Second body found off Perth coast as search for missing fishermen continues

A second body has been found in the search for four missing fishermen off the coast of Perth

Body found in search for men missing after Rottnest Island fishing trip

The body of a person who is believed to be one of four men missing since yesterday from a fishing trip off the coast of Perth has been discovered by searchers west of Garden Island, police say

Heavy rain continues as drought-stricken NSW farmers celebrate


Record rainfall has fallen across parts of Sydney with heavy rain expected to continue into the weekend

Man shot at Nepean Hospital in Sydney's west after pulling knife on security

A western Sydney hospital's emergency department remains in lockdown after police shot a man who allegedly pulled a knife on staff

Sydney Airport triggers 'full emergency response' after United Airlines mayday call

Police activated a "full emergency response" and roads around Sydney Airport were closed after a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles made a mayday call above the Harbour City this morning.

Sydney Airport triggers 'full emergency response' after United Airlines mayday call

Police activated a "full emergency response" and roads around Sydney Airport were closed after a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles made a mayday call above the Harbour City this morning.

Labor to fund three-year-old preschoolers in $1.75 billion pledge if elected

Families have been promised access free or subsidised preschool for children as young as three if Labor wins government at the next federal election

Tampon tax to go, with states and territories agreeing to remove GST from sanitary products


After an 18-year campaign, the 10 per cent tax on tampons and pads will be removed after states and territories agreed to make sanitary products exempt from the GST.

Woman's body found in park at Hunters Hill in Sydney's north


A council worker has found the body of a woman near a playground in a park in Sydney's north

Government moves closer to massive new digital tax

Internet titans AirBnB, Uber, Facebook and Google are set to be hit with new taxes as part of a long-awaited Australian-led crackdown on digital companies

Sydney aged care home faces sanctions after alleged assault

An aged care home on Sydney's northern beaches is at risk of permanently losing its government accreditation after one of its workers was secretly filmed allegedly abusing an elderly dementia patient

Reserve Bank keeps interest rates on hold at 1.5%

The Reserve Bank has kept official interest rates on hold at 1.5 per cent as household debt levels, sluggish wage growth and cooling house prices push the likelihood of a rate hike out until at least mid-next year

House prices have biggest drop since GFC amid warnings of credit crunch

House prices dropped by their largest monthly fall since the global financial crisis in September, as a new report warns the amount home buyers can borrow could be slashed by a third if banks are forced to tighten their lending standards after the royal commission

Dozens of Queensland teachers banned for posing 'unacceptable risk' to students

Twenty-four Queensland teachers have been banned or suspended from classrooms this year for posing an "unacceptable risk" to students, figures from the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) have revealed

Chart of the day: House prices are slipping, and we're not alone in that

At the moment in Australia house prices are going down, but it's not an alarming decline so far and we're not alone

Pregnant woman and unborn twins die in Orchard Hills crash

Crash investigators are appealing for witnesses to come forward after two women, one heavily pregnant with twins, were killed in a car accident in Sydney's west last night

Death 'not enough punishment' for child killer, says victims' family


The death penalty would not be enough punishment for a man who murdered his ex-girlfriend and her two-year-old daughter, their family has told a Sydney court

After-school care: Kids could be stranded with new staff ratio rule

Hundreds of families who rely on minibuses to transport their children to after-school care could be left in the lurch due to new government regulations

Justin Milne resigns as ABC chairman amid growing fallout over Michelle Guthrie's sacking


ABC chairman Justin Milne has resigned, describing a week in which managing director Michelle Guthrie was sacked and he was accused of interfering in the broadcaster's editorial independence as a "firestorm"

Police officer suffers critical head injuries after being struck by stolen car


A police officer is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a stolen car at Booval, west of Brisbane