In the heart of iron ore country in Western Australia's Pilbara region, brothers Murray and Ray Kennedy are standing their ground against the mining industry.
Residents in fire-prone areas are being warned not to be complacent, despite the rain and snow across parts of New South Wales.
Fourteen suspected asylum seekers who came ashore at Christmas Island on Monday are now in custody, but authorities are still looking for another 14.
Holden has made the decision to pull out of Australia as early as 2016, according to senior Government ministers.
A surfer may have had a brush with a shark off the NSW coast without realising, authorities say.
A former Qantas chief economist says the airline's response to its competition with Virgin is pulling it into the red, after the airline announced it faces a massive half-year loss and will slash 1,000 jobs.
Both the federal opposition and the government have denied rumours Holden plans to cease manufacturing in Australia as early as 2016.
Nigella Lawson has told a court she's not proud after admitting she has taken cocaine and cannabis but denies the admission is damage limitation.
Foreign Minister Julia Bishop has given Indonesia assurances Australia will not spy on Jakarta anymore as she tries to repair the damage to bilateral ties.
A group of anti-Tony Abbott protesters have vowed to rally every time the prime minister is in Melbourne.
Triple child killer Leslie Camilleri has been jailed for 28 years for the murder of Melbourne teenager Prue Bird.