National News

Qld rail protest 'absolutely ridiculous'

A climate change protester who chained himself to a busy rail line in Brisbane has been slammed as "absolutely ridiculous" by Queensland's premier as she pushes for a crackdown on some demonstrations.

Energy minister goes against own adviser

The Morrison government wants coal and gas power plants across the country to keep running unless there is a compelling plan for like-for-like replacement.

Heartburn drug recalled over cancer fears

GlaxoSmithKline says it is recalling the popular heartburn medicine Zantac in all markets as a "precaution", days after the US Food and Drug Administration found "unacceptable" levels of probable cancer-causing impurity in the drug.

Injured Burgess to miss out on GB tour

South Sydney enforcer Sam Burgess has been forced out of the Great Britain squad that will face New Zealand and Papua New Guinea due to a shoulder injury.

Veterans 'feel abandoned' in aged care

Defence force veterans feel abandoned and no longer acknowledged for their service and sacrifice when they move into aged care, a royal commission has been told.

Ex-senator arrested, Qld questions protest

Two premiers have questioned the effectiveness of protesters to stop climate change as thousands of activists disrupted major cities in a bid to force governments to declare a climate emergency.