National News

Locals prepare to flee massive Qld fire

Exhausted firefighters are working to contain more than 80 fires still burning across Queensland before a severe heatwave brings sweltering conditions.

'Alarming' rise in attacks on Muslim women

The peak body for Australian Muslims says it's not surprised by a report that suggests Islamophobic incidents are on the rise, with girls and women the most likely to be abused in public.

State deals to drive down power prices

The Morrison government has offered to do individual deals with each state in a bid to further drive down power prices and ensure electricity reliability.

Folau bushfire comments 'insensitive': PM

Scott Morrison has blasted Israel Folau's "appallingly insensitive" comments, while Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese called the sacked Wallabies star "reprehensible".

Penis enlarger didn't rort medevac: Labor

Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon has rejected Barnaby Joyce's claim an asylum-seeker used the controversial medevac laws to get into Australia following a botched penis enlargement.

Resident charged after WA house fire

A 37-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage by fire after allegedly setting his own house alight in regional WA, causing up to $300,000 damage.