National News

Sat 22 Feb 2020

Thai community targeted by ‘$9 million fraud ring’

premium_icon Thai community targeted by ‘$9 million fraud ring’

A Thai woman has faced court over an alleged $9m fraud and money laundering ring. Police allege she used social media to target the Thai-Australian community

Man takes Coles to court for refusing to use his grocery bag

premium_icon Man takes Coles to court for refusing to use his grocery bag

Clean and lavender-smelling or dirty and wrinkled? A Sydney man takes Coles to court for refusing to use his grocery bags.

Students in China can apply for virus travel ban exemption

premium_icon Students in China can apply for virus travel ban exemption

Over 700 Chinese high school students stuck in China due to the coronavirus travel ban will be able to apply for an exemption to re-enter Australia

Intense rain system may morph into 200mm super storm

premium_icon Intense rain system may morph into 200mm super storm

A weather warning has been issued for monsoonal conditions, similar to those which drenched the southeast two weeks ago, affecting areas of southern Queensland.

Prison tape: the Olympian, his bro and f***ing machine guns

premium_icon Prison tape: the Olympian, his bro and f***ing machine guns

An explosive prison recording of a conversation between an Olympic medallist and his brother about a high seas drug bust has been revealed

Fraud trial delayed as ex-barrister scrambles to find team

premium_icon Fraud trial delayed as ex-barrister scrambles to find team

The fraud trial for a former high profile Cairns barrister was due to begin on Monday, but has been slightly delayed after his plea for more time.

‘We don’t want to suffer in silence’

premium_icon ‘We don’t want to suffer in silence’

Heartbroken mother of Quaden Bayles speaks out about ‘overwhelming support’ and her mission to start a lifesaving conversation.

Family begs for justice after brutal hit and run

premium_icon Family begs for justice after brutal hit and run

The family of a teen moved down by a drugged-up driver have pleaded for an appeal over the culprit’s “soft sentence” – but it seems to have fallen on deaf ears

Teacher’s final hours: Bound, afraid and about to die

premium_icon Teacher’s final hours: Bound, afraid and about to die

The shocking final photograph of teacher before he was killed on the M1 has been revealed as relatives of accused claim police are on a “witch-hunt”

Woman murdered in DV stabbing attack

premium_icon Woman murdered in DV stabbing attack

Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly stabbed a woman in a domestic violence attack.

Thief traded in stolen Lego online

premium_icon Thief traded in stolen Lego online

Man admits to multiple counts of theft relating to stolen Lego blocks

Two French men killed in horror highway smash

premium_icon Two French men killed in horror highway smash

GRIM scenes as police investigate death of two French nationals who died in a head-on collision with a truck on the Summerland Way.

One error behind $460 million humiliation

One error behind $460 million humiliation

Michael Bloomberg spent hundreds of millions of dollars to get on the debate stage. But there was one thing his money couldn’t buy.

Woman strangled, beaten and held captive in unit

premium_icon Woman strangled, beaten and held captive in unit

A man allegedly strangled and bashed a 29-year-old woman who was being kept hostage in an Ipswich unit, police say.

Aussies’ major coronavirus breakthrough

Aussies’ major coronavirus breakthrough

Researchers from the University of Queensland say they have met a key milestone in response to fighting the deadly coronavirus.

Blood in the home: Woman murdered in DV stabbing attack

premium_icon Blood in the home: Woman murdered in DV stabbing attack

Police say a woman stabbed to death in a home this morning was murdered by a man she knew. It comes in a tragic week of utterly horrific domestic violence.

‘Doctors thought I was too young to have cancer’

premium_icon ‘Doctors thought I was too young to have cancer’

A young Townsville woman is urging other women to “know their bodies” and press their doctors for a lifesaving test after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of...

More Diamond Princess evacuees to Darwin test positive

premium_icon More Diamond Princess evacuees to Darwin test positive

FOUR more evacuees to Darwin from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for coronavirus

AFL great calls out social media troll

AFL great calls out social media troll

Former AFL player turned media personality Jimmy Bartel has hit out back at an online troll who sent the star a vile message

Bushfire clean up hits $800m

premium_icon Bushfire clean up hits $800m

The giant cost has been revealed for the first time and includes damage to assets under the control of local, state and the federal government.

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