The brother of rugby league player Willie Mason has fronted court on drug charges following a raid on his Newcastle home.
A 22-year-old Victorian footballer remains in a critical condition after collapsing during a game at Fawkner in Melbourne's north.
A live strain of anthrax sent to Australia by the US in 2008 poses no threat to public safety and is being investigated, Julie Bishop says.
Legislation prohibiting doctors from speaking out about failures of health care in Australia's immigration detention centres has outraged medicos.
Armed attackers wearing vests with the word "police" on them have broken into a home in the Macedon Ranges and raped a woman, Victorian police say.
An 11-year-old boy is in Westmead Children's Hospital with a possible spinal injury after being tackled in a rugby league game in the Blue Mountains.
A man in his 20s is in a stable condition in hospital with serious head injuries after a bus carrying 14 people rolled over in regional Victoria.
Medical students have called on doctors to speak up and change the culture of bullying in medicine.
Julie Bishop says she expects a national conversation about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship amid proposals to strip it from terror suspects.
A UNESCO report has urged the Australian government to reconsider plans to allow logging and mining activity in Tasmania's World Heritage Area.
If the federal government can make a fuss about Johnny Depp's dogs, it can also give a full explanation over the US anthrax bungle, Nick Xenophon says.
The search for a man who fell into the ocean while taking a photo on West Australia's southeast coast will recommence at first light.
Robert Isaacs, a Noongar elder who has dedicated his life to improving the welfare of Aboriginal communities, has been named West Australian of the Year.

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