National News

Nowra bushfire brought under control

Firefighters have gained the upper hand against a bushfire that raged toward homes on the NSW south coast with the help of waterbombing aircraft.

Fed govt watching banks after ATM fees cut

The federal government will keep an eye on the big four banks amid concerns customers will end up paying one way or another for the decision to scrap ATM withdrawal fees.

Police cautions reduce reoffending: study

Taking a hard line with young crooks might not be the answer to deterring them from committing further crimes, the results of a new Victorian study suggests.

No rush for Tas cabinet reshuffle: Hodgman

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman says the government won't be rushed into a cabinet reshuffle after the state energy minister's shock decision to quit politics.

Heat records tipped to tumble in Qld

Parts of southeast Queensland will be hotter than Weipa, at the tip of the state, as a heatwave likely to break records sweeps the region.