National News

Mon 21 Jan 2019

Honest MP’s confession: ‘Politicians do drugs too’

Honest MP’s confession: ‘Politicians do drugs too’

AN elected Australian official has publicly admitted to using illicit drugs in her past in a bid to have a more honest debate about pill-testing.

Fitzy lashes Premier: ‘You can’t be that naive’

Fitzy lashes Premier: ‘You can’t be that naive’

It’s become one of the most divisive issues affecting young Aussies and Nova’s Fitzy has lashed NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian over it.

Barty flying high and doing us proud

premium_icon Barty flying high and doing us proud

ASH Barty’s Australian Open dream lives on after the Queenslander escaped Maria Sharapova’s clutches to storm into Melbourne Park’s quarter-finals.

Volunteers needed to make 'human sign' for climate action

premium_icon Volunteers needed to make 'human sign' for climate action

Concerned residents will come together to form a 'human sign' next weekend to sent a message to all politicians about the importance of climate action.

Flanagan quits as Cronulla coach

premium_icon Flanagan quits as Cronulla coach

CRONULLA will begin the search for a new head coach with Shane Flanagan formally resigning from the role ahead of the 2019 season.

One Nation cripples Palmer’s politics tilt

premium_icon One Nation cripples Palmer’s politics tilt

Clive Palmer’s bid to win the most marginal seat in the country and re-enter federal parliament has been dealt a huge blow after a bitter preference row with...

Dragged 250m after trying to stop thieves

Dragged 250m after trying to stop thieves

A Perth woman was dragged behind a car for 250m and left with horror injuries after robbers posed as Gumtree buyers. WARNING: Graphic

Lamb ad’s painful dig at Australia

Lamb ad’s painful dig at Australia

Nothing is sacred anymore, with the latest Australia Day lamb ad proposing an unthinkable option involving our greatest rival New Zealand.

Five charged over $1m baby formula theft

Five charged over $1m baby formula theft

POLICE have swooped on an alleged international crime syndicate accused of dealing in stolen baby formula, seizing 4000 tins.

Dingo attack terror: ‘They just kept coming’

premium_icon Dingo attack terror: ‘They just kept coming’

The father of a boy who was attacked by a pack of dingoes on Fraser Island says the wild dogs “wanted blood” as they mauled the six-year-old.

Breastfeeding mum: ‘I’m not a paedophile’

Breastfeeding mum: ‘I’m not a paedophile’

TROLLS have started calling breastfeeding mothers 'paedophiles' as online hatred spirals out of control.

What happened to plan to silence shriekers?

premium_icon What happened to plan to silence shriekers?

Seven years ago the Women’s Tennis Association outlined plans to eradicate excessive grunting. It took one Maria Sharapova rally against Ash Barty to prove nothing...

Barnaby reveals name of second child

premium_icon Barnaby reveals name of second child

Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has confirmed he and partner Vikki Campion are expecting their second child and revealed the name they plan to give the...

Federer’s stern McEnroe rejection

Federer’s stern McEnroe rejection

Roger Federer had no time for John McEnroe’s assertion his Australian Open defeat against Stefanos Tsitsipas was a changing of the guard.

Former Meter Maids boss in $400,000 defamation claim

premium_icon Former Meter Maids boss in $400,000 defamation claim

Former Meter Maids boss Michael Yarwood is facing a damages claim for more than $400,000 in the latest shots in the messy Will the Wrecker dispute.

Opal Tower fix may reduce floor space in some units

premium_icon Opal Tower fix may reduce floor space in some units

A number of apartments on the most damaged floors of the troubled Opal Tower would lose living floor space under proposed remediation works in another blow to...

‘He was staring into space … like no one was there’

premium_icon ‘He was staring into space … like no one was there’

The family of a game hunter who shot two police officers has described how they tried to reason with him moments before he fired.

'Greek Freak' stuns Federer in dramatic upset

'Greek Freak' stuns Federer in dramatic upset

Roger Federer has been eliminated from the Australian Open in incredible circumstances on Rod Laver Arena.

Protesters call on O'Dowd to support Biloela Tamil family

premium_icon Protesters call on O'Dowd to support Biloela Tamil family

"The people of Biloela are not backing down from supporting this family and we really need him to step up our fight for us.”

Anti-coal group could have final say on Adani

premium_icon Anti-coal group could have final say on Adani

The fate of Queensland’s Carmichael mega-mine is in the hands of an environmental group whose members champion radical action on climate change.

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