National News

Residents sue over Vic recycling blaze

More than 100 people are part of a class action against the operator of a recycling plant which caught fire and choked their neighbourhood with toxic smoke and ash.

Accused fraudster wants legal aid funds

He was once on the BRW Rich List but former property developer Craig Gore is now before the Brisbane Magistrates Court, facing allegations he swindled almost $800,000.

Fines proposed for rowdy NSW Airbnbs

People who let their properties to poorly-behaved guests on short-term accommodation sites like Airbnb could be slapped with a fine or a temporary ban under proposed NSW legislation.

Girl launches faecal protest at Vic school

A student apparently filthy about the teachers at one of Victoria's top-performing schools has resorted to leaving faeces around campus in protest over "crap" staff.

New private email rules for Qld ministers

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will issue new ministerial guidelines after the corruption watchdog found a senior MP's deletion of a private email account could be considered corrupt conduct.

Mediterranean diet for millennials: expert

Millennials are being encouraged to eat more smashed avocado on wholegrain toast as part of a push to increase the uptake of the Mediterranean diet among the younger generation.