ATO ramps up its focus on rental properties and hosts on platforms such as Airbnb

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is ramping up its enforcement activities and will undertake 4,500 audits of taxpayers it considers are "high risk" because they overclaim or don't declare income relating to rental properties.

Sydney house prices drop 16 per cent 'in real terms' since mid‑2017

Australian property values fell $133.1 billion in the December quarter, with capital city home prices down an average of 2.4 per cent across the nation

Queensland rape laws 'a hangover from old attitudes', former judge says

A former top Queensland judge has called for reform of a century-old legal loophole that can allow accused rapists to walk free, saying it is a "hangover" from outdated attitudes to women

Supermarket giants fold to public pressure with pledge to raise milk prices by 10 cents a litre

Major retailers Coles and Aldi have increased the price of cheap milk in a bid to help struggling dairy farmers

Jason Rohan Colton jailed for 11 years for 'brutal' killing of housemate over unpaid rent

Melbourne man Jason Rohan Colton has been jailed for 11 years over the "cowardly, vicious and unprovoked" manslaughter of Ramis Jonuzi, who owed a $210 debt for a room he had found on Airbnb

Qld police investigate shooting fatality

Police are investigating the fatal shooting by officers of a knife-wielding man north of Brisbane

Cyclist fighting for life after being kicked off bike by another rider

The 30-year-old cyclist is approached by another man on a bike before being kicked and knocked off. He’s in a critical condition. Source: Metropolitan Police

Two children killed in Scenic Rim crash, multi-car pile-up paralyses Brisbane's Centenary Highway

Two children have been killed in a single-vehicle crash at Peak Crossing, south-west of Brisbane

NSW Police search houses in relation to Christchurch terror attack

Counter-terror police have searched two houses on the NSW mid-north coast as part of their investigations into Friday's Christchurch mosque shootings, including the home of the sister of accused gunman Brenton Tarrant.

One million people sign petition calling for Fraser Anning to leave parliament

The petition – which has gained more than 1,084,000 signatures as of Monday morning – has become the largest petition in Australia’s history

Facebook 'forced to delete 1.5 million reposts of mosque attack video in first 24 hours'

Facebook claims to have removed 1.5 million videos of the Christchurch mosque shootings "in the first 24 hours" after the attack

Teenager who egged Fraser Anning speaks of being 'tackled by 30 bogans'

The teenager who smashed an egg on the head of Queensland senator Fraser Anning has spoken of being "tackled by 30 bogans" as Victoria Police says it is investigating the actions of the senator and his supporters as well as those of the teenager

Sydney rain causes flash flooding as some areas get a month's rainfall in 24 hours

Parts of Sydney are experiencing flash flooding on Sunday morning after heavy rains hit the city, with one area receiving almost a month's rain in 24 hours

Silver fern projected onto Sydney Opera House in memory of Christchurch shooting victims

The sails of the Opera House were lit up with the New Zealand symbol on Saturday night, a day after Muslims were massacred while worshipping at mosques in Christchurch

Australian charged over Christchurch mosque attacks fronts court

The man charged over the Christchurch mosque shootings has appeared in court and been remanded in custody until April 5

Australian NationalImam Counci(ANIC) and muslim Community extend their demonstrated support and solidarity

We THANK All people around the world,Allthe politicans upholding the genuine values of Australia and humanit

Australian authorities increase security in mosques following NZ terrorist attack

Australian police in major cities have increased security at mosques around the country in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shooting that killed at least 49 and injured 48 more

Muslims Australia - AFIC..Newzealand cristchurch Attack:This massacre today is a product of the ever-increasing islamphobia and marginasation of muslims and is reminder to all concerned

We urge governments in Australia, both at a fedral and tatelevel,togive extra attention to rise of anti-Muslim sentiment and extramism and ensure that the concerns of the Muslim community aare being genuinely heard and respondndedto

Mother and daughter reported missing to WA Police 20 years after they were last seen

WA Police have launched a homicide investigation in the search for a mother and her child who have not been seen for two decades, after the alarm was only recently raised by family members

Former Marist Brother Francis William Cable given more jail time for abusing another five boys

A former Catholic brother has been sentenced to a further jail term for abusing five additional boys, with a judge telling him he is likely to die in jail