National News

Fri 14 Jun 2019

‘Rock bottom’: Banks punishing your savings account

‘Rock bottom’: Banks punishing your savings account

A week after pleasing borrowers by passing on the Reserve Bank’s rate cut, the big banks are starting to penalise savers.

Most Aussie farewell ever for Bob Hawke

Most Aussie farewell ever for Bob Hawke

Memorials for political giants are usually sombre affairs but Bob Hawke’s will be the most Aussie service ever, with an iconic song featuring.

Cormann can't pass tax cuts without Labor

Cormann can't pass tax cuts without Labor

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann is ramping up pressure on Labor to support the coalition's whole tax plan, as he refuses to cut deals with crossbench senators.

Milk recalled over contamination fears

Milk recalled over contamination fears

EIGHT varieties of milk sold in Coles, Woolworths and IGA have been recalled over fears they may contain “cleaning solution”.

Trump admits intention to break US laws

Trump admits intention to break US laws

Donald Trump quickly amended a tweet he posted suggesting he wasn’t quite sure about Prince Charles’ job. Wait until you sea it!

Thu 13 Jun 2019

Kmart’s huge $103m headache revealed

Kmart’s huge $103m headache revealed

They are two of the best-loved stores in the country. But shock new numbers have revealed a big problem facing Kmart and Target.

How we all eat 5g of plastic each week

How we all eat 5g of plastic each week

Every week each Australian inadvertently eats 5g of plastic — that’s the amount of plastic it takes to make a credit card.

Major red flag for Aussie economy

Major red flag for Aussie economy

Data out this week has revealed an unusually bad result — providing another frightening sign for the Australian economy.

Video reveals scary $6m ‘Aussie’ problem

Video reveals scary $6m ‘Aussie’ problem

Kate O’Connell was driving to Perth when a hidden danger appeared “out of nowhere” — and cost her $1100. And she’s not alone.

Good friends unite to shave heads in cancer fundraiser

Good friends unite to shave heads in cancer fundraiser

Trio were overwhelmed by support that helped them raise more than $2500 for the oncology unit at Tweed Heads Hospital.

Wed 12 Jun 2019

Coolum veteran wins surf title on his home waves

Coolum veteran wins surf title on his home waves

VETERAN Coolum Beach surfer Bruce Dunne has won the Queensland title in the over 60 men's division of the 2019 Masters Surf Series on the Sunshine Coast.

Radio star speaks up about cancer in Men's Health Week

Radio star speaks up about cancer in Men's Health Week

KIP Wightman is used to lending his voice to the airways, but now he's using it to speak up about men's health.

Fury at ‘disgusting’ sentence for ice crash

Fury at ‘disgusting’ sentence for ice crash

The mother of a young man killed by a driver affected by ice has screamed at his sentencing, calling it “no deterrent” outside the court.

Details on Meghan, Harry’s next royal tour

Details on Meghan, Harry’s next royal tour

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and their newborn baby Archie are set to make their international debut as a family in just a couple of months.

Urgent recall of baby sleep bags

Urgent recall of baby sleep bags

A range of popular cotton baby sleep bags has been recalled over fire safety fears.

Exhibition urges young people to have the courage to care

Exhibition urges young people to have the courage to care

FOR the first time in its 20-year history, the unique Courage to Care exhibition has come to the Gold Coast until June 28.

How Aussies are missing out on billions

How Aussies are missing out on billions

Australia is one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to this simple measure, but it could save us billions if we took it seriously.

Tue 11 Jun 2019

‘So grim’: Aussie retail now in recession

‘So grim’: Aussie retail now in recession

The Australian economy has been dealt another blow, with a major bank declaring the retail sector is “clearly in recession”.

Virgin Australia: Two ‘best’ plane seats everyone wants

Virgin Australia: Two ‘best’ plane seats everyone wants

On any given flight, these two seats are overwhelmingly the most popular. One might make sense, but the other may seem surprising.

‘Rain event’ to destroy ‘best ever’ snow season

‘Rain event’ to destroy ‘best ever’ snow season

Just two weeks ago, snow lovers were dancing in more than 70cm of fresh powder. But this week, the slopes will face an unwelcome change.

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