National News

Coalition does deal on $4b disaster fund

Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has launched a blistering attack on major parties over a deal to create a $4 billion disaster relief fund at the expense of education funding.

Qld minister, Reef boss talk shark policy

Queensland's fisheries minister will meet with the head of the Great Barrier Reef marine park after a court blocked the government from catching and killing sharks.

LA basketballer accused of Aust death

The Hollywood tragedy involving Australian man Andrew Mallard and promising young Los Angeles basketballer Kristopher Ryan Smith is set to be resolved with a plea deal in a Californian court next month.

Ex-NRL player's grope 'brazen': judge

A former NRL player found guilty of groping a female casino worker while celebrating Queensland winning the 2017 State of Origin decider has avoided going to jail.

Man questioned over hidden Dutch family

Dutch police have questioned a man who paid the rent on a farmhouse where six members of a family were found locked away in a secret room after apparently living for years in isolation.