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Asbestos concerns over Aussie DIY rise

Australians have admitted to disposing of asbestos illegally - even dumping it in their neighbour's bin - during a COVID-19 home improvement surge, raising cancer fears.

Two boys rescued in flooded NSW river

A NSW police officer who rescued two boys from a flood-affected river will be recommended for a bravery award while wet weather continues to batter much of the state.

No early freedom for NSW's unvaccinated

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says unvaccinated people will not be granted freedoms any earlier than December 15 despite thousands rallying against vaccination requirements.

Ten more sick in remote NT COVID outbreak

The Northern Territories' Chief Minister Michael Gunner is expected to provide more details about an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in two remote Indigenous communities after a further ten cases were identified.

New search for Tyrrell could take months

The renewed search for the remains of missing three-year-old William Tyrrell could take months, with investigators on day six having scoured only a fraction of the scrub near where the pre-schooler disappeared.

Aussie heart surgery breakthrough

Until now, performing keyhole heart valve replacement surgery was a bit like trying to cook the perfect steak, says the Australian doctor who has revolutionised the procedure.

Qld could hit 80pct jab target by Dec 6

Queensland could reach 80 per cent COVID-19 vaccination coverage as early as December 6, as the state government continues a war of words with the federal government over mandates.