National News

Vic Archbishop believes Pell is innocent

Catholic Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli believes convicted pedophile Cardinal George Pell when he protests his innocence, and wonders if the sole living victim got the name of his abuser wrong.

Success not far away for Knights: Brown

Nathan Brown has declared a drought-breaking premiership for Newcastle is closer than most think as the NRL club searches for his replacement as coach.

Pangai NRL ban 'unfair': Ofahengaue

Over the top. Unfair. Excessive.NRL players have not held back over Tevita Pangai's five match crusher tackle ban, with Brisbane teammate Joe Ofahengaue even admitting he wasn't sure what constituted a dangerous contact charge any more.

Qld protesters defy proposed protest law

Protesters have disputed claims they are filling devices with glass and butane gas to harm authorities who remove them from Queensland roads and train tracks.

Hasbro to cut plastics in toy packaging

Toy maker Hasbro is giving plastic packaging the boot.It said on Tuesday that all packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022.

Adani refuses to bow to climate activists

A climate activist has locked himself to machinery at Adani's Queensland mine site in defiance of the state government's move to outlaw lock-on protest devices.

Smith targets return in Ashes tour game

Steve Smith hopes to return from concussion in next week's low-key tour game against Derbyshire, having run out of time in his bid to be fit for the third Ashes Test.