National News

Confidence no issue for Hunt at Dragons

Ben Hunt has pointed to his resilience following the 2015 NRL grand final as proof he can shrug off his State of Origin disappointment and mount a finals charge for St George Illawarra.

NBN continues to stockpile copper

NBN Co has bought 21 million metres of copper cable as it rolls out a high-speed fibre broadband network for Australian homes and businesses.

Red dust blows from SA to Sydney

A dust haze has been cast over Sydney, Newcastle and the Tasman Sea after strong winds from South Australian crossed drought-stricken farms in western NSW.

Gun ownership growing in Queensland

Gun ownership is on the rise in Queensland with the number of registered firearms increasing by more than 30 per cent in the past six years.

Boeing gets contract for new Air Force One

Boeing has received a $US3.9 billion ($A5.3 billion) contract to build two 747-8 aircraft for use as Air Force One by the US president, due to be delivered by December 2024 and painted red, white and blue.