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Hefty fines for attacks on Qld workers

Deliberately spitting, coughing or sneezing on Queensland's frontline workers will now incur a $1300 on-the-spot fine while it's become easier to dob on people who breach COVID-19 restrictions.

Palaszczuk open to Queensland NRL return

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is open to top-level rugby league returning to the state if the NRL can show it will provide a safe workplace for players and the community.

SA Police mourn officer's crash death

South Australian police are mourning the loss of a superintendent in a three-car crash, less than one week after four officers were killed on a Victorian freeway.

Morrison's approval rating climbs

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's personal approval rating continues to rise during the coronavirus crisis, according to Newspoll, but the Coalition and Labor are neck and neck on a two-party preferred basis.

Qld samurai sword bandit charged

A robber who used a samurai sword to threaten a shop attendant for money ended up only getting away with two bottles of orange juice.