National News

Mon 17 Feb 2020

Hammer attacker appeals conviction

premium_icon Hammer attacker appeals conviction

A Rockhampton man jailed over a drug-fuelled hammer attack which left a woman with a broken skull has appealed his conviction.

What Holden disappearance means for owners

What Holden disappearance means for owners

Following General Motors’ bombshell announcement, Holden’s chairman has revealed what the brand’s disappearance will mean for car owners.

AFP raids on ABC ruling ‘should send chill down spines’

premium_icon AFP raids on ABC ruling ‘should send chill down spines’

The ABC has lost its case against the AFP and been ordered to pay legal costs after challenging the legitimacy of a search warrant used to raid its headquarters

Terrifying photo of killer virus attacking

Terrifying photo of killer virus attacking

The first images of what the deadly coronavirus looks like have been shared by scientists — and one shows the haunting moment it attacks.

Pensioner loses job, home and  health waiting for operations

premium_icon Pensioner loses job, home and health waiting for operations

CRIPPLED pensioner Mal Tolhurst has lost his job, his home and his health while waiting more than a year for an operation in a public hospital.

Labor MP’s ‘four-letter word’ jibe at Trad

premium_icon Labor MP’s ‘four-letter word’ jibe at Trad

Deputy Premier has been labelled a “four-letter word” by the longest-serving member of her very own party ahead of an caucus meeting this afternoon.

Miracle in face of flood as missing student found alive

premium_icon Miracle in face of flood as missing student found alive

A Chinese student who went missing last week as flooding smashed into the Gold Coast has been found alive, despite spending five nights in the elements.

Holden to quit Australia

premium_icon Holden to quit Australia

Holden will cease to exist in Australia by the end of this year. The company told dealers and head office staff the news this morning.

WATCH: Truckie shares terrifying 'brown pants' moment

WATCH: Truckie shares terrifying 'brown pants' moment

WHAT could be so important that you would risk your life like this?

‘Intense, fast moving’ storm warning

‘Intense, fast moving’ storm warning

Wild storms with heavy rain could race through parts of the south, east and west this week with a tropical cyclone bubbling up in the north.

Killer who stabbed parents to death to be released

premium_icon Killer who stabbed parents to death to be released

A man who stabbed both his parents to death with a hunting knife could be released from custody next month following a review of his supervision order.

Tyre croc rescue comes up flat

premium_icon Tyre croc rescue comes up flat

THE Outback Wrangler’s quest to rescue a croc with a motorbike tyre around its neck has proved more difficult than anticipated.

NSW fire trucks need upgrade: firefighters

NSW fire trucks need upgrade: firefighters

The NSW Rural Fire Service Association has called for urgent state government funding to upgrade their ageing fleet of 3820 fire trucks.

Huge change for new Porsche twins

Huge change for new Porsche twins

Porsche has revealed its version of back to the future, as its new performance car twins go old-school to deliver new and improved thrills.

Scott ends three-year title drought in stunning fashion

premium_icon Scott ends three-year title drought in stunning fashion

Adam Scott once wondered whether he would ever again win against the world’s best. He needn’t have worried.

Tradie performs CPR on gecko drowning in beer

Tradie performs CPR on gecko drowning in beer

This tradie found a gecko drowning in his beer. So performed CPR to bring it back to life.

ABC forced to pay costs of AFP legal fight

ABC forced to pay costs of AFP legal fight

The Federal Court has dismissed a legal bid by the ABC to block the Australian Federal Police from perusing documents seized in a 2019 raid.

Urgent recall issued for children’s bikes

Urgent recall issued for children’s bikes

Various RoyalBaby Kids’ Bikes, sold online between 2018 and 2019, have been urgently recalled due to brake concerns.

Celeste’s controversial shirt at fire concert

Celeste’s controversial shirt at fire concert

Celeste Barber made a dig at PM Scott Morrison’s handling of the bushfire crisis during a relief concert that raised more than $9 million.

‘Is he naked?’: Swimmer shocks onlookers

‘Is he naked?’: Swimmer shocks onlookers

A skinny-dipper shocked drinkers having a few sundowners in Melbourne’s CBD yesterday when he jumped into the Yarra for a touch of backstroke.

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