A woman has told the trial of a Sydney priest that when she reported child sex allegations against him, nuns forced her to drink caster oil as punishment.October 14, 2013, 2:21 pm
Emergency services are searching the Torres Straight for a boat with eight men on board that has been missing for nearly five days.October 14, 2013, 2:35 pm
A NSW parliamentary inquiry has heard that child protection caseworker positions across NSW were deliberately not filled from 'time to time' to save money.October 14, 2013, 2:24 pm
Data released on Monday showed the proportion of first-time buyers taking out a loan in August was the lowest since April 2004.October 14, 2013, 2:17 pm
Queensland's attorney-general is vowing to push ahead with tough new anti-racketeering laws to cripple bikie gangs' activities.October 14, 2013, 2:08 pm
The Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, described as a beacon of hope for democracy, is to speak at Adelaide's Festival of Ideas.October 14, 2013, 2:03 pm
The president of a Gold Coast Bandidos' bikie gang has been granted bail after facing court on charges of steroid possession.October 14, 2013, 2:00 pm
As Prime Minister Tony Abbott launched Carers' Week, he recommitted the coalition to the national disability insurance scheme.October 14, 2013, 1:59 pm
Victorian road safety authorities have cleared 31 vehicles from Cootes Transport to return to the road after inspections found severe defects.October 14, 2013, 1:57 pm
A military cadet found guilty of indecency for Skyping footage of himself having sex has been linked to a second defence sex scandal.October 14, 2013, 1:45 pm
The Labor Party's new deputy leader Tanya Plibersek has a distinguished record as an MP and minister, Bill Shorten says.October 14, 2013, 1:39 pm
Victoria's budget surplus was $100 million more than expected, but unions say it comes at the expense of jobs and money for services.October 14, 2013, 1:37 pm
Police allege a Sydney man who was firing an air rifle at rats around a chicken pen almost hit a neighbour laying on his couch.October 14, 2013, 1:36 pm
John Hancock and Bianca Rinehart allege their mother acted "deceitfully" in her dealings with the family's $5 billion trust fund.October 14, 2013, 1:27 pm
SPI Electricity has been accused in court of deceiving landowners as it mounted its defence of a Victorian bushfire class action claim.October 14, 2013, 1:16 pm
NSW police allege a van they pulled over for driving erratically in country NSW was more than three tonnes overweight with meat and bread in the back.October 14, 2013, 1:09 pm
In a bid to crack down on gun crime, the SA government is planning to create new firearm offences and give police wider powers.October 14, 2013, 1:03 pm
Former minister Tanya Plibersek will be deputy to Bill Shorten after the Labor caucus elected its opposition frontbench team.October 14, 2013, 11:07 am
A SA teacher who has admitted sexually abusing his partner's children has appeared in court, while she is due to answer charges later in October.October 14, 2013, 10:54 am
Bottle-feeding can lead to obesity, says a researcher who is working on a program to provide non-judgmental support for mothers.October 14, 2013, 10:51 am
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