National News

Cosby appeal over sex assault conviction

Comedian Bill Cosby has filed an appeal against the sex assault conviction that landed him in prison, complaining the testimony of five other accusers was "strikingly dissimilar" and should not have been aired in court.

Some NT parolees not tested: review

NT Attorney-General Natasha Fyles has ordered an immediate increase in drug and alcohol testing for parolees after four people were killed in Darwin three weeks ago by a gunman who was on parole.

Cowboys recruit eager to take on NRL

Until he went down injured against North Queensland in pre-season, 2019 was supposed to be the year Scott Drinkwater made his name in the NRL.

More drug testing of NT parolees: review

A review of the Northern Territory's parole system, ordered after this month's shooting rampage in which four people died, has found many parolees breaching conditions and not being properly drug or alcohol-tested.

Blues' Cleary likely out of Origin decider

Mitchell Pearce has put his hand up to replace Nathan Cleary but the NSW playmaker remains bullish about his chances of being fit for the State of Origin decider.

Folau raises $1 million for legal fight

The Australian Christian Lobby has thrown its support behind Israel Folau, initiating a fresh fundraiser which has raised more than one million dollars.

Cowboys coach unimpressed by Fittler

North Queensland coach Paul Green believes NSW coach Brad Fittler unfairly singled out back-rower Josh McGuire following Sunday's State of Origin.