bushfire impacts properties in northern NSW

'Imminent threat to lives' as bushfire impacts properties in northern NSW

The fire spread quickly in multiple directions under strong and gusty winds on Wednesday afternoon.

  • by Rachel Clun and Jenny Noyes

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Blueprint tames a once-toxic ambulance culture
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Blueprint tames a once-toxic ambulance culture

After four long years, workplace reform has finally swept through the ACT's ambulance service.

  • by Peter Brewer
'A rare breed': Tributes flow for contractor electrocuted on Sydney roof
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'A rare breed': Tributes flow for contractor electrocuted on Sydney roof

Friends of Joel White said the 24-year-old would be "deeply missed" after he came into contact with overhead powerlines while working.

  • by Rachel Clun
Bushwalker winched from south-east Queensland mountain after falling 10 metres

Bushwalker winched from south-east Queensland mountain after falling 10 metres

Rescue helicopters have been kept busy this weekend, being called to winch people from mountains in south-east Queensland in two separate incidents.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Girl, 4, and baby brother in Brisbane hospital after crash

Girl, 4, and baby brother in Brisbane hospital after crash

A young girl is in a critical condition with head injuries after a crash at Park Ridge on Sunday afternoon.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
How firefighters' newest eye in the sky is keeping Canberra safe
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How firefighters' newest eye in the sky is keeping Canberra safe

The infrared camera in this helicopter is so sensitive, it picked up a burning tree from 32 kilometres away.

  • by Blake Foden
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Forrestdale blaze downgraded: Fire crews bring fire under control
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Forrestdale blaze downgraded: Fire crews bring fire under control

The bushfire in Forrestdale has been downgraded to an advice level and there is currently no threat to lives or homes.

  • by Phil Hickey
Mount Isa Airport evacuated after chemicals on forklift smokes up in mine
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Mount Isa Airport evacuated after chemicals on forklift smokes up in mine

The airport and a graziers's station have been shut down after an emergency declaration.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Father and teenage son killed in WA gyrocopter crash
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Father and teenage son killed in WA gyrocopter crash

Two people have been killed in a small aircraft crash off WA's South West coast.

  • by Hannah Barry
Money falls off the back of a truck, sprays across Brisbane road
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Money falls off the back of a truck, sprays across Brisbane road

People were forced to use brooms to sweep up cash on a Brisbane road after it fell off the back of a truck.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Tests show substance at Civic workplace not harmful
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Tests show substance at Civic workplace not harmful

The Allara Street premise has now been handed to Work Safe ACT