Health authorities say contaminated lettuce has caused 10 confirmed and 118 suspected cases of salmonella around Australia.
Australian researchers have developed a computer model that predicts bushfires with high accuracy.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has welcomed land owner S. Kidman's rethink of a land sale to Australian investors.
The Turnbull government says 464 country communities will now find it easier to attract GPs.
After months of sporadic street fighting, a group of Aboriginal elders says their Queensland community is under siege, from within and by authorities.
A truck driver feared dead in a fiery road crash in southwestern Victoria has been found alive a day later.
A pregnant woman has become the third person in Queensland to test positive for Zika virus.

SBS Chairman steps down

The chairman of the SBS board, Nihal Gupta, has announced he will step from the role he has held since October, 2014.
Former Liberal MP and federal parliamentary speaker Bob Halverson has died from cancer, aged 78.
Trade Minister Andrew Robb has announced he will retire at the next election, with Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss expected to also go.
A US war veteran has reunited with his wartime sweetheart, sharing a hug and a kiss in Adelaide after a lifetime apart.
The Central Land Council says the poor standard of housing in Aboriginal communities can only be fixed with a radical shake-up of the NT's system.
A federal decision to cut millions in funding to a Sydney Islamic school could force it to close, the Association of Independent Schools says.
Labor is seeking to censure the prime minister over the Stuart Robert scandal.
Asian countries will need less foreign aid by 2025 but the Pacific region will still need an ongoing helping hand, Australia's top diplomat has predicted.
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