Reducing alcohol consumption Australia-wide would lead to fewer cancer death, new research has found.
Medical experts are calling for a re-think about the over-use of X-rays on infants with common respiratory ailments.
About two dozen asylum seekers have left Manus Island detention centre as part of Australia's deal to be resettled in the United States.
A huge factory fire in Brisbane is under control after it spewed toxic smoke across the city's northside.
A person has been found dead in a car that was ablaze on a Tasmanian boat ramp, but police say it is not suspicious.
A man in Perth who was filmed by the public clinging to the outside of a train on Saturday afternoon, has been arrested.
An out-of-control bushfire near Port Macquarie has destroyed "structures", the NSW Rural Fire Service says.
Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls has denied his party's new buy local policy is a copy of the one rolled out by the government earlier this month.
Acting Labor leader Tanya Plibersek is urging people to post their marriage surveys, amid fears that complacency may be biggest threat to a 'yes' win.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has praised the Australian banks that have announced they will not charge fees for other banks' customers to use their ATMs.
A survey of women with breast cancer has found those with private health insurance had higher out-of-pocket costs than those without.
The Australian share market is set for a flat open on Monday, while investors remain alert to the continuing rhetoric between North Korea and the US.
Queensland LNP leader Tim Nicholls says he has voted yes in the same-sex marriage postal survey.
Health Minister Greg Hunt believes a private health affordability package will be secured this year after talks with both insurers and health product providers.
Labor's education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek says enough Senate crossbenchers are against the federal government's university package it is unlikely to pass.
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