Melissa Grant BRISBANE [AAP] Queenslanders are being urged to be on the lookout for a ‘wee problem’ as a heatwave continues to sweep the state’s south. Acting health minister Stirling Hinchliffe says people should be regularly checking the colour of... Read More →
Victoria's child abuse hotline reportedly failed to answer 20,000 calls for help in an 18-month period with some people waiting two hours to speak with an operator.
The independent senator Rod Culleton lost his spot on Wednesday after he was declared bankrupt by a Federal Court judge. A replacement for the dumped senator remains unknown but it could be the second person on the One Nation ticket - his brother-in-law Peter Georgiou.
Rolf Harris faces seven further charges of indecent assault against women and girls and one alternative charge of sexual assault. The charges relate to alleged offences committed between 1971 and 2004 against complainants aged between 12 and 42.
Human Services Minister Alan Tudge insists Centrelink's debt recovery system is working and the government won't be agreeing to calls to suspend it.
The Queensland government has ruled out any changes to daylight saving in the state, despite an online poll showing 88 per cent support for the move.
The government is facing growing pressure to change politicians' travel entitlements amid revelations Julie Bishop billed taxpayers to attend a polo event.
NSW is in for a scorcher today, with temperatures in many parts of the state expected to reach the high 30s or above.
While Geoff Provest (Tweed Heads Nationals MP) stuffed his face in the NSW lower house, debate raged around him over the Technical and Further Education Commission Amendment (Funding Guarantee for TAFE) Bill 2016.
Changes to the New South Wales planning system touted as the ‘biggest overhaul in a decade’ have failed to restore the community’s right to have bad decisions reviewed by the courts, according to critics.
Federal Labor continues to put pressure on Sussan Ley to resign as health minister over the Gold Coast expenses scandal.
East Timor has told Australia it wants to rip up a 2006 treaty that carves up future revenue from the Greater Sunrise oil and gas reserve in the Timor Sea.
Michael Chamberlain, best known because of the death of his daughter Azaria as a result of a dingo attack at Uluru in 1980, has died aged 72,
Melbourne [AAP] The state government is under fire after a riot that began in a swimming pool at one of Victoria’s youth justice centres. A group of up to 20 inmates broke out of the southern secure unit of the... Read More →
SYDNEY [AAP] Federal health minister Sussan Ley has apologised for claiming travel entitlements over a 2015 trip to Queensland, calling the move an ‘error of judgement’. Ms Ley pledged to pay back travel expenses associated with the May 2015 trip,... Read More →
Christopher Talbot Melbourne [AAP] Bill Shorten needs to stop ‘obstructing and start supporting’ the government’s reforms to fix Australia’s broken childcare model, education minister Simon Birmingham says. Speaking to reporters in Adelaide on Sunday, Mr Birmingham said it was crucial... Read More →
Roje Adaimy Canberra [AAP] Wild affairs are usually best kept secret, but there’s no hiding Australia’s infatuation with Summernats. Organisers are gearing up for the 30th and biggest edition of the annual car festival, which rolled into Canberra on Thursday.... Read More →
Lisa Martin CANBERRA [AAP] A Wikipedia article about former Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s father-in-law and his controversial military service in West Papua is believed to have played a part in sparking a suspension in military ties with Australia. It... Read More →
SYDNEY [AAP] A passenger suffering from a measles infection while on an international flight to Sydney has triggered a fresh public health warning about the highly contagious disease. The young woman travelled on a Virgin flight from Denpasar to Sydney... Read More →
Feral cats have taken over Australia, including its national parks, and more native species will die off without drastic action, experts say.