Aussies quick to help neighbours: survey

Close to nine out of 10 Australians say they want to help during local natural disasters and emergencies within the next two years, according to a new survey.

Fifita, Taumalolo named in Tonga team

Andrew Fifita and Jason Taumalolo will once again provide the hard yards and the headlines for Tonga in Saturday's Pacific Test against Samoa in Sydney.

Man hits woman with piece of wood

A man has allegedly punched a woman in the back of the head and continued to attack her as she lay on the ground outside a Perth home.

Steel cells built for terror suspects

Ten purpose-built "escape-proof" cement and steel cells have been built at Sydney's Long Bay prison to keep terror suspects separated from the mainstream jail population as they await court.

Cowboys' Morgan out for NRL season

North Queensland's slumping NRL campaign has copped another big blow with fullback Michael Morgan ruled out for the rest of the season.