Highlight Stories

National

UNESCO rules Great Barrier Reef is not ‘in danger’

The United Nations world heritage committee has decided not to declare the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’, but says Australia must report back in five years time. The 21

Highlight Stories

Tsipras remains defiant against European bailout

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks to have turned his back on further negotiations on a bailout deal, again urging the Greek people to vote ‘no’ in a referendum. Mr

National

Melbourne prison riot brought under control

Correctional officers in Victoria have now regained control of a Melbourne remand centre, after a riot involving 300 inmates lasted more than 12 hours. Masked inmates at the Metropolitan Remand

World

Greece fails to make IMF repayment

The deadline for Greece to make a repayment to the International Monetary Fund has now expired, without a deal being reached with European leaders. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made

Highlight Stories

Government urged to implement radicalisation prevention strategy

A new report has urged the federal government to adopt a new strategy to prevent the radicalisation of youth by groups like the Islamic State. The report, called Gen Y

World

EU leaders urge Tsipras to continue Greek debt negotiations

European leaders are appealing to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to agree to proposals put forward to help solve the country’s debt crisis. It comes after Mr Tsipras has announced

Highlight Stories

Nyngan killer charged with two murders

The man charged with the murder of two people on a rural property in rural NSW has been denied bail and remanded in custody. The body of 28-year-old Jacob Cumberland

World

Greek banks close amid continued debt crisis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced all of the country’s banks will be shut today and capital controls will be imposed, to prevent cash withdrawals. The measure has been

Highlight Stories

Government announces superannuation fund shake-up

The Federal government has announced a major changes today to Australia’s superannuation system. Under the draft legislation, superannuation funds will be required to have an independent chairman, and at least

National

ABC admits error of judgement but says it is “on the side of Australia”

Australia’s national broadcaster the ABC has hit back at criticisms from the federal government, saying the ABC is on the side of Australia. It comes after the government announced yesterday