Careers Australia goes into voluntary administration after being denied access to new VET scheme

One of Australia's largest vocational education providers, Careers Australia, has been placed into voluntary administration with up to 1,000 staff members stood down immediately without pay

Worker killed on NorthConnex work site

A 65-year-old man has died after being struck in the head with a piece of equipment at the NorthConnex work site in Sydney's northwest

Eddie Obeid to be stripped of $100k taxpayer-funded pension after law change

The New South Wales Government will introduce legislation to strip former politicians of their super pensions if they are convicted of a serious offence after they leave office

Tax deductions for advice should be capped at $3,000: Australia Institute

The Australia Institute think tank has backed a plan by Labor to limit deductions for the cost of managing tax affairs to $3,000.

Manus Island: Nine people injured in shooting, Immigration Department says

The alleged attack by PNG Defence Force members on the Manus Island detention centre follows increasing friction between asylum seekers and locals, writes PNG correspondent Eric Tlozek

Peter Dutton's 'fake refugees' policy could face court challenge from refugee lawyers

Lawyers are warning the Federal Government can expect to see them in court if it follows through with its latest asylum seeker policy

Queensland police officer sacked for sexually harassing colleagues

A QUEENSLAND police constable has been sacked following a “lengthy” probe into allegations he sexually harassed colleagues

Woman plunges 15m on to train tracks after car crash at Taringa, shuts Ipswich line

A WOMAN is fighting for life after being hit by a car and plunging 15m onto train tracks in Brisbane’s inner west

Three boys arrested in Sydney after 10yo stabbed

Three boys around the age of 12 have been arrested in Sydney's inner city after a 10-year-old boy is stabbed in the torso

ATO scandal: 10th person nabbed

AUSTRALIAN Federal Police have arrested another key player in the alleged $165 million fraud syndicate involving the son of an Australian Taxation Office boss

Australian gas shortfall 'very unlikely', researchers say

Is Australia really running of gas and does the Federal Government need to
?impose export restrictions

Hunt for man who allegedly brought 17yo to Sydney as 'sex slave'

A fake passport may have been used to bring a West African teenager to Sydney where she was allegedly held in captivity and used as sex slave, police say

Manus Island: Leaked security report says M16, shotgun fired into detention centre

A leaked draft report obtained exclusively by Lateline has for the first time outlined what happened during the Good Friday rampage at the Manus Island detention centre, culminating in claims gunshots were fired into the facility

Traffic chaos as Sydney's bus strike continues into peak hour

Sydney commuters and motorists face more peak hour chaos, as bus drivers continue their strike against the New South Wales Government's plans to privatise services in Sydney's inner-west

1,200 Sydney bus drivers to strike on Thursday

About 1,200 public bus drivers in Sydney's inner west will strike for 24 hours from midnight tonight in response to the NSW Government's privatisation of services in the area

Man charged with murder following death in suburban Wagga Wagga

A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder after the death of another man in suburban Wagga Wagga on Tuesday

Canberra's proposal to get NSW 'all aboard' with improving rail speeds

Passengers could catch a train between Sydney and Canberra on the existing tracks in under three hours if the ACT Chief Minister has his way

Search underway for light plane missing in northern NSW

A light plane has gone missing in far northern New South Wales and authorities are preparing to continue their search efforts into the evening

Disability groups tell Bill Shorten the Medicare levy increase is fair

Disability groups have urged Opposition Leader Bill Shorten not to play politics with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), describing an increase to the Medicare levy as a fair way to secure its future

12yo girl allegedly tied up, sexually assaulted on walk to school on NSW Central Coast

Police have launched an investigation after a 12-year-old girl said she was tied up and sexually assaulted in bushland on the New South Wales Central Coast while on her walk to school today