National News

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Man sent chilling messages and destroyed ex-wife's car

premium_icon Man sent chilling messages and destroyed ex-wife's car

A Gold Coast man glued his ex-wife’s car doors shut with industrial glue - it was just one part of an almost six month reign of terror.

MH17 tragedy: Closure elusive for Aussie families

premium_icon MH17 tragedy: Closure elusive for Aussie families

For the families of the Australian victims killed in the downing of MH17, the final report identifying suspects will do little to heal their grief.

‘Madness’: Utter chaos at Big W sale

‘Madness’: Utter chaos at Big W sale

Big W’s annual toy sale kicked off at midnight. But the bargain deals sent parents into a spin, with many “running around like lunatics”.

Conman guilty of swindling $7.6m faces decades in jail

premium_icon Conman guilty of swindling $7.6m faces decades in jail

A serial fraudster known to dress like James Bond is awaiting sentence after swindling more than $7.6 million from people including girlfriends and friends.

Sniffer dogs, drones called in for Byron backpacker search

premium_icon Sniffer dogs, drones called in for Byron backpacker search

Drones and sniffer dogs will be used by police today as they up the ante to search for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez.

Drink driving, with three kids in boot

premium_icon Drink driving, with three kids in boot

A MAN has been taken into custody after police found five kids unrestrained in the back of the car, three of which were in the boot

‘Bitterly cold’: Polar air brings big chill

‘Bitterly cold’: Polar air brings big chill

Today will be the coldest day of the year for most states and territories as frost driven by polar air drives temperatures way down.

Chambers: NRL should throw money at Ponga

premium_icon Chambers: NRL should throw money at Ponga

Queensland star Will Chambers says the NRL must do whatever it takes to keep his Maroons teammate in the game.

Squatter refusing to leave cancer pensioner's home

Squatter refusing to leave cancer pensioner's home

For over two years, Julie Pearn has lived in a motorhome after her house was occupied without permission by an aggressive mother.

No parking sign sparks controversy

No parking sign sparks controversy

Residents have accused a Queensland business owner of pretending to "own the street" after a makeshift sign appeared out the front of his fishing supply store.

Huge fish drawing crowds at feeding time

premium_icon Huge fish drawing crowds at feeding time

Handfed Queensland groupers weighing in at more than 120kg are drawing big crowds to a Far North town at feeding time. WATCH THE VIDEO

Pokies’ lure on rise in floods aftermath

premium_icon Pokies’ lure on rise in floods aftermath

An attempt to escape the stress of catastrophic flooding or a flush of emergency cash handouts could be behind Townsville’s $18 million spend on the pokies.

Premier’s call on minister for NQ

premium_icon Premier’s call on minister for NQ

Deputy Premier backs NQ Labor MPs as “strong” representatives as government remains noncommittal on a cabinet reshuffle to provide a dedicated regional voice.

How mining is being transformed by technology

premium_icon How mining is being transformed by technology

Remote-controlled mining trucks are just the start of the digital transformation in the resources sector, according to the boss of explosives giant Orica.

Man charged for bestiality, stealing underwear

premium_icon Man charged for bestiality, stealing underwear

HE has admitted to 96 offences including 19 instances of bestiality upon dogs at his northern NSW home.

Adani protest aims to shut down Brisbane

premium_icon Adani protest aims to shut down Brisbane

A protester who glued himself to a pedestrian crossing in Brisbane’s CBD could be the tip of the iceberg, as an anti-Adani activist threatens shutdown of the city.

Murdoch: ‘Tech giants should face more scrutiny’

premium_icon Murdoch: ‘Tech giants should face more scrutiny’

News Corp co-chairman Lachlan Murdoch has lashed out at the impact tech companies have had on the media.

Widow sues over multimillion-dollar wish list

premium_icon Widow sues over multimillion-dollar wish list

The widow of mining magnate Ken Talbot has detailed the business plans and property ownership that fell through due to what she claims was negligence on his...

Noosa to put up ‘full’ sign as over-tourism becomes issue

premium_icon Noosa to put up ‘full’ sign as over-tourism becomes issue

One of Queensland’s internationally famous tourist playgrounds has been forced to put out the “full” sign as it faces being loved to death by “over-tourism”.

First look: Adani construction begins

premium_icon First look: Adani construction begins

Less than a week after getting the green light from the State Government, the controversial Adani mega coalmine has finally begun construction. SEE THE VIDEO

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