National News

Massive deadly spider set to save lives

A massive funnel web spider with fangs so long they could bite through a human fingernail has been donated to a lifesaving antivenom program at the Australian Reptile Park.

Conway out of WT20 final with broken hand

New Zealand's Devon Conway is "gutted" at missing the T20 World Cup final against Australia after breaking his right hand in a moment of fury after he'd been dismissed in their semi-final triumph.

Fugitive Baluch lands back in Sydney

Accused drug lord Mostafa Baluch's stint as a fugitive is over, flying back to Sydney from the Gold Coast shackled and under police guard.

Women's Origin expansion on QRL radar

Next year's packed women's rugby league calendar has put women's State of Origin expansion ambitions on hold but the Queensland Rugby League is hopeful of multi-match campaign in 2023.

Unemployment rate spikes as more seek work

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is optimistic the Australian economy has already turned the corner despite new figures showing the jobless rate unexpectedly spiking above five per cent in October.

Acts of heroism inspire bushfire doco

In December 2019, filmmakers Justin Krook and Luke Mazzaferro were flying around Australia to promote a documentary they'd made about the future of artificial intelligence when they began to notice a troubling, and recurring, sight far below them.