The first of two trials on pedophilia charges of the world’s third most senior Catholic priest, Cardinal George Pell, may not be allowed to be reported until after a second trial concludes.
The federal government will ask the energy watchdog to investigate whether consumers are being ripped off by power companies covering their tax liabilities.
The EDO has successfully argued the public has a right to know that the Australian Government decided to accredit the NSW land-clearing offsets policy despite concerns it failed to meet national environmental standards.
A failed Queensland energy company, which polluted a large part of the Darling Downs with hazardous contaminants, should be fined up to $4 million dollars, prosectors say.
Two Taiwanese nationals and a Chinese man are behind bars after more than $100 million worth of the drug ice - disguised as tea - was found hidden inside metal lathes.
Victoria's child protection system is so under-resourced it would take $352 million a year over four years to fix case worker shortages.
A hundred thousand workers have marched through Melbourne's CBD, demanding better pay and conditions as part of a nationwide campaign.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has defended the cuts to ABC funding in the budget but Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said the ABC was one of the 'pet hates of the right wing of the Liberal party'.
The NT government is expected to make a formal apology on Tuesday to people convicted under anti-gay sex laws, according to the Human Rights Law Centre.
In a world first, the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia is calling on health professionals to prescribe exercise to all cancer patients, saying it is almost as vital as medication.
A world first study on the effect of medicinal cannabis has on adults suffering from chronic insomnia will be conducted by the University of Western Australia.
NSW farmers and indigenous leaders are confronting mining giant Santos over its proposed Narrabri coal seam gas scheme at the company’s annual general meeting in Adelaide today (Thursday). The group is furious at Santos’s plan to drill 850 gas wells... Read More →
Half of all Australian voters support a 90-day limit on holding asylum seekers in offshore detention on Manus Island and Nauru.
Cardinal Georgie Pell will face separate trials after he was committed over multiple historical sexual offence charges.
Drug experts have hailed the nation's first illicit pill-testing trial a success at Canberra's Groovin the Moo festival at the weekend, leading the Greens to call for a statewide rollout of the program.
Poisoned land, workers told to drink milk to prevent burning their stomach linings, nearby farm pigs allegedly dying from the ‘Linc stink’ and a $23M clean-up bill.
The community group Gloucester Groundswell has been fighting for a say in the greenfield open cut coal mine at Gloucester for 12 years, now they will get their chance.
Santos has failed to reveal crucial aspects of its Narrabri coal seam gas scheme in its response to the record number of 23,000 submissions generated by its environmental impact statement for the controversial project, the Wilderness Society said.
A former Westpac financial planner has rejected evidence given by one of the bank's executives to the financial services royal commission, saying he was 'under their instruction on how certain matters were to be done'.
A 12-month delay to Sydney's troubled light rail project to the eastern suburbs is 'unacceptable' and the contractor needs to 'accelerate', the NSW Transport Minister says.
The Turnbull government would be open to extending the banking royal commission if it is requested by the man overseeing it.
Australia's largest bank CBA is being grilled in a royal commission about charging customers fees for financial advice services they did not receive.
Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman in the last six months of 2017 soared almost 30 per cent compared to the same period the previous year, the ombudsman’s report reveals.
In an Australian first, the NSW Land and Environment court will hear arguments about the consideration of the ecologically sustainable development principle of ‘intergenerational equity’ in the context of climate change.
Cardinal George Pell's lawyers and prosecutors are due to return to court for legal arguments about the historical sex offence charges he faces.