National News

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Mum to royal commission: ‘I was told to abort my son’

premium_icon Mum to royal commission: ‘I was told to abort my son’

Toni Mitchell tells how doctors told her to terminate her son with a disability - Joshy - after her ultrasound nearly 20 years ago.

This NSFW 'yoni' art exhibition has thousands talking

premium_icon This NSFW 'yoni' art exhibition has thousands talking

Artist hopes to “ignite more conversations about women’s pleasure, women’s bodies and the acceptance and variety”.

Where is he now? Russell Crowe spotted on Coast

premium_icon Where is he now? Russell Crowe spotted on Coast

Hollywood star Russell Crowe has been spotted on the Coast, visiting the koala treatment ward that gained international attention for its quirky plaque.

Young mum’s pain, struck down with ’severe’ disease

premium_icon Young mum’s pain, struck down with ’severe’ disease

A Sunshine Coast mum who unknowingly had a rare and debilitating disease for months must now travel overseas for life-changing treatment.

WATCH: Teens caught with gun, meth and a stolen car

premium_icon WATCH: Teens caught with gun, meth and a stolen car

A 15 year-old-girl and a 19-year-old man are alleged to have partaken in a five day long crime spree between Gladstone and Rockhampton.

Baby Kaiden out of coma and giggling with siblings

premium_icon Baby Kaiden out of coma and giggling with siblings

The beautiful moment a grieving husband hears his son giggle from hospital bed.

Group fears $1bn Olive Downs mine will be another Adani

premium_icon Group fears $1bn Olive Downs mine will be another Adani

Both levels of government urged to stop the “argy bargy”.

Court hears sick details of Bundy dad who raped his daughter

premium_icon Court hears sick details of Bundy dad who raped his daughter

As a father he was meant to protect his daughter, but instead he poisoned her most formative years for his own perversion.

Racing greyhounds test positive for coronavirus in Bundaberg

premium_icon Racing greyhounds test positive for coronavirus in Bundaberg

BUNDABERG greyhounds have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Harry Potter star’s secret health battle

Harry Potter star’s secret health battle

Julie Walters, who played a favourite character in Harry Potter, has detailed her private struggle after initially thinking doctors where wrong.

Smiling Mokbel jailed over ongoing silence in murder investigation

premium_icon Smiling Mokbel jailed over ongoing silence in murder...

The nephew of drug kingpin Tony Mokbel has been jailed after refusing to answer questions about a fatal shooting at a boxing match.

Ex-partner charged over grisly bathtub murder

premium_icon Ex-partner charged over grisly bathtub murder

The ex-partner of Lithgow woman Jenoa Sutton has been charged over her 2012 murder. Her lifeless body was found battered in a bathtub by her shocked sister.

‘It’s not right’: Australia’s shameful rating

‘It’s not right’: Australia’s shameful rating

New figures out today about the wealth of Australians paints a bad picture, with housing prices and a lack of jobs hurting millions.

Chinese property king’s Sydney dream crashes down

premium_icon Chinese property king’s Sydney dream crashes down

Michael Guo’s dream of bringing high-class apartments came crashing down this week as 60 businesses went belly-up leaving behind a trail of creditors.

Detective wrongly crucified by social media pile-on

premium_icon Detective wrongly crucified by social media pile-on

Detective Thompson didn’t say what you think he said. But in the age of the social media pile-on, the whole truth matters little, writes Kate Kyriacou.

New rides in ambitious plan to transform Dreamworld

premium_icon New rides in ambitious plan to transform Dreamworld

Dreamworld owner Ardent has revealed ambitious plans to transform the park with new rides and attractions after reporting disappointing financial figures.

Cheating husband jailed for killing his partner

premium_icon Cheating husband jailed for killing his partner

An unfaithful husband whose wife died after he deliberately drove their car into a river to “vent his rage” has been jailed.

Cancer survivor battles to get help for women

premium_icon Cancer survivor battles to get help for women

A cancer survivor who has waited eight years for plastic surgery has vowed to keep battling for other women.

KFC’s new restaurant and secret menu changes

premium_icon KFC’s new restaurant and secret menu changes

KFC is expanding across Australia with the launch of more than 30 new restaurants, offering new ordering technology and innovation around their secret menu.

RSL branch bans Aboriginal flag

RSL branch bans Aboriginal flag

A state branch of the RSL has taken the extraordinary step of banning the Aboriginal flag and traditional indigenous ceremonies on Anzac Day.

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