National News

Friend tells of Tamil family's torment

A Tamil couple and their two young daughters are under enormous mental strain as they await the outcome of their desperate battle against deportation, a friend says.

Qld set for catastrophic fire conditions

Regional Queenslanders are on edge in areas where catastrophic bushfire conditions are forecast because their communities are so hard hit by drought that many dams are dry.

YouTube fined for collecting kids' data

Google's video site YouTube has been fined $US170 million ($A250 million) to settle allegations it collected children's personal data without their parents' consent.