Annastacia Palaszczuk was still hesitant in claiming her victory on Sunday morning, despite indications Labor would pull off an historic political comeback.
Nicky Phillips BLUE MOUNTAINS: Not all flowers smell like roses, but a new plant discovered in the Blue Mountain's sprouts blooms that smell like rotting fish.
Louise Hall NSW CENTRAL COAST: Two adults and a young have died after a car crashed into a tree on the Central Coast on Sunday.
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DAN PROUDMAN NEWCASTLE: A rock fisherman is missing on Sunday off the notorious southern Lake Macquarie rock shelves which has already claimed 13 lives in less than five years.
Adrian Beattie WA: At least one house and a car have been destroyed by the bushfire that is threatening the town of Waroona, 100km south of Perth.
Australia are the champions of Asia after James Troisi scores in extra time to seal a 2-1 win over South Korea in the Asian Cup final.