national news pageheader 2018

Australia sends help to riot-hit Solomons

Australia is sending police, diplomats and defence personnel to the Solomon Islands to provide stability and security after rioting in the capital Honiara.

Victoria scraps domestic travel permits

Victoria's domestic travel permit system has ended, with anyone from Australian states and territories permitted to enter regardless of their vaccination status.

Bureau declares La Nina weather event

Australian meteorologists have declared a La Nina weather event is now under way, with the country's wettest spring in 10 years to continue into summer.

NASA to divert asteroid with satellite

US space agency NASA is preparing to launch a satellite that will deliberately crash into an asteroid, aiming to alter its course in the first...

US parade crash suspect was out on bail

The man accused of deliberately driving his car into a Christmas parade near Milwaukee, killing five people and injuring dozens, was out on bail from...