APN Newsdesk looks at just some of the big stories from 2012. Video: David Stuart.
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GEOFFREY Rush was named Australian of the Year and Queen Elizabeth marked her 60th anniversary of becoming monarch in a year with plenty of news in 2012.
QUEENSLAND experienced a year of highs and lows, starting with a landslide win to Campbell Newman and finishing with the sad farewell of Daniel Morcombe.
CLIVE Palmer, Julia Gillard, Peter Slipper, Miranda Kerr and the Morcombes - they all had us talking in 2012 as some of the big newsmakers of the year.