National News

Thu 23 May 2019

Geoffrey Rush awarded $2m for lost earnings

premium_icon Geoffrey Rush awarded $2m for lost earnings

Actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded $2 million for lost earnings in his defamation case with The Daily Telegraph. He originally sought $25 million.

Worker trapped in forklift on Melbourne job site

Worker trapped in forklift on Melbourne job site

A worker is trapped inside a large forklift which has toppled in Melbourne's west, with a specialist high-angle rescue underway.

Rush awarded $2.9m defamation payout

Rush awarded $2.9m defamation payout

The Oscar-winning actor has been awarded a total of $2.9 million after winning his high-profile defamation case.

Barbera patriarch sued for alleged insolvent trading

premium_icon Barbera patriarch sued for alleged insolvent trading

The embattled patriarch of an established smallcrops business has another legal fight on his hands.

‘Brazen scam’: NDIS fraud accused to seek bail

‘Brazen scam’: NDIS fraud accused to seek bail

AN accused organised family crime syndicate who allegedly stole more than $1 million from disabled Australians to fund a luxury lifestyle will seek bail.

At least one Folau will make the World Cup

At least one Folau will make the World Cup

Maria Folau has won selection to compete at the Netball World Cup in a welcome dose of good news for the veteran Silver Ferns goal shoot.

Ben Barba to plead guilty to charges in Mackay

premium_icon Ben Barba to plead guilty to charges in Mackay

Disgraced former rugby league player Ben Barba intends to plead guilty.

Struggling Reject Shop to close stores

Struggling Reject Shop to close stores

The Reject Shop’s CEO has quit after the troubled retailer announced store closures and flagged a loss of up to $2 million.

‘My mum’s cancer shouldn’t have been a death sentence’

‘My mum’s cancer shouldn’t have been a death sentence’

She was 59, healthy and spent her adult life caring for others as a nurse. She knew what awaited her and she hid it from us, writes Bachelorette Georgia Love.

Aussie CEOs’ memo to PM on energy, climate change

premium_icon Aussie CEOs’ memo to PM on energy, climate change

The CEOs of six Australian businesses and business groups have a message for newly-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Manslaughter charges after alleged fatal hit-and-run

premium_icon Manslaughter charges after alleged fatal hit-and-run

Police have charged a man with two counts of manslaughter and one count of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm after an alleged hit-and-run.

Mum admits murdering her baby

Mum admits murdering her baby

A young WA mother has pleaded guilty to murdering her four-month-old baby girl.

Racing identity charged in cocaine ring sting

Racing identity charged in cocaine ring sting

An Australian racing identity has been charged for alleged involvement in a cocaine smuggling operation, following a police swoop on three people.

Luxury car safety shamed by $25,000 hatch

Luxury car safety shamed by $25,000 hatch

Shock crash test result proves $25,000 hatch safer than $100,000 models as ANCAP records a landmark day for car safety in Australia.

Urgent recall on popular chicken

Urgent recall on popular chicken

The NSW Food Authority has issued an urgent recall on an Ingham’s product. Check the dates to see if you need to return the product for a refund.

Newsboys United album tops Billboard charts

Newsboys United album tops Billboard charts

AUSTRALIA’S biggest Christian rock band, Newsboys, is back on the top of the Billboard charts.

$20 trick to get into Qantas first class

$20 trick to get into Qantas first class

It’s the upgrade most passengers would do just about anything for. Now Qantas is letting savvy flyers score first and business class flights for insane prices.

‘Don’t be conned on Adani’: Premier warned

premium_icon ‘Don’t be conned on Adani’: Premier warned

Powerful union the CFMEU has hit out at Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Adani backflip, warning her not to be conned over job and prosperity "myths".

Kogan taken to court for allegedly misleading customers

premium_icon Kogan taken to court for allegedly misleading customers

THE ACCC has launched legal action against Kogan in the Federal Court, alleging it misled its customers on a ‘TAXTIME’ promotion sale.

NZ chopper crash pilot improperly trained

NZ chopper crash pilot improperly trained

Two Australians were among seven killed in a 2015 helicopter crash in New Zealand's south, and crash investigators say the pilot wasn't given proper training.

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