National News

Rural road crash claims cricketer Symonds

Global tributes have followed the death of former Australian Test cricketer Andrew Symonds, killed when his vehicle rolled off a rural road in Far North Queensland.

Fatal shooting latest in gangland 'war'

The nephew of slain gangland figure Mahmoud "Brownie" Ahmad has been shot dead at his western Sydney home in the city's second deadly gangland shooting this week.

PM strikes empathetic tone as vote looms

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his leadership style will be more empathetic if re-elected, as he seeks to woo voters put off by his self-described 'bulldozer manner' in the final week of election campaigning.

Children urged to ditch devices for sport

Australian children are being urged to get off their devices and back on to sporting fields as the country emerges from a period marked by pandemic lockdowns and other heavy COVID-19 restrictions.

Underage drinkers put down the bottle

In this social media age, where risky behaviour can be broadcast widely online, the number of Aussie teens drinking underage has dropped drastically.

Conman Foster granted bail by Qld court

Serial swindler Peter Foster brought out the big guns - Karl Stefanovic, 60 Minutes and the ABC's Media Watch - before being granted bail in a Queensland court.