National News

Qld bracing for dangerous fire threat

Queensland firefighters are working frantically to strengthen containment lines and fire breaks as the state braces for the fire danger to again ramp up to severe levels.

NT indigenous want end to police brutality

Indigenous Australians have demanded police stop brutalising them as more than 1000 people protested in Alice Springs over the shooting death of indigenous man Kumanjayi Walker.

Joe Burns back in Australia's Test squad

So often unfortunate to be overlooked, Joe Burns has a golden opportunity to finally cement his spot in Australia's Test side after being selected to open the batting alongside David Warner in the first Test against Pakistan at the Gabba.

No rain as Australia enters grim summer

Australia is staring down the barrel of a horrific summer season that will drag scorching temperatures and extreme conditions well into the new year.

Vatican acknowledges Pell appeal bid

The Vatican has again noted George Pell's claim to innocence ahead of a High Court bid to overturn the Catholic cardinal's child sexual abuse convictions.

Trump whistleblower testimony bid defeated

US House of Representatives Intelligence committee Democrats have defeated a Republican bid to compel testimony in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump from the whistleblower whose complaint sparked the probe.

Poor, uneven driving quality in Australia

Australia loves its cars, but a new worldwide study has found driving them into cities like Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne is a struggle thanks to road quality and parking costs.

Climate activist Greta hitches Aussie ride

Stranded teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg has embarked on a new expedition across the Atlantic after hitching a ride on a catamaran with an adventurous Australian family.