National News

Amazon destruction speeds up for 2nd month

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose 43 per cent in April from the same month a year ago, preliminary government data shows, the second consecutive monthly rise as destruction picked up before the annual burning season.

De Belin jury to continue for second week

A jury deliberating on rape charges against NRL footballer Jack de Belin will return for a sixth day of discussion, after failing to reach a verdict on Friday.

NSW restrictions back, flights to NZ off

Sydneysiders will again be forced to wear their masks on public transport and New Zealand has halted flights from NSW after two new COVID-19 cases set the state on edge again.

Hayne jailed at least 3 years 8 months

Disgraced former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has been jailed for at least three years and eight months for sexually assaulting a young woman who says he has destroyed her life.

NSW to overhaul international licences

International driver's licence holders from all Australian visa classes may soon be forced to convert to a NSW licence after three months in the state, the transport minister says.