National News

Qld bracing for dangerous fire threat

Queensland firefighters are working frantically to strengthen containment lines and fire breaks as the state braces for the fire danger to again ramp up to severe levels.

NT indigenous want end to police brutality

Indigenous Australians have demanded police stop brutalising them as more than 1000 people protested in Alice Springs over the shooting death of indigenous man Kumanjayi Walker.

No rain as Australia enters grim summer

Australia is staring down the barrel of a horrific summer season that will drag scorching temperatures and extreme conditions well into the new year.

Vatican acknowledges Pell appeal bid

The Vatican has again noted George Pell's claim to innocence ahead of a High Court bid to overturn the Catholic cardinal's child sexual abuse convictions.