National News

Typhoon Hagibis death toll rises to 48

Rescue crews in Japan have dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 48 people dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan.

Probe into Alice Springs power outage

An investigation is underway into a major blackout that hit the Alice Springs area, with union officials saying the outage could have been avoided.

WA plan to stop cane toads killing animals

Benign small cane toads are being released ahead of the toxic bigger ones at the frontline of the invasion in Western Australia's Kimberley region, in a bid to teach native predators not to eat them.

Minister rejects Newstart boost again

The plight of Australians subsisting on Newstart is in the spotlight again during Anti-Poverty Week, but the Morrison government isn't budging in the face of widespread calls to lift the dole payment.