National News

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Mother’s pain over daughter’s final hours

premium_icon Mother’s pain over daughter’s final hours

THE mother of a woman who died in a Queensland hospital says the vision of her adult daughter being pulled down a bed by her ankles will “never leave her memory”.

‘Kamikaze’ plan could ‘kill’ property market

‘Kamikaze’ plan could ‘kill’ property market

IT’S been touted as the solution to our crashing housing market — but critics say it could be “an economic disaster in the making”.

Morrison back-pedals on Indigenous Day

Morrison back-pedals on Indigenous Day

The Prime Minister has quickly walked away from a proposal for a new public holiday to celebrate indigenous culture.

Bali’s tough tourist bikini crackdown

Bali’s tough tourist bikini crackdown

AUTHORITIES in Australia’s favourite holiday spot reckon the quality of tourists has declined. And a new ban might fix the problem.

The ‘cheap’ flight that ended up costing $3K more

The ‘cheap’ flight that ended up costing $3K more

He’d saved hundreds scoring cheap airfares for his annual family holiday but just when he began to congratulate himself, things started to go expensively...

Country to chemically castrate paedophiles

Country to chemically castrate paedophiles

THOUSANDS of convicted paedophiles will undergo forced chemical castration, a year after Australia considered the same punishment.

Amity Pt horror: Man’s machete rampage

premium_icon Amity Pt horror: Man’s machete rampage

AN off-duty police officer has come to the aid of a couple in their 50s as they hid in their bathroom while a man allegedly armed with a machete hacked at the door...

Bollywood star's outrage over Qantas ‘racism’

Bollywood star's outrage over Qantas ‘racism’

QANTAS has been accused of racism by internationally acclaimed Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty after an attendant allegedly created a scene over her carry-on luggage.

My office job gave me PTSD

My office job gave me PTSD

IT’S one of the coolest companies in the world but a Californian woman says she developed PTSD from working there.

RUSH HOUR: Surprising discovery on plane ticket

RUSH HOUR: Surprising discovery on plane ticket

A WOMAN took to social media to complain about an airline when she realised there was a big issue with her ticket after she boarded the plane.

Australia’s first smoke-free CBD

Australia’s first smoke-free CBD

IN AN Australian first, smokers are set to be forced off the streets in one of the country’s busiest city centres.

Why Billy Slater decision is a joke

Why Billy Slater decision is a joke

SO the shoulder charge is legal as long as you meant to tackle. Or Billy Slater got special treatment — which is another horrible precedent.

Autopsy of bones found in bush land under way

premium_icon Autopsy of bones found in bush land under way

POLICE today expect to determine the sex of the person whose remains were found in a bag in the Royal National Park south of Sydney.

New rules could end biggest flying gripe

New rules could end biggest flying gripe

AIRLINES could be in for a major shake-up under proposed new aviation rules — and for once, it’s a win for passengers.

Secret email to sack ABC star

Secret email to sack ABC star

A SECRET email demanding the sacking of a high-profile ABC presenter has been revealed as the public broadcaster faces growing scrutiny.

Slater call ‘insulted’ dead player, says brother

Slater call ‘insulted’ dead player, says brother

The brother of the James Ackerman, who was tragically killed while playing rugby league for the Sunshine Coast, has labelled the Slater decision an insult.

Fears of delays for recycling scheme

premium_icon Fears of delays for recycling scheme

THE operator of Queensland’s cash-for-containers scheme has brushed aside concerns over whether there will be a shortage of collection sites by November 1.

‘Four days in Uluru and not one indigenous guide’

premium_icon ‘Four days in Uluru and not one indigenous guide’

MY outback trip involved guides from Japan, South Africa and the US. It’s a missed opportunity for indigenous employment, writes Mike O’Connor.

Judah finally finds his voice

Judah finally finds his voice

THE Voice winner Judah Kelly draws on his country music roots for new album, which he says is a true reflection of who he is as an artist.

Waleed Aly backs Australia Day date change

Waleed Aly backs Australia Day date change

THE Project host and longtime proponent of changing Australia Day’s date thinks he has the solution to the controversial public holiday.

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