National News

Tas criminals rack up huge phone bills

Criminals have hacked into the phone systems of two Hobart businesses and placed hundreds of overseas calls, leaving a combined bill of more than $14,000.

Body cameras see drop in cop complaints

Excessive force complaints against Gold Coast police have almost halved since body cameras were introduced and a senior officer expects a statewide roll-out will have a similar effect.

Bid to protect Brisbane building fails

The University of Queensland has failed in its bid to save Brisbane icon Customs House from sitting in the shadow of a soon to be built skyscraper.

Past art loser becomes a $100,000 winner

Melbourne-based painter Richard Lewer has failure down to a fine art, scooping up the $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize for his work on sporting defeats, after three unsuccessful entries.