National News

Aust flags 'concerns' about HK law change

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged protesters and Hong Kong authorities to avoid further violence amid concerns over new extradition laws that have sparked a civilian uprising.

Accused Qld murderer in 'row' with victim

A cash-strapped nephew of a wealthy Queensland man was agitated amid a money-fuelled family row two days before his uncle disappeared 20 years ago, a court had been told.

Uber to trial air travel app in Melbourne

A 10-minute flight from a Melbourne CBD rooftop to the airport 19 kilometres away for less than $90 could be a reality sooner than the long-awaited train line.

Sharks won't rush Johnson back into NRL

Cronulla coach John Morris has attempted to play down suggestions the club could lose young gun halfback Kyle Flanagan as they prepare to welcome back Shaun Johnson against Canberra.

Battle for Fab's Cowboy to be No.1

Queensland bush champion Fab's Cowboy will get a big money chance to regain his title as the winner of the most Australian races for the season.

Gas industry must pay Queenslanders: Trad

Opponents of Queensland's gas royalty hike have labelled the move a kick in the guts for the resources sector, but Treasurer Jackie Trad says it's time for the industry to pay more.

Mehajer marks 33rd birthday in court

Disgraced Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer has spent his birthday in court as he appeals the severity of his sentence for negligent driving and contravening an apprehended violence order issued to protect his ex-wife.