National News

Fri 29 May 2020

$40 billion virus deficit bomb revealed

$40 billion virus deficit bomb revealed

The Morrison Government has revealed the massive cost of its coronavirus pandemic spending so far, and it’s expected to blow out even further.

The secret I’ve been keeping since high school

premium_icon The secret I’ve been keeping since high school

Mel Buttle was never a bad kid, but there’s a dark secret she’s been hiding for 20 years. She’s finally getting it off her chest.

Premier switches from ‘flattening curve’ to ‘eradication’?

premium_icon Premier switches from ‘flattening curve’ to ‘eradication’?

We all stayed home when there was a dire need to ‘flatten the curve’ of the coronavirus spread but with the Premier refusing to reopen the borders and economy

Sex offender given second chance at freedom

premium_icon Sex offender given second chance at freedom

A sex offender who dragged a woman from a busy Rockhampton street and attempted to rape her has been released from jail, despite breaching his supervision order.

PM shuts down further travel bubbles

PM shuts down further travel bubbles

As other countries angle to be part of the quarantine-free travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has other ideas.

Everything new to streaming next month

Everything new to streaming next month

From funny comedies to tense dramas, here’s what’s coming to 10 different streaming services in June. It’s a lot to take in.

GRAPHIC: Gruesome find in feral cat’s stomach

GRAPHIC: Gruesome find in feral cat’s stomach

A ranger returning to work in New Zealand has made a gruesome find inside the stomach of a feral cat caught in a trap during the coronavirus lockdown.

‘Basically stealing’: Shoppers’ sneaky tricks

‘Basically stealing’: Shoppers’ sneaky tricks

Some are clever, others obvious and many just gross. A supermarket manager has revealed what shoppers will do for a few a cents off their bill.

Law abiding family man had secret gun-running life, cops say

premium_icon Law abiding family man had secret gun-running life, cops say

A law-abiding family man and former FIFO mine worker has been living a secret life as a gun-runner and drug trafficker, police alleged in court today.

Exporters are finding new markets

premium_icon Exporters are finding new markets

Exporters are facing their biggest-ever challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic but they remain determined to hook new customers.

‘Prime of her life’: police recreate mum’s fatal hotel fall

premium_icon ‘Prime of her life’: police recreate mum’s fatal hotel fall

Mum-of-two Jodie Lovell was in the prime of her life when she fell to her death from a five-star hotel balcony. Police have now recreated her fall.

$721 million payday for struggling Australians

$721 million payday for struggling Australians

Hundreds of thousands of Australians, some of whom were hounded for years over debts that were wrongly issued, will get a huge cash refund.

Sight of little Willow's body shakes cops to the core

premium_icon Sight of little Willow's body shakes cops to the core

The horrific discovery of Willow Dunn’s severely malnourished body will haunt usually resilient first responders for many years, a top detective has revealed.

Qantas considers moving training centre to Queensland

premium_icon Qantas considers moving training centre to Queensland

Qantas could relocate its $120 million flight training centre to Queensland in a boost to the state’s aviation industry

WATCH: Wild chase as driver rams stolen car off road

premium_icon WATCH: Wild chase as driver rams stolen car off road

See the moment a father smashes a stolen car off a busy road in what has been described as “dangerous in the extreme”.

Simon Wilhelm: Wanted man found ‘hiding in storage room’

Simon Wilhelm: Wanted man found ‘hiding in storage room’

A 49-year-old man wanted on child sex offences has been found hiding in a storage room under an takeaway store.

Surprising new role for Hollywood star Jesse Eisenberg

premium_icon Surprising new role for Hollywood star Jesse Eisenberg

Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg reveals why he is now working in a domestic violence shelter, and reveals why he signed to his latest sci-fi thriller

Flood victims huge compensation win after class action

premium_icon Flood victims huge compensation win after class action

The Queensland Government has been ordered to pay compensation due to victims of the 2011 floods following one of Australia’s largest class actions.

Surprising sign partner may be cheating

Surprising sign partner may be cheating

Think your partner can’t cheat during lockdown? Think again. Sam X reveals the surprising signs to look for.

‘I found him there’: Footy ref’s brave attempt to save boy

premium_icon ‘I found him there’: Footy ref’s brave attempt to save boy

A football referee has told of the moment he realised he was the only person who could try to save a young boy unconscious in a park after an alleged fight.

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