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Inquiry announced into Qld's DNA lab

Queensland's leading forensic lab will be scrutinised by a commission of inquiry and DNA threshold limits removed as evidence from unsolved crimes comes under review.

Google ordered to pay $715k to Barilaro

Former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro has been awarded $715,000 in defamation damages from Google for a "vindictive" social media campaign that left him traumatised.

Most employees still working from home

Flexibility and work-life balance are behind Melbourne's slow return to the office, as new data shows less than half of CBD-based employees are back full-time.

Queen graces balcony to conclude Jubilee

In a crowning moment for her Platinum Jubilee, Queen Elizabeth II has appeared at the balcony of Buckingham Palace, delighting fans who had hoped to catch a glimpse of her during the final day of festivities marking the monarch's 70 years on the throne.

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know

Kyiv has been rocked by several explosions early on Sunday, the mayor of the Ukrainian capital says, a day after officials said troops had recaptured a swathe of the battlefield city of Sievierodonetsk in a counteroffensive against Russia.

Hunt on for Australia's best avo toast

Smashed avo. It might already be the tastiest thing since vegemite on toast but producers of the deliciously buttery, fleshy, pear-shaped fruits are determined to track down the Aussie eatery serving the best of the best.

Reward offered over NSW unit fire death

A $250,000 reward was offered for information about a deliberately lit unit fire that killed 81-year-old retired businessman John Flamish in Sydney five years ago.