Aussie dollar sinks and could keep falling

The Reserve Bank will announce its interest rate decision on Tuesday, but hardly any economists are expecting a rate hike in the foreseeable future

Australian home price slide worsens, Melbourne leads real estate fall

Australia's housing downturn is getting worse, with the more expensive end of the market in Melbourne and Sydney leading the declines

Dairy industry group calls for drought milk levy of 10 cents a litre that would flow back to farmers

A dairy industry lobby group is asking consumers to pay an extra 10 cents a litre for milk to help support drought-stricken farmers

Detention centre set alight during riot after young man taken to hospital with serious injuries

Riots and fires have broken out at a West Australian detention centre amid rising tensions after a detainee who self-harmed was taken to hospital in a critical condition

Blasts heard near Damascus, Israeli airstrikes reported

Multiple blasts were heard near the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, (Sep. 2), causing large flames and loud explosions, Syrian activists said and published videos online which the moments following the blasts

Man hit by car, six others injured in brawl outside Collingwood nightclub

A pedestrian was struck by a car during an early morning brawl outside a nightclub in inner-Melbourne that left seven people injured

130yo Brisbane hotel destroyed by fire months after development application dropped

Police are investigating the cause of a blaze which gutted the abandoned heritage listed Broadway Hotel in Woolloongabba in the early hours of Sunday morning

Police fatally shoot man in Central Queensland


A man has died after being shot by police in Rockhampton in Central Queensland

Toronto's Yorkdale mall evacuated after gunshots


There were no serious injuries after shots rang out at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre on Thursday during the busy back-to-school season

Church's response to child abuse royal commission due Friday

The Australian Catholic Church will release its response to the child abuse royal commission on Friday as Pope Francis struggles to control internal and external challenges over his handling of the global child sexual abuse crisis

‘All smoke is toxic… avoid at all costs’ Dire warning issued as Melbourne factory fire continues to burn

The perimeter of a huge factory fire burning out-of-control in Melbourne has been contained as firefighters continue to battle the roaring blaze

'If you don't like what Westpac's done, go to another bank': Morrison slams rate hike

Australians unhappy with Westpac's decision to raise mortgage rates should consider switching banks, the new prime minister says

Bill Shorten uses GST to pressure Liberals in WA as Labor targets marginal seats

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has rushed to Western Australia to press his electoral advantage just days after the Liberal leadership spill, targeting the sensitive issue of GST distribution as Labor puts pressure on a group of marginal seats that could prove key once a poll is called

Westpac raises variable mortgage rates


Westpac will increase its variable mortgage rates to counter rising funding costs that are threatening the bank's profit margins

Mortgage refinance rejection spike exposes number of Australians in debt distress

It's being described as a "mortgage mirage". It's an offer from the bank that looks too good to be true and, as it turns out, for many it is

Peter Dutton defends au pair intervention after political donations as Labor calls for inquiry

Federal Labor says Peter Dutton must explain whether generous political donations had any influence on his decision to help a French au pair into the country

Tony Abbott looks set to accept job as Indigenous Affairs envoy

After days of hesitation, former prime minister Tony Abbott has given a conditional yes to taking on the job of Indigenous envoy

Houses shake, windows rattle as 'scary' fireball lights up the Perth sky with a sonic boom

The sky above Perth and the surrounding area was lit up overnight by a fireball that is believed to have been a meteor entering the atmosphere

Uber driver charged with rape of 17-year-old girl after Bondi drop off

An Uber driver has been charged over the alleged rape of a teenage girl in Bondi at the weekend

House fire in Sydney's inner-west kills man who re-entered home to fight blaze

A man in his 50s who escaped a house fire with his mother in Sydney's inner-west before re-entering the home to fight the blaze has been found dead