Missing Newcastle man 'suspected homicide'

The disappearance of a 33-year-old man in Newcastle is being treated by police as a suspected homicide

Red Cross Blood Service driver killed after van crashes with truck on South Eastern Freeway

A young driver killed in a fiery crash near Murray Bridge this morning was transporting blood supplies from Melbourne to Adelaide for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Qld govt to increase fines for several offences

The Queensland government is set to increase the cost of fines for a number of offences, including speeding, graffiti and littering. The state will see a 2.3 per cent rise for those caught driving 12-30 kilometres over the speed limit, fining drivers $267

Bill Shorten promises to close the gender pay gap

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has unveiled his party’s ‘women’s policy’, promising more action to reduce childcare costs and a focus on closing the gender pay gap. The Labor leader also pledged $660 million for family

Dozens of NT Centrelink clients' details published on public Facebook page

Dozens of Centrelink clients have had their names published online in what has been described as a "shocking" abuse of privacy

Man arrested in counter-terrorism operation in North Melbourne

Counter-terrorism officers have arrested a man during an operation in North Melbourne this afternoon

Fraser Anning federal election candidate announcement in Cronulla ends with violent scuffle

Police have charged a 19-year-old man after he allegedly punched a photographer and heckled a female journalist at a news conference called by Senator Fraser Anning at the site of the Cronulla riots

Police launch murder investigation after intruder dies following Mount Lawley home invasion

A wide shot showing four police officers in hi-vis clothing looking at something on the ground in a street

Australian dollar sinks to seven-week low, ANZ and CBA expect interest rate cut by June

The Australian dollar has fallen sharply to a seven-week low, as the chances of the Reserve Bank cutting interest rates next month have surged.

Teenage girl’s death linked to flu outbreak Three dead in one state as health crisis deepens

Health officials have revealed two deaths in less than a fortnight can be linked to South Australia's spike in flu cases

Senior constable charged with neglect of duty after man on parole allegedly attacked child

A Sydney police officer has been charged in relation to his dealings with a convicted rapist who then allegedly went on to sexually assault  a seven-year-old girl in a dance studio toilet

Man charged with murder after woman's body found in Melbourne's Chinatown

Homicide detectives have charged a man with murder following the discovery of a woman's body in a laneway in Melbourne's CBD on Wednesday morning

Labor pledges inquiry into controversial water buyback deals after document request not met

Labor has said it will push ahead with plans to set up an inquiry into the contentious taxpayer-funded water buybacks, after a request for documents was not met on Tuesday

Woman given 28 demerit points in single NSW police stop during Easter long weekend

A woman has received 28 demerit points — enough to have a driver's licence suspended twice over — after a single police stop on the NSW Central Coast at the weekend

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a teenager missing on the Central Coast

Anyone who believes they may have seen Kiera-Lee, or know of her whereabouts, should contact police immediately

AirAsia passenger tells how baby died in her arms on flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth

A Perth woman who held a stranger's two-month-old baby as she died in her arms aboard an international flight has described the incident as "the most confronting situation one could possibly go through"

Two Australians among hundreds killed in Sri Lanka bombings, Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirms

An Australian mother and her 10-year-old daughter are among 290 people killed in terrorist attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka

Bodies of man and his daughter recovered after drowning at Cape Carnot near Port Lincoln

The bodies of a man and his young daughter who drowned after being hit by a freak wave on a rocky outcrop on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula have been recovered

ANIC:strongly condemns the recent terrorist attack in Sri Lanka

The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) strongly condemns the recent terrorist attack in Sri Lanka

Warnbro pedestrian killed, second man injured in hit-and-run crash in Perth's south

A man has been arrested by police after a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Perth's southern suburbs overnight.