A bushfire at White Beach on the Tasman Peninsula has eased after earlier threatening homes.
Advanced economies are performing better, but some major emerging markets have seen a marked loss of momentum, the OECD says.
Timber business Ta Ann is not expected to leave Tasmania if a new Liberal Government dismantle the Tasmanian Forests Agreement (TFA).
A northern Tasmanian artist has won the Glover Prize people's choice award for a painting that depicts the conflict between Tasmanian Aborigines and early settlers.
A group of Afghan interpreters who supported coalition troops in their fight against the Taliban are being resettled in Australia.
Prominent West Australian businessman Len Buckeridge has died aged 77.
WA Police are investigating several traffic accidents in Subiaco which occurred on the night officers were called to the former treasurer's home.
Brett Peter Cowan, the man accused of killing Queensland teenager Daniel Morcombe, was promised money and status in a gang by undercover police, which led him to "pretend" he killed the boy, his defence lawyer says.
Melbourne's 19th consecutive grand prix will take place this weekend, but the future of the Australian Grand Prix remains in limbo, subject to highly confidential negotiations with Formula One's controversial strongman Bernie Ecclestone.
The travel bill for Operation Sovereign Borders media briefings has come in at more than $15,000 for an 11-week period in 2013.
Clive Palmer is being investigated by Tasmanian's Electoral Commission over claims he may have broken political advertising laws.
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