Category: National News

Aussie ‘caught Zika from monkey bite’

Aussie ‘caught Zika from monkey bite’

Origins … The Zika virus was first discovered in April 1947 after testing a macaque monkey in Ziika forest, Uganda. Picture: AFP FEARS that Zika could spread to Australia have grown after it was revealed …
Aussies the tightest air travellers

Aussies the tightest air travellers

Tigerair’s repainted 737-800 will operate the carrier’s new Bali flights. Picture supplied. AUSTRALIAN travellers are the most reluctant of all nationalities to shell out more for “extras” on a flight, new research has shown. The …
‘Get real Australia. This is bulls**t’

‘Get real Australia. This is bulls**t’

“This is the greatest social challenge we face in Australia.” IT should go without saying that the first episode of Q&A for 2016 will be marked by heated debate. But amid discussions about changing the …
Bookies ‘blacklist’ 350 tennis pros

Bookies ‘blacklist’ 350 tennis pros

A FORMER top Australian sports official claims suspect matches are happening every week, at all levels of tennis — around the globe — to feed international black market betting rings. A Four Corners investigation raises …
From Aussie rapper to IS jihadist

From Aussie rapper to IS jihadist

Australia’s most wanted terrorist Neil Prakash is believed to have died while fighting for Islamic State. Former Melbourne man Neil Prakash is believed to be dead. Picture: Supplied NEIL Prakash was a rapper who wrote …
The flaw in Qld’s booze crackdown

The flaw in Qld’s booze crackdown

Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says Australia has to do something about its drinking problem. QUEENSLAND’S police commissioner has called for urgent measures to curb the state’s excessive drinking, but there is one big thing …
‘Violent threats’ against schools

‘Violent threats’ against schools

NSW police confirm a number of schools have been evacuated across Sydney and an operation is underway. Police stand guard outside Sydney Girls High School after it was evacuated. Picture: Cameron Richardson. Police confirm school …
Is Uber really better than taxis?

Is Uber really better than taxis?

A report found why Uber was becoming increasingly popular. Source: Supplied AUSTRALIANS can save 800,000 hours a year just by catching an Uber instead of a taxi. A new study found people wasted an extra …
Coles dumps Bega Cheese as supplier

Coles dumps Bega Cheese as supplier

Coles chooses a new supplier for its own brand of cheese products. COLES has dumped Bega Cheese as the supplier of the supermarket chain’s own brand cheese products. Bega will be replaced by Australia’s largest …