National News

Wed 26 Feb 2020

Hannah’s brother: 'He made them suffer'

premium_icon Hannah’s brother: 'He made them suffer'

Hannah Clarke’s brother has spoken out about the phone call that changed his life forever and told how his sister’s killer was “a selfish and sadistic person”.

Hit-run driver sped off with victim’s body on car bonnet

premium_icon Hit-run driver sped off with victim’s body on car bonnet

A driver crashed into a pedestrian and sped off with his body still on the car’s bonnet in a ‘horrific’ act that has left the victim’s family devastated.

Appalling epidemic must be squashed

premium_icon Appalling epidemic must be squashed

Queensland’s DV epidemic is anything but normal. It must be squashed - and the way forward has been shown on the Gold Coast, writes Keith Woods.

Treasurer still coy on virus hit to budget

Treasurer still coy on virus hit to budget

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has continued to stress the economic impacts of the coronavirus but remains coy on whether they might hit his planned surplus.

High-profile visitor as Dreamworld makes solemn vow

premium_icon High-profile visitor as Dreamworld makes solemn vow

A local hero has shown his faith in Dreamworld by visiting with family, while bosses break their silence on the future of the embattled theme park.

Mum’s emotional warning as she fights for life

premium_icon Mum’s emotional warning as she fights for life

Josie endured an eight hour surgery on Friday and her fight is far from over. Every year more than 1000 women die from this deadly disease.

Court told of final hours leading up to daycare death

premium_icon Court told of final hours leading up to daycare death

The final hours leading up to the discovery of a toddler’s body on a daycare bus have been alleged in court.

‘He knew’: Killer dad’s final FaceTime

‘He knew’: Killer dad’s final FaceTime

The brother of Hannah Clarke has revealed the “blubbering” phone call Rowan Baxter made the night before killing his three children.

Moment MAFS groom discovered cheating

Moment MAFS groom discovered cheating

WARNING: SPOILERS. MAFS’s scorned groom has gone rogue and blown the lid on his cheating wife - and unveiled sensational details about the show.

Angry thug bashes expectant mum with a wooden plank

premium_icon Angry thug bashes expectant mum with a wooden plank

The court heard the man has an ‘obvious temper problem’.

Unrestrained child with mum six times over limit

premium_icon Unrestrained child with mum six times over limit

AN unrestrained child was climbing over car seats as their mother blew six times the legal limit in a roadside random breath test.

The biggest mistakes we’re making at dog parks

premium_icon The biggest mistakes we’re making at dog parks

Dog parks are a ‘recipe for disaster’ according to a behavioural expert who says the way humans use them could be doing more harm than good.

Irate Freedom Furniture customers given reprieve

premium_icon Irate Freedom Furniture customers given reprieve

Thousands of Freedom Furniture customers have been left waiting months for orders after an IT failure at the popular chain.

Aussie cattle dog secret link to the dingo

premium_icon Aussie cattle dog secret link to the dingo

Despite a tarnished reputation, Australia is in debt to dingoes. That’s the message from author-dog behaviourist Guy Hull.

Mercedes ‘risking lives’ with Takata airbag delays

Mercedes ‘risking lives’ with Takata airbag delays

Australia’s competition watchdog has accused Mercedes-Benz of putting lives at risk by failing to meet deadlines for a widespread safety recall.

Fire cover insurance excludes smoke damage

premium_icon Fire cover insurance excludes smoke damage

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, right? Well not in the view of some of Australia’s main insurers, with the government urged to tighten the definition of the word.

Gogglebox humping bulldog’s new TV role

premium_icon Gogglebox humping bulldog’s new TV role

Bane the humping bulldog from Foxtel series Gogglebox is back in action for season 11 but sporting a new role. He is now a big brother.

The areas where Aussies can’t find a tradie

premium_icon The areas where Aussies can’t find a tradie

Plummeting numbers of apprenticeships and trainees across the country have led to a skills shortage crisis that is hitting homeowners and businesses hard.

Mum’s secret visit to Dreamworld after inquest

premium_icon Mum’s secret visit to Dreamworld after inquest

The mother of two of the Thunder River Rapids tragedy has made a secret visit to Dreamworld a day after the coroner’s findings into the deaths were handed down.

‘Appalling’: Fresh details in tot’s minibus death

premium_icon ‘Appalling’: Fresh details in tot’s minibus death

Heartbreaking details of a three-year-old’s final hours in a daycare minibus have been revealed in court, as two people are charged over the “inexplicable” tragedy.

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