National News

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Woman who cared for dying accused of stealing from them

Woman who cared for dying accused of stealing from them

Violeta Hansen - a carer for the terminally ill and disabled - faces 22 charges relating to theft, making false statements and obtaining financial advantage.

Newlywed’s harrowing volcano voicemail

Newlywed’s harrowing volcano voicemail

Matthew and Lauren were celebrating the happiest time of their lives. Then relatives received a harrowing voicemail, as the pair desperately tried to escape.

Earthquake rattles New Zealand's coast

Earthquake rattles New Zealand's coast

New Zealand has been shaken by a magnitude 5.3 earthquake, as it reels from the deadly eruption of a volcano on White Island.

Volcano terror: ‘People ran into the sea’

Volcano terror: ‘People ran into the sea’

A man who gave first aid to those critically injured in the White Island eruption has spoken of the scene he saw as one of the first to arrive.

Red Cross releases names of missing Aussies in volcano blast

Red Cross releases names of missing Aussies in volcano blast

More than 20 Australians, including a newlywed couple from Brisbane, have been listed as missing after the White Island volcanic eruption.

‘It’s nuts’: Turnbull’s message to ScoMo

‘It’s nuts’: Turnbull’s message to ScoMo

Former PM Malcolm Turnbull has made a fiery return to politics saying his government was “blown up” by climate change deniers clinging to religion over science.

‘Strange’ mood on volcano blast cruise ship

‘Strange’ mood on volcano blast cruise ship

Passengers have described the “strange” and “solemn” mood inside a cruise ship after staff and guests failed to return from White Island.

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