National News

Lam urges safe end to Hong Kong stand-off

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam says she hopes a stand-off between police and hold-out anti-government protesters can be resolved with police told to handle the process humanely.

Inquiry hears 5G network health concerns

The rollout of the 5G tech on water towers could lead to faecal contamination of water as "critters" invaded the towers, federal parliamentarians have been told.

Marsters' NRL scenery change at Cowboys

North Queensland recruit Esan Marsters believes he can produce his best football in Townsville after being inconsistent last NRL season with the Wests Tigers.

Nationals defend controversial jobs scheme

Nationals leader Michael McCormack has defended a controversial regional jobs fund that handed out cash to projects against the advice of department officials.

CommInsure to refund $12m over phone sales

CommInsure has pleaded guilty to 87 counts of unlawfully selling life insurance policies in unsolicited phonecalls, marking the first criminal conviction against a major bank since the financial services royal commission.