National News

AZ vaccine better bet than death: Hazzard

NSW's health minister is urging older Australians to get vaccinated, saying they are far more likely to die of COVID-19 if infected than from getting the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Women's handball team fined for no bikinis

Norway's beach handball team has been fined 1500 euros ($A2400) for being improperly dressed after the women wore shorts instead of bikini bottoms at a European championship match in Bulgaria.

SA to lock down after fifth virus case

South Australia will spend the next seven days in lockdown as authorities try desperately to contain an outbreak of the fast-moving Delta coronavirus variant.

SA close to shutdown over virus cases

South Australia's cluster of coronavirus cases has grown to three as the state prepares for tough new restrictions in a bid to contain the latest outbreak.

Footage captures horror of fatal Qld crash

Family of a teenage driver killed after a stolen ute flipped during a police pursuit through Gold Coast streets fled in tears as footage of the incident was played to an inquest.

Obeids and Macdonald guilty of conspiracy

Former NSW Labor minister Eddie Obeid is set to return to jail after being found guilty of being part of a conspiracy related to a coal exploration licence which led to a $30 million windfall for his family.