Not all parents vaccinate their kids. But that doesn't mean they're anti-vaxxers


While most Australian parents vaccinate their children, there's still a minority who don't — but they're not all vehement anti-vaccination activists

The charge for electric vehicles puts the shine on nickel


The insatiable demand for storing energy in batteries has led to a surge in the price of nickel

Car crashes at Sydney cemetery, ends up on side


A car has crashed into headstones at a Sydney cemetery, ending up on its side
The accident happened at Rookwood Cemetery in the city's west

Bus full of students collides with tractor, one airlifted to hospital

One person is being airlifted to hospital and more than 20 others are being transported by road after a min-bus collided with a tractor near Ballarat

One dead, one critical in separate snorkelling incidents off Queensland coast


One man is dead and another is in a critical condition after getting into distress while snorkelling off the coast of Queensland in two separate incidents today

Flights, ferries between Manly and Circular Quay cancelled as strong winds hit Sydney



Strong winds battering Sydney have caused chaos as they forced the cancellation of flights and ferries in the city

Mum jailed over 200km/h police chase

A mother on the New South Wales South Coast has been sentenced to 18 months jail over a high-speed police pursuit while her three-year-old child was in the car with her

Big chain petrol more expensive than independent outlets

Independent petrol sellers offered consistently lower fuel prices than their bigger rivals in 2018, the competition watchdog has found

NSW Police charge man with murder after two die in Tamworth house fire

A man has been charged with two counts of murder after two people, including a child, died in a house fire in Tamworth in north-western NSW

Commonwealth Bank payment services down across Australia


Commonwealth Bank customers have expressed their anger after a major outage left them unable to access ATMs, pay bills or get paid

Man arrested after $200,000 drug raid in Perth


Fifty cannabis plants worth $200,000 have been seized in a drug raid at a
Welshpool commercial property, southeast of Perth

Victorian aged care facility rostering five staff to more than 100 patients, royal commission hears

Nursing homes are notoriously secretive about their staffing ratios. But buried among the hundreds of witness statements submitted to the aged care royal commission

A boy and his father were shot dead by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. New reports claim they were unarmed


Human rights reports leaked to the ABC support allegations that some Australian special forces unlawfully killed an unarmed farmer and his child during a controversial raid in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province

NSW Premier reiterates Government's opposition to pill testing despite coroner's impending recommendation


NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has again ruled out the prospect of pill testing at music festivals despite a leaked draft coroner's report recommending the move

Mascot Towers engineers find new cracks and warn urgent repairs needed to avoid 'structural failure'


Owners and residents of Sydney's Mascot Towers have been advised existing cracks in the building have widened and new cracking has developed requiring urgent remediation works to avoid a "structural failure"

IMF predicts synchronised slowdown in global growth, warns rate cuts are not enough to stop it


Australia has been caught up in a sharp downturn being forecast for the global economy as headwinds from the US-China trade war and Brexit tensions bite into growth

NSW coroner to recommend pill testing be introduced at music festivals Pill testing explained


NSW cabinet minister Andrew Constance says he has serious concerns about pill testing, despite reports the state coroner is poised to recommend the Government adopt the policy

ATO phone scammers turn up at Adelaide man's house dressed as police with eftpos machine


Two men turned up to another man's house with an eftpos machine demanding money after earlier calling him pretending to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), according to SA Police

Police 'puzzled' by disappearance of Adelaide woman missing in dense bushland


A 55-year-old woman who vanished from a bush birthday party at a
campsite north-east of Adelaide has left police "puzzled" as to why she wandered away

Hundreds evacuated from Sydney Ikea after gas fumes affect warehouse


Hundreds of staff and customers have been evacuated from a Sydney Ikea store after gas fumes caused chaos