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Ride-sharing driver carjacked in Brisbane

Police are still hunting a thief who carjacked a ride-sharing driver at gunpoint in inner-Brisbane before crashing into two other cars while evading police.

Qld shark attack victim still critical

The spearfisherman who was bitten by a shark in far north Queensland remains in a critical but stable condition after his leg was amputated.

Fire stalls Brisbane extortion trial

The trial of a former Queensland Islamic bookshop owner charged with extortion has been adjourned due to a fire in one of Brisbane's main court buildings.

Burn confirms application for top cop job

Deputy NSW Police Commissioner Catherine Burn has officially thrown her hat into the ring for the state's top police job, saying she's been "vindicated" over a police bugging scandal.

NSW government to 'rapid-build' jails

With NSW prisons bursting at the seams, the state government will "rapid-build" a 400-inmate high-security jail at the Wellington Correctional Centre, with the facility to open later this year.

TACKLING AUSTRALIA'S OBESITY PROBLEM

AUSTRALIA'S WIDENING GIRTH

* Unhealthy diets now a leading cause of poor health in Australia

* 63pct of adults and 25pct of kids are overweight or obese

* Cost of obesity/overweight estimated at $56bn a year

ROADMAP FOR GOVERNMENTS TO TACKLE OBESITY

* Develop national strategy to improve nutrition among Aussies

* Set up a national obesity taskforce

* Integrate a national nutrition policy linked to frameworks for chronic conditions and a national diabetes strategy

* Tax sugary drinks/junk food to boost prices by 20pct; invest money raised into public health initiatives

* Ban junk food and drink ads appearing on TV and radio before 9pm

* Set national targets to cut salt, fat, added sugar in packaged food and out-of-home meals

* Remove junk food and drink sponsorship ads for major sports

* New policies to promote healthy food choices at canteens, events, fundraisers, vending machines

* Update school canteen guidelines including restrictions on unhealthy food/drinks

* Increase healthy kids menus in fast-food outlets

* Reduce availability of confectionary/soft drinks at supermarket checkouts

* Set national population dietary intake targets, including reducing the proportion of discretionary foods eaten

* Integrate nutrition and cooking skills into the national curriculum for all school years

* Re-establish the Australian National Preventive Health Agency to coordinate health promotion

* Introduce a national approach to regular measuring of children's height and weight in primary and secondary schools

(Source: Food Policy Index report)

© AAP 2017

Man assaulted in Sydney neighbour dispute

A man is seriously injured after an argument between neighbours turned violent on Sydney's lower north shore.

Police flag end for Melb drug festival

Police have cast doubt over the future of a Melbourne music festival where dozens of revellers were treated for serious drug overdoses over the weekend.

Accused in court over fatal Vic shooting

An accused killer will on Monday face court over the shooting death of a man in Victoria's north over the weekend.

Alleged wife killer in NSW bail bid

A husband is expected to apply for bail in a Sydney court after being charged with stabbing dead his wife following the discovery she was having an affair.

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