A family-run foundation has raised $2 million for improving living conditions for thousands of South African children who have lost their parents to AIDS.
Bacon has been strewn across a Muslim prayer room at a southwest Sydney hospital.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has renewed her calls for nationwide paid domestic violence leave ahead of Friday's COAG meeting.
A Sydney-based production company is hoping to launch a Muslim alternative to cartoons such as the popular Peppa Pig children's series.
New Zealand's half-year budget update tells a totally different story to the one Australian Treasury Scott Morrison will deliver on December 19.
As Indonesia deals with the aftermath of the Aceh earthquake, Australia has offered its assistance.
Taxpayers' money has been spent on the same-sex marriage plebiscite, which was killed off in the Senate in November.
Doctors are worried new changes to NSW's lockout laws will lead to an increase in alcohol-related violence and domestic violence.
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Victoria will debate whether to legalise assisted dying when a government bill is put into the parliament in 2017 for a conscience vote.
Bill Shorten has signalled Labor is open to doubling its policy on paid domestic violence leave.
A man is in a Melbourne hospital after he allegedly poured petrol in the foyer of Frankston police station and threatened to set himself on fire.
Award-winning artist Tina Arena is sharing her love for Australia and France as ambassador of the summer exhibition Versailles: Treasures from the Palace.
Adelaide Zoo's Sumatran orangutan Karta was on the same contraceptive pill as many women but that didn't stop her falling pregnant.

Leprosy diagnosis in north Qld

A person has tested positive for leprosy in Townsville after visiting Papua New Guinea where the disease is endemic.

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