Labor's shadow frontbench includes 11 women and six new faces as Opposition Leader Bill Shorten seeks a new direction for his party.October 14, 2013, 5:31 pm
Police have arrested another man after a western Sydney fruit shop employee was shot to death during an alleged robbery.October 14, 2013, 8:00 pm
People living in poverty in rural Australia face bigger challenges accessing health and education services than poor people in major cities, a report says.October 14, 2013, 6:57 pm
Emergency services have conducted land and air searches of Bribie Island, but failed to find any trace of 73-year-old Michael Newbon.October 14, 2013, 4:55 pm
Queensland's government wants a new casino in Brisbane and says it could allow two more across the state to entice more Asian high-rollers.October 14, 2013, 4:46 pm
Jurors in the trial of former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel are set to continue deliberations on Tuesday morning.October 14, 2013, 3:38 pm
Crime figure turned author Mark "Chopper" Read has been remembered as a family man at a small, private funeral in Melbourne.October 14, 2013, 3:15 pm
NSW fire investigators say one of the bushfires in Port Stephens, which destroyed some properties, was started by sparking power lines.October 14, 2013, 3:08 pm
A herd of Queensland cattle has been infected with bovine Johne's disease, but the state government says it should be easier to trace related infections.October 14, 2013, 3:06 pm
Voluntary euthanasia supporters in Tasmania are distancing themselves from Dr Philip Nitschke, who will attend the state's parliamentary debate.October 14, 2013, 2:56 pm
Queensland's chief health officer says a 13-year-old NSW boy with measles visited Dreamworld during the school holidays.October 14, 2013, 2:52 pm
An inquest into the role prescription drugs played in four deaths has heard one man told doctors family members had died in an attempt to attain scripts.October 14, 2013, 2:49 pm
Police are reviewing CCTV footage as they investigate the cause of a fire that tore through the Sydney Aquatic Centre car park, destroying 47 cars.October 14, 2013, 2:47 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
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
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
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