National News

Long road ahead from recession: Frydenberg

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has warned the road out of recession for Australia will be "hard and bumpy" after the economy contracted by a record 7.0 per cent.

'Lives at risk' from shut Qld-NSW border

The NSW health minister says people's lives are being put at risk by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's decision to keep the border closed between the two states.

Sydney NYE fireworks too risky: Barilaro

It's far too risky to hold Sydney's world-famous New Year's Eve fireworks on the harbour in the midst of a pandemic, NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro says.

Qld cop wins appeal over DV leak

A Queensland police officer who leaked the address of a domestic violence survivor to her ex-husband has had his jail sentence set aside.

Qld to keep borders shut for another month

The Queensland government will keep state borders shut for least a month amid continuing concern about community transmission of COVID-19 in southern states.

RBA leaves cash rate at 0.25%

Reserve Bank officials have kept the official cash rate at the record low of 0.25 per cent as the economy remains flattened by the coronavirus recession.

Most Aussies support AI: Monash survey

Most Australians believe that artificial intelligence will do more social good than harm although a small percentage think it could lead to the end of the human race.