Police car involved in crash was looking for driver on mobile phone

A highway patrol car was searching for a driver reportedly using a mobile phone before it collided with a Mercedes in Cronulla on Wednesday, police have confirmed

Human remains found in North Qld identified

Queensland police have confirmed human remains found on a remote North Queensland mountain range are that of a slain wife and mother

Man found with 200 guns at a Sydney home

NSW Police believe a former prison guard who had dozens of high-powered guns found at this Sydney property may have been preparing for a mass shooting

ASIC launches legal action against NAB

The corporate watchdog ASIC has launched legal action against NAB over the fees-for-no-service scandal engulfing the organisation

Box Hill crane accident: Melbourne worker killed, two men injured on construction site

A man has been killed and two others are injured after a tub of concrete fell from a crane at a construction site in Melbourne's east

ANZ, CBA follow Westpac and lift variable mortgage rates

ANZ has become the second major bank to raise home loan interest rates, despite no move on the horizon from the Reserve Bank, with the Commonwealth Bank following just minutes later

Man charged with murder after discovery of woman's body at Carlisle house during search

The body of a woman was discovered at a Perth house on Wednesday where police investigating the disappearance of a 32-year-old had spent the day

Scott Morrison scraps Government plans to raise pension age to 70

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dumped the plan to raise the pension age to 70, announcing the decision on breakfast television even before Cabinet has formally agreed to it

Peter Dutton's au pair interventions slammed by former Immigration insiders

Former senior immigration officials have spoken out against Peter Dutton's decision to free two foreign nannies from immigration detention

Australia's economic growth jumps to 3.4 per cent in the June quarter

Australian economic growth has picked up pace, growing by 3.4 per cent in the year to the end of June fuelled by consumer spending and financed by shrinking household savings

NSW تسجّل أكثر السنوات جفافاً منذ العام 1965

سجّلت استراليا هذا العام خامس أكثر فصول الشتاءً دفءً خلال ساعات النهار في تاريخها بحسب مكتب الأرصاد الجوية. ووصلت درجات الحرارة خلال فصل الشتاء إلى أكثر من 2.2 درجة مئوية فوق المعدل

Interest rates still on hold at record low of 1.5pc as economy looks set to slow

The Reserve Bank has extended its record hold of interest rates at the emergency low setting of 1.5 per cent to 25 months

Westpac hit with $35m penalty to settle irresponsible home loan case with ASIC

The bank will pay a $35 million civil penalty to settle the case, brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

Mother killed in hit-run crash was learning to help grieving families

An Adelaide carer killed in a high-speed hit-and-run was working on an assignment on caring for grieving families as part of a nursing diploma just before she died, an SA court has heard

Meningococcal disease kills NSW Central Coast university student

A university student has died from meningococcal disease on the New South Wales Central Coast — the region's second death from the illness in as many months

Aussie dollar sinks and could keep falling

The Reserve Bank will announce its interest rate decision on Tuesday, but hardly any economists are expecting a rate hike in the foreseeable future

Australian home price slide worsens, Melbourne leads real estate fall

Australia's housing downturn is getting worse, with the more expensive end of the market in Melbourne and Sydney leading the declines

Dairy industry group calls for drought milk levy of 10 cents a litre that would flow back to farmers

A dairy industry lobby group is asking consumers to pay an extra 10 cents a litre for milk to help support drought-stricken farmers

Detention centre set alight during riot after young man taken to hospital with serious injuries

Riots and fires have broken out at a West Australian detention centre amid rising tensions after a detainee who self-harmed was taken to hospital in a critical condition

Man hit by car, six others injured in brawl outside Collingwood nightclub

A pedestrian was struck by a car during an early morning brawl outside a nightclub in inner-Melbourne that left seven people injured