National News

Charles to be next head of Commonwealth

Prince Charles has been approved as the successor to Queen Elizabeth as head of the Commonwealth at a meeting of the group's heads of government in Windsor, Sky News reports, citing unnamed sources.

NT to spend $229m to fix juvenile system

The footage of a teenaged Dylan Voller tied to a restraining chair in a spit-hood prompting a Royal Commission has culminated in the Northern Territory government committing $229.6 million to fix its broken detention system.

Cowboys must snap out of it: Green

North Queensland coach Paul Green has snapped at suggestions his side's poor form is related to their dramatic path to last season's NRL grand final.

Queensland gyrocopter pilot found dead

The body of a gyrocopter pilot has been found in central Queensland after a teenage boy spotted it flying very low, it's engine apparently failing.

Lance Armstrong settles $US100m lawsuit

Lance Armstrong has reached a $US5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $US100 million in damages from the cyclist.

No plastic straw ban for Australia

Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds could be banned in the United Kingdom, but Malcolm Turnbull stopped short of backing a similar ban at home.

Kidman, Jackman, NZ PM on Time's top 100

Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have made Time's list of 2018's 100 most influential people alongside an eclectic group including US President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, soon-to-be member of the British royal family Meghan Markle and Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman.