The State Emergency Service has received 80 calls for assistance as stormy weather conditions cause damage in parts of Victoria.
Wallabies great John Eales has thrown his support behind an Australian gay rugby tournament at his former sporting domain in Queensland.
Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe's killer has been sentenced to life imprisonment with no parole for 20 years for murdering the teen.
Traditional owners on Queensland's Cape York say they're disappointed they weren't consulted over a major 20-year plan for the peninsula.
Daniel Morcombe's killer has been locked up until 2031 but there are concerns it won't be long enough to protect the public from the serial child molester.
AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou admits it would have been preferable to play an MCG blockbuster in week one of the season.
Queensland's attorney-general is seeking advice on the sentence of Daniel Morcombe's murderer from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The federal government says indigenous cultural requirements shouldn't have to conflict with mainstream education.
An alleged Queensland bikie has been charged after the seizure of more than 4kg of pseudoephedrine, which police say would have made 100,000 hits of ice.
The judge in the Daniel Morcombe murder trial says tougher sentences for sex offenders could lead them to kill their victims, as Brett Cowan did.
A severe flu strain has arrived on the east coast of Australia and is likely to reach WA soon, the Australian Medical Association says.