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Queensland towns hit hardest by fatal mental health crisis

Thousands fly in as border wall falls

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He packed up his life and moved two states away, to lose his job within a month.

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        The State Government will save more than $477 million from its contentious public...

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          Far North cruise industry cops $76m hit

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          “The impact is felt by the many thousands of small businesses."

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          Speculation rife Coolum resort could be returned to its former glory

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                  ‘Purchasers are buying property sight unseen … we expect it to only grow in the...

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                    Employers now offer flexible hours, but men still pocket more cash

                    1.7m Aussies could be jobless next year

                    1.7m Aussies could be jobless next year

                    Up to 1.75m Aussies tipped into housing stress when Jobseeker ends

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                      Rare Aussie car could break auction record

                      Rare Aussie car could break auction record

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