National News

Residents told to leave early as NSW burns

Residents in bushland areas of Sydney, the Hunter and the Illawarra-Shoalhaven are bracing for "catastrophic" fire danger, with authorities telling them to leave now, before their homes are threatened.

Family want answers over NT cop shooting

The family of indigenous teen Kumanjayi Walker who was shot dead at the weekend are asking why his Aboriginal police officer uncle was not sent in to negotiate or a Taser used by a policeman instead of a gun.

NRL integrity unit awaits freed Fifita

Brisbane's emerging NRL star David Fifita has walked free after a three-day stint in a Bali police station but will now return home to face a please explain from the code's integrity unit.

Knights re-sign Origin prop Saifiti

New Newcastle coach Adam O'Brien has kick-started his retention scheme by re-signing State of Origin prop Daniel Saifiti for a further two seasons.

Cop-out claim over Vic death in custody

Victoria Police has urged a coroner to dismiss the "opinions" of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day's family, who want individual officers to be criminally investigated over her death in custody.

Climate link to bushfires riles deputy PM

The deputy prime minister has launched a full-throated attack against the "disgraceful, disgusting" behaviour of "raving inner-city lunatics" linking climate change to bushfires in Queensland and NSW.

Victim poked croc in eye to get away

A ranger has freed himself from the jaws of a crocodile by poking it in the eye before driving for an hour to get help in Queensland's remote far north.