Coles backs down on plastic bag ban, will hand out thicker bags as customers 'need more time'

Coles will continue handing out plastic bags for free in its stores indefinitely, bowing to customer pressure and saying shoppers "need more time to make the transition to reusable bags"

Black and Gold frozen vegetables recalled over listeria fears

A recall has been issued for frozen vegetables across three states that may be contaminated with potentially deadly listeria bacteria

Interest-only mortgage borrowers flock to principal and interest loan discounts

Terri Unwin recently converted the interest-only loans on her investment properties to principal and interest, even though there is still more than two years left on the interest-only periods

M1 crash: Truck driver charged after two dead, five injured in fiery collision

A truck driver has been charged after a fiery crash on the M1 north of Sydney killed two people, severely injured five others and caused peak-hour traffic chaos last night

Unpaid domestic violence leave comes into effect across Australia

From today, employees on modern awards can take up to five days of unpaid leave to deal with family and domestic violence following a ruling by the Fair Work Commission earlier this year

Man murdered young mum in Belanglo Forest, dumped dead 2yo in suitcase

A man has pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-girlfriend in the Belanglo State Forest, south of Sydney, and also killing her two-year-old daughter

Meriton fined $3 million for interfering with negative TripAdvisor reviews

Meriton Property Services has been fined $3 million for preventing customers from leaving potentially negative reviews on the online travel website TripAdvisor

Flinders Street car attack: Accused driver Saeed Noori has paranoid schizophrenia, court told

The man accused of deliberately driving a car into pedestrians on Flinders Street in Melbourne's CBD, killing one and injuring more than a dozen others, has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, a court has been told

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns amid child sex abuse cover-up

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson — the most senior Catholic in the world to be convicted of concealing child sex abuse

MH370 investigators unable to determine cause of disappearance unless 'wreckage is found'

Investigators into the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 say they were unable to determine the cause of one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries

Death of Iranian asylum seeker was preventable: Qld's state coroner

Queensland's state coroner says a series or medical and communication errors led to the death of an Iranian asylum seeker in 2014

General Gordon Hotel in Sydney catches fire, roof collapses

A pub in one of Sydney's most historic areas has caught fire, causing its roof to collapse


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Melbourne..Young woman left with head injuries after hit-run

A young Melbourne woman is in hospital with head injuries after being struck by a car as she got out of another vehicle

Bill Shorten's Super Saturday wins prove bankers v battlers is a real problem for Malcolm Turnbull

The last contender slogged it out as Leader of the Opposition for six years before being pounced on by Bob Hawke just hours before an unaware Malcolm Fraser went to see the Governor-General

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal McCarrick following sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation as a cardinal of Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, DC and one of the US Catholic Church's most prominent figures, who has been at the centre of allegations of sex abuse with minors and young seminarians

Super Saturday delivers wins for Labor in Queensland, Tasmania and WA, Centre Alliance holds Mayo against Downer challenge

Bill Shorten declared it a "Super Saturday night" for the Labor party, calling the by-election results a signpost to Labor winning government at the next federal poll

Teen who stabbed pregnant woman in Sydney robbery charged with attempted murder

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder and other offences after stabbing pregnant woman Pei-Jiun Cheah during a home invasion in Sydney

?What's at stake for Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten in the by-elections

Five separate by-elections across Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia have been called for the same day, most of which were triggered by a constitutional conundrum

Paul Keating slams Nine's Fairfax takeover as Malcolm Turnbull welcomes deal

Former prime minister and treasurer Paul Keating has slammed the planned takeover of Fairfax by Nine, saying the "pus" from the "carbuncle" that is Nine's news culture will infect Fairfax and undermine quality journalism