NSW agencies are under the spotlight over their handling of the case of a mother accused of trying to drown her two sons in the Murray River.
The National Farmers Federation has thrown its support behind having a carbon price as it calls for a bipartisan approach to energy policy.
A British tourist has been found injured at the wheel of a car in Queensland, with the man accused of raping and bashing her over two months hiding in the back.
SYDNEY [AAP] Police say they are pleased with overall crowd behaviour following this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. More than 1,000 police were on patrol across the parade route and surrounding areas on Saturday night and Sunday... Read More →
PERTH [AAP] One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has kicked off a week of campaigning in Western Australia, confident her party will secure upper house seats after a preference deal with the Liberals. Senator Hanson jetted into Perth on Sunday night... Read More →
DARWIN [AAP] Record-breaking rains and strong winds have lashed the Top End as Cyclone Blanche moves away from the Tiwi Islands and authorities say the greater Darwin area will be affected as it travels southwest. The Darwin River Dam was... Read More →
Shae McDonald BRISBANE [AAP] The latest legal bid to stop Adani’s massive Carmichael coal mine from being built in Queensland’s Galilee Basin is due to be heard in the Federal Court on Friday. The Australian Conservation Foundation is appealing an... Read More →
Stuart Layt BRISBANE [AAP] Liberal National party stalwart Jeff Seeney is retiring from politics, as the party looks to the future ahead of the next state election. Mr Seeney announced on Thursday he would not contest the next election, putting... Read More →
ADELAIDE [AAP] South Australia’s cross-bench MPs will come together with the state opposition to consider the prospect of a medicinal cannabis industry in SA. The groups will host a forum on Friday to hear from consumers, doctors and the medical... Read More →
MELBOURNE AAP A notorious pedophile priest will serve an extra six years in jail for indecently assaulting 20 children over a 20-year period. Between 1968 and 1988, Christian Brother Robert Best caused “longlasting” damage and “lifelong misery” to the boys... Read More →
A man has drowned at a beach on the NSW mid north coast after he and his two sons got into trouble in the water.
The foster mother and brother of slain Brisbane schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer are set to face an indictment presentation in court later this month.
For a few hours veteran Liberal senator Eric Abetz offered the Turnbull government a way out of its political dilemma over weekend penalty rates.
Squatters had been living for months in an abandoned Melbourne factory which went up in flames killing three people.
A Sydney man will face court tomorrow charged over the alleged manufacture of firearms using a 3D printer.
A sword believed to be used to murder a man in a Melbourne shopping centre has been found inside the dead man's brother's car. David Dick was slashed in the head with a sword as he stepped out of a car park lift at Westfield Doncaster shopping centre at 6am on February 3.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has rebuffed Liberal MPs agitating for changes to race hate speech laws by saying it won't do anything to help create jobs.
Suicide prevention charity MATES In Construction are launching a new partnership with waste management company DATS to help save the lives of building workers and have enlisted TV celebrity Keith Schleiger (aka the Blockinator) to announce it.
A parliamentary inquiry into changing race hate speech laws will suggest changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.
The ACTU is urging federal politicians to change workplace relations laws to protect low paid workers from penalty rate cuts.
A grandfather from Newcastle has won $1 million after finding an old winning Lotto ticket at the bottom of a shopping bag in his car.
A pet dog swimming in waters off a south Sydney beach was taken by a shark over the weekend.
Junior gas explorer Metgasco, which quit its northern rivers CSG licence with a $25 million compensation package from the NSW Government in 2015, has picked up a new unconventional gas licence.
Rashida Yosufzai SYDNEY [AAP] Indonesia and Australia have mended a rift to restore full defence ties following formal talks between Malcolm Turnbull and visiting Indonesian president Joko Widodo. The president’s whirlwind two-day tour has also handed Australian exporters a sweet... Read More →
CANBERRA [AAP] Labor will step up its push to protect penalty rates arguing the Fair Work Commission’s ruling to align Sunday rates with Saturday in some industries is untenable. The opposition will formally tell parliament on Monday it wants to... Read More →