The PM says the government is looking hard at personal tax as there's a real risk of discouraging participation as taxpayers move into higher brackets.
Two people have been confirmed dead in a bushfire burning out of control north of Adelaide.
Victoria's opposition is trying to compel Energy and Resources Minister Lily D'Ambrosio to front a parliamentary inquiry into fracking.
An emergency warning has been issued for a lightning-sparked bushfire near Nanutarra Roadhouse in the Shire of Ashburton.
The federal government on Thursday will unveil its long-awaited reform plan for Australia's ailing mental health system.
White Ribbon Day marches have attracted supporters of all ages, rallying in support of domestic violence victims. But many women from migrants backgrounds remain...
Graffiti targeting Cardinal George Pell has been sprayed on two Melbourne buildings as a royal commission investigates child sex abuse.
A woman has been flown to a Melbourne hospital with critical burns from a house fire.

Phuc Dat Bich reveals name a hoax

An Australian man styling himself as Phuc Dat Bich has revealed his name was a hoax that fooled media organisations around the world after being contacted by SBS.
A bid to save the endangered Tasmanian devil has taken a further blow with two members of a healthy group killed on roads within a week of their release.
The federal government's decision to block the sale of Australia's largest private landowner to foreigners will be scrutinised by a Senate committee.
A South Australian-designed emergency shelter system could soon be used to provide relief for refugees and natural disaster survivors around the world.
An international consortium led by Australian fund Hastings has secured the first lease for NSW's electricity networks in a $10 billion deal.
A NSW man who stabbed his father and stepmother to death with a hunting knife "snapped" that day and the "monster" inside him got out, a judge says.
Anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty says 2015 was the year domestic violence was dragged into the spotlight.

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