National News

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.

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 he passes the baton to heir apparent Kalyn Ponga.

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.

Illicit smoke ring found in Melbourne

An illicit tobacco smuggling operation based in Melbourne's eastern suburbs has been smashed following an Australian Border Force investigation.

Family 'support' after worksite death

A man has died almost two weeks after he was allegedly hit in the head with piling rig cable while working on the West Gate Tunnel Project in Melbourne.

Drug smuggling no game for Aus man

A man who allegedly imported two kilograms of pseudoephedrine into Sydney hidden in board games has been charged with trafficking a controlled drug and possessing equipment.