Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made indigenous issues a standing item for future COAG meetings under his watch.
South Australia is to showcase the Flinders Ranges in its latest tourism campaign.
Australia's indigenous rights leader says the doubling of reading rates for indigenous students from years 3 to 5 is the best Christmas present.
The NSW government and Rio Tinto have denied claims they abused the planning process but admit a mine extension application was expedited.
A man who shot and then decapitated his NSW north coast neighbour has been jailed for at least 19 years.
The family of Roberto Curti, who died after being tasered by Sydney police, has welcomed news the officers involved may be charged.
Taxes are set to rise on poker machines in Victoria and public transport fares will increase to help boost the state's budget surplus.
Keli Lane, the former elite water polo player jailed for killing her newborn baby, has had her appeal dismissed.
Peter Foster has again failed to front a Brisbane court, where his lawyer was left to argue against an earlier jail term handed to the notorious conman.
Federal, state and territory leaders have opted to abolish the National Occupation Licensing Authority set up by the former Labor federal government.
Lawyers are seeking Australian citizenship for a newborn baby at the heart of a dispute over whether he and his family should be returned to Nauru.
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