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Queensland priest 'spat at' by Yes campaigner, calls for healing

Jae C. Hong

A BRISBANE priest says he was "spat at" in broad daylight yesterday for voting no in the same sex marriage postal ­survey.

Father Morgan Batt, who works at the Brisbane Archdiocese, said the incident occurred as he was walking up the Queen St Mall in the city's CBD yesterday.

"I was stopped, spat at, and called a 'f---ing no voter'," he wrote on Facebook late on Wednesday night.

Fr Batt said he was wearing his "priestly attire" at the time.

"Smile and move on was all I could do," he wrote."Smile and move on was all I could do," he wrote

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Missing swimmer on north coast, search underway

HAZARDOUS SURF: Surf lifesavers are pleading with the public to stay out of the water this weekend after one of the biggest rescue days occurred on Saturday and swimmer is still missing on the north coast.

Hazardous surf warning and one swimmer missing

Ute and truck smash on highway

CRASH RESCUE: At 2am on Sunday the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called out to a crash involving a ute colliding with a truck on the Pacific motorway near Brunswick Heads.

Pacific Highway blocked after ute and truck smash

Ferry return to service delayed

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Service will not resume as expected

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