The older sister of the Sydney teenager who murdered police accountant Curtis Cheng has been killed in a US air strike in the Syrian city of Al Bab.
The government has spent 70 per cent of its $2.55 billion emissions reduction fund two years into the policy.
NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge has criticised new laws which allow NSW Police to restrict people's movements.
Australian rock band Midnight Oil have announced they will re-form for a worldwide tour.
Outgoing Liberal veteran Philip Ruddock says Commonwealth Bank has acted unconscionably and must work to restore its reputation.
The head of the Australian Crime Commission warned the federal government that gunsmiths would be able to sidestep a ban on a controversial shotgun.
Backup generators supplying electricity in Tasmania have used $8.4 million worth of diesel in about the first month of use, the state government says.
Woody Allen sparked controversy when he married his ex's adopted daughter but after 20 years, he says Soon-Yi Previn has given him a "wonderful life".
The Finance Department, a key author of the budget, didn't know about the change of its delivery dat until the prime minister announced it.
Malcolm Turnbull says the Treasury has not put a dollar cost on the 10-year plan to reduce company tax.

Prakash death 'positive': Turnbull

Australian terrorist Neil Prakash has been a target for some time and his death is a positive development in the war against Islamic State.
A parliamentary committee has heard evidence that more than half the northern end of the Great Barrier Reef will die due to bleaching.
The human rights commissioner has told a Senate hearing that it is logical asylum seekers on Manus Island should be brought back to Australia.
Voters in hotly contested seats should prepare for an inundation of pork in the lead-up to the federal election, a Greens MP has warned.
The employment minister has moved to address concerns the internship scheme announced by the government will be rorted