Ray and Jacksun Travers in court over alleged stabbing murder of Peter Hofmann

The lawyer for two brothers charged with the murder of a homeless man in Sydney's east says he doesn't want his clients to be "judged by their Facebook profiles"

NSW Government identifies 1,000 buildings with possible dangerous cladding

More than 1,000 buildings in New South Wales may contain potentially dangerous cladding, a Government audit has found

Man dead after truck carrying asbestos crashes into tree in Barossa Valley

One man has died dead and another left seriously injured after a truck crashed into a tree in South Australia's Barossa Valley

The Rugby League World Cup 2017

The Rugby League World Cup 2017 kicked off its Community Ambassador Program on Saturday 22 July at the Raiders Belconnen, Holt ACT

Electric car charging stations to be built across Queensland

The chargers will be between 100 and 210 kilometres apart and the network will cost taxpayers about $3 million to put in place and to fund the 12 months of free charging

WA dad jailed for murdering two children

A Perth father who murdered his young children to make his estranged wife suffer amid a custody battle has been jailed for life, with a minimum of 31 years

Death of man in minibus 'suspicious'

Homicide detectives have been called in to investigate the "suspicious" death of a man found in the back of an old minibus in Sydney's south

Man shot dead by police outside Sydney's Central Station

A man is fatally shot by NSW police officers outside Central Station in the Sydney CBD after they were called to investigate reports of an armed robbery

Ford gearbox legal action: ACCC sues car maker for 'misleading' drivers

The consumer watchdog has launched legal action against Ford, alleging the car giant has engaged in misleading and unconscionable conduct

Doctors condemn smoking marijuana while pregnant or breastfeeding

The Australian Medical Association has condemned a picture of a woman breastfeeding a small baby while smoking a bong

New levy on 70,000 homes around Parramatta to pay for parks, schools, transport

Another 70,000 homes will be built across a stretch of central Sydney in the next 20 years from Westmead through Parramatta and Olympic Park to Strathfield, the NSW government announced

Federal Government broke promises over refugee resettlement deal with US, UNHCR says

The United Nations' refugee agency has accused the Federal Government of a breach of trust over the United States refugee deal, saying it has broken a promise to resettle refugees with close family ties to Australia

Takata airbag recall process leaves drivers with 'ticking time-bombs', Choice says

Faulty Takata airbags which are linked to 18 deaths globally and the world's biggest recall in automotive history are being replaced by new faulty airbags, according to a report by consumer group Choice

Malcolm Turnbull backs Bill Shorten's call to introduce four-year fixed terms of parliament

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has signalled support for Bill Shorten's plan to overhaul the federal electoral system with fixed four-yea

Melbourne water supply could be under threat within a decade, water authority says

Melbourne's water providers have begun planning for a possible water crisis, as a new report suggests the city could start running out of water within a decade

Sydney weather: Man killed, two rescued as wild surf conditions continue to batter NSW coastline

A man has been killed while fishing off the rocks at Merry Beach and two men have been rescued from a capsized boat at Bate Bay as the NSW coast continues to be battered by dangerous surf conditions

Elderly man dead after truck ploughs into Sydney house

A man has died and two others have been injured after a truck collided with a car before ploughing into two front yards in Sydney's western suburbs

NSW mum fined $500 for kids skipping school

An Illawarra mum has been convicted and fined after her four children were repeatedly absent from school in the first half of 2017

Driver likely killed by defective airbag: police

A man who died in a Sydney car crash last week was likely killed because of a defective airbag, police say

Wealthy Australians using tax loophole 'cost economy $3.5 billion'

The report's author, David Richardson, has "very conservatively" estimated that the use of discretionary trusts by people to minimise the tax they pay could be costing the Commonwealth as much as $3.5 billion a year