National News

Mehajer wants bail varied 'for his safety'

Disgraced Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer is seeking legal access to a mobile phone because "his safety is paramount" and prison officers had intelligence there was a $250,000 bounty on his head, his lawyer says.

Fifita hints at another Tongan defection

Andrew Fifita has suggested that Brisbane tearaway David Fifita could follow Broncos teammate Tevita Pangai Jr and shun State of Origin to pledge allegiance to Tonga.

RFS pauses NSW burns while smoke clears

Hazard reduction burns across Sydney have been suspended for at least 24 hours to allow smoke from earlier burns to clear, with agencies considering whether to go ahead with a planned burn near Wollongong.

Qld premier orders deadline on Adani

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has reacted to Queensland's rejection of federal Labor by ordering an urgent meeting with Indian mining giant Adani to resolve the drawn out delays plaguing the project.

Cooper makes late Origin selection plea

Gavin Cooper has issued a plea for State of Origin selection, believing his experience and leadership qualities can make him an invaluable member of the Maroons.

US: Syria may be using chemical weapons

The United States has seen signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in northwest Syria, the US State Department says.