Plan to tackle chronic lung conditions

Almost one-in-three Australians is living with a lung disease and the federal government has set its sights on improving their treatment, releasing a plan that will help it do so

Tropical Cyclone Oma could make it to the Queensland coast early next week, BOM says

Severe Tropical Cyclone Oma could cross the southern Queensland coast within days after changing direction overnight and continuing to move closer to the Australian mainland, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.

Search for backpackers Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux scaled back at Shelly Beach

New South Wales Police have scaled back a search for two European backpackers feared drowned off a Port Macquarie beach on the state's mid-north coast

Canada: 7 Syrian children die in house fire


Seven children of a Syrian family were killed in a house fire in Canada’s province of Nova Scotia, police said Tuesday

‘PROPERTY BLOODBATH’: House prices ‘could fall by half’ in horror decline

House prices in Sydney and Melbourne could fall by up to 25 per cent this year alone and “there’s a chance they could fall by half” in the coming “property bloodbath”, an economist has warned

Government’s sixth annual wastewater testing shows Aussies spend $9.3 billion on illicit drugs

A report from Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has revealed the shocking extent of Australian’s illicit drug use

WA schools resort to bans on playground games and sport to combat early student drop-offs

The school year is barely three weeks in, but already the organisation representing primary school principals in WA has a message for parents — stop dropping your children off early.

Bushfire emergency: Warning for Balingup and homes threatened near Nannup, Bridgetown

An emergency warning remains in place for an out-of-control bushfire that is threatening lives and homes in an area popular with holidaymakers as it burns through a pine plantation in the Shires of Donnybrook-Balingup and Nannup

Man critical after train station attack

A man in his 30s has been critically injured after an attack in broad daylight at a Melbourne train station

Poland Conference and "Resistance Units" in Iran

After the nationwide uprising in Dec 2017, protest and strike expanded in Iran due to the corruption, inflation, Incompetence of the authorities

Fears for two backpackers missing from NSW north coast beach

An air, water and land search is continuing for two young European tourists missing since Sunday at Shelly Beach, near Port Macquarie

Rent looms as key election issue as government attacks ‘big new housing tax’

An issue that once plagued the government — housing affordability — is now re-emerging as a critical election battleground

This image shows likely wave heights on Friday approaches Queensland


Cyclone Oma is powering up and could make landfall this weekend, forecasters have warned

Ex-police officer avoids jail time after sharing explicit photos of arrested woman

An ex-police officer has narrowly avoided jail time after he shared explicit photos of a woman he had arrested

Sydney is expensive, but what people spend their money on might surprise you

Sydney is expensive, but what people spend their money on might surprise youIt's not the usual suspects of rising energy costs, tolls or petrol that are hitting the hip-pockets of New South Wales voters the hardest.New analysis

Ex-NSW policeman 'blackmailed victims into sex'

A former NSW police officer blackmailed four victims into having sexual intercourse as part of an elaborate deception involving social media, a court has heard

'Out of character': Man killed in home invasion was champion body builder

Friends and colleagues of an intruder who died after an altercation with a homeowner in Sydney's south-west say his actions were out of character

Major parties hit by foreign government hackers in attack on Parliament servers

Australia's major political parties have been targeted during a cyber attack by a foreign government on the Australian Parliament's servers

Woolworths to stop selling $1 milk in win for dairy farmers

Woolworths has announced it will stop selling $1 per litre milk for good, in a move described as a "game changer" by the dairy industry

Muslim association in Vienna provides food to homeless

A Muslim association in the Austrian capital Vienna is distributing hot meals to homeless and needy people, the association