Nigel Richards won the Mattel World Scrabble Championship for the second year running after a 140-point score helped him across the finish line.
The bail justice who freed the Bourke Street killer days before the massacre says police failed to provide his extensive criminal history and weren't making a "big song and dance" about the danger he posed.
Women's State of Origin matches may be taken to Townsville if the concept outgrows its new home at the Sunshine Coast.
Scott Morrison has committed half a billion dollars towards fixing problems in aged care, weeks after a royal commission investigating the scandal-prone sector released a damning interim report.
NRL boss Todd Greenberg has confirmed the golden point system may receive a shake-up next season with a competition point given to the losing team.
Prized North Queensland recruit Valentine Holmes has dismissed fears he will suffer the same fate as Jarryd Hayne, vowing to recapture his NRL form after returning from the NFL "stronger and faster".
The mother of two little girls who died in a hot car parked outside their home is the first person to be charged under Queensland's new definition of murder.
The NRL arrival of Valentine Holmes won't stop North Queensland pursuing Latrell Mitchell.
A bag filled with human poo has been thrown at a Melbourne bus driver before exploding over his face, hitting his eye and splattering across his driver's seat.
Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook has vowed to remain faithful to the club's local talent after the Titans re-signed youngster AJ Brimson on a three-year NRL deal.