National News

Slater passes Maroons baton to Ponga

Billy Slater will trudge off into State of Origin retirement knowing his beloved Queensland No.1 jersey is in safe hands when it's passed on to heir apparent Kalyn Ponga.

SA court dismisses murderer's appeal

An Adelaide murderer who insists he had no part in bashing and stabbing a man to death has had an appeal against his conviction dismissed.

Qld euthanasia law reform push continues

Advocates for voluntary assisted dying are urging the Queensland government to push ahead with a parliamentary inquiry into the measure, but it remains officially on the backburner.

Dreamworld safety wasn't 'as it should be'

The former workplace health and safety manager of Dreamworld has admitted the theme park's safety systems were inadequate at the time four people died on a malfunctioning ride.

Thurston hits out at Maroons 'dumb' play

One year after Andrew Johns labelled NSW 'dumb' for their State of Origin choke, Queensland champion Johnathan Thurston has done likewise on his beloved Maroons.

Call to airlines to keep Qld family in Aus

Australian airline Qantas and 11 other carriers are being petitioned to refuse to take two Tamils and their Australian-born children to their homeland in Sri Lanka.