National News

Govt responds to Assange extradition call

The federal government will continue to offer consular assistance to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after Britain's decision to allow his extradition to the United States.

COVID-19 health funding measures extended

Funding for Australia's health response to COVID-19 has been extended to the end of the year, following talks between the prime minister and state and territory leaders.

Witness says Dawson asked how to kill wife

On a crowded flight from the Gold Coast in 1975, Christopher Michael Dawson asked one of his fellow rugby league players whether he knew someone who could get rid of his wife, a court has heard.

Labour market tightens as 60,600 find work

Australia's labour market continues to tighten with a further 60,600 people finding a job in May, keeping open the risk of a further 50 basis point increase in the official cash rate in July.

Minimum wage rise the right decision: PM

The Fair Work Commission's decision to increase the minimum wage by 5.2 per cent was the correct one, despite concerns raised by business groups, the prime minister says.