National News

Rate spike 'difficult news' for households

Treasurer Jim Chalmers concedes a big spike in interest rates will come as difficult news for households already facing skyrocketing costs of living and wages not keeping pace with inflation.

Driver had $5.2 million hidden in truck

A South Australian courier who was caught with $5.2 million concealed in his truck was unaware he was smuggling the cash into Victoria, a Melbourne court has been told.

Greyhounds to give life in aged care homes

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but an Australian first pilot program bringing together rescued greyhounds and aged care residents hopes to prove them wrong.

Inquiry announced into Qld's DNA lab

Queensland's leading forensic lab will be scrutinised by a commission of inquiry and DNA threshold limits removed as evidence from unsolved crimes comes under review.

Google ordered to pay $715k to Barilaro

Former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro has been awarded $715,000 in defamation damages from Google for a "vindictive" social media campaign that left him traumatised.

Most employees still working from home

Flexibility and work-life balance are behind Melbourne's slow return to the office, as new data shows less than half of CBD-based employees are back full-time.

Queen graces balcony to conclude Jubilee

In a crowning moment for her Platinum Jubilee, Queen Elizabeth II has appeared at the balcony of Buckingham Palace, delighting fans who had hoped to catch a glimpse of her during the final day of festivities marking the monarch's 70 years on the throne.