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Queensland mulls affirmative consent laws

A major review has called for Queensland to adopt affirmative consent laws to better deliver justice to victims and survivors of sexual assault.

Ticket to Paradise trailer with Roberts and Clooney

Julia Roberts and George Clooney have reunited for romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise, showcasing Queensland’s stunning scenery in the process. Although the movie is set in Bali, it was actually filmed on the Gold Coast, the Whitsundays and Brisbane last year thanks to Australia's safe location during covid. Ticket to Paradise follows...

Health ministers meet as COVID cases rise

Health Minister Mark Butler has met with his state and territory counterparts over rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, as the government looks to make it easier for patients to get antiviral treatments.

DIY cervical cancer test a 'game changer'

A cervical cancer testing overhaul is coming to Australia that will allow more women to privately administer their own less invasive procedure.

Back to Black: Gothic Festival Hits Maldon

  A festival of dark ideas and gothic themes is taking over Maldon this weekend.    Chief executive of the Mount Alexander Shire council Darren Fuzzard told Mark on the Wake Up Call earlier this week that Goldfields Gothics: A festival of Dark Ideas is part of the three-week Maldon winter festival.    He explained...

Population Decline Reversing in the Loddon

    Census data has revealed a promising demographic shift in the Loddon Shire.    The region is reversing an early-2000s trend of population decline, recording more than 200 new residents in the recent census.    Mayor of the shire Dan Straub said it puts the region in a great position moving forward.    "The population growth is...