Scott Morrison to be next PM; Peter Dutton beaten by five votes

Scott Morrison will be Australia's next prime minister after he beat Peter Dutton 45 votes to 40 in a Liberal party room vote

Police investigating fire in abandoned Melbourne warehouse as thick smoke blankets city

Police are now investigating a factory fire that broke out in an abandoned building in south Melbourne

Rainfall and possible thunderstorms heading for drought-stricken areas

A wave of rain expected to hit parts of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland this weekend could turn into “severe thunderstorms” over drought-stricken areas

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull digs in and tells Peter Dutton to prove he's eligible to sit in Parliament

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dug in and refused to resign, saying a form of madness has overcome those in the Liberal Party who want to change leaders

House empty after major police operation in Sydney's south west

Police have come up empty handed after a major operation in Sydney’s south-west this evening

'People should stop thinking about themselves': Government split after MPs launch second strike against Turnbull

Peter Dutton has launched a second strike to topple Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in a sudden move to force a vote on the leadership on Thursday, as his allies urge a swift end to the turmoil at the top of the government

Solicitor-General to check if Peter Dutton is in breach of constitution

Attorney-General Christian Porter has called on the Government's chief lawyer for advice on whether Peter Dutton is eligible to remain in Parliament

Message of His Excellency Bishop Antoine - Charbel Tarabay In response to the severe drought in New South Wales

As you have been witnessing in the news or through social media in recent times,thereare great parts of NSW that are affected by a severe drought.By the ver nature of our Christianity,we cannot stand by and watch such hardship befall our farmers

Petrol prices climb to four-year high, ACCC urges motorists to use comparison apps

Petrol prices in Australia's largest cities have climbed to their highest levels in four years, averaging $1.45 per litre for base grade petrol

Malcolm Turnbull hangs on with 48-35 leadership ballot win over Peter Dutton, reshuffle on the cards

The Prime Minister's political crisis has worsened with a total of seven frontbenchers offering their resignations — led by former home affairs minister Peter Dutton who lost a leadership spill this morning

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announces Climate Change Fund money to reduce energy costs

The NSW Government is taking $72 million from its Climate Change Fund to help some businesses and households reduce their energy costs

Corrigin crash kills mother, 10yo son after semi-trailer slams into parked car

A mother and her 10-year-old son have been killed in a road crash near Corrigin, in Western Australia's Wheatbelt, after a semi-trailer ploughed into a parked car

Salt Ash bushfire in NSW upgraded to emergency as residents are warned it is too late to leave

An emergency warning has been issued as the Salt Ash bushfire, in New South Wales' Hunter region, intensifies again

Victoria Police offer $500,000 reward to solve brutal sexual assault in North Melbourne

She was walking home from the city along King Street into Chetwynd Street, North Melbourne, on June 30, 2013 when she noticed a man behind her

Malcolm Turnbull's backdown on Paris emissions target fails to appease Coalition detractors

The Prime Minister's backdown on energy policy has not placated some rebels in the Coalition party room who continue to criticise government policy and threaten to cross the floor

Police car rammed, motorcycle officer driven off road in separate incidents

Queensland police are searching for a white station wagon that last night rammed a police patrol car and injured two officers at Deception Bay, north of Brisbane

Dutton denies plotting to overthrow Turnbull As PM risks leadership with electricity plan

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has shot down reports that he is considering taking a tilt at the coalition leadership

Gun law changes dropped by Tasmanian Liberals following community backlash

An election promise to change Tasmania's gun laws has been abandoned, with the Liberal Government acknowledging the community's "deeply held concerns" over safety and confidence in the law

Pilot dies in waterbombing helicopter crash on NSW south coast

A pilot has died after a waterbombing helicopter crashed on the NSW south coast where emergency services have been battling bushfires

Two split record $100m Powerball jackpot

Two entries have grabbed a $50 million slice of the equal-largest division one lottery prize pool in Australian history