National News

Thu 21 Jun 2018

Brisbane mum, child killed in Sri Lanka

Brisbane mum, child killed in Sri Lanka

THE victims of a fatal crash in Sri Lanka have been identified as a Brisbane mother and her four-year-old daughter.

Optus claim is ‘utter madness’

Optus claim is ‘utter madness’

AS FANS reel from Optus’s World Cup meltdown, a key question remains - and the telco has a scarcely believable answer.

Ten hits back at star's on-air rant

Ten hits back at star's on-air rant

ACTOR Richard Dreyfuss was given several minutes to slam The Project on Channel 9 this morning - and now they’ve returned fire.

20 careers you’re most likely to keep

20 careers you’re most likely to keep

A career sea change isn’t for every one. New data has revealed the professions with the highest retention rates in Australia.

'Inconsolable': Supporters of Biloela family hold on to hope

'Inconsolable': Supporters of Biloela family hold on to hope

FRIENDS of the Biloela family who lost their deportation appeal today are holding on to hope for an intervention to allow them to stay in Australia.

How Macca’s bag brought down dodgy cop

How Macca’s bag brought down dodgy cop

NARCOTICS detective Kyle Willett swiped $54,000 from a box of evidence. He got caught thanks to one amazingly stupid mistake.

Wife’s sick orange juice murder

Wife’s sick orange juice murder

SHE moved to Australia with her husband and another man. When forced to choose between the two, Sofia Sam got creative.

‘Unbelievably scary’: Patient had to pay $100k

‘Unbelievably scary’: Patient had to pay $100k

AN AUSTRALIAN man has described the staggering decision to pay $100,000 for a treatment that could mean life or death.

Australia is in a democratic death spiral

Australia is in a democratic death spiral

YOUNG Australians have had a gutful of the state of politics, and shocking new research shows just how disillusioned they are.

Millionaire jailed over foe’s murder

Millionaire jailed over foe’s murder

AN AUSTRALIAN millionaire has been jailed after he was found guilty of directing an execution-style murder of his enemy.

‘Australia’s in no position to be superior’

‘Australia’s in no position to be superior’

YASSMIN Abdel-Magied has weighed into the furore over Donald Trump’s controversy “zero tolerance” policy with a point that hits uncomfortably close to home.

Woman found guilty of killing flatmate for her kids

Woman found guilty of killing flatmate for her kids

A woman has been found guilty of murdering her housemate in Victoria so she could take her kids and raise them as her own.

How you should really handle a bad co-worker

How you should really handle a bad co-worker

THERE’S one in every workplace. This is how to stop the office bully, complainer or tantrum-thrower in their tracks.

UPDATE: Biloela family's deportation appeal rejected

UPDATE: Biloela family's deportation appeal rejected

FRIENDS of Biloela's Priya and Nades are begging Peter Dutton to end the family's pain and uncertainty ahead of a federal court decision today.

Invisible safety feature stops truck crash

Invisible safety feature stops truck crash

IT IS a road safety mechanism that you probably don’t even realise is there, but this video proves how important it really is.

‘I’m not allowed to say on TV what I think’

‘I’m not allowed to say on TV what I think’

ABC TV host Charlie Pickering is calling out the Catholic Church over what he described as a double standard endangering lives.

Man’s cheeky RSVP to ex’s wedding

Man’s cheeky RSVP to ex’s wedding

ONE bride-to-be received an unexpected response from her ex-boyfriend after she sent him an invitation to her wedding.

One child a week falling victim to sexual harm

One child a week falling victim to sexual harm

SHOCKING new figures paint a damning picture of the Territory’s child abuse problem, with an average of close to one child a week falling victim to sexual harm

The scene GoT star ‘just couldn’t watch’

The scene GoT star ‘just couldn’t watch’

THERE’S been eye-gougings, incestuous sex, and sadistic torture — but it was a different scene that forced Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to turn away.

Barnaby’s biggest insult to his wife

Barnaby’s biggest insult to his wife

NATALIE Joyce has copped a lot of cruel blows from her estranged husband over the past two years but this one could be one of the worst.

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