Queensland's deputy premier has rejected two proposals for a bauxite mine on western Cape York, arguing the plans wouldn't properly benefit local people.
Killing off dingoes is throwing ecosystems in NSW national parks out of kilter, a new study suggests.
Prosecutors say a homemade machete with "kill" written on it was found at a NSW murder scene but isn't believed to have been used in a fatal stabbing.
A power failure that shut down Darwin and stretched as far as Katherine will be fully reviewed, the government says.
Queensland treasurer Tim Nicholls says he's got very strong support from some people to sell assets.
The relatives of an Australian and a New Zealander onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight are struggling to deal with the tragedy.
A jury of six men and six women has retired to consider a verdict against the man accused of murdering Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe.
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A Catholic Church official says he did not believe a psychologist's report that it was likely a priest had sexually abused an altar boy.
A child sex predator who breached his parole by reoffending has been sentenced to a lengthy prison term by a Victorian court.
The last tranche of changes to Victoria's parole system, recommended by a former High Court judge, are before state parliament.
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