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Wagners pay lovely gesture to long-term employees at float

JOHN Stark has dedicated nearly a quarter of a century to the Wagners – so it was only fair he could share in yesterday’s ASX float fun.

Leg falls off as sword-wielding ice user strikes

A machete and sword were found at his house after the attack on delivery men.

Man bloodied after motorbike parts delivery turns violent

SSM VOTE: The four MPs who voted 'no' to gay marriage

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott leaves the chamber ahead of the final vote on the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, December 7, 2017.

George Christensen couldn't bring himself to face the vote

Top students named

EXCELLENT WORK: Western Downs Mayor Paul McVeigh with Miles State High School Year 12 dux Brittany Gorry and principal Josette Moffatt.

Miles State High School celebrates student achievements.

It's time to write and send letters to Santa

LETTERS TO SANTA: Krystal Stiller and Melissa Jackson get into the Christmas spirit with Santa's Letterbox at the Chinchilla Family Support Centre.

Santa's helpers in Chinchilla are ready to send your letters.

Pop-up gallery puts Miles artists on display

BRIGHT IDEA: Miles pop-up gallery organiser Claudia Honnery described the initiative as a success.

Six Miles artists show off their talents at a new pop-up gallery.

$1.3m for Chinchilla schools

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT: St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Chinchilla students with principal Aaron Wells and Maranoa MP David Littleproud.

Federal government funding announced for two schools in Chinchilla

Brekky club dishes up good vibes

COMMUNITY BUILDING: Indigenous students from Thursday's Brekky Club have a great time playing together.

An initiative created for indigenous students.

Heroes with heart

BIG SMILE: Cystic fibrosis sufferer Hollie Coleman with the Feedlot Charity Campdraft perpetual trophy.

Victorious campdraft trio donates for friends.

BSL's GM says they're in it for the long haul

WINNER: Joe Rea was "proud” and "humbled” to accept the Best In Business Award in November.

Joe Rea reflects on the year that was.

Booming coking coal prices leads the way to jobs for CQ

COAL BOOM: Due to a strong demand for its role in steel production in India, China and Japan, the coking coal price is booming.

Coking coal project plans in the pipeline to boost employment.

Massive new hotel, retail and car park development for tourist strip

A pool and landscaped podium will be a part of the residential aspect of the proposed Brisbane Road carpark redevelopment.

Abacus Funds Management submits development application

premium_icon SEQ town growing so fast, it needs a school 14 years early

Residents say they were drawn to Yarrabilba because of the affordable new houses and big yards. Picture: Liam Kidston.

Mr Power said the high school would cost $60 million

How to beat Christmas cash stress

Jenna Buttery with Boyd Avery, 3, Baron Scott, 9, Bellamy Avery, 2, and Bryan Maunder-Scott, 10, knows how to budget for Christmas. Picture: Evan Morgan

Mum says Christmas about creating moments, not just gifts

Department stores in dire straits

A Westfield shopping centre in Sydney. Picture: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Market could be shrinking quickly than previously thought

What Deb's promotion will mean for the Nanango electorate

Queensland LNP leadership contender Deb Fracklington (centre), flanked by fellow party members Ros Bates (left) and Tim Mander, arrives at a party room meting at Parliament House in Brisbane, Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The LNP party room is meeting to choose a new leader after their recent state election loss. (AAP Image/Dan Peled) NO ARCHIVING

NEW LNP leader Deb Frecklington says she hopes to inspire more women

Frecklington wins LNP leadership vote

Deb Frecklington on the campaign trail.

Deb Frecklington will lead the party in the new term

Abseiling superheroes visit sick children

DROPPING IN: Super heroes descended on Sunshine Coasrt University Hospital to bring some cheer to the children's ward.

Coast company's good deed for sick kids

Brace yourselves, dessert pizzas are coming to Australia

Domino's has launched The Chocoholic Dessert Pizza. Picture: Supplied

It comes with a chocolate base, chocolate drops, fudge brownies...

At pointy end of success

FORWARD THINKERS: Julie, Jim and John Hall run Cactus Country in Strathmerton.

Cactus farmers keen to brew own spirit

Patrolling police meet massive snake

Acting Senior Constable Chris Kenny stumbled across this monster scrub python in the Far North in the area surrounding Wujul Wujul. PHOTO: SERGEANT BEN TOME

The serpent is estimated to be about 5m long

Dad’s final words to his family

A young male motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car in Kangarilla.

“He was such a loving father. He worked so hard for us."

Dastyari quits Senate over China links

Labor Senator Sam Dastyari leaves after Question Time in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Embattled Labor senator Sam Dastyari has quit the Senate

Immigrant ‘slave’ left to collapse in her own urine

The couple denies the allegations, claiming “all her needs were met”

A real Christmas in the bush

BUSH CHRISTMAS: Kirstin Payne cartoon.

Country mum reflects on a Christmas spent laying pipe during drought

"High achieving" Miss Australia winner caught in meth ring

Former beauty queen Felicia Djamirze received burns to her hands and face during a police raid at Susan River in February.

Drug involvement blew up in her face - literally

Australian golfer suspended for doping violation

Mark Hensby of Australia hits out of a sand trap

AUSTRALIAN golfer suspended for a yea

'If you give Hitler a country': Homework shocks parents

One mother said she was “flabbergasted

Fake interpreter signs gibberish, gatecrashes police presser

Police say they did not request an interpreter for the press conference, and are baffled as to why Roberts (circled) was there signing gibberish.

Woman faked sign language during critical press conference

Young girls 'raped by grooming gang using Mcdonald's branch'

Police believe they have exposed a new grooming gang in London

Woman’s unwanted, deadly house guest

This funnel-web spider was found in the NSW suburb of Springwood.

Imagine finding the world’s most venomous spider in your house

Moth-er of a moth plucked from toad's mouth

MOTH-ER OF A MOTH: David Molony posted this photo of a giant moth on the Agnes Water Community Facebook page.

Man saves massive mouth from death

$30,000 for personalised plates? Tell him he's dreamin'

Gracemere man Chase Ferguson has slapped a $30,000 price tag on this set of personalised plates.

Would you pay $30K for these plates? Or does he have 'no idea'

'Thirsty' Kmart mums fond of hunky Mackay sparky

Mackay's Laura Ryan was overwhelmed with comments from her post about a make-up table on Kmart Mums Australia, with mums across the nation fawning over her partner Lloyd Westwood snapped mid-DIY project.

A SEEMINGLY innocent post about a DIY project quickly turned viral

Do you see a wavy line or a zigzag?

Optical illusion In the image above, all the lines are exactly the same despite how they appear.

Japanese researcher claims to have discovered a new optical illusion

Kate Upton marries in stunningly lavish Italian ceremony

KATE Upton has released a series of photos of her stunningly romantic Tuscan wedding to pro baseballer Justin Verlander — and her dress is incredible.

What you need to know about Star Wars

Daisy Ridley in a scene from the trailer for the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Get the lowdown on Star Wars before the release of the The Last Jedi

Mark Hamill’s gripe with new Star Wars

Mark Hamill in a scene from the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

ACTOR returns to play Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi.

Deb Knight’s new prime time role

Weekend Today host Deb Knight has announced her new role with Nine

SHE’S been filling in on the Today desk since Lisa Wilkinson quit.

Liz, 53, says she still texts Warnie

The model and actor seems to be a fan of yoga.

Liz, who is mum to 15-year-old Damian, is promoting her new swimwear

MOVIE REVIEW: Beefed up classic comes good

John Cena stars as the voice of Ferdinand the bull. Picture: Supplied

Based on the children’s book, Ferdinand has a message for us all.

Aussie charge for Golden Globes

Golden Globe nominee Margot Robbie in a scene from I, Tonya. Margot Robbie stars as disgraced Olympic figure skater in the film I, Tonya.

Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman all in line for gongs