National News

Truckers rally in Canberra in reform push

Hundreds of truck drivers, industry leaders and gig workers have descended on the nation's capital to call for safety reforms after dozens of drivers died behind the wheel in the last year.

Cross-border crime network busted in raids

Police have seized millions of dollars worth of illicit drugs, dismantled a clandestine drug lab and discovered an underground bikie clubhouse during a major operation targeting organised crime in NSW and Queensland.

Albanese lays constitutional path to Voice

Historic steps toward constitutional recognition and an Indigenous Voice to parliament will be taken at the Garma Festival, with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese recommending changes ahead of a referendum on the issue.

Crunch time for energy amid market turmoil

Coal-fired power station outages, turning on expensive gas-fired plants to plug the gap and steep global fuel prices are driving Australia's record energy costs, the latest data shows.

Treasurer reveals inflation to hit 7.75pct

The treasurer has revealed a gloomy outlook for the national economy dominated by a big spike in inflation, while asking Australians to trust Labor to build "a better future".

Monkeypox declared disease of significance

The country's chief medical officer has upgraded the federal response to monkeypox in the wake of the World Health Organisation listing the disease as a global emergency.