The Victorian Government has announced the terms of the inquiry into the fire in the Hazelwood open cut coal mine at Morwell, in the Latrobe Valley.
The family at the centre of the sponsorship row surrounding the 19th Sydney Biennale says it has been vilified and is deeply offended by accusations it runs "concentration camps".
A man who allegedly set his partner on fire in Sydney's CBD remains in custody.
Criminal gangs are targeting vulnerable young girls and boys in state care in Victoria and enticing them into prostitution.
Prominent West Australian businessman Len Buckeridge has died aged 77.
The Government says changes aimed at reducing the growing gap in the value of the disability support pension (DSP) compared to the dole are unlikely to be included in the upcoming May budget and will not lead to current recipients having their benefits slashed.
A convicted paedophile has been sent back to jail for downloading hundreds of pornographic images.
A Northern Territory politician has revealed how she was verbally abused by a Government minister during a meeting of her parliamentary colleagues.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says SPC Ardmona's $70 million deal to supply Woolworths with Australian-grown canned fruit shows the company never needed taxpayer assistance from the Federal Government.
The PM is confident the Troy Buswell controversy won't hurt the Liberals in the WA Senate election, but there could be more revelations to come.
New Zealanders are likely to go to the polls to vote on a new flag, in a move that has prompted renewed debate about changing Australia's national flag.
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