National News

Wed 22 Jan 2020

Aussie cleared after deadly virus scare

premium_icon Aussie cleared after deadly virus scare

A man has tested negative to a deadly SARS-like illness after returning from China, where a new virus has killed nine and infected more than 400 people.

Ryder's artwork gets turned into a book cover

premium_icon Ryder's artwork gets turned into a book cover

Eleven-year-old’s Ryder Kelly’s artwork is now on sale after he won a competition for his design to appear on a school book cover.

UPDATE: Child to be airlifted after near drowning

premium_icon UPDATE: Child to be airlifted after near drowning

A CHILD in critical condition is waiting to be airlifted from Stanthorpe Hospital after nearly drowning in a dam.

Unfair to prosecute swim coach again, court told

premium_icon Unfair to prosecute swim coach again, court told

A former elite swimming coach charged with five counts of indecent treatment of a child under the age of 16 has says charging him again is unfair.

'140 dairies would collapse if LNP had their way': Minister

'140 dairies would collapse if LNP had their way': Minister

Health Minister Steven Miles has taken aim at Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington’s criticism of a recent controversial dairy tender.

Americans lash out at ‘boring’ Trump trial

Americans lash out at ‘boring’ Trump trial

The first day of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial hasn’t left people impressed, with some senators even appearing to doze off during proceedings.

All smiles as Yellow Wiggle discharged from hospital

premium_icon All smiles as Yellow Wiggle discharged from hospital

The original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page has been discharged from hospital just days after suffering a cardiac arrest at a fundraising concert

Friends of the Hound: Photobook to combat racing shame

premium_icon Friends of the Hound: Photobook to combat racing shame

FOR years, they have been bred for racing, discarded and destroyed.

Retirees vow fight after pension inquiry

premium_icon Retirees vow fight after pension inquiry

Thousands of retired Defence Force personnel are fighting the Federal Government over a deduction taken out of their pensions

Social posts were the key to activist’s piglet theft guilt

premium_icon Social posts were the key to activist’s piglet theft guilt

Animal activist Brianna Lee Thauer's social media posts provided proof of the theft of six piglets from a southeast Queensland piggery, a court has heard.

Supermarket giant announces shock exit

premium_icon Supermarket giant announces shock exit

Major international supermarket Kaufland was preparing for a large presence in Australia but is now leaving the country.

Large parts of Australia to cop dumping

Large parts of Australia to cop dumping

With a monsoon across Northern Australia and severe weather warnings in place elsewhere, the country is set to cop a deluge of rain.

Shark sighting closes Sunshine Coast beach

premium_icon Shark sighting closes Sunshine Coast beach

A popular Sunshine Coast beach has been closed after a three-metre shark was spotted just 10 metres behind the surf break.

Notorious cancer con’s rude awakening

Notorious cancer con’s rude awakening

Cancer con artist Belle Gibson had not paid a cent towards a six-figure fine for duping Aussies. This morning she had a reality check.

Tigers respond to shocking Reynolds video

premium_icon Tigers respond to shocking Reynolds video

Josh Reynolds informed the NRL, Wests Tigers and police months ago about a video which has surfaced showing him in a heated altercation with a woman.

‘Downward spiral’: Fatal mistake in retail apocalypse

‘Downward spiral’: Fatal mistake in retail apocalypse

The shock closure of a new David Jones store has been described as a “wake up call”. But experts say it’s only the start of a looming bloodbath.

Coast woman finds hope after Lyme disease battle

premium_icon Coast woman finds hope after Lyme disease battle

After a long battle with a disease not recognised in Australia by medical experts, a Coast woman wants to give other sufferers hope.

Former Olympian denied bail over alleged $210m cocaine plot

premium_icon Former Olympian denied bail over alleged $210m cocaine plot

Olympic silver medallist has been denied bail for a second time following his alleged involvement in a botched plan to import $210 million worth of cocaine.

Barty cruises into third round

premium_icon Barty cruises into third round

If the confidence evident in her serving is anything to go by, Ash Barty’s unbeaten run looks set to continue after a clinical deconstruction of Polona Hercog.

This $15 Aldi item is not worth your cash

This $15 Aldi item is not worth your cash

Aldi's weekly 'Special Buys' often cause a frenzy among shoppers — but this particular one doesn’t live up to the hype, writes Rebekah Scanlan.

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