National News

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Dastyari cracks: ‘I blew up my life’

Dastyari cracks: ‘I blew up my life’

Sam Dastyari confesses to doing “every single drug” during a rant about his downfall on I’m a Celebrity, which was slammed on Twitter.

Unruly travellers’ deportation looms

Unruly travellers’ deportation looms

The family at the centre of a storm after leaving rubbish at a popular New Zealand beach have spoken out for the first time.

Man caught cheating on stranger’s Snapchat

Man caught cheating on stranger’s Snapchat

An Aussie posted an innocent video on Snapchat showing off his dance moves on a night out and was stunned to discover he’d inadvertently outed an alleged cheater.

Aussie kids ecstatic over Meghan and Harry letter

Aussie kids ecstatic over Meghan and Harry letter

An Aussie family have shared their excitement after receiving a thank you letter from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, that came with a personal touch.

Name of accused killer still protected

Name of accused killer still protected

The media is still being prevented from publishing the name of the man accused of killing backpacker Grace Millane, following a not guilty plea.

Opal Tower: ‘It’s become an Australian nightmare’

Opal Tower: ‘It’s become an Australian nightmare’

No end is in sight for residents left homeless after being evacuated from Sydney’s Opal Tower as the interim report was released.

Missing teen caught in rip, swept out to sea

Missing teen caught in rip, swept out to sea

Grave fears are held for a Victorian teenager who went missing after getting into difficulty while wading at a popular South Australia beach yesterday.

Aussies face worst heatwave in eight years

Aussies face worst heatwave in eight years

There will be “no reprieve” from an unprecedented heatwave which in some areas is the most intense burst of heat for eight years.

Australian soldier dies in training exercise

Australian soldier dies in training exercise

A routine training exercise at an Army base in central Victoria went horribly wrong yesterday when a soldier collapsed and died.

Warwick Capper’s tips to making more babies

premium_icon Warwick Capper’s tips to making more babies

SELF-proclaimed sex symbol Warwick Capper has accepted the blame for a drop in fertility, and now he is offering advice on how to fix it.

Woman’s lavish shopping list with stolen $710k

premium_icon Woman’s lavish shopping list with stolen $710k

What would you spend $710,000 on? This Gold Coast woman sure knew what to do with it. The only problem: it wasn’t hers.

NT's favourite politcal pooch dies aged 112 in dog years

NT's favourite politcal pooch dies aged 112 in dog years

THE Territory’s favourite political pooch, Princess Scrumpy of Scrumpyton, has died peacefully in her owner’s arms just four weeks’ shy of her 17th birthday

Queensland's baby-booming suburbs

premium_icon Queensland's baby-booming suburbs

Five Queensland centres stand out as the state’s baby boom capitals, as new birth rate figures are revealed, with a city that offers “incredible opportunities for...

EXCLUSIVE: By George it's a big year

premium_icon EXCLUSIVE: By George it's a big year

Dawson MP George Christensen tells all in a one-on-one chat with The Daily Mercury

British MPs reject May's Brexit deal

British MPs reject May's Brexit deal

Brexit has been thrown into chaos after MPs dramatically voted down PM Theresa Maya’s controversial deal to quit the EU.

Sign sums up Sydney’s biggest problem

Sign sums up Sydney’s biggest problem

A powerful sign written by a disgruntled RSL club employee has gone viral for summing up why people are so frustrated living in Sydney.

How scammers got woman’s $150k inheritance

premium_icon How scammers got woman’s $150k inheritance

A woman has lost her inheritance of close to $150,000 from the sale of a Queensland house after a wire transfer failed to make it into her bank account.

Our holiday hotspots in laughable tourism snub

premium_icon Our holiday hotspots in laughable tourism snub

Queensland tourism has been dealt a major snub by a major national tourism award that lists Australia’s town of the year.

Supermarket threat to drought-hit farmers

premium_icon Supermarket threat to drought-hit farmers

Desperate Queensland farmers are spending up to $40,000 a week to keep their properties running, as more than half the state is drought-declared.

REVEALED: How Coombe obtained almost half a million dollars

premium_icon REVEALED: How Coombe obtained almost half a million dollars

THE former president of Central Queensland Rugby Union has been jailed for fraudulently obtaining a loan. This is how he did it.

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