Category: National

School funding ignites war of words

The Federal Government’s announcement of billions of dollars for Independent schools has already been rejected by some states. Those opposed say it’s a vote buying exercise, favouring wealthy private schools over the public system. Chris Smith reports.

Tigers and Pies go head to head in first prelim final

It’s the pointy end of the football season. Richmond and Collingwood are playing the first of the finals at the MCG. The sell-out game is the most anticipated preliminary final in years. Laura Fell reports.

Tough new penalties passed for fruit tampering

So-called “food terrorists” now face between 10 to 15 years behind bars. Parliament passed the tough new penalties in less than four hours. Madison Brown reports.

Dutton dodges no-confidence vote

One vote has saved Peter Dutton from facing a no-confidence motion, for misleading parliament. But the Opposition vows to continue the pressure on the Minister. In the meantime, Scott Morrison went bush to talk ‘common sense’ about helping drought stricken

Thousands turn out to see Tigers train

Richmond face Collingwood tomorrow night for the first spot in this year’s AFL Grand Final. This morning “tiger-land’s” home ground was a sea of yellow and black. Daniele Antonaglia reports.

Commonwealth steps up to help strawberry growers

The fruit sabotage crisis continues to worry government. The Prime Minister has labelled the perpetrators “cowards and grubs” and joined Queensland in offering a one million dollar assistance package to growers. Chris Smith reports.

Fruit sabotage saga hits hard

A powerful message today, about the tragedy of the fruit sabotage saga. A Queensland farming family released a video of them dumping their entire strawberry stock. The State Government has announced financial help for growers but it may be too

Sudmalis quits blaming bullying and branch-stacking

Prime Minister Scott Morrison maintains bullying is not an issue within the Liberal party despite the resignation of yet another female Liberal MP. Backbencher Anne Sudmalis will quit politics at the next election, blaming “branch-stacking, undermining and leaks”. James Kleeman

A glimpse of future tech on display

Australia’s major research think-tank, CSIRO, is unveiling its latest technology at the ‘Data 61 Live’ event in Brisbane. The free, two-day event explores the future of robotics, information technology and more. Rhys Court reports.

Burgess fronts the media

As football clubs ramp up their preps for this year’s grand finals. NRL star player Sam Burgess has broken his his silence about the lewd sexting allegations engulfing the Rabbitohs club. Telling a press conference the scandal had hurt his