National News

NSW single-use plastic bag ban next week

Lightweight single-use plastic bags will be banned in NSW next week with a swathe of other disposable items to follow suit in a bid to stop billions of bits of plastic litter entering the environment over the next 20 years.

Manchester City win PL, Burnley go down

An incredible day of goal-laden drama in the Premier League has ended with Manchester City champions, Burnley relegated, and Tottenham in the Champions League.

Tattoos vs tradition as funerals evolve

Modern Aussies have little interest in traditional funerals - they're more for being farewelled at a beach or bowlo before being pressed into a jewel, rocketed into space in a firework or tattooed into someone's skin.

Austria makes blood donation equal

Austria is relaxing its blood donation rules, which at present stop many gay and bisexual men as well all trans people from donating, Health Minister Johannes Rauch has announced.

Leaders make election eve pitch to voters

The Liberal and Labor leaders have hit the ground running in the western and southern ends of the country in the final full day of campaigning ahead of the federal election.

NSW legalises voluntary assisted dying

After decades of campaigning NSW has become the last state in Australia to pass laws allowing people with a terminal illness to voluntarily end their own life.