The federal government will send extra aid to people in Iraq and Syria, particularly refugees facing an added danger as winter approaches.
Professor Barry Spurr, who has become mired in a racism scandal, was paid more than $8000 in taxpayer funds for his work on the national curriculum review.
The International Criminal Court has been asked to investigate the government over its handling of asylum seekers.
RAAF Super Hornets have conducted 56 sorties over Iraq, successfully destroying a number of Islamic State targets, Defence says.
A coalition of public health groups is working to close a loophole in legislation that allows the smoking of waterpipes in enclosed areas.
The Australian National Imams Council says there's an urgent need to find out why the youth felt the need to fight with the IS terror group.
Police have released security footage images of a dishevelled man wanted in connection to the indecent assault of a woman at a Victorian train station.
Kevin Rudd has been appointed the first president of a new US-based think tank focused on Asia.
Two men have been charged with murder and attempted murder following the death of a 69-year-old man in a home invasion in Sydney's west.
A man whose leg was trapped under a five-metre-long shipping container he had tried to move on his property southwest of Sydney has died in hospital.
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The Bruce Highway was closed for several hours following a truck crash in which a 45-year-old Plainland man died.

Top NSW officials at abuse inquiry

A hearing into child sex abuse of Aboriginal children at a remote NSW home will examine how survivors were treated by the NSW government and legal service.

Hairs can help solve crime: study

A new study of how hair degrades after death provides a one-stop-shop reference for forensic, archaeological and palaeontological investigations.
A seven-year-old boy has been flown to Westmead Children's Hospital after being hit by a taxi in Sydney's inner west.

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