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'Go ahead, self harm': NT guard to teen

A Northern Territory youth prison guard allegedly told a boy who threatened to take his own life while in isolation to "go ahead" and do it, an inquiry has heard.

Mines, ports wait for Cyclone Debbie

Gold and coal mines and ports on the central Queensland coast are bracing for the impact of Cyclone Debbie, with trains and shipping halting ahead of the huge storm system's arrival.

Gutwein to attend Tas energy inquiry

Tasmania's Treasurer Peter Gutwein has confirmed he will comply with a summons to face the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee, while taking a swipe at the South Australian government's handling of energy supply.

Bowen crop growers nervous ahead of Debbie

Farmers in the Bowen region, home to major capsicum and tomato production, are bracing for potential devastation as Cyclone Debbie thunders slowly towards the north Queensland coast.

Reynolds pumped for Thurston NRL clash

Adam Reynolds has claimed bragging rights over Johnathan Thurston only once since 2014 and Saturday's NRL clash against the North Queensland maestro is a challenge he's embracing.

Compo claim of $2.3m in Tas shooting case

A Tasmanian woman who lost two fingers during the daylight shooting murder of a friend has increased by $1 million her compensation claim against the gunman.