National News

WA plan to stop cane toads killing animals

Benign small cane toads are being released ahead of the toxic bigger ones at the frontline of the invasion in Western Australia's Kimberley region, in a bid to teach native predators not to eat them.

Watchdog unleashed on big banks' rates

The big banks will explain to the competition watchdog why they're not passing on interest rate cuts, as customers are urged to shop around instead of staying with their lenders.

Competition watchdog to investigate banks

COMPETITION WATCHDOG TO INVESTIGATE BANKING SECTOR:* Investigate prices charged for residential mortgages across entire market, including by major banks, smaller banks, and non-bank lenders;* Consider how banks make pricing decisions, including passing on movements in...

Cop bill over climate change protest

Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be spent on overtime for police officers who worked during week-long climate change protests in MelbourneVictoria Police Commander Tim Hansen said on Sunday the force was still totalling the...

Cops catch driver at four times over limit

An unlicensed driver has been nabbed behind the wheel while allegedly more than four times the legal alcohol limit after other frightened drivers alerted police.

Perth traffic stop turns into drug bust

A driver who was stopped by police in Perth will appear in court after he was allegedly found with several drugs, including cocaine, MDMA and anabolic steroids.