NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says the need to improve productivity is the single greatest challenge facing Australia.
Staff at a Melbourne hospital have alleged they were told to fudge emergency department data to meet government targets.
A lawyer representing a teen killed installing pink batts says he'd like Kevin Rudd and Peter Garrett to appear at the Royal Commission.
Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens says the Australian car industry has more challenges than a high Australian dollar.
The deaths of two elderly patients at a Brisbane hospital have been linked to an outbreak of the streptococcus A bacteria.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and two state premiers have warmed up for a COAG meeting with early morning runs in Canberra.
A man who took himself to a Brisbane hospital after he was shot in the hip is refusing to help police find the person who opened fire on him.
A Melbourne woman has been sexually assaulted and robbed in a Melbourne car dealership by a young skateboarder.
Four young men have used a gun to threaten another man and still his white Mitsubishi Lancer at a Malabar intersection.
ACCC alleges Australians paid more for some laundry detergents under a cartel.
Labor left the Abbott Government with a $1.2 billion Budget black hole in unfunded offshore detention costs.
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