Melbourne woman jailed over fatal bashing of grandmother walking her dogs

A woman has been jailed for seven years for bashing to death a grandmother who was out walking her dogs in Melbourne's north-west

Dairy code of conduct launches guaranteeing prices, banning retrospective cuts

The Federal Government hopes a new mandatory code of conduct between dairy farmers and milk processors, launched today and months ahead of schedule, will help level the playing field

Woman dies in East Perth backpacker hostel fire as police investigate potential arson

A woman has died and another person is in hospital with serious injuries after a fire broke out at a backpacker hostel in East Perth overnight

Perth's north comes under ember attack as fire emergency worsens overnight

A bushfire threatening communities north of Perth has worsened overnight after the area came under ember attack, with an emergency warning remaining in place for a third straight day

Jetstar strike cancels flights in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide

Jetstar customers around the country will face disruptions to their travel plans today as ground crews and baggage handlers walk off the job to demand a pay increase and improved conditions

Six New Zealand volcano eruption victims recovered from White Island, two bodies still unaccounted for

Elite New Zealand military teams have braved corrosive gases and the risk of another eruption to recover six bodies from volcanic White Island in a daring helicopter-borne mission

Taxi driver charged over sexual assault in Sydney laneway

A taxi driver has been charged after an alleged sexual assault in Sydney's inner-city last week

Two arrested as police investigate murder of man whose body was dumped in Murray Mallee

Two people have been arrested as police continue to investigate the murder of a man whose body was found dumped in South Australia's Murray Mallee

Woman robbed while using Sydney ATM

A man has been charged after a woman was robbed while using an ATM in Sydney's inner city last night

NSW firefighters crowdfunding upgraded face masks amid claims RFS gear insufficient

NSW volunteer firefighters have used Facebook to raise money to buy their own face masks, but the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) said crews should have all the equipment they need

Sydney may soon face even tighter water restrictions

A government 2017 water plan for Level 3 outlined outdoor water use would be either limited or restricted completely

Sydney woman charged after 'domestic violence' murder of man, 53

A woman has been charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death in a 'domestic incident' in western Sydney

Man and woman charged after toddler eats drug ice

A man and woman have been charged after a toddler on the NSW South Coast allegedly ingested the drug ice

More than 720 homes lost in NSW fires

The fire danger remains elevated across large chunks of NSW despite a southerly wind change that brought temperatures down as it swept up the coast

A.F.I.C:Member Notice Religious Discrimination Reforms

As we advised members yesterday the Government’s Religious Discrimination Reforms have been one of the key issues AFIC has been focusing on

Report on AFIC Political Advocacy

As the peak representative body for the Muslim community one of our most importantroles at AFIC is to advocate on behalf of our community on matters of policy and publicinterest. In the last month we met with, spoken or written to, a number of seniorpolitical stakeholders. This has included

Muslims Australia AFIC Press Release - NZL Volcano Statement

It is with deep sorrow and sympathy that we reflect on the tragic circumstances of the volcanic eruption on White Island in New Zealand

CCTV footage shows man setting himself on fire while trying to torch Mooroolbark cafe

ted Story: Missing child William Tyrrell captured on camera day before disappearance

Sydney smoke at its 'worst ever' with air pollution in some areas 12 times 'hazardous' threshold

NSW Health has warned that wearing masks "might not be providing the benefits that people think they are" as Sydney's air quality index (AQI) skyrocketed due to bushfires on the city's outskirts

Man critical after Kempsey stabbing

A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed multiple times outside a fast food restaurant on the NSW Mid North Coast