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Pineapple, councillors, fruit kings: Inside a big mayor race
The winner of the record-setting Rockhampton by-election will likely receive less primary votes than 'Pineapple' Hooper did last election, despite the government overturning legislation to keep the "accidental mayor" out of office. Political analysts say...

Indigenous backlash: 'Proud' Gillespie backs CA, Lalor hits out at Morrison's Australia Day stance
A day after Morrison was told on social media by Indigenous all-rounder Dan Christian to “read the room”, paceman Josh Lalor expressed disappointment at the PM, saying Scott Morrison “lacks leadership” for his response to an issue that has divided the game...

Vaccination rates hit historic high surpassing 95 per cent gold standard
Australia now has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world with new figures showing we have surpassed the all-important 95 per cent mark. Jane Hansen · @janehansen2000. 2 min read. January 23, 2021 - 6:47PM. The Sunday Telegraph.

Family discover body of drowning victim swept off rocks at Coffs Harbour
A man who was swept to sea by a big wave at Coffs Harbour two days ago has been found dead by his grief-stricken family. The body of the 20-year-old man was discovered among the rocks on Saturday morning. He was last seen walking along the southern...