National News

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Can you pass new learners’ test?

Can you pass new learners’ test?

QUEENSLAND is phasing out its old learner driver exam with teens now facing a new online test, which even experienced drivers might find a bit tricky.

Health warning as dust storm approaches SEQ

Health warning as dust storm approaches SEQ

HEALTH officials are warning Queenslanders with respiratory issues to take precautions, after gusty winds deliver the tail end of a dust storm.

'Out to get her': Bali Nine drug smuggler's life at risk

'Out to get her': Bali Nine drug smuggler's life at risk

CONVICTED drug smuggler Renae Lawrence is back in Australia but her freedom will forever be tainted — because people here are out to get her.

Lone sailor rescued off Mackay coast tells incredible tale

Lone sailor rescued off Mackay coast tells incredible tale

HAWAIIAN man, 29, says he sustained himself for three years by catching and drying fish as well as eating goats, chased down across the region's many islands.

Dust storm ‘size of Tasmania’ about to hit east coast

Dust storm ‘size of Tasmania’ about to hit east coast

FORECASTERS are warning a massive dust storm — similar 2009’s spectacular red haze — is bearing down on Sydney and Canberra today.

A drone's view of Queensland's migrating whales

A drone's view of Queensland's migrating whales

CONSUMER drones are offering scientists from the University of the Sunshine Coast a spectacular view of migrating humpback whales.

Dad's dramatic transformation after losing 73kgs

Dad's dramatic transformation after losing 73kgs

"My sons were embarrassed of me"

‘Not guilty’ after almost 20 years in jail

‘Not guilty’ after almost 20 years in jail

AN AUSTRALIAN man who spent 19 years in jail for the murder of a top cop didn’t actually do it, a jury has found.

How an asteroid destroyed ancient land

How an asteroid destroyed ancient land

WAS this the end of Sodom? A superheated asteroid exploded in the sky above the Dead Sea 3700 years ago, obliterating the cities below.

High school sweethearts killed in crash

High school sweethearts killed in crash

TWO teens planning to spend their lives together were tragically killed when their car collided with a teacher from their school.

Spread the word about Wave at a Truckie Day

Spread the word about Wave at a Truckie Day

THE founder of Wave at a Truckie Day, Doug Kirby, doesn't care where you live in Australia but he would love people of all ages to participate in the event.

Tiff Hall’s 'bloated stomach' photo shocks instagram

Tiff Hall’s 'bloated stomach' photo shocks instagram

The SUPER-fit trainer is normally sporting a rock-hard six-pack, but today she’s shared a photo where she looks very different.

Sex, drugs, crime: Underworld life of bikie ‘Kaos’

Sex, drugs, crime: Underworld life of bikie ‘Kaos’

A former NSW police detective has revealed explosive details on slain Bandidos boss Michael ‘Kaos’ Kulakowski revealing his life of sex, crime and drugs.

Broncos blink first in coaching stand-off

Broncos blink first in coaching stand-off

An unprecedented and untenable coaching stand-off in the NRL is set to be resolved by Christmas, with the Broncos reportedly ready to pay out Wayne Bennett.

AFL draft: Teen footy freak to take Australia by storm

AFL draft: Teen footy freak to take Australia by storm

All eyes will be on 18-year-old superstar-in-waiting Sam Walsh when the AFL draft kicks off tonight. Here’s everything you need to know.

DiCaprio snubs Hemsworth, twice

DiCaprio snubs Hemsworth, twice

All Chris Hemsworth wanted to do was have a chat with Leo DiCaprio over a beer, but the megastar wouldn’t give him the time of the day.

Huge dust storm threatens Sydney

Huge dust storm threatens Sydney

Forecasters are warning a massive dust storm — similar 2009’s spectacular red haze — is bearing down on Sydney and Canberra today.

Cop slammed for injured kangaroo shooting

Cop slammed for injured kangaroo shooting

A police officer is copping major backlash online after attempting to kill an injured kangaroo by shooting it multiple times. WARNING: Graphic Content

Beach baby mum’s affluent background

Beach baby mum’s affluent background

The young mum of a baby found dead on a beach was private schoolgirl and a popular uni student before she found herself homeless with two kids.

Turnbull fires up over Instagram drama

Turnbull fires up over Instagram drama

He was one of the first to follow an Instagram page calling for Tony Abbott to be kicked out of parliament, but the former PM says there’s nothing to see here.

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