Below are sources for Australian and International news. They cover all aspects - international, national, local, business, sport, culture and other specialised areas.
There is a separate listing of news sources for children. These cover the same areas as above, but are presented at levels and in a manner designed for clearer understanding by young people.
In some instances, you need to be aware there may be content that is not suited for particular age groups. This is indicated when we are aware of this. It is particularly relevant when sites are based on commentary rather than factual reporting.
- ABC News24
News as presented on one of the new ABC channels.
- ABC Earth
‘The ABC Earth content layer [viewed using Google Earth] consists of video, images and content developed by the ABC. The layer includes national news and video news updated every 5 minutes, stories from 50 Years of national and international news, Foreign Correspondent as well as Local Radio’.
- ABC News Online
Updated regularly during the day. Includes current affairs, breaking news, weather, sport, business, …
- ABC News Radio
Links to international newspapers, search engines and current affairs.
- ABC Rural
News, rural blog, weather, video, podcasts, features.
- Australia Daily
A compilation of news from Australia, created as part of the World News Network.
Australian News Blogs
- ABC News and Analysis Blogs
Covers several major areas.
- Crikey Blogs
Select from the listing provided.
News and commentary.
- Sydney Morning Herald Blog Central
Access a range of other SMH Blogs from here.
- Business Spectator
‘Breaking business news, commentary and all day analysis’.
Covers news in the areas of politics, media, business, opinion, “Sporty Lists” and “Your Say”. ‘Australia’s true insider noticeboard. It takes readers to the inner worlds of politics, government, business, media, sport, the law, arts, publishing, the entertainment industry and those dark places where decisions are made behind closed doors’.
Full news covering all major sports in Australia.
- Google News Australia
Compilation of news from a variety of sources. Covers all areas - world, national, business, technology, entertainment, sports, health.
- News Interactive
Australian news from News Group.
- The Huffington Post
US based. This is the Australian version of the paper.
- World News Australia
Created by SBS. Covers both national and international news.
- Walkley Awards, The
Awards for excellence in journalism [print and media]. Highly prestigious and eagerly sought.
Children’s News Sources
‘Gives 11-16 year-old students across the UK the opportunity to research and produce their own news reports’. Also try the World Class website.
- Behind the News
Created by the ABC [Australia] and designed to present the news in a usable format for all levels of Australian schooling. Predominantly suited to the primary sector.
ABC Radio National. ‘Between the Lines puts contemporary international issues and events into a broader historical context, seeking out original perspectives and challenging accepted wisdoms’. Multi-age presentation.
- CNN Student News
From the 24/7 news online station. Primarily for students at high school level, it has links to relevant curriculum areas and subjects.
- Crinkling News
‘Crinkling News is produced by experienced, professional journalists. But we tell the news in child-friendly ways’. You need to subscribe. Fee-based.
- From Canada
As well as news there are links to free music, information about classical music and more.
- News for Kids
From the Pitara Network. ‘Our world news for children is interesting, relevant, and about real people and happenings in a real world. Our world online news for kids covers issues we think are interesting for children’.
- Newshour Extra
‘News for students and teacher resources’. Linked to the Newshour on the Public Broadcasting Service in the US. Well presented.
‘Daily Reading for Kids on the App Store. All articles available at 3 reading levels. First month free ! All articles are written by professional children’s writers and reviewed by a child psychologist before publication to ensure emotionally safe content’. USA.
- Scholastic News For Your Classroom
Very US oriented. However, you can select by grade levels to target suitability.
- Science News for Students
‘Science News for Students is a web site devoted to science news for children’.
- Student News Net
From Encyclopaedia Brittanica, Some world news, but dominantly US based. Has additional items such as This Day in History, Weekly News Quiz, SNN Blog and more.
- Time for Kids
By Time magazine and designed for children. As well as suitable news, it allows them the chance to Be a Reporter. A worthy site.
- Asia Observer [The New]
‘Every day we watch around 20 news agencies and newspapers and select the best articles. We archive them by country and by topic’.
- Asia - BBC World Service
From one of the best news services in the world.
- Asia-Pacific : SBS
Information : news, videos, photos and comments about the Asia-Pacific region.
- Channel News Asia
Covers all aspects from local to world news, business to special reports.
- New Zealand News
News, sport and weather.
Blogs & Podcasts
- BBC News Podcasts
Select from a wide range covering many topics and all parts of the world.
- CNN.com Audio & Video Podcasts
Covers national and international news.
- Guardian News Blog
- Reuters Podcasts
Digital News and Magazines
News or magazines provided digitally. Some direct, others via kiosks.
- PressReader - Connecting People Through News
- qMags - The World’s Newsstand
Magazines, reader required.
Allows you to develop your own news delivery based on your preferences. Worth visiting for specific news on topics.
More than Just the News !
Breaking news, news reports, background information, controversial material.
- Drudge Report
Matt Drudge often has what others cannot or will not print, usually before others. Links to renowned reporters and other sources.
- Frontline PBS
One of the best world news/current affairs programs. Breaking stories and more in their archive. Browse chronologically or by subject. Video presentations.
- Frontline - World
One of the highest ranking news shows on the Public Broadcasting Service in North America. Unafraid to tell it like it is. Expands on news items.
Up to date news, opinions, hot topics and links to other sites.
May Need Monitoring For Young People, as some sections may offend.
Covers news and opinions listed under daily headlines and topical areas. Unafraid on any topic.
- Al Jazeera
English version of the Arabic news service.
- Arabic News
Covers the Middle East. Also has links for other services. For other Arabic News try this BBC service [in Arabic].
A respected business source. Select world area from menu at top left. US based.
- Headline Spot
Guide to web news resources, headlines, newspapers, magazines, Kids news.
- National Geographic Breaking
Breaking news and latest stories from the natural world.
- Television News Archive
‘The world’s most extensive and complete archive of television news’.
- Yahoo ! - Industry Centre
Breaking news on a range of industries from aerospace to utilities.
- BBC News and World Service
News, stories, topics, regional news. In many languages.
- BBC Newsround [CBBC]
- BBC World Service
Updated all the time.
Possibly best known of the news channels.
Access news by syndication and channel, e.g. BBC World with 27 specific channels.
Links to hundreds of sources. Updates every quarter hour.
UK based. World news with updates every five minutes.
- News Top 20 : The Pick of The Best News Sites on The Net
- Public Radio International
The “Grandfather” of all news sites and still among the best. Use Change Edition to find news. You can also find Pictures, News Photos, Picture Slideshows & More in this section of the Reuters’ site.
Similar in format to Wikipedia - done by contributors.
- World News
One of the best. News from every region.