December 2015

Brisbane’s Indigenous high school students first to ‘close the gap’

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Indigenous high school students in Brisbane are graduating at the same rate as non-Indigenous students, making the Queensland capital the first to close the gap in Australia, according to the State Government.

Tornado causes ‘significant damage’ in Alabama

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A tornado strikes in Birmingham, Alabama, causing some “significant damage” just days after severe storms left 14 people dead in neighbouring US states.

Earthquake hits off Queensland’s Fraser Coast

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An earthquake has struck off Queensland’s Fraser Coast, with no reports of injuries.

Tasmanian retailers expected to reap $50m in Boxing Day sales

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Bargain hunters are expected to spend $50 million in Boxing Day sales around Tasmania

Snorkeller missing in Noosa creek

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A snorkeller who was swimming in a creek at Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, is missing.

Search for missing man at Beachport after boat capsizes

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A search is underway at Beachport, in South Australia’s south east, after a boat capsized with two men on board.

Adelaide’s relaxed start to Boxing Day sales

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Thousands of shoppers are expected to join the hunt for a bargain at the Boxing Day sales in Adelaide’s CBD after a sleep in.

Lives of Australia’s sleepy lizards tracked

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Sleepy by name and sleepy by nature, but there is more to the lifestyle of the native lizard than you might credit at first glance.

Sydney-to-Hobart boats told to find early lead

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A southerly buster is expected to run rampant on opening night of this year’s Sydney to Hobart.

Crown-of-thorns eradication program seeks more funding

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A program having some success in eradicating the crown-of-thorns starfish, one of the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef, needs more funding.