Sydney police say 11-year-old Scarlett Mitchell was last seen at her Mosman home on Monday morning.
Four people are being treated for swine flu on north Queensland's Palm Island.
Police are investigating whether homophobia motivated the vandals who defaced two glammed up ATMs in Sydney over the weekend.
Environmentalists are calling on the government to ban coal seam gas mining in NSW after energy giant Santos was fined over a contaminated aquifer.
The royal commission into child sexual abuse has been told Cardinal George Pell believes the Catholic Church should be able to be sued by victims.
A man has been charged over an incident in which a woman was set on fire in Sydney's CBD.
University of Queensland staff are due to strike for 24 hours on Tuesday, saying the uni is falling behind most other institutions in wages.
A man accused of holding his supervisor hostage and killing her brother has consistently lied to the court during his murder trial, the prosecutor says.
The jury in the trial of Daniel Morcombe's alleged killer have been told to focus on his "powerful" confession instead of claims others were involved.
Paul Darren Mulvihill held his head in his hands as a jury found him guilty of the stabbing murder of Rachelle Yeo on Sydney's northern beaches.
Forecasters say category one cyclone off western Cape York could still make landfall and a cyclone warning remains for some coastal areas.
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