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NSW Blues' Prior fourth oldest debutant

NSW bolter Matt Prior will become the fourth oldest player to make his State of Origin debut for the Blues after being handed the vacant front-row spot for State of Origin II.

Dreamworld staffer couldn't stop tragedy

One of Dreamworld's "top" operators has described how in vain he desperately pressed a stop button two or three times on a malfunctioning ride that killed four people.

Gender 'violence crisis' in Aust: Vic MP

Australia is enduring a "gendered violence crisis", says Victoria's Women's Affairs Minister following the rape and murder of Melbourne woman Eurydice Dixon.

Hobart to host Pro League hockey

Hobart has been chosen as one of the Australian venues for the new international hockey Pro League starting in early 2019.

Tips for adjusting to plastic bag ban

HOW SHOPPERS CAN ADJUST TO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS BAN* With Woolworths kicking off its ban on Wednesday and Coles on July 1, National Plastic Bag Campaign co-founder Jon Dee has some tips to help shoppers...

Americans own nearly half of world's guns

Americans make up 4 per cent of the world's population but own about 46 per cent of the estimated 857 million weapons in civilian hands at the end of 2017, a survey shows.