The owners of scratched Melbourne Cup hopeful Amralah are suing a vet they say caused "catastrophic loss and harm" due to negligence.
The parent companies of Volkswagen Australia and Audi are yet to address a class action lawsuit launched by thousands of Australians.
Cardinal George Pell has again defended his handling of child sex abuse complaints after being criticised by the victim of a Melbourne pedophile priest.

SA bushfire was 'Armageddon'

A South Australian man fled his rural property and sheltered with his family in Kapunda as a bushfire raged north of Adelaide on Wednesday.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has rejected suggestions Labor's campaign against a GST hike is solely political, and said any increase would be "dumb".
The federal government has slammed a bid to tweak Freedom of Information laws warning it could result in processing delays.
Mariah Carey has revealed she met her "new beau" James Packer last year in Aspen.

NAB to offer bushfire assistance

The National Australia Bank has offered help to customers and staff affected by the devastating bushfire burning north of Adelaide.
Sugar-free drinks and lollies might limit the kilojoules but their acidic chemical mixtures can increase dental erosion, say experts.

Mental health shake-up

The government is shaking up the ailing mental health system, seven months after the release of a damning review.

Uni fee discounts to be abolished

The federal government has introduced draft laws to scrap discounts university students receive if they pay off course fees.

SA hit by two fires within 12 months

The fire burning north of Adelaide is the second major blaze to hit South Australia within the past 12 months.

Family benefit cuts to proceed

The Turnbull government has split off legislation making cuts to family tax benefit Part B payments, pushing through one measure with Labor's backing.
Support packages will be available to help women and children escaping family violence in Victoria thanks to a new government program.

Steps to survive a bushfire in a car

While a car is one of the worst places to be during a bushfire, there are steps people can take to maximise their chance for survival

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