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Qld premier apologises for Katter contempt

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has apologised swiftly to parliament after being found in contempt for taking funding from Katter's Australian Party for refusing to denounce former senator Fraser Anning.

Storm teammate tips Smith to play on

Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith has been tipped to play on in 2020 with teammate Brandon Smith suggesting the 411-game NRL veteran is "playing" with the media over his potential retirement.

NSW curriculum set for 30-year shake-up

NSW state schools could undergo a curriculum shake-up that would reduce the number of subjects studied and emphasise "real world" skills, if the findings of a review are accepted.

Protest against laws to limit Qld protests

Protesters and union members have rallied against the Queensland government's plans to outlaw what it says are sinister tactics during mass environmental demonstrations.

Dairy link to prostate cancer

Eating high levels of dairy products may be linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to new research.

BP pulls sexualised magazines from stores

Fuel giant BP Australia has joined 7-Eleven and pulled two "M+" rated magazines from its 350 petrol outlets across the country after complaints they sexualised young girls and promoted harassment.

Troops won't return from Syria yet: Trump

US President Donald Trump says he does not want to leave any American troops in Syria, but soldiers leaving the country now would deploy elsewhere before eventually returning to the United States.

Wood replaces Aussie Randell at Wakefield

Wakefield have signed Salford hooker/half-back Josh Wood on a two-year contract.The 23-year-old fills the void created by the return to Australia of hooker Tyler Randell for family reasons and becomes Trinity coach Chris Chester's fifth recruit for 2020.

Coral bleaching happens naturally: Hanson

A defiant Pauline Hanson has told the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's top scientist coral bleaching is a natural occurrence, rejecting its link to heat waves.