National News

Qld premier grilled on integrity scandal

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has spent the first morning of parliament barraged by questions about the two integrity scandals engulfing individuals in her inner circle.

Qantas pushes down regional airfares

Australians living in regional and remote towns will be offered discount airfares to capital cities under a plan by Qantas to start in some places immediately.

Gold Coast live music scene is thriving

Fresh off the record-breaking success of the Groundwater Country Music Festival in July, the Gold Coast is ready to feature in a triple-shot of music festivals before the end of 2019.

Food review to look at added sugar labels

The nation's health ministers have ordered a review to consider making it compulsory for packaged foods and drinks to carry labels quantifying the amount of added sugar they contain.

NY police fire officer for fatal chokehold

The New York Police Department has fired the white officer who used a deadly chokehold on a black man while trying to arrest him in 2014, an incident that helped fuel the "Black Lives Matter" movement in response to police use of force.

Palmer trial funding deal 'not right'

The judge overseeing Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel collapse trial wants to know how much money the liquidators' backers stand to make if they win.

Demand to recall UK parliament over Brexit

Britain's parliament needs to be recalled immediately to discuss Brexit, the opposition Labour Party's finance spokesman John McDonnell says, after leaked official documents forecast possible food, fuel, and medicine shortages.