National News

Sun 31 May 2020

Australia close to magic virus number

Australia close to magic virus number

Only one state recorded new coronavirus cases this weekend, bringing Australia to the brink of an impressive and important milestone.

Sat 30 May 2020

How to get your Robodebt cash refund

How to get your Robodebt cash refund

Almost 400,000 Australians are in line for a refund from the Federal Government for wrongly issued debts. And there is good news on what to do next.

Hundreds attend ‘unfair’ funeral despite limits

premium_icon Hundreds attend ‘unfair’ funeral despite limits

Eyewitnesses have reported seeing “at least” 350 people gather at a cemetery, despite strict coronavirus laws limiting funeral services to just 30 people.

Brisbane NRL expansion back on the cards for 2022

premium_icon Brisbane NRL expansion back on the cards for 2022

Peter V’landys has given the NRL’s prospective bid teams a ray of hope by revealing the code could fast-track a second team in time for the 2022 premiership.

Australian soldiers sent ‘war crimes notices’

premium_icon Australian soldiers sent ‘war crimes notices’

Australian Special Forces soldiers have been served with formal notices accusing them of committing war crimes while fighting in Afghanistan.

Anti-vaxx and 5G protesters defy restrictions across states

Anti-vaxx and 5G protesters defy restrictions across states

Hundreds of anti-vaccination, anti-5G protesters have blocked a highway in Brisbane as similar protests took place in Melbourne and Sydney today.

Man allegedly threw bottles, spat at police in wild chase

premium_icon Man allegedly threw bottles, spat at police in wild chase

A man remains in hospital under police guard after he allegedly threw glass bottles and spat at officers in a high-speed chase in a stolen BMW overnight.

Fans make mockery out of NRL

Fans make mockery out of NRL

The NRL’s plan to use cardboard cut-outs to fill empty stadiums this season has been derailed after some hilarious pranks snuck onto live TV.

Possum v wallaby: Hidden camera shows skirmish over food

premium_icon Possum v wallaby: Hidden camera shows skirmish over food

Food drops to help wildlife survive in bushfire-ravaged parts of NSW seem to be working. And here's what happened in one amazing standoff. SEE THE PICTURES

Man and woman die in double stabbing

premium_icon Man and woman die in double stabbing

Ruth Mafaata, 22, died after suffering stab wounds while attending her former boyfriend’s house in an attempt to resolve issues after their relationship ended.

Man arrested over alleged Collinsville shooting

premium_icon Man arrested over alleged Collinsville shooting

Police say a man was shot in the stomach early this morning.

Peek-a-boo lawyer’s shock cannabis arrest

premium_icon Peek-a-boo lawyer’s shock cannabis arrest

He will face court next month charged over a major cannabis crop discovered in the state’s highlands.

Heartbroken mum shares beautiful memories of daughter’s life

premium_icon Heartbroken mum shares beautiful memories of daughter’s life

Melissa Pryke was creative, quick-witted... and gone far too soon. Now her heartbroken mother shares the most beautiful details of her daughter’s wonderful life.

Shock new Ruby Princess health scare

premium_icon Shock new Ruby Princess health scare

Passengers who took the ill-fated cruise aboard the Ruby Princess have been informed another infectious disease has been diagnosed in a staff member.

Celeste’s mistake in $51m drama

Celeste’s mistake in $51m drama

When comedian Celeste Barber’s bushfire fundraiser tallied record amounts, Australians rejoiced, but it didn’t all go according to plan.

Robert shows off battle scars from ’massive’ crash

premium_icon Robert shows off battle scars from ’massive’ crash

Robert Irwin has taken to social media to show off his battle scars after a “massive” mountain biking crash this morning.

Here’s where we get our power

Here’s where we get our power

The electricity in Australia’s power grid is generated using a range of methods, but while some sources are in decline, others are growing in popularity.

Kids quarantined after school virus outbreak

Kids quarantined after school virus outbreak

A class of Year 2 students have been placed into quarantine after a classmate linked to an emerging family outbreak tested positive to the virus.

Scott Morrison considers booting workers' protections

Scott Morrison considers booting workers' protections

Aussie workers could face cuts to penalty rates and wages if so-called BOOT test is dropped. Here’s what it is and how it could impact you.

Capturing local impacts of COVID for state-wide project

premium_icon Capturing local impacts of COVID for state-wide project

Photographer Tahlia Stehbens says 'I think it is highly important to document the human condition and how they adapt'.

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