Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has launched a blistering attack on major parties over a deal to create a $4 billion disaster relief fund at the expense of education funding.
More women will be able to access paid parental leave after the federal government changed the work test for workers in dangerous jobs.
Queensland's fisheries minister will meet with the head of the Great Barrier Reef marine park after a court blocked the government from catching and killing sharks.
It's been more than 80 years since the last known thylacine died in captivity but the belief the species still roams Tasmanian wilderness lives on.
A family and police spent a week searching for a Victorian man who had died in hospital.
The Hollywood tragedy involving Australian man Andrew Mallard and promising young Los Angeles basketballer Kristopher Ryan Smith is set to be resolved with a plea deal in a Californian court next month.
A former NRL player found guilty of groping a female casino worker while celebrating Queensland winning the 2017 State of Origin decider has avoided going to jail.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet US Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara after all, his communications director Fahrettin Altun says.
Dutch police have questioned a man who paid the rent on a farmhouse where six members of a family were found locked away in a secret room after apparently living for years in isolation.
Labor's bid to declare a climate emergency has failed in the Senate with a tied vote shooting down the motion.