Tens of thousands of people have abandoned their homes in northern NSW and hundreds of people rescued from floodwaters as the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Debbie bore down, dumping a staggering amount of rain on the region.
A Canberra teacher is hoping that his walking series is the first step in helping parents talk to their children.
The US dollar rose to a two-week high overnight on technical trading and strong economic data. The $A dipped.
Plus David Eastman's second murder trial to go ahead after High Court bid dismissed.
The growing popularity of Spotify and Apple Music is nursing the music industry back to health after years of declining sales.
The Treasury market's bulls and bears are ending the quarter in a virtual stalemate, amid scepticism toward the outlook.
A young Filipino fisherman has returned home after getting lost at sea in a storm and drifting for nearly two months.
As second lady, Karen Pence, remains an important influence on one of President Donald Trump's most important political allies.
China's central bank is expected to lift the cost of short-term funds at least twice in 2017, moves that will pressure bonds.
White House officials played a role in giving Nunes intelligence reports showing Trump was swept up in foreign snooping by US spy agencies.
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Solomon Lew's $101 million raid on Myer shares will not automatically deliver the billionaire rag-trader a seat on the department store's board.
The younger brother of Pearce and Cian Hanley, Tommy, has passed away in Dublin.
St Kilda have confirmed that veteran defender Sean Dempster is weighing up his playing future.
US President Donald Trump effectively declared war on the House Freedom Caucus on Thursday, the powerful group of hard-line conservative Republicans who blocked the health-care bill.
Nathan Buckley could only lash out in the coaches box in frustration as Collingwood remained winless, this time their poor goal kicking to blame for a 19-point loss to Richmond on Thursday night.
The captain of an American Airlines flight safely landed the plane Wednesday afternoon after his co-pilot died in the cockpit minutes before landing, according to an airline official.
German and Spanish consumer inflation slowed more sharply than expected in March as oil prices slumped.
Calling the accusations "lies," Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied that Moscow meddled in last year's US elections, while also saying he was ready to meet US President Donald Trump.
Professor Feng was twice prevented from boarding planes in Guangzhou to return to his work in Sydney last week, after being placed on a no-fly list by Chinese security agencies.
An Australian man plunged four floors to his death from an escalator at Bangkok's busy Suvarnabhumi international airport on Thursday morning.
The body of Kim Jong-nam will be flown to North Korea as part of a deal to end a bitter row with Malaysia over his brazen nerve agent assassination.
Cheques totalling more than $496 million have been mailed out to Black Saturday survivors as part of a class action settlement, eight years after the devastating bushfires.
Attorney-General George Brandis described the defeat as a "sad day".
Ten former Fair Work Commission members, including outspoken critic Graeme Watson, retired early within months of qualifying for a full pension at the age of 60.
Lifelong Proserpine resident Helen Muller has been so devastated by Cyclone Debbie she hasn't eaten since it tore through north Queensland on Tuesday.
Canberra Raiders legend Mal Meninga wants harsher sanctions for players guilty of foul play that leads to a concussion.
The State Emergency Service advised on Thursday afternoon that people in South Murwillumbah, Condong and Tumbulgum must leave.
Thunderstorms, powerful rainfall and flash flooding expected across Queensland's south-east as ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie moves south.
Canterbury coach Des Hasler has celebrated a 10-7 upset win by his Bulldogs over the Broncos, being on the verge of signing a two-year contract extension.
Clubs playing home games at Etihad Stadium this season will be rewarded with attendance bonuses in a new supporter incentive system introduced by the AFL.
Tony Abbott's review into his former friend was cut short after Bronwyn Bishop stopped participating.
Chinese authorities would use "other options", such as pressuring family members of fugitives, if an extradition treaty with Australia is not ratified, analysts said.
Julie Bishop has delivered a blast to the backbench rebels, questioning their trust in Australia's own legal and political system.
The president of one of Australia's peak spy bodies has called for the use of software in primary schools and high schools that logs keyboard use and captures screen shots of personal devices.
Canberra's ban on billboards will be scrutinised by an ACT parliamentary inquiry, the territory's planning committee has announced.
Barr government moves to remove further barriers for victims of child sexual abuse to seek compensation
The ACT government is moving to make it easier for victims of child abuse to sue their abusers, regardless of where and when the abuse occurred.
Elizabeth Kikkert attacks ACT government's record on child welfare after amendment on domestic violence bill voted down
Liberal politician Elizabeth Kikkert held up a photo of a dead teenager in the ACT parliament and accused the Barr government of not taking child welfare seriously.
A Canberra child safety campaigner will call for blanket mandatory reporting requirements as the public part of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse concludes on Friday.
Much of Queensland's capital ground to a halt on Thursday as the south-east corner received a taste of the devastating power of ex-tropical cyclone Debbie.
Former Premier Mike Baird promised legislation to claw back the payments from politicians convicted of a serious crime.
Village compromised from the start by speed and money, says structural engineer.
Vanessa Sutton, who wanted to shine a light on the stories of women with metastatic breast cancer, died at her family home in Weetangera last Saturday.
A major review of the mental health services available to serving and former members of the military has produced some alarming findings.
The switch has been flicked on the first in-ground lights to be installed in Sydney.
The normally bustling tourist town of Airlie Beach is a ghost town on Thursday as locals come to grips with the decimation brought by Cyclone Debbie.
ACT chief minister Andrew Barr labels Australia's same-sex marriage laws as "shameful".
Will ARU increase salary cap and squad size if an Australian team is cut from Super Rugby?
Greg Inglis's season-ending knee injury has opened the international door for Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker.
Music, fairy floss, facepainting, a magician, cupcakes - the opening of the Markets Wanniassa on Saturday has it all.