A Turkish plasterer has been charged with murder after a couple were found dead with multiple stab wounds in a Melbourne suburb.
More voters are dissatisfied than satisfied with Prime Minister Tony Abbott three months after the federal election, the latest Newspoll reveals.
Former swimmer Ian Thorpe will present the Australian Human Rights Awards in Sydney on Tuesday to honour advances in human rights in 2013.
An inquiry will look into the 2013 election, including issues such as electronic voting and how votes went missing in the WA Senate count.
The City of Sydney Council has unanimously endorsed the installation of 10 extra CCTV cameras in Sydney's busiest nightspots.
More whistleblowers have emerged in the Sunrise gas treaty spying scandal, East Timor Secretary of State for Natural Resources Alfredo Pires confirms.
Perth's Catholic Archbishop has issued an apology to victims of sex abuse - while revealing he may appoint staff to ensure the safety of children
Eyewitnesses say two men ran out of the wreckage of a light plane crash in Perth's southern suburbs, covered in blood and with their clothes on fire.
Environmental groups and Jabiru traditional owners are calling for the closure of Australia's oldest uranium mine following the explosion of a holding tank...
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have boarded a flight to attend the funeral of Nelson Mandela.
A bushfire south of Perth, believed to have been caused by a burn-off on private land that got out of control, has been contained but is not controlled.
Car maker Holden says $150 million a year from taxpayers is crucial to its operations and the economic spin-offs are worth the investment.
Sydney actor/director Matt Hardie has defended his short film which deals with transgender and has sparked an online controversy.
The speaker of PNG's parliament has been slammed after ordering the destruction of "ungodly" traditional carvings that adorn the nation's parliament.
The Climate Council says the heating, drying climate means more risk of bushfires in future, and that Australia will need many more firefighters.
The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is arguably the toughest sailing event on the planet, with conditions pushing even the saltiest sea-dogs to the limit.
A man who stabbed and bashed a frail pensioner to death under the mistaken belief he was a pedophile has been given a long jail sentence.
Police in Australia and New Zealand will launch their seventh Operation Unite in a bid to crack down on drunken violence.
The federal government has stepped in to pause operations at Ranger uranium mine until regulators know more about the fallout of the massive toxic leak.
The Roper Bar iron ore mine is officially open for business, and is the largest new mine to open for two decades in the Northern Territory.
Migrant communities have applauded a court decision to fine an energy company for illegal door-to-door sales practices in the eastern states.
We wrap up all the weekend's sporting highlights.
Budget airline Jetstar is shifting some of its operations from Darwin to Adelaide in response to competition on international routes.
WA police are hitting the road to try to stop victims of overseas scams from parting with more money.
The Bar Association of Queensland says it supports a review of sex offender laws but won't help the attorney-general amend them.
Tasmania's Liberals say they will jail forest protesters who disrupt business operations more than once.
Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss has led a condolence motion in mark the passing of Nelson Mandela in the House of Representatives.
Amanda Jane Kelly, who admitted to helping to strangle David Houston during a drug binge, has been sentenced to a minimum jail term of 14 years.
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