Australians have crowdfunded the travel for young Fijian environmental activists to take the message of ordinary Pacific Islanders to the UN climate conference.
Two men will face a sentencing hearing after they were found guilty over the death and violent sexual assault of Lynette Daley at Iluka in 2011.
The organiser of Victoria's popular Falls Festival will not be prosecuted over a crowd crush that injured more that 70 people.
A new Essential Poll in The Guardian on Tuesday poll shows suggests 64 per cent of 1792 respondents said they had ticked the 'yes' box. But if you still have a survey and want your vote to count, you'll have to drive to Brisbane today.
Huge southerly swells will pound the NSW coastline after a day of storm activity, with lifeguards urging caution around the water. Surf Life Saving NSW says the hazardous conditions could last for 48 hours.
School is finally out for Year 12 students across the state who can now turn their minds to celebrating as the Higher School Certificate comes to an end.
A complex web of offshore financial dealings used by politicians, celebrities and companies is being analysed by the ATO.
The electoral commission will conduct a special recount of Senate votes to determine who will replace senators disqualified for being dual citizens.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has denied her decision to veto a federal government loan to Adani goes against the Integrity Commissioner's advice.
New Zealand is offering to help Australia resolve the Manus Island refugee crisis and says it's still willing to take 150 of them.
Cabinet minister Josh Frydenberg is confident he is not a Hungarian citizen by descent, given his family arrived in Australia as stateless people.
Actor Russell Crowe has offered to house and find manual work for six refugees at the now-closed detention centre on Manus Island.
Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed the idea of an audit of federal politicians after expressing disappointment that Stephen Parry didn't reveal his concerns sooner.
The overwhelming majority of Australian voters support drug testing welfare recipients.
The Queensland Liberal National Party’s vegetation management policy will ‘guarantee the slaughter of 45 million animals including koalas that are killed by deforestation in the state each year,’ the Wilderness Society says.
A new report has shown the risk of death among people with type 2 diabetes is increasing.
Electricity has been cut to half the buildings on Manus Island detention centre following its official closure as detainees nervously await their future.
Senate President Stephen Parry will learn within days whether he still has a job, after seeking advice on whether or not he is a dual British citizenship.
Monday's Newspoll has Labor leading the coalition 54-46 per cent in two-party terms. The coalition's primary vote has also dropped from 36 to 35 per cent, while Labor's remains steady at 37 per cent.
Cabinet minister Steve Ciobo has fired a warning shot at coalition MPs considering breaking ranks with the government to support a banking royal commission.
The lawyer for a man who has admitted terrorism offences says he will undertake a de-radicalisation program and has asked the court to consider its effectiveness.
Labor is questioning the legality of more than 100 decisions Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash have made since last October.
Julie Bishop is now Australia's Acting Prime Minister while Malcolm Turnbull attends the centenary of Beersheba events in Israel.
A union is calling on Aussies to make the ultimate sacrifice - a summer without a Golden Gaytime, Calippo, Splice, Magnum, Cornetto or even a humble Paddle Pop.
Malcolm Turnbull's parliamentary majority is in danger after the High Court disqualified Barnaby Joyce.