National News

NSW single-use plastic bag ban next week

Lightweight single-use plastic bags will be banned in NSW next week with a swathe of other disposable items to follow suit in a bid to stop billions of bits of plastic litter entering the environment over the next 20 years.

Tattoos vs tradition as funerals evolve

Modern Aussies have little interest in traditional funerals - they're more for being farewelled at a beach or bowlo before being pressed into a jewel, rocketed into space in a firework or tattooed into someone's skin.