National News

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Challenge of Pell’s verdict for Catholic parents

premium_icon Challenge of Pell’s verdict for Catholic parents

Across Australia, children are coming home from their Catholic schools and wanting to know what the guilty verdict of Cardinal George Pell means for their faith.

Full list of creditors owed money in JM Kelly Group collapse

premium_icon Full list of creditors owed money in JM Kelly Group collapse

The collapse of Queensland builder JM Kelly Group last year costs more than 200 jobs and left creditors owed about $50m.

How much your kids old collectables are actually selling for

How much your kids old collectables are actually selling for

Got a stash of old collectables? You could be sitting on a gold mine.

China could overrun Asia ‘in hours’

China could overrun Asia ‘in hours’

Beijing’s military muscle is so strong, it won’t need months to bring its neighbours and the US to heel. A few well-aimed missiles will do the job.

Mind-boggling illusion baffles internet

Mind-boggling illusion baffles internet

What animal do you see here? It’s a question the internet is currently debating as a mind-bending optical illusion confuses us all.

Donna Steele accused pleads guilty to murder

premium_icon Donna Steele accused pleads guilty to murder

Matthew Ross White has pleaded guilty to the murder of Cooktown mum Donna Steele.

Beattie to step down from ARLC

premium_icon Beattie to step down from ARLC

ARLC chairman Peter Beattie told his fellow commissioners he won’t seek reappointment as chairman in February, opening the door for key player to take on the role.

QBCC bans `complacent’  accountants

premium_icon QBCC bans `complacent’ accountants

Queensland’s building watchdog has produced a list of accountants it no longer wants to deal with because of complacency issues.

What we know about Downton Abbey movie

What we know about Downton Abbey movie

The Downton Abbey movie is less than a month away and we can’t wait to hear the witty barbs from grandmama.

Dog found dead in suspected backyard poisoning

premium_icon Dog found dead in suspected backyard poisoning

Dog baiting fears among Queensland dog owners continue as a border collie is was found dead in his own backyard, allegedly after being poisoned.

Grandma fights back against cowardly attackers

Grandma fights back against cowardly attackers

A grandmother held down by two cowards pretending to be tradies — in order to steal her pokies winnings — has told of how she fought back. SEE THE VIDEO

Captain Cook initiative to ‘heal’ divisions

Captain Cook initiative to ‘heal’ divisions

Captain James Cook’s arrival in Australia will be commemorated in a major initiative exploring the lasting impact it had on First Peoples, with hopes it could...

Things you get wrong about whisky

Things you get wrong about whisky

If you’re not a fan of whisky, it’s probably because you’ve been fooled by these common misconceptions, a whisky expert explains.

Surf Life Saving boss arrested over alleged $2.7m fraud

premium_icon Surf Life Saving boss arrested over alleged $2.7m fraud

The man formerly in charge of NSW lifesaving has been arrested after a police investigation into the theft of money, allegedly used to fund a luxury lifestyle.

Funding stagnates for prison mental facility

premium_icon Funding stagnates for prison mental facility

Funding for the state’s prison mental health facility has not grown in 10 years despite a growing inmate population, and a new northern prison will only make the...

‘Weak as piss’: Minister unloads as company quits Adani

premium_icon ‘Weak as piss’: Minister unloads as company quits Adani

A minister has taken an extraordinary swipe at Aurecon and urged the industry to ‘shun and shame’ the company - for one decision.

Thieves return cage fighter’s car

Thieves return cage fighter’s car

A cage fighter and Muay Thai trainer terrified the thieves who stole his car so much they abandoned it after a confrontation.

The chicken nuggets you should never eat

premium_icon The chicken nuggets you should never eat

They’re the chicken nuggets and chips no-one can eat, and that people often throw them away. And the Queensland woman who makes them couldn’t be happier.

Recycling giant goes bust, leaving mountains of waste

premium_icon Recycling giant goes bust, leaving mountains of waste

Thousands of tonnes of recycling will likely end up in landfill after a Victorian recycling giant went into receivership with debts of $100 million.

The worst commute in the country revealed

premium_icon The worst commute in the country revealed

New research has revealed the best and worst commutes to work in the world, looking at time spent in traffic, petrol prices and public transport waiting times. SEE...

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