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Coronavirus halts William Tyrrell inquest

The coronial inquest into William Tyrrell's disappearance has been halted because of the coronavirus crisis without hearing from convicted pedophile and key person of interest Frank Abbott.

Kim Jong-un calls for better health care

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says it's "crucial" to improve his country's health care system during a groundbreaking ceremony for a general hospital, state media reports, amid worries about the...

Qld considers laws to tackle virus spread

Queensland parliament is considering a bill which would give the state's chief health officer and emergency officers more powers to contain the outbreak of coronavirus.

Fears voters could shun Qld elections

At least one quarter of Queensland's registered voters will not visit a polling booth on local council election day after a staggering number of pre-poll votes and postal applications.

Producers need to step up waste recycling

Australians will have to get a lot better at the full process of recycling as exports of unprocessed materials are banned, the waste management industry warns.