Pressure on Government to overhaul age pension as growing number of baby boomers leave workforce

The Federal Government is coming under pressure to make changes to the age pension, as a growing number of baby boomers are expected to leave the workforce over the next decade

NAB warns tax cuts won't deliver much economic boost

National Australia Bank modelling has cast doubt on the belief the tax refunds that will soon start flowing into taxpayers' bank accounts will stimulate the economy in a meaningful way

More than a dozen children and women — some pregnant — killed in PNG tribal massacre

At least 16 women and children have been killed in a tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea

Rohingya children at risk of flooding, landslides

18,000 Rohingya women and girls were raped by Myanmar’s army and police and over 115,000 Rohingya homes were burned down and 113,000 others vandalized, it added

2 military planes crash in Qatar

Two military training planes collided in Qatar on Wednesday, according to the country's defense ministry

Iran: Inhuman and degrading act, by the clerical regime

News from Iran stated that a court in the city of Shahreza, south of Isfahan, central Iran, condemned Hamid Rahmati, A member of the Isfahan Teachers Association, to three years in prison and 74 lashes

Man in custody after alleged carjacking, stabbing and 200km police pursuit

An alleged carjacker accused of stabbing a woman has been arrested on the Bruce Highway after a 200-kilometre pursuit ended at the Sunshine Coast

Bosnia: Turkish first lady opens workshops for disabled

Turkey's first lady on Tuesday attended the opening in Sarajevo, Bosnia of a renovated special education and training institution for individuals with physical and mental disabilities

Turkish leader sends off Srebrenica genocide victims

Turkey's president on Tuesday bid farewell to 33 newly identified victims of the Srebrenica genocide

Ethiopian Jews suffer racism in Israel

The fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager of Ethiopian descent has rekindled complaints of racism and discrimination by Ethiopian Jews in Israel

Baby dies in fall from 11th storey of Royal Caribbean cruise ship in Puerto Rico

A one-year-old girl reportedly slipped from her grandfather's hands and fell to her death from the 11th storey of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico.

Fire rips through Queensland camping park

A fire has ripped through a camping ground in Queensland's north-west, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate

Uber driver allegedly assaults boy, five, then steals his iPad

A five-year-old boy travelling in an Uber was assaulted by the driver after the trip ended, and had his iPad stolen, his mother claims

ATO says employers using Uber for staff can't get tax breaks, but those using 'taxis' can

Employers across Australia who have been letting their staff use ride-sharing services such as Uber, rather than a licensed taxi, could be liable for big tax bills, the Australian Taxation Office has confirmed

Man charged after scaling Sydney Harbour Bridge

A 33-year-old man has been arrested and charged after climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

New Farm Deli, Brisbane's oldest Italian delicatessen, gutted by overnight fire

The owners of the much-loved New Farm Deli in Brisbane have vowed to rebuild after a fire destroyed their 40-year-old business overnight

Man cops axe-blow to the head during medieval battle re-enactment

A man has been raced to hospital after he was hit in the head with a battle axe during a reenactment at a medieval fair in Western Sydney

South Australia to become first state to ban plastic items including straws, Government says

A range of single-use plastics including straws and cutlery is set to be banned in South Australia — but that could be just the tip of the iceberg, with items including takeaway coffee cups and plastic bags also in the firing line

Police hunt two men after 'targeted' double stabbing in Sydney

Police are hunting two men after a "targeted" double stabbing in the inner-Sydney suburb of Chippendale

Gold Coast pub patron fends off machete-wielding attacker with pot plant

Police have praised a man who used a bar stool and a pot plant to fight off a machete-wielding thief at a Gold Coast tavern in the early hours of Friday morning