Sydney Morning Herald - National

    An ale of two cities brought together by beer


    BentSpoke Brewery and Wellington's Fork & Brew may have found a solution to Trans Tasman...

    BentSpoke Brewery and Wellington's Fork & Brew may have found a solution to Trans Tasman rivalry

    Shark warning for beaches south of Perth


    Parks and Wildlife Service officers spotted a whale carcass 1.9 km south of Preston Beach on Tuesday...

    Parks and Wildlife Service officers spotted a whale carcass 1.9 km south of Preston Beach on Tuesday afternoon.

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    Luna Park. We are not...

    Luna Park. We are not amused.

    Brisbane killer chose hammer over blackmail


    A Brisbane financial planner who claims he was mentally ill, killed his blackmailer with a hammer when faced with losing his reputation or handing over his client list, a court has been...

    A Brisbane financial planner who claims he was mentally ill, killed his blackmailer with a hammer when faced with losing his reputation or handing over his client list, a court has been told.

    Visa rejected after man told his wife is his sister


    Immigration department blocks wife of Ethopian father from getting a visa because DNA test suggests she could be his...

    Immigration department blocks wife of Ethopian father from getting a visa because DNA test suggests she could be his sister.

    Extending the shelf life of the school library in the internet age


    The once-buzzing heart of every school is being starved of funding and often run by unqualified staff. Some new schools are even being built without...

    The once-buzzing heart of every school is being starved of funding and often run by unqualified staff. Some new schools are even being built without libraries.

    'The world is now less one hero': Tributes pour in for WA officer


    The police officer who died at Cockburn police station on Monday is being remembered as a courageous, brilliant and honest...

    The police officer who died at Cockburn police station on Monday is being remembered as a courageous, brilliant and honest cop.

    Brisbane City Council says 'no' to free Bulimba-Teneriffe ferry


    More than 500 residents signed a petition calling for a free cross-river ferry but Brisbane City Council has ruled it...

    More than 500 residents signed a petition calling for a free cross-river ferry but Brisbane City Council has ruled it out.

    The cake lady feeding Invictus Games athletes with 'love and blessings'


    Ask British athletes at the Invictus Games about their diet and you'll learn one of their key meal requirements is cake baked by Kath...

    Ask British athletes at the Invictus Games about their diet and you'll learn one of their key meal requirements is cake baked by Kath Ryan.

    'The saddest case': State 'failed' woman kept in prison for 18 months


    Ombudsman Deborah Glass has called on the winner of Victoria's coming state election to invest more in alternate accommodation over jail for mentally impaired...

    Ombudsman Deborah Glass has called on the winner of Victoria's coming state election to invest more in alternate accommodation over jail for mentally impaired people.

    Fire-shocked Morningside students to go to Balmoral High for the week


    Morningside State School students will spend the rest of the week at nearby Balmoral State High after fire destroyed much of the state school on...

    Morningside State School students will spend the rest of the week at nearby Balmoral State High after fire destroyed much of the state school on Tuesday.

    WA tree lopper dies after being struck by branch


    A tree lopper has died after being struck by a branch and falling from his cherry-picker while working south of...

    A tree lopper has died after being struck by a branch and falling from his cherry-picker while working south of Perth. 

    Supervisor 'comfortable' upgrades to Dreamworld ride panel not urgent


    Electrical engineering supervisor Scott Ritchie has told the inquest the repeated ride breakdowns were not escalated to him on the day of the 2016...

    Electrical engineering supervisor Scott Ritchie has told the inquest the repeated ride breakdowns were not escalated to him on the day of the 2016 tragedy.

    Former Carlisle priest faces additional child sex abuse charges


    Patrick Holmes, 83, has been charged with 16 offences relating to alleged abuse in the 1960s and 70s, when he was priest in Carlisle and Shenton...

    Patrick Holmes, 83, has been charged with 16 offences relating to alleged abuse in the 1960s and 70s, when he was priest in Carlisle and Shenton Park.

    Children grabbed at, lured into cars by strangers, emails show


    One email included an account of children screaming and running to the toilets after a person approached them while they were dancing near the school's boundary...

    One email included an account of children screaming and running to the toilets after a person approached them while they were dancing near the school's boundary fence.

    Thunderstorm asthma alert for central Victoria as wild weather looms


    A ‘moderate’ warning for thunderstorm asthma has been issued for parts of Central Victoria as the state braces for a burst of wild...

    A ‘moderate’ warning for thunderstorm asthma has been issued for parts of Central Victoria as the state braces for a burst of wild weather.

    Brisbane City Council forces sale of homes to recover overdue rates


    In the list of property owners who collectively owe more than $130,000 is one who has never paid rates, the owner of a million-dollar home and a repeat...

    In the list of property owners who collectively owe more than $130,000 is one who has never paid rates, the owner of a million-dollar home and a repeat offender.

    'There is a bomb ... I'm warning you': Opera House hoaxer jailed


    Drago Reskov, a Sydney labourer with a "vendetta" against the justice system, has been jailed over the hoax threat on New Year's...

    Drago Reskov, a Sydney labourer with a "vendetta" against the justice system, has been jailed over the hoax threat on New Year's Eve.

    Man pleads guilty to 'terrifying' meat cleaver genital threat


    After spending nearly a year in custody, a Melbourne court has been told that Shane Cokacar, 21, is remorseful for his role in attack on a man in...

    After spending nearly a year in custody, a Melbourne court has been told that Shane Cokacar, 21, is remorseful for his role in attack on a man in Mitcham.

    New Queensland Rail chair appointed after exodus


    Queensland Rail has filled the top position on its board after the high-profile departure of former chairman Philip...

    Queensland Rail has filled the top position on its board after the high-profile departure of former chairman Philip Strachan.

    The Royals are in Sydney


    Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex kicks off their 16 day tour in...

    Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex kicks off their 16 day tour in Sydney.

    Retired racehorse was 'severely underweight and neglected'


    Three people have been charged with animal cruelty after a four-year-old retired racehorse was found at a property west of...

    Three people have been charged with animal cruelty after a four-year-old retired racehorse was found at a property west of Brisbane.

    Illegal asbestos, waste and oil dumpers fined more than $555,000


    Waste oils were leaked into a wetlands at levels more than 16 times the level which kills frogs prompting a $130,000 fine for a Narangba waste...

    Waste oils were leaked into a wetlands at levels more than 16 times the level which kills frogs prompting a $130,000 fine for a Narangba waste company.

    Further hearings scheduled for Dreamworld inquest


    The coroner has warned another week of hearings before Christmas may be necessary to complete hearings this...

    The coroner has warned another week of hearings before Christmas may be necessary to complete hearings this year.

    School mourns Amber Rose Allen, 7, killed in horror crash


    Amber Rose Allen died in hospital, after the Holden Commodore in which she was a passenger allegedly veered onto the wrong side of the road and crashed head on into an oncoming...

    Amber Rose Allen died in hospital, after the Holden Commodore in which she was a passenger allegedly veered onto the wrong side of the road and crashed head on into an oncoming car.

    Plans in place to keep Taylor fans swiftly moving to Gabba gig


    She has a reputation to stop a city - now Taylor Swift fans and residents are being warned to prepare for delays when the world-famous star performs in...

    She has a reputation to stop a city - now Taylor Swift fans and residents are being warned to prepare for delays when the world-famous star performs in Brisbane.

    Brisbane cyclist hit by car at busy CBD intersection


    Ambulance crews are treating a man who has been hit by a car at the intersection of Creek and Adelaide streets in Brisbane's inner...

    Ambulance crews are treating a man who has been hit by a car at the intersection of Creek and Adelaide streets in Brisbane's inner city.

    'I'm just devastated': Kids, parents react to suspicious school fire


    The first some Morningside State School students knew of their classrooms being caught in an early-morning blaze was when they arrived ready for another...

    The first some Morningside State School students knew of their classrooms being caught in an early-morning blaze was when they arrived ready for another day.

    Flashback, 1985 royal visit: Australia succumbs to Diana mania


    In 1985, Diana and Charles visited Victoria to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Princess Diana stole the show as Australia succumbed to DIana...

    In 1985, Diana and Charles visited Victoria to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Princess Diana stole the show as Australia succumbed to DIana mania.

    Told he'd hit dog walkers, drugged driver said 'don't care' and slept


    A young motorist who was under the influence of heroin and driving erratically when he struck and killed a dog walker has been jailed for at least five...

    A young motorist who was under the influence of heroin and driving erratically when he struck and killed a dog walker has been jailed for at least five years.

    Gang stole man's car while he was in hospital after they'd bashed him


    Gang of teens who bashed 59-year-old man during home invasion returned to the scene of the crime while the victim was in hospital to take his car, police...

    Gang of teens who bashed 59-year-old man during home invasion returned to the scene of the crime while the victim was in hospital to take his car, police say.