National News

Australian social workers' jobs at risk

Social workers helping people in the homelessness, domestic violence, disability and mental health sectors are at risk of losing their jobs if federal funding is not extended.

Bushfire assistance under cyber attack

Charities are being forced to engage cybersecurity experts to combat fraudulent claims for assistance with the Australian Red Cross having to fend off hundreds of bot-generated submissions for bushfire relief grants.

Ex-NRL star spared jail for drug dealing

He's now a convicted drug trafficker, but after an "extreme wake-up call" ex-Newcastle Knights NRL captain Jarrod Mullen wants to return to professional rugby league.

Clifford's chance to claim Cowboys No.6

Jake Clifford will get another chance to press his claims for the North Queensland No.6 with halves rival Scott Drinkwater sidelined for the pre-season trial against Melbourne on Saturday.

Holmes' comforts helpful in NRL return

Nostalgic drives past his former primary school are a sign Valentine Holmes is relishing his return home, with the North Queensland fullback confident such comforts will only help his transition back into the NRL.

Manly rep stars to miss opening NRL rounds

Manly will look to their forward depth in the opening rounds of the NRL season with stars Jake Trbojevic and Addin Fonua-Blake to miss the first few weeks after undergoing shoulder surgery.