National News

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Alleged abduction kept quiet for three days

premium_icon Alleged abduction kept quiet for three days

Police have revealed the reason for a three-day delay in making public the alleged abduction and indecent treatment of a little girl from a shopping centre.

Feud flares up over Qld gas field

premium_icon Feud flares up over Qld gas field

A Qld company is fighting to take control of a gas field from a minority stakeholder, a UK firm still owned by a bloke now in jail for a renewable energy scam.

150 rounds of shock treatment for involuntary patient

premium_icon 150 rounds of shock treatment for involuntary patient

An involuntary patient was subjected to nearly 150 bouts of electroshock therapy in two-and-a-half years before authorities sought an emergency review.

Architects’ institute warns of ‘pretenders’

premium_icon Architects’ institute warns of ‘pretenders’

Beware of “pretender” architects. That’s the warning from the Australian Insitute of Architects after a Sunshine Coast man did this.

The silver bullet for our obesity epidemic

premium_icon The silver bullet for our obesity epidemic

Researchers, including from Queensland, have identified what they say is the most cost-effective and implementable weapon against Australia’s obesity epidemic.

Sharks coach Flanagan facing new ban from NRL

premium_icon Sharks coach Flanagan facing new ban from NRL

The NRL’s investigation into the Cronulla salary cap scandal has uncovered evidence against coach Shane Flanagan dating back to his 2014 peptide suspension.

Ice-addicted criminal refugee gets to stay

premium_icon Ice-addicted criminal refugee gets to stay

An ice addict refugee from Iran has beaten a deportation order, despite 25 convictions for crimes including a stabbing, drug use and burglary.

The woman who stole Joel’s heart

The woman who stole Joel’s heart

Direct from his latest Hollywood success, Aussie actor Joel Edgerton found himself totally smitten with a charismatic woman in Africa.

Warning over transgender law change

Warning over transgender law change

Tasmania wants to drop gender from its birth certificates and some are worried they’ll get sued if they don’t address people in the right way.

Huge myth about these two little numbers

Huge myth about these two little numbers

They say these two digits can make or break your life’s path. But there’s way more to the story than that.

Adelaide to host Australia’s space agency

Adelaide to host Australia’s space agency

The planets have indeed aligned for Adelaide: home to Australia’s new space agency that will triple the nation’s space economy to $12 billion.

Stefanovic brothers’ troubled futures

Stefanovic brothers’ troubled futures

Karl and Peter Stefanovic have had a year they’d rather forget at Channel 9. And insiders suggest things aren’t going to improve anytime soon.

Sugar code to stay boosting confidence

premium_icon Sugar code to stay boosting confidence

North Queensland sugar canegrowers have been given much-needed certainty with the Federal Government announcing it will keep the Sugar Code of Conduct in place.

Anti-vax mum’s selfish act

Anti-vax mum’s selfish act

A mum was left furious after her daughter was uninvited from a birthday party after another parent found out she was not vaccinated.

New dating app assaults reported

premium_icon New dating app assaults reported

New dating-app assault allegations have been levelled against a remanded Sydney man.

Specialists flown in for missing man search

Specialists flown in for missing man search

Specialist police officers from Cairns and Brisbane will be deployed today in the ongoing search for a man missing in rugged bushland north of Townsville.

‘Brutal’ teen gang assault caught on video

‘Brutal’ teen gang assault caught on video

Up to 20 youths are wanted over a “brutal” unprovoked attack which left two men unconscious and a third injured in Melbourne.

Welcome news for disillusioned family

premium_icon Welcome news for disillusioned family

The family of murder victim Shandee Blackburn has welcomed the latest legal development over her 2013 death.

Susie O'Neill faces up to cost of sun damage

premium_icon Susie O'Neill faces up to cost of sun damage

Former Olympic champion turned breakfast radio host Susie O’Neill has admitted she has insecurities about her ageing appearance.

Kids ‘at risk’ due to dodgy qualifications

premium_icon Kids ‘at risk’ due to dodgy qualifications

Hundreds of teacher’s aides and childcare workers could be jeopardising the safety of vulnerable kids by working with dodgy qualifications, a court has heard.

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