National News

Epic fail by Coles in Little Shop range

An Aussie mum who's been teaching her son about money says the five-year-old was left scratching his head when he found a 25-cent coin in the new Little Shop toy range by Coles.

Drought fund won't rob infrastructure: PM

Scott Morrison insists a $3.9 billion drought-proofing kitty won't affect the national rollout of roads and rail lines, after Labor urged the government to find another source for the cash.

'Likes' to be hidden on Instagram in Aust

Instagram users in Australia will no longer be able to see how many 'likes' a post has a received under trial changes to "remove pressure" on the digital platform's users.

'Please someone' among teen's final texts

Lost and intoxicated, a Sydney teenager sent increasingly incoherent texts to friends as she wandered a music festival ground before collapsing and dying, her inquest has been told.

Aged care work can be 'sad and morbid'

Working in aged care can be sad, morbid and even terrifying, particularly when staff are trying to look after someone "living a life of hell", an inquiry has been told.