The royal commission has heard the Catholic Church was aware of sex abuse claims about a late priest of northern NSW from as early as 1985.
The families of insulation workers killed while rolling out the former government's home insulation scheme hope a Royal Commission will give them closure.
The family of Roberto Curti, who died after being tasered by Sydney police, has welcomed news the officers involved may be charged.
Tony Mokbel's final bid to appeal his conviction and 30-year jail term has been rejected in the High Court.
Federal, state and territory leaders have opted to abolish the National Occupation Licensing Authority set up by the former Labor federal government.
South Australia is to showcase the Flinders Ranges in its latest tourism campaign.
Callers claiming to be offering a government refund for fire services levy overpayments are trying to scam Victorians.
Taxes are set to rise on poker machines in Victoria and public transport fares will increase to help boost the state's budget surplus.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott believes it is appropriate for the Reserve Bank of Australia governor to comment on the Australian dollar.
Thirteen motorists have been killed on Victoria's roads in the first 13 days of December.
Environmental regulation, the post-Holden future and indigenous kids were on the agenda for Prime Minister Tony Abbott's first COAG.
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