National News

Government online portal gets back to work

Australians trying to take advantage of new tax breaks or report their income to Centrelink have been stymied as the main online portal for government services went down for several hours.

Aged-care home shutdown 'wake up call'

Aged-care facilities across Australia are at "risk of failure" without adequate federal funding, the industry's peak body has warned, after the sudden shut down of a Queensland facility left residents stranded.

Court rejects indigenous action over dump

The Federal Court has dismissed a bid by a group of native title holders to influence and potentially block the construction of a nuclear waste dump on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula.

Twitter suffers hour-long global outage

Twitter users worldwide were unable to access the social-networking site for about an hour, with an outage that affected both mobile and web platforms.

US House panel to subpoena Kushner, others

The Democratic-led US House Judiciary Committee has voted to authorise subpoenas for a dozen witnesses including President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner.

Cop strip search 'nice and slow': patron

A police officer allegedly warned she'd make a strip search "nice and slow" if a Sydney music festival attendee didn't tell her where she was hiding drugs.

Whistleblower still hoping for open court

A former military lawyer charged with leaking classified information to the media has struck a deal with the Commonwealth about how the sensitive information will be dealt with in court.