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Qld flood victims get compo 10 years on

Victims of southeast Queensland's 2011 floods have finally secured a partial payout after the state government and a dam operator agreed to pay $440 million for their roles in the disaster.

Storms, flooding on NSW north coast

A freight train carrying dangerous goods has derailed and people have been rescued from floodwaters and roofs after heavy rain caused flash flooding on the NSW mid-north coast.

Facebook exploring Canada news agreements

Facebook is exploring potential licensing agreements in the coming year with Canadian media outlets and expanding its investment in local journalism initiatives, a source familiar with the company's thinking says.

Vic to hear 'good news' on restrictions

Premier Daniel Andrews is "very confident" restrictions will ease in Victoria on Friday, after the state recorded a sixth consecutive day with no new cases of coronavirus.

Qld doc did not do COVID-19 jab training

The Queensland doctor who gave two aged care residents excessive doses of the coronavirus vaccine had not completed the mandatory training, the federal health minister has confirmed.

Vic records fifth day with no COVID cases

Victoria has gone five days without recording a coronavirus case.The Health Department confirmed there were no new local or overseas acquired cases recorded on Wednesday, following 20,201 tests.

Tough measures tied to JobSeeker increase

Unemployed workers will be given an extra $50 a fortnight once coronavirus supplements are scrapped, but bosses will be able to dob in anyone who turns down a job.