Senator slams Melbourne Catholic archbishop for response to George Pell appeal

Labor senator Kristina Keneally has blasted Melbourne's Catholic archbishop for his response to Cardinal George Pell losing his appeal against child sexual abuse convictions

Driver dead, passenger critical after two-car crash at Doonside in Sydney's west

A woman has died and a man has been critically injured in a two-car crash at Doonside in Sydney's west

Police find body in fire-ravaged home in Sydney's west

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers

Prisoner escapes Port Macquarie hospital despite police firing warning shot

A prisoner is on the loose after escaping from custody at Port Macquarie Base Hospital on the NSW Mid North Coast

Melbourne apartment block unsafe to live in due to cladding and fire safety, residents told to leave

Residents have been ordered to leave an apartment building in Melbourne's south-east which is covered in combustible cladding

Sydney Trains boss tells people to leave work early amid fears of more chaos

Sydney's rail commuters are being urged to leave work before peak hour today as the city's train network grapples with cascading delays from this morning's meltdown

Man charged over sexual assault of teenage girl

A man will appear in a Sydney court today charged with the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl

Severe weather warnings in place as cold front brings wild conditions

The strong cold front which swept across Victoria and Tasmania has now brought a southerly change-up to the coast of NSW, with huge swells and gale force winds expected

Man dead, another injured in Dandenong stabbing

A man has died and another is injured after a stabbing at a home in Melbourne's south-east

Sydney train delays and cancellations after breakdown at Town Hall

Sydney's rail network is in meltdown again, with widespread delays and cancellations, after repairs had to be made to a train during peak-hour at Town Hall Station

Mascot engineers blame precinct development

Engineers looking into what caused the Mascot Towers building to crack are focusing on construction and development in the nearby area

Sydney news: Bushfire brought under control, juveniles charged over riot

A bushfire that threatened homes last night in Belmont, south of Newcastle, has been brought under control and downgraded to advice level

Scott Morrison makes thinly veiled swipe at Beijing's aggression in the South China Sea

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, speaking during a trip to Vietnam, has urged China's neighbours to resist coercion, warning the entire region would suffer if their sovereignty were undermined

Surgeries at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital cancelled after sterilisation equipment 'malfunction'

Surgeries have been cancelled at one of Queensland's busiest hospitals after the failure of sterilisation equipment

Strong winds smash Sydney

Winds of up to 90 km/h are lashing Sydney as a southerly change moves up the coast rapidly. The SES has received hundreds of calls

Pauline Hanson suspended from Twitter over cattle prod comment

One Nation senator Pauline Hanson is ropeable over Twitter's decision to suspend her account, after she suggested police could use electric cattle prods to move on vegan activists

Drunk driver jailed over Melbourne crash that killed two young siblings

An unlicensed driver had shared a carton of whiskey and cola cans with a mate before he caused the deaths of two siblings in a head-on Melbourne car crash

Teen twins charged over baseball bat attack which left man with fractured skull

Teenage twin brothers have been charged with attacking a man and his daughter with a baseball bat in Sydney and leaving him with a cracked skull

Bushfire causing heavy delays on NSW motorway

There are major traffic delays on part of the M1 Pacific motorway north of Sydney as a bushfire burns alongside the freeway

NSW police public strip searches increase 1879 per cent over past decade

The number of police strip searches in NSW has spiked dramatically in the past decade, according to researchers who warn they have become standard procedure rather than a last resort