National News

Fri 15 Nov 2019

'One call saved me from ending it all'

premium_icon 'One call saved me from ending it all'

An operative in one of Australia's most highly trained police units has shared details of the terrible toll the job has taken on his life - and the moment he wanted...

Revealed: The four behind father’s killing

premium_icon Revealed: The four behind father’s killing

Two men are guilty of murder and two women of manslaughter in the slaying of a central Queensland man — and their identities can now be revealed.

Photo of koala fleeing fire looks like watercolour painting

premium_icon Photo of koala fleeing fire looks like watercolour painting

'The koala was about six metres up the tree and there was a fire at the base of the tree'

Biggest dangers facing this year’s schoolies

premium_icon Biggest dangers facing this year’s schoolies

Authorities have warned of the biggest dangers facing schoolies as the annual rite of passage begins in holiday hotspots.

WATCH: Meet Dexter, the dog that can ski

WATCH: Meet Dexter, the dog that can ski

“I see people look twice when Dexter is out in the water … when we’re going past the shacks, people cheer,” she said.

Worker sacked over Hitler meme

Worker sacked over Hitler meme

An employee of BP has been sacked after he shared a meme online comparing his employer to Adolf Hitler. Now, he’s fighting the decision.

Twist after couple checks into Bali hotel

Twist after couple checks into Bali hotel

An Australian couple holidaying in Bali made a surprising discovery when they returned to their hotel after a trip to the beach.

Kyle grills Anna Heinrich on talk of marriage split

premium_icon Kyle grills Anna Heinrich on talk of marriage split

Controversial radio jock turned TV host Kyle Sandilands has quizzed his co-star Anna Heinrich on the status of her marriage following speculation

Aussie neighbours feud over 'monstrosity' in yard

Aussie neighbours feud over 'monstrosity' in yard

Aussie man Branko Soda returned from a holiday to find a “monstrosity” had popped up within touching distance of his verandah.

QLD’s first electric bus service charges into action

premium_icon QLD’s first electric bus service charges into action

The state’s first fully electric urban bus route has taken charge in one of Logan’s growth suburbs with daily services running to major shopping centres.

Extraordinary new intel on MH17 disaster

premium_icon Extraordinary new intel on MH17 disaster

Dutch and Australian investigators have released intercepted wiretap recordings that connect Russia to the downing of flight MH17.

Golf buddies introduced businessman to ice, court hears

premium_icon Golf buddies introduced businessman to ice, court hears

A businessman busted with ice and marijuana was introduced to the drugs by his golf buddies, a court has heard.

‘Flashing warning sign’ of tradie recession

‘Flashing warning sign’ of tradie recession

For years, there has been one sure sign construction was booming – but in June this year, something changed, and tradies will pay the price.

Tradie used Instagram to sell grams of drugs

premium_icon Tradie used Instagram to sell grams of drugs

A bricklayer who freely confessed to police that he was drug trafficking has walked from court.

Queensland reacts to Weis factory closure

premium_icon Queensland reacts to Weis factory closure

Readers have reacted passionately to the loss of production of the iconic homegrown Weis bar to NSW. Many are outraged, others are critical of the Weis family.

Far North’s own Timm speaks after Bachelorette finale

premium_icon Far North’s own Timm speaks after Bachelorette finale

Timm Hanly was left blindsided when Bachelorette Angie Kent chose competitor Carlin. He tells how he’s feeling about the experience now.

Barnaby Joyce could learn a lot from Karl Stefanovic

Barnaby Joyce could learn a lot from Karl Stefanovic

Where one man’s exile appears to be coming to an end, another’s is steadily careering further into the abyss.

Police officer flies out of NT as boss calls for calm

premium_icon Police officer flies out of NT as boss calls for calm

ACCUSED murderer Zachary Rolfe is today in his hometown of Canberra. The police officer charged with the murder of Yuendumu teenager Kumanjayi Walker will...

New dads’ get honest on fatherhood

New dads’ get honest on fatherhood

You’ll soon know every word by The Wiggles and you can forget about sex. These four dads talk straight about what fatherhood is really like.

Adani heir’s inconvenient truth for activists

premium_icon Adani heir’s inconvenient truth for activists

A young member of the Adani dynasty has a message for green activists targeting the company’s Queensland mine.

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