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Attenborough lashes coalition on climate

Renowned British naturalist Sir David Attenborough has criticised the Morrison government's approach to climate change as the coalition stands firmly by the nation's coal exports.

Senators sworn in as Trump trial jurors

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has begun, with senators swearing an oath of "impartial justice" as jurors, and House prosecutors formally reciting the charges.

Minor flooding call-outs across NSW

Despite high rainfalls across the state, NSW emergency services have reported a "relatively quiet period" with only a smattering of call-outs for flash flooding and leaking roofs.

Qld govt savaged for offshore deal on milk

An award-winning Queensland milk company has accused the state government of "hogwash" after a lucrative contract to supply hospitals went to foreign-owned companies.

Rain brings little relief for Qld drought

Rainfall of up to 80mm in some parts of Queensland are a welcome sight but the weather bureau says they're well short of breaking the drought ravaging the state.

Assange 'denied access' to lawyers in UK

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been denied access to evidence and even basic items like paper and pens by British prison officials, putting his US extradition case on the brink of judicial review, his lawyer has warned.