The Electrical Trades Union says the Queensland treasurer's listening tour, to test support for asset sales, is a sham.
Cardinal George Pell showed no concern for the well-being of a child sex abuse victim, a royal commission has heard.
About 100,000 people have lined the streets of Melbourne for the annual Moomba Festival, with Bert Newtown the king of the parade.
A Qld man accused of murdering his partner told police he'd cut her throat as if he was slicing bread, a court has been told.
A passenger in a Rural Fire Service truck involved in a fatal crash on the F3 north of Sydney has denied the truck slipped before the smash.
Prosecutors have urged a jury to accept Brett Peter Cowan's confession and find him guilty of murdering Qld schoolboy Daniel Morcombe.
The weather bureau has cancelled a cyclone warning for central Queensland, but forecasters say they're closely monitoring another cyclone off Cape York.
Queensland police have uncovered a collection of guns, drugs and explosives after stopping to speak with a suspicious man in a Brisbane industrial area.
Staff at a jail southwest of Brisbane have voted to take industrial action in the battle for higher wages.
Victorian police have made a fresh plea for information over a shooting in a Dandenong hotel carpark last October.
A fire burning in a mine near the Victorian town of Morwell that has blanketed local residents in smoke has been declared controlled.
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