National News

Permanent microscope on veteran suicides

A military mother who pushed for a royal commission into veteran suicide after her son took his own life says a new inquiry is a step in the right direction.

Australian "spoofer" avoids US prison

A rogue Australian trader at a Sydney-based financial firm who admitted "spoofing" futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has avoided a US prison sentence.

Family prays for strength after NSW crash

The grandmother of four children killed by an alleged drink-driver as they were going to get ice cream in Sydney's west says the pain of the tragedy is "too much to handle".

Mitch Marsh in Aust squad, Stoinis snubbed

Allrounder Mitch Marsh is relieved to return from the international cricket wilderness as Australian selectors snub Marcus Stoinis for the short-format tour of South Africa.

Man charged over California bus shooting

A man swearing and muttering incoherently has opened fire aboard a packed bus in southern California, killing one person and wounding five others in a seemingly random attack before passengers disarmed him.

More Australians prepare to leave Wuhan

Another batch of stranded Australians are preparing to evacuate from the epicentre of the coronavirus in China to New Zealand after more than 200 citizens and residents were taken to Christmas Island overnight.

Japan quarantines ship for virus tests

Japanese officials have begun screening more than 3700 passengers and crew on a cruise ship quarantined off the port of Yokohama near Tokyo after a Hong Kong man who sailed on the vessel last month tested positive for coronavirus.

Barnaby bucks on climate 'hobby horse'

Nationals backbencher Barnaby Joyce has warned colleagues against allowing bushfires to be used for advancing "hobby horse" issues, in a thinly veiled reference to climate change.

NZ to airlift Aussies from Wuhan, China

Dozens of Australians will be on the Air New Zealand flight chartered by the Kiwi government to bring its citizens home from Wuhan, but it's unclear just how they will be quarantined on arrival.