Social Services Minister Dan Tehan has described Victoria and NSW signing up to the child sex abuse redress scheme as a "giant step".
Dynamic, wheelchair-bound singing legend Jeff St John passed away on Monday in his Perth home at the age of 70 after a long, hard battle with Spina Biffeta.
Drownings across NSW this summer dropped 12 per cent compared to 2 016-17 and most of those who died were young men.
Stakeholders are set to meet with the Queensland government before state parliament on Thursday, ahead of the expected reintroduction of tree clearing laws.
As Bill Shorten gives new assurances about Adani's Queensland coal mine, the company says it is forging ahead to find financial backers for the project.
East Timor's chief negotiator Xanana Gusmao has accused a United Nations commission of a lack of impartiality during Timor Sea negotiations with Australia.
‘Business as usual is no longer an option’ is the key message from the not-for-profit advocacy organisation Farmers for Climate Action, which is launching a new crowd-funded television campaign across regional screens from March 24.
The Greens have used freedom of information laws to obtain exclusive NSW Police data they say shows an ‘undertrained and under-supported police force struggling to deal with people experiencing mental illness’.
Cardinal George Pell has arrived at court ahead of a four-week hearing to decide if he will stand trial on historical sexual offence charges .
The future of poker machines in Tasmania's pub and clubs is now in the hands of the state's parliament after the Hodgman Liberal government's re-election.
Patients will get quicker access to medical marijuana under a streamlined process set to be unveiled by the NSW and federal governments.
Thanks to wearing their hearts on their sleeves, the internal power struggles of the NSW Greens were made public last week.
Scientists have used a small but powerful antenna in the West Australian outback to detect faint signals sent from space when the universe's first stars formed.
The NSW Planning Assessment Commission has approved changes to a mine in the Hunter region including allowing it to extract more coal.
Michaelia Cash should personally apologise to Bill Shorten's staffers over threats to expose rumours about them, Labor says.
The Nature Conservation Council is calling on the Berejiklian government to conduct a public inquiry into the health impacts of coal-fired power stations following a recent US study that linked emissions to premature births.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has accused Bill Shorten of being two-faced about his position on the Adani coal mine.
The coalition will monitor a planned trial of drug testing for welfare recipients to ensure there are no serious unintended consequences.
Thanks to wearing their hearts on their sleeves, the internal power struggles of the NSW Greens were made public last week. Specifically, the ongoing spat between MPs Jeremy Buckingham and Lee Rhiannon.
For the second consecutive year, suicide prevention charity R U OK? will show its support for Australia’s LGBTQI community at the 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, on March 3.
NSW Health data released today shows that between August 2016 and December 2017, only 61 NSW patients had their applications for medicinal cannabis approved – apart from those on official clinical trials.
Some 16,042 rooftop PVA systems were installed over January, supporting 5,337 full-time jobs, according to the latest Renewable Energy Index. And another 5,456 jobs are set to be created by large-scale solar farms under construction.
NSW MP Michael McCormack has been elected the new federal leader of the Nationals, replacing Barnaby Joyce as deputy prime minister.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has hit back at critics of his immigration proposal, saying his colleagues risk election defeat if they don't change tack.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and his new partner have given their first interview as a couple to Fairfax Media.