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The sad demise of Aussie icons

Retail sales just aren't what they used to be at David Jones. Picture: Rob/Maccoll

They are Australian icons, but are headed the way of the video store

BHP coal slows, royalties set to drop

Caval Ridge Mine opening- 100% FIFO mine

Photo Lee Constable / Daily Mercury

The State Government is facing a $100-million cut to royalties

Warrant issued to take CBD property

The Supreme Court of Queensland has made an order for Perpetual Trust Company to take possession of the buildings previously owned by Mackay Spare Parts.

Owners to appeal court decision

The Coast man taking the music industry by storm

Taran Croxton has started a Cloud-based online music management system which connects venues to artists without the need to pay for a manager.

They say necessity is the mother of invention

DEADLINE: Kimberley Kampers told to pay employees, creditors

Kimberley Kampers has gone into voluntary administration.

The Ballina business has been given two months to pay

BREAKING: Three teens in custody after brutal brick attack

FRACTURED JAW: Three teenagers are in custody after a brutal attack at Barney Point.

The victim was left with a fractured jaw.

Warwick officer covered in glass in 'serious assault'

CHARGED: A man was charged with serious assault after causing shattered glass to fall on a police officer.

Offender allegedly kicked the window of a police vehicle.

Rocky's most at-risk emergency patients made to wait

Stats show at-risk patients made to wait

Oprah Winfrey’s major moments

In this Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, Oprah Winfrey listens in the East Room of the White House in Washington, during a ceremony where President Barack Obama awarded Presidential Medals of Freedom.

Here are the biggest moments from Oprah’s unbelievable career.

This is when the heatwave will end

The heat is still on. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology

When will the sizzle settle? We have some good news and some bad

I lost 20kg in nine months

Amanda Tiffen lost 20kg in nine months after quitting sugar and has written a best selling book about her experience.

She thought she was eating the right foods, but still gained weight

Mystery over ‘home birth’ death

She leaves behind six children, including a healthy newborn baby boy.

Mystery surrounds death of woman who opted for home birth

‘Horrible’: Family speaks after Open tourists bashed

Edmund Pribitkin and his son Edik.

Australian Open bashing victim's daughter speaks out

Betoota pub to reopen in outback ghost town

The Betoota Hotel is set to open it’s doors for the first time in 20 years.

This Aussie outback town has been completely deserted for 14 years

Rethink of shearing shed safety

FOR NEWS: Brendan Sullivan is a shearing contractor who says the entire industry needs an overhaul in terms of OH&S and fair work compliance. Brendan pictured with portable Air Con Units he has purchased to put in Shearing sheds to try and keep temps down while his shearers are working in 40 degree plus weather.

Fresh calls to ban old-fashioned overhead shearing equipment

Furious local’s viral spray at Adani activists

A generic image of a man shouting. Source: Thinkstock

Protesters were left “shaking” after a confrontation with a troll

Dad begs for life of son who had family killed

From left, Kevin, Tricia, Thomas and Kent Whitaker. Picture: Supplied

A father has pleaded for the life of his murderer son

Dogs at ‘horror house’ fed more than kids

The two parents were charged with multiple counts of Child abuse, torture, abuse of dependent adults and false imprisonment and could face close to 100 years to life in prison if convicted.

The Turpin dogs were treated better than the children

Landmark revenge porn payout

“Revenge porn is insidious, toxic and can pierce to the core,” says Chrissy Chambers, who won her lawsuit. Picture: Twitter@ChrissyChambers

Those who post revenge porn are learning it's a serious crime

EXPLAINED: Why owner had to paint over Steve Irwin mural

GONE: A mural of Australian icon Steve Irwin, painted in 2015 by American artist Mark Paul Deren, has been painted over to make way for a new development.

The building owner said he meant no disrespect by the move

‘No other family has a poop knife?!’

“Maybe it’s genetic, maybe it’s our diet"

You’ll never look at cutlery the same again. Also, sorry

Spotify deletes Bernardi's playlist for terms violation

Senator Cory Bernardi has been called out by musicians for using their music to promote his political agenda without their permission.

Swedish music streaming giant Spotify has deleted a troll playlist

Community mower man axed by council

DOWNBEAT: Neville Peirpoint says he's devastated at not being able to maintain Dalveen.

Mower man left cut up by decision

Mum had migraine so told young son to take the wheel

Police pulled the Mackay woman's car over near Tambo and found her 15-year-old son behind the wheel.

Unlicensed teen drove car for about 70km, mum fined

Alligator and python caught in deadly fight

Who would win, an alligator or a Burmese python?

First look: surprise Dundee reboot

A MYSTERIOUS reboot of iconic Aussie film Crocodile Dundee has been revealed and will hit screens within months. And fans have just been given their first glimpse.

Cooroy is where the Wild Things roam for body art festival

WILD THINGS: The Australian Body Art festival launched its 2018 theme of Wild Things. Artist Carleen Adorn works on Lisa Bingley.

Wild Things is the theme of the 2018 Australian Body Art Festival

'She'll get through this': Hopes for Yeppoon radio host

Robyen Campbell was critically injured during an incident at her workplace, 4NAG, in Yeppoon on Friday morning.

Emergency training broadcast plan becomes life-threatening situation

O’Riordan: No cause of death until April

Irish singer and leader of The Cranberries Dolores O'Riordan performs in concert in Wroclaw, Poland, 01 May 2017. Reports on 15 January 2018 state Dolores O'Riordan has died in London, aged 46.

The inquest into the death of Dolores O’Riordan has been delayed

Unexpectedly hilarious star you should Insta-follow

Proof that women can be absolutely hilarious.

A witty, sometimes filthy, self-deprecating wisecracker. Who knew?

REVIEW: Adam Rennie rises to the occasion in Rocky Horror

Adam Rennie made his debut as Frank N Furter at QPAC last night.

THE show goes on in Brisbane as Queensland does The Time Warp again.