National News

NT man fined for leaving quarantine early

A man with just one day of mandatory quarantine to go in the Northern Territory has been hit with a $5000 fine after he was caught trying to sneak out early.

Campaign to tackle COVID drinking habits

Many Australians have picked up new habits during the coronavirus lockdown with almost one in eight drinking alcohol every day since the pandemic began, a survey has found.

Flooding on NSW south coast will worsen

SES volunteers have responded to more than 200 calls and conducted seven rescues on NSW's south coast, after areas flooded only last week receive another drenching.

NSW needs 1000 more firies, union says

A thousand more permanent professional firefighters are needed in NSW to help the state avoid the devastation of another Black Summer, a public service union says.