?What happens if you die before you pay off your HELP debt

A plan to recover the student debts of people who have died was under consideration by the Federal Government, documents obtained by the ABC under Freedom of Information reveal

'The Ripper..Coward' Christchurch shooter pleads not guilty to 51 charges of murder

Brenton Tarrant, the Australian man charged over the Christchurch mosque killings, has pleaded not guilty to 51 charges of murder.

'Disgusting': man sentenced for groping female runner on Sydney's Bay Run

A man who attacked and groped a stranger in Sydney's inner west last year was previously convicted for possessing child abuse material and failed to report to police for three years, court documents reveal

Men shot by police in Barnawartha North were known to counterterrorism police

The brothers shot and injured by police after wielding a knife and tomahawk during a confrontation in Victoria's north-east were of interest to counterterrorism investigators

Aiia Maasarwe's killer Codey Herrmann pleads guilty to murder and rape

An aspiring rapper shocked a Melbourne courtroom by pleading not guilty to raping murdered international student Aiia Maasarwe, before reverting back to his original guilty plea

John Setka defies calls to quit CFMEU leadership after moves to expel him from Labor Party

Victorian construction union boss John Setka has defied calls from both sides of politics to step down, after days of intense scrutiny over his position

Woman charged with murder after stabbing in Brisbane

A 24-year-old woman has been charged with murdering a man she lived with after he was stabbed in the chest and died on a Brisbane footpath from "catastrophic" injuries

Retail union takes Woolworths to Fair Work Commission over 'non-genuine' restructure

The retail workers' union is taking Woolworths to the Fair Work Commission over the shopping giant's recent announcement of a company-wide restructure

Appeals Court judge condemns police violence in Australia Day arrest of Aboriginal man

A New South Wales Appeals Court judge has condemned violence at the hands of up to seven police officers in relation to the Australia Day arrest of an Aboriginal man

Sydney property 'stagnant' as listings drop to 12-year low

Homeowners are holding off selling their properties, with fewer new listings than at any time in the past 12 years

Police initiate major search for backpacker missing in Byron Bay

A land, sea and air search is underway for missing backpacker Theo Hayez who was last seen leaving a Byron Bay bar more than a week ago

Man pleads guilty to the rape and murder of Aiia Maasarwe

A man has pleaded guilty to the rape and murder of international student Aiia Maasarwe, whose body was found near a Melbourne tram stop

Woman's body found after ultralight crashes into Lake Eildon, in central Victoria

The body of a woman who was a passenger in a fixed wing ultralight aircraft that crashed into a lake in central Victoria has been found

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a girl who went missing

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a girl who went missing from Green Valley earlier this week

George Pell faces new legal fight over allegations he failed to protect abuse victim from paedophile

A man abused by notorious paedophile Christian Brother Edward "Ted" Dowlan is suing George Pell, alleging the disgraced Cardinal did nothing to protect him

Aiia Maasarwe's killer Codey Herrmann pleads guilty to rape and murder in Melbourne court

Codey Herrmann has pleaded guilty to the murder and rape of Arab-Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe, whose body was found near a tram stop in Melbourne's north in January

Doctor Christopher Kwan Chen Lee, who said some women deserve to be raped, suspended indefinitely

A Melbourne doctor who repeatedly called for women to be raped in online posts has been suspended indefinitely by Australia's health regulator

Accused Darwin shooter tells court he is 'very sorry about what's happened'

The man charged over a mass shooting in Darwin has used his first appearance in court to apologise for the rampage which ended with four people dead.

Fuel prices on the way down with oil, but shopping around can save you even more

Petrol is especially cheap at some service stations right now because the price of crude oil has just entered a bear market

ABC raid: AFP leave Ultimo building with files after hours-long raid over Afghan Files stories

Australian Federal Police officers have left the ABC's Sydney headquarters more than eight hours after a raid began over a series of 2017 stories known as the Afghan Files