Researchers have measured the waist of 11,000 people over 12 years and discovered that far more Australians are obese than previously thought.October 16, 2013, 10:27 am
Environmental groups and the Sydney Catchment Authority have raised concerns over new rules for assessing large mining projects in NSW.October 16, 2013, 10:48 am
An elderly pedestrian has died after being hit by a van in western Sydney.October 16, 2013, 10:45 am
The motoring party says four people spreading rumours that it plans to dump senator-elect Ricky Muir over his Palmer party deal have been stood down.October 16, 2013, 10:45 am
Victoria's new corruption fighter IBAC received more than 600 complaints in its first year.October 16, 2013, 10:38 am
Victorian Ombudsman George Brouwer has reiterated his concerns that the state's anti-corruption laws are constitutionally invalid.October 16, 2013, 10:30 am
Treasurer Joe Hockey will deliver the mid-year budget review before Christmas, but has warned to expect sub-trend growth for some time yet.October 16, 2013, 10:26 am
Police have urged a man who robbed a heavily pregnant Sydney woman at knifepoint to own up to the "cowardly" act.October 16, 2013, 10:20 am
A Sydney teenager thought she was going to be signed up as a model, but instead the man she met online sexually assaulted her, police say.October 16, 2013, 10:20 am
A NSW food charity is calling on the federal government to stump up more funds as thousands of children go hungry.October 16, 2013, 10:11 am
Low interest rates and a low Australian dollar are a "national priority", a federal Labor MP argues.October 16, 2013, 10:10 am
Police have executed search warrants at the Black Uhlans motorcycle gang clubhouse, two Gold Coast businesses and three homes.October 16, 2013, 10:01 am
A 70-year-old arthritis sufferer has been given a suspended jail term for trafficking and growing a large amount of cannabis in Adelaide.October 16, 2013, 9:54 am
The South Australian Labor's government's strategy leading up to the next election in March has been leaked to the media.October 16, 2013, 9:46 am
The Australian Greens believe any plan by the government to on-sell HECS debt to private investors won't help students.October 16, 2013, 9:44 am
An industry body has said the chips are down for SA potato growers after McCain announced it will close its Penola processing plant in December.October 16, 2013, 9:21 am
A senior Victorian policeman says the Hells Angels shot up their own clubhouse to deflect police attention onto rival gangs.October 16, 2013, 9:00 am
A police investigation is underway after a male teenager used a "conductive energy device" on the leg of a girl in Brisbane's Mitchelton suburb.October 16, 2013, 8:55 am
A Melbourne man has been jailed for at least 14 years and eight months for the repeated sexual abuse of his teenage stepdaughter.October 16, 2013, 8:45 am
The federal government says significant work has been done with the states in drafting an agreement on slashing red tape around environmental approvals.October 16, 2013, 8:43 am
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