National News

Soccer agents earn $950m from transfers

FIFA have announced soccer player agents received more than $US650 million ($A950 million) in commissions from international transfers in 2019 - a rise of 20 per cent.

Cherry-Evans takes on new leadership role

Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans has been named as a new player director on the Rugby League Players Association board alongside Sia Soliola and Dale Copley.

NT searchers find body of missing woman

An emergency dash across Australia by two women to find their missing triplet sister has ended in tragedy with the discovery of Claire Hockridge's body.

Israel Folau calls for new religious laws

A "vindicated" Israel Folau wants new religious freedom laws after Rugby Australia apologised to him as they reached a confidential settlement over his sacking.

Parliament repeals refugee evacuation laws

Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has delivered the Morrison government a major win after voting to scrap laws making it easier for refugees to get medical transfers to Australia.

Samoa to shut down amid measles disaster

Samoan families have been asked to stay home and hang red flags outside their homes if they need vaccinations in a last-gasp effort to inoculate the country from a deadly measles outbreak.

At least 11 dead in Typhoon Kammuri

Typhoon Kammuri has left at least 11 people dead and displaced nearly half a million people in the Philippines, police and disaster relief officials said on Wednesday.

Age-based private health shake-up floated

Should your age determine how much you pay for private health insurance?Policy experts from the Grattan Institute believe hitching insurance premiums to age could encourage more young people to take out cover and save the troubled industry from a "death spiral".