National News

Ardern sends firefighters to Queensland

As smoke from the Australian bushfires travels across the Tasman to New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced fresh firefighting support will head the other way.

Richardson suggests future changes to NRL

South Sydney boss Shane Richardson has outlined his vision for the future of the NRL, which includes a reduction to the number of NRL rounds and the establishment of a...

Paramedics don't sway Vic pollies on pills

Paramedics want pills snatched by authorities at Victorian music festivals to undergo testing so revellers can be alerted in real-time when dangerous drugs are circulating.

US judge tosses Trump tax returns case

A federal judge has dismissed New York's attorney general and state tax commissioner as defendants in US President Donald Trump's lawsuit seeking to block a House of Representatives committee from...

Russian don charged with lover's murder

A Russian court has charged a distinguished historian with the murder of his partner after he was found in a river with a rucksack containing her severed arms.

US death row inmate cheats firing squad

A US death-row inmate whose double-murder case was featured in the book Under the Banner of Heaven and who was nearing execution by firing squad has died of natural causes,...

Racing industry can't rehome every horse

The racing industry has stood by its position that it's not practical to rehome every racehorse, at a senate hearing called in the wake of an ABC report.