National news

Australia's residential construction sector is likely to shift from boom to bust over the next two years, with the biggest drop in new work since the financial crisis a decade ago.

Julie Bishop warns that Russia will try to exploit US President Donald Trump's bid to engage with Vladimir Putin to escape responsibility for recent atrocities, including shooting down a Malaysian Airlines flight and annexing Crimea.

In Australia, it can take four generations to overcome poverty. But on a global scale, that's actually pretty fast.

It's been called the "invisible" condition, but for sufferers like Kirsty Buhlert-Smith, chronic pain has changed everything about her life.

Astrophysicist and former soldier Edward Poljak is the lead plaintiff in a complaint against Facebook that could become a class action. He hopes the case will encourage people to be more careful with what they share online.

Thirteen years after 'that' no-look flick pass which won the Wests Tigers their only NRL premiership, Benji Marshall is talking about mentoring young players instead of making chip kicks and sidesteps.

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Police believe two men knocked on the front door and then shot a 46-year-old man in the back in a "targeted attack" at an apartment complex in Sydney's west last night.

Triple-0 call takers are receiving weekly visits from therapy dogs as part of a program aimed at reducing stress, lifting morale and providing welcome respite from the relentless abuse they cop from callers.

Northern Territory

Five months after the rape of a two-year-old girl and following mounting criticism of the Federal Government's apparent lack of interest in Indigenous issues in northern Australia, the Prime Minister visits the embattled town of Tennant Creek.


Luke Smith is granted bail with strict conditions, appearing in court on assault charges with a bloodstained bandage on his head after spending the weekend in the police watch house in Beenleigh, south of Brisbane.

Strangulation attacks that leave victims fearing they are about to die can lead to strokes and brain injury, but often result in perpetrators getting charged with the lowest level of assault, according to anti-domestic violence campaigners.

Ruben McDornan, the sole survivor of the trawler Dianne that capsized off the Queensland coast last year, tells Nine's 60 Minutes he heard banging from inside the overturned boat as it sank with his crewmen on board.

South Australia

About 200 galahs die in the South Australian town of Burra, prompting investigations by the state's Environment Department and the local council and speculation they were poisoned.

Former prison guard Daniel Grant Nelson is serving time for attacking his ex-girlfriend and another man with a knuckleduster. Now, he's being investigated for running an "anti-social" clothing line.


Sarah Paino was pregnant and had her two-year-old son in the car when she was killed by a joyrider who sped through a red light in a stolen car. Now her partner is suing the driver for damages over the Hobart mother's death.

Tasmania has its "strongest economy in years", with a number of factors combining to create a "virtuous economic cycle", but ageing population and education issues darken the future.


AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan rules out separating opposing supporters, after a brawl erupted following Geelong's after-the-siren victory over Melbourne on Saturday night.

Amid a growing wave of criticism for parties either side of the live export debate, a social media post hoping to turn the conversation around has gone viral.

Vulnerable consumers are missing out on the benefits of a Victorian Government program offering households a $50 bonus to find a better deal online for cheaper power, consumer groups warn.

Western Australia

A woman is flown to hospital in Perth with deep leg wounds after being attacked by a suspected pack of dingoes at a remote Pilbara mine site.

Amid a growing wave of criticism for parties either side of the live export debate, a social media post hoping to turn the conversation around has gone viral.