The High Court has accepted an indigenous woman's argument that alcohol restrictions on a Queensland island targeted indigenous people, but has rejected her bid to have the restrictions removed.
Adrian Ernest Bayley has been sentenced for the rape and murder of Jill Meagher on Wednesday morning.
The agency in charge of national literacy and numeracy tests has blamed principals and teachers for pressuring students to do well in the controversial exams.
Australian Defence Force investigating whether serving military personnel are linked to offensive Facebook pages that included grossly sexist and anti-Muslim posts - another blow to the military on the heels of the sex email affair.
Millions of dollars allegedly corruptly obtained from the PNG government siphoned to Australian banks, confidential banking documents reveal.
Unions are warning that frontline services across the state are at risk after NSW Treasurer Mike Baird announced further cuts to the public service, despite already axing thousands of jobs and shrinking departmental budgets.
At first it was miners and wharfies, then all sorts of tradesmen. Now a different generation of home renovators and others are being diagnosed with cancer after exposure to asbestos.
Karl Suleman, who was jailed for six years over an elaborate Ponzi scheme, has died.
The shadow of domestic violence readily falls across the wealthy and famous, as Nigella Lawson has discovered, but few choose to report it to the police because of shame.
Holden will ask employees at its Adelaide plant to accept a pay cut, in a bid to slash its labour costs - or risk the company's manufacturing arm leaving Australia.