Prime Minister Tony Abbott has signed up the states to streamline environmental approvals for projects.
The royal commission has heard the Catholic church was aware of sex abuse claims about a late northern NSW priest from as early as 1985.
Queensland's Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants the government to investigate whether power prices will rise if assets are sold.
A child and woman were inside when an object was set alight and thrown through the window of a Melbourne home.
The Defence Abuse Response Taskforce says at least 12 officers responsible for sexual abuse in the 1990s remain in the force, along with seven victims.
A policeman involved in a crime ring operating out of Darwin prison has pleaded guilty to sharing secrets and has received a 3-month suspended sentence.
A great-nephew of serial killer Ivan Milat who killed his friend in a forest is having his appeal heard in a Sydney court.
A man has died after he was run over by a boat near Sorrento in Victoria.
Police say vandals with a total disregard for history have destroyed at least 50 trees at a Seymour Vietnam War memorial.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda says Aboriginal missions should be included in the abuse royal commission.
Holden employees in Melbourne have told Labor leader Bill Shorten they are frustrated the government did not defend their jobs.
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