Rego cashback for Sydney's regular toll road users to cost state up to $100 million


Motorists spending more than $25 a week on Sydney's toll roads over a year will be eligible for free vehicle registration, in a move Premier Gladys Berejiklian concedes will cost the state up to $100 million in the first year and even more into the future

US lawmakers call Rohingya violence war crimes

A delegation of American lawmakers called the atrocities of Myanmar security forces on the Rohingya community "war crimes" during their meeting with the premier in capital Dhaka

Rohingya crisis: Rape victims face shame and ongoing trauma as they plead for justice


Amid mounting evidence Myanmar's military used mass rape in its apparent ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, the ABC has met survivors of this trauma, who have detailed gang-rape and cruel violence by soldiers

Address of Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay MaroniteCare Dinner

In our journey here on earth, we encounter many people in need, we hear about many people who need our help, we see many wounded and left at the side of the road. Tonight with MaroniteCare, you help us come to the aid of the many wounded people in our community, to bind up their woundsby pouring on them

Zimbabwe: Ruling party agrees to expel President Mugabe


Zimbabwe’s ruling party has unanimously agreed to expel President Robert Mugabe, signaling an end to his rule that lasted close to four decades

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrives in France, says he wasn't Saudi prisoner


Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived in France from Saudi Arabia, seeking to dismiss fears that he had been held against his will and forced to resign by Saudi authorities

Northcote by-election: Greens win inner-city seat, Thorpe to become first female Aboriginal MP

The Greens have won their third Victorian lower house seat, defeating Labor in Northcote, a seat the ALP has held for almost a century

Royal commission findings 'will live as a stain on the reputation' of NT

The Don Dale Youth Detention Centre will be shut down within three months and sweeping changes made to address "shocking and systemic failures" in the Northern Territory's youth justice system after a landmark royal commission

Canada 'concerned' about human rights abuses in Myanmar


Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland issued a statement on Thursday welcoming the adoption of the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee resolution about human rights violations in Myanmar

Man jailed for 45 years for 'gruesome' rape and murder of friend


A Sydney man who brutally raped and murdered his 16-year-old friend has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for what the judge called an "unspeakably violent" and disturbing crime

BOM issues severe thunderstorm warnings for parts of NSW and Sydney

Large hailstones have pelted parts of the Blue Mountains, as thunderstorms and damaging winds are expected to lash New South Wales

Message from Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay Following the Result of the National Marriage Postal Survey

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As I said in a message few weeks ago, “the truth does not change with time. The truth withstands social changes and trends.” And nothing will change our belief that marriage is a special union between a man and a woman

Court overturns $3000 damages award over Opal card 'false imprisonment'


The state's top court has overturned a decision awarding $3000 to a Sydney commuter who was stopped by police for four minutes to check his Opal card, after the three-judge bench rejected a finding that this amounted to false imprisonment

UN warns of trafficking, sexual abuse in shadow of Rohingya refugee crisis

Human trafficking and exploitation are rife among Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar to seek safety in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, the United Nations migration agency has found

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar soldiers accused of systematic mass rape of Rohingya women in new reports


Myanmar's soldiers used mass rape against Rohingya women on a far wider scale than previously thought, according to two new independent reports

Hariri accepts Macron's invitation to Paris : French FM

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron's invitation to Paris, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced from Riyadh on Thursday

NAB sacks 20 bankers for selling 2,300 'liar' home loans

National Australia Bank (NAB) has sacked 20 bankers and disciplined another 32 over the selling of mortgages without accurate customer information and documentation

Australian diplomat falls to his death from Manhattan balcony

An Australian diplomat has fallen to his death from a Manhattan balcony after a night out with his wife and friends

Victoria cracks down on anti-vaxxers with tough new legislation

TOUGHER laws will see parents in Victoria who refuse to vaccinate their children unable to enrol them in schools and childcare centres.

Parking fine might have been motive behind $20 million fire at Liverpool council chambers

NSW Police believe a dispute over a $200 parking fine is behind a deliberate arson attack that destroyed the Liverpool council chambers seven years ago