National News

Bolsonaro blames NGOs for Amazon fires

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has accused non-governmental organisations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires rages through social media.

Vic Archbishop believes Pell is innocent

Catholic Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli believes convicted pedophile Cardinal George Pell when he protests his innocence, and wonders if the sole living victim got the name of his abuser wrong.

Qld protesters defy proposed protest law

Protesters have disputed claims they are filling devices with glass and butane gas to harm authorities who remove them from Queensland roads and train tracks.

Hasbro to cut plastics in toy packaging

Toy maker Hasbro is giving plastic packaging the boot.It said on Tuesday that all packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022.

PNG treasurer disputes $1.5b loan figure

Australia is speaking with Papua New Guinea about giving the nation financial support, but PNG's treasurer has hosed down reports his government wants a $1.5 billion loan.

Tyrrell neighbour faced damaging questions

Former high-profile NSW police detective Gary Jubelin has come under fire at an inquest into the disappearance of William Tyrrell over his questioning of an elderly neighbour during the investigation.

Qld to outlaw traffic-stopping devices

Protesters who use devices to lock themselves together and make it harder to be removed from Queensland roads and train tracks could soon face prison time and hefty fines.

Warriors NRL boss puts players on notice

Impatient Warriors boss Cameron George will consider termination talks with some of his under-performing players if he doesn't see more effort over the closing three weeks of the NRL regular season.