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Scott leaves his Origin fate to Walters

Veteran prop Matt Scott says he has not made a call on his representative future but admits his State of Origin fate will ultimately be decided by Queensland coach Kevin Walters.

Over one in five Townsville youths jobless

AAP FactCheck Investigation: Is unemployment in the Townsville region twice the national average, with youth unemployment above 17 per cent, while one in five youths are jobless?The Statement "We are almost double the national unemployment average, our youth unemployment is over 17 per cent, one in five young people in...

Webcke feels for under-fire Broncos coach

Brisbane great Shane Webcke has defended Anthony Seibold, saying the besieged NRL coach has been placed under enormous pressure after Wayne Bennett was not allowed to leave the Broncos on his own terms.

PM hasn't ruled out Palmer preference deal

Voters will find out next week how the Liberal Party chooses to preference Clive Palmer, after a new poll suggesting he could be kingmaker in key marginal contests.

Don't hold 'Anzac' sale, businesses warned

Anyone who dramatically changes the Anzac biscuit recipe or tries to cash in on the commemoration of the Anzacs could face jail or huge fines, a veterans' body has warned.

Maloney focused on turning form around

James Maloney insists his mind isn't on his NSW State of Origin jersey as he and Nathan Cleary attempt to turn Penrith's ailing NRL season around.