Bonner house fire: Mother, two children lived in home, but police yet to identify three bodies


Police are still yet to formally identify the bodies found in a burnt-out house in Bonner on Monday morning, but the ABC understands a woman and her two young children lived there

RBA warns unwinding interest-only home loans may cause stress and impact on financial stability


The Reserve Bank has warned that a wave of interest-only mortgages sold when standards were more lax and due to expire in the next four years may put borrowers into financial stress

Malcolm Turnbull doesn't know if Barnaby Joyce's leadership of the Nationals is safe

Malcolm Turnbull has said he does not know if Barnaby Joyce is safe as leader of the Nationals

Three men arrested as AFP seize biggest haul of ice destined for Adelaide


Three men have been arrested and 313 kilograms of ice seized, in what Federal Police have said is the largest haul of the drug in South Australia

Scott Morrison backs Malcolm Turnbull's ban on ministers sleeping with staff in wake of Barnaby Joyce affair

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has put his ministerial colleagues on notice that if they sleep with their staff, it will no longer be kept quiet

Cyclone Kelvin makes landfall with 'direct hit' at Anna Plains station south of Broome

A red alert has been issued for people from Bidyadanga to Sandfire as the category two system crosses the coastline, bringing wind gusts of up to 150 kilometres an hour and more heavy rainfall

Manus Island asylum seekers told to stay in detention centre amid attacks


Asylum seekers on Manus Island have been told to stay in their accommodation after three men were allegedly attacked and injured by soldiers from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force

Cyclone Kelvin blue alert issued as apocalyptic clouds bring heavy rainfall to Broome

A stranded family of tourists have been rescued from floodwaters as Broome has the first taste of the storm system expected to develop into the strongest cyclone of the season

Barnaby Joyce's public scolding from Malcolm Turnbull exposes uncomfortable rift


An uncomfortable gulf has been exposed between the Prime Minister and his deputy, after Malcolm Turnbull delivered a scathing dressing down in which he refused to endorse Barnaby Joyce and told him to consider his position

Cyclone Kelvin, potentially the strongest cyclone of the season, set to hit WA's Kimberley region

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning a storm system with the potential to be the strongest cyclone of the season is set to hit Western Australia's north this week

Boy, 16, seriously hurt after being shot by police

A 16-year-old boy is in a serious condition after being shot by police who were called to a domestic disturbance at his home southwest of Brisbane this afternoon

Labor changes tune, hints at company tax cuts - on one condition


Labor has been accused of "hypocrisy" by Treasurer Scott Morrison after the opposition indicated a shift in its stance on company tax reform - if it is able to win the election and get the budget back into surplus

Bankstown cafe shooting: Man charged with murder over shooting of lawyer Ho Le Dinh

A man has been charged with the alleged murder of a prominent Vietnamese lawyer at a Bankstown cafe last month

Labor to keep focus on Barnaby Joyce, calling for 'full transparency'

Federal Labor will continue to question whether Barnaby Joyce's girlfriend was given favourable treatment, despite Cabinet ministers insisting no rules have been broken

Two women killed when car drives into group of people in Katherine front yard


Two women in Katherine have been killed after a car drove into a group of people sitting in a front yard.

Mt Canobolas blaze injures firefighter as RFS downgrades to watch and act


A fire burning out of control at Mt Canobolas in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales has been downgraded to watch and act despite reports of a firefighter sustaining injuries tackling the blaze

Government saves $1.4b in 18 months since welfare crackdown


The Federal Government is spruiking its welfare crackdown as a success after saving $1.4 billion over 18 months, including one case where a man was jailed for three years for fraud

New building rules to improve safety, efficiency


The public has until April 13 to comment on changes proposed by the Australian Building Codes Board due to come into effect in 2019

Man hit by Gold Coast tram after 'sleeping on tracks', light rail services suspended


A man has been run over by a Gold Coast tram after he was "sleeping" on the tracks, causing the light rail network to be suspended in both directions on Friday morning

Teen dead, two injured in high-speed police pursuit crash at Hovea in Perth Hills


A 16-year-old boy has been killed after a high-speed police pursuit ended with a car slamming into a tree and splitting in two at Hovea, 30 kilometres east of Perth