At least 27 people have been arrested in a series of raids in Melbourne's western suburbs aimed at Middle Eastern organised crime.
Federal government MPs are standing by Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos after he was linked to a NSW corruption probe.
The Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network has been stripped of its registered charity status because potential misinformation could impact on children's health.
Police are investigating possible links between the drowning of a Tasmanian university student and a serious crash on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Queensland police hope rewards will help find the killers of a young woman fatally stabbed on her way home, and a man who was shot and dumped in a river.
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Police are continuing to search a southern Queensland property where it is believed the bodies of several babies from the same family have been buried.
The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions will pursue proceeds of crime action against former Gunns boss, John Gay.
Despite condemnation from the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially recognised Crimea as an independent and sovereign state.
Tasmania's incoming Liberal government has asked Treasury officials to work on a budget update, ahead of its plans to make $500 million in spending cuts.
A man who allegedly stabbed his male colleague during a fight in their Sydney office has been charged with assault.