National News

Industrial actions disappoint NSW premier

The NSW premier says he is disappointed at industrial action by the rail and nurses' unions, as commuters are warned of widespread delays and nurses vote to ramp up pressure on the government.

Cops could have stopped DV deaths: coroner

A coroner investigating the deaths of a woman and her ex-partner in a fire he started has called for urgent reforms to address the "inadequate response" of Queensland police to domestic violence.

Asia-Pacific military boost needed: PM

The rise of China and other autocratic governments has fuelled the need for more military cooperation between Australia and its Asia-Pacific allies, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says.

Biden signs gun safety bill into law

US President Joe Biden signed into law the first major federal gun reform in three decades, days after a decision, which he condemned, by the Supreme Court expanding firearm owners' rights.

US companies give abortion travel benefit

US companies including Walt Disney Co and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc say they will cover employees' expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade.

Believe in RBA to avoid recession: Lowe

If Australians don't have faith in the Reserve Bank's promise of a "narrow path" to avoid recession, they could end up being the cause of one, the central bank's governor Philip Lowe has warned.

McKeown, mixed world record fires Aussies

Mollie O'Callaghan has made it a hat-trick of golds while leading the mixed 4x100m relay quartet to Australia's first global landmark at this year's world swimming championships.