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Readership of the Herald Sun surges
As the state battled through Covid, Victorians turned to the newspaper they trust — the most-read Saturday paper in the country, the Herald Sun. December 4, 2020 - 11:59PM. Herald Sun. As Melbourne battled COVID, readers turned to the Herald Sun.

Metropolitan Police recruit more than 2800 volunteers since the start of pandemic
On Saturday, 5 December, the Metropolitan Police Service will be celebrating International Volunteer Day to recognise the contributions and achievements of its volunteers. Ahead of the day, Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball shared a message of thanks to...

Beijing set a trap for Scott Morrison and he walked right in
The most immediate thing that Xi Jinping's regime achieved this week was to establish what the Chinese Communist Party calls “discourse control” over Australia. It couldn't have done it by itself. When it published its inflammatory propaganda – the old Soviet...

Hitler, terrorism, Port Arthur: Should some subjects be off limits?
When news broke this week that a film about the perpetrator of the Port Arthur massacre is in production in Geelong, the condemnation was swift. The comments on articles, on social media, in Tasmanian parliament and in Canberra mostly amounted to the...

Stonefish in Moreton Bay

stonefish ianbanksLocals have reported seeing hundreds of stonefish in Moreton Bay, Tingalpa Creek and Wynnum Creek in recent days. Wynnum Manly fisherman are saying they have never seen that many so close to the shore in our area. Parents should keep a watchful eye for this dangerous creature, beachgoers should wear shoes in shallow bay waters. If a person is stung, they are advised to seek medical treatment immediately.

The stonefish has 13 sharp strong dorsal fin spines that are contained within a sheath of thick skin. At the base of each spine there are two venom glands that discharge their contents along ducts in the spine. When disturbed, the fish erects its spines, but maintains its position on the sea floor.

Information from the Queensland Museum