National News

NDIS underspend 'proof' it isn't working

A disability conference in Brisbane expects a full house after government budget data revealed a $4.6 billion underspend on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Abortion debate continues in upper house

NSW MPs have passed an amendment to an abortion bill requiring doctors to provide information on pregnancy terminations to the state's health secretary.

Business on board PM's circular economy

Australian businesses believe there is no choice but to create a "circular economy", but they need state governments and councils to make their waste and recycling laws consistent.

Morrison urges banks not to be 'sheepish'

Scott Morrison has urged the big banks not to be "sheepish" about lending money as Australia continues to deal with the fallout of the financial services royal commission.

Boeing launches victims fund over crashes

US aeroplane maker Boeing has launched a compensation fund for the relatives of those who were killed in crashes involving the company's 737 MAX model in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Obesity 'not a choice' says new report

Obesity is "not a choice" and is not down to a lack of willpower, British psychology experts have said, as they call for changes in society's opinion on the condition.

'You are failing us', Thunberg tells UN

Scolded for doing little by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, leader after leader has promised the United Nations to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels.

Ardern, Trump discuss guns, trade in NYC

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has told journalists she "sensed an interest" from US president Donald Trump in gun buybacks during their meeting in New York.