The sole known survivor of a fishing vessel that sank off the central Queensland coast has been reunited with his family as authorities try to find the bodies of his six crewmates.
The Northern Territory chief minister says he'll embrace "once in a generation" reforms to combat alcohol abuse following a sweeping review of liquor laws.
More rain could be the "nail in the coffin" for central Queensland farmers who are facing widespread crop losses after severe rainfall.
Westpac is refunding about $65 million to 200,000 customers who did not receive discounts on insurance and other products to which they were entitled.
This month's stabbing death of a German backpacker - the seventh tourist to be killed in Queensland in four years - should not dent the state's reputation as a safe place to visit, says a criminologist.
New Zealand will begin their Rugby League World Cup campaign next week with a new assistant coach after the late withdrawal of Garth Brennan.
A man who allegedly assaulted his mother following a two-car crash near Wollongong has been found dead at a home in the NSW Illawarra less than 12 hours later.
A man who allegedly sped off from a random breath test in NSW despite having a small child in his car has been charged with dangerous driving during a police pursuit.
The owner of a Gold Coast restaurant has been slapped with penalties of almost $300,000 after paying Japanese workers as little as $8 an hour and trying to cover it up.
Home ownership among young Australians has fallen by more than one-third in the past 25 years despite relatively low interest rates, a major welfare report has found.