George Pell faces new legal fight over allegations he failed to protect abuse victim from paedophile

A man abused by notorious paedophile Christian Brother Edward "Ted" Dowlan is suing George Pell, alleging the disgraced Cardinal did nothing to protect him

Aiia Maasarwe's killer Codey Herrmann pleads guilty to rape and murder in Melbourne court


Codey Herrmann has pleaded guilty to the murder and rape of Arab-Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe, whose body was found near a tram stop in Melbourne's north in January

Doctor Christopher Kwan Chen Lee, who said some women deserve to be raped, suspended indefinitely


A Melbourne doctor who repeatedly called for women to be raped in online posts has been suspended indefinitely by Australia's health regulator

Accused Darwin shooter tells court he is 'very sorry about what's happened'

The man charged over a mass shooting in Darwin has used his first appearance in court to apologise for the rampage which ended with four people dead.

Fuel prices on the way down with oil, but shopping around can save you even more

Petrol is especially cheap at some service stations right now because the price of crude oil has just entered a bear market

ABC raid: AFP leave Ultimo building with files after hours-long raid over Afghan Files stories

Australian Federal Police officers have left the ABC's Sydney headquarters more than eight hours after a raid began over a series of 2017 stories known as the Afghan Files

Coles to cut out milk processors, and deal directly with dairy farmers

Coles has announced it will bypass processors and contract milk directly from dairy farmers in NSW and Victoria from July 1

Accused gunman was ‘well-known’ to police


Four men have been killed and a woman has been rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds to her legs after a Darwin man allegedly went on a shooting rampage across the city last night.

Four people dead in mass Darwin shooting


NT POLICE say four people are dead in Darwin after a mass shooting.
More have been injured

Off-duty police officer punched and kicked in 'deeply shocking' attack caught on CCTV


"Shocking" CCTV footage has been released of an off-duty police officer being ambushed and "coward" punched in an Adelaide city laneway

Burial plot shortage prompts Gold Coast to consider stacking bodies in multistorey graves

The Gold Coast Mayor has proposed exhuming bodies from the city's overcrowded cemeteries to then rebury them stacked on top each other — the current policy of new burial plot purchases

Reserve Bank governor flags another rate cut as he hits out at the banks


The Reserve Bank governor has given a very strong indication that borrowers can expect at least one more interest rate cut this year, while attacking banks that have not passed on this month's cut in full

NSW coast to be hit by strong winds and rain during morning commute

Commuters along the New South Wales coast are being warned they will face a "pretty miserable" trip into work on Tuesday, with strong winds and rain expected to hit during the morning peak

Sydney light rail bill passes $3 billion as NSW Government settles legal dispute

The NSW State Government has settled a year-long legal dispute with construction company Acciona over Sydney's light rail project, agreeing to a $576 million compensation payout

House price slide continues, but analysts say the end is nigh

Home price falls are continuing to slow in Australia's two biggest cities, as an increase in auction clearance rates prompts some analysts to predict that the property market will bottom this year

Teen girl accused of filming half-hour beating, attempted rape of Queensland woman

A Queensland woman has allegedly been punched, kicked and almost raped during a half-hour assault that was allegedly filmed by one of her attackers

Carbon monoxide poisoning: Fresh warnings issued after Sydney family 'extremely lucky' to be alive


A fresh warning has been issued about heaters after a western Sydney family were taken to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

Crash near Bundaberg kills three, injures two as Queensland road toll climbs

Three people have been killed and two injured after three vehicles crashed at South Bingera, near Bundaberg, this morning

Anthony Albanese announces front bench equally divided by gender

Labor leader Anthony Albanese today produced a shadow cabinet which comes close to meeting the perfect equation for contemporary politics

Body found after reports of home invasion and house fire in Elderslie in Sydney's south-west

A man who died in a suspicious house fire in Sydney's south-west amid reports of a home invasion was not believed to be a resident of the home, police say