Eight boys charged with the murder of a Melbourne teenager have been committed to stand trial.The group, which includes a 13-year-old boy, are accused of killing 16-year-old Declan Cutler on March 13 this year.
Mark Baker/APIn response to Australia’s biggest ever data breach, the federal government will temporarily suspend regulations that stop telcos sharing customer information with third parties. It’s a necessary step to deal with the threat of identify theft faced by 10 million current and former Optus customers. It will allow Optus to work with banks and government agencies to detect and prevent the fraudulent use of their data. But it’s still only a remedial measure, intended to be in place for 1
A Coles customer's basket fail has amused fellow shoppers - and it turns out she's not the first to make the error.
Mars has just introduced its first new M&M's character in 10 years, but it has already received backlash online.
People savaged the neighbour after the woman shared the brutal note criticising her outfit choice. Read more.
Environmental groups and farmers are demanding better protection from oil and gas development for the rivers and flood plains of the Lake Eyre basin.The call follows a major study investigating the distribution of oil and gas across the flood plains that identified major environmental concerns.
Drivers will soon start to see something new on the road but some say it could be more problematic. Do you think it's a good idea?
With several days of rain ahead, Sydney might break a 72-year record as most of the country is hit with wild weather.
Australian women and children trapped in Syrian camps are being labelled "tormentors" as the debate over their evacuation takes an ugly turn.Liberal deputy leader Sussan Ley used inflammatory language while expressing sympathy for Assyrian community members living in Australia.
A Victorian man has admitted he drugged and raped a woman who rented a room from him after it was advertised on Gumtree.Marco Gastello, 44, appeared by video link from prison in Melbourne's County Court on Wednesday, where he pleaded guilty to five sexual offences.
Nuclear powers have criticised an effort led by the Marshall Islands and backed by Australia at the United Nations to seek help on dealing with the consequences of nuclear testing.The issue is before the UN's Human Rights Council and involves the United States, Britain, Russia, India and China, all of them nuclear-armed.
An angry man's hour-long shooting in suburbia without doing much to disguise himself was a "mad act", a medical expert has told a jury.Bradley Jason Mark White, 42, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Byron Tonks and injuring two other people when he fired more than 200 bullets from his home and front verandah in Wyong on the NSW Central Coast in March 2020.
The NSW government is lobbying the Commonwealth to help fund its controversial plan to raise the Warragamba Wall by 14 metres.The government has written to Canberra seeking to split the cost of the massive infrastructure project that's estimated to cost about $1.
A court appeal against a landmark legal victory by traditional owners halting drilling at a massive Northern Territory gas project has been expedited.The Federal Court will hear the appeal on November 15 and 16 after the same court last month found the offshore gas regulator shouldn't have approved environmental plans to drill in the Barossa gas field, 265km northwest of Darwin.
Sneaky homeowners secretly renting out their properties on Airbnb could soon be dobbed in by their neighbours. Find out what's happening.
The alarming footage is a warning to parentsCredit: TikTok/smokemedic
South Korea and the US military have conducted missile drills in response to North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan, as the United Nations Security Council prepares to meet over Pyongyang's longest-range test.Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) farther than ever before on Tuesday, sending it soaring over Japan for the first time in five years and prompting a warning for residents there to take cover.
The boy is calling for the church to rethink its plan and protect the site. Find out more.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has diverged from the Australian course, lifting the official cash rate by 50 basis points to 3.5 per cent at its October meeting.
ShutterstockA new type of COVID test is set to be available from November for Australians to use at home. It promises an alternative to rapid antigen tests (RATs), which we’re familiar with. It also promises a faster and more convenient option than PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests performed in a lab. The distributor is marketing the new product as a “portable PCR self-test kit” and a “game-changer” in COVID detection. But does this new kit deliver what it promises? And is it worth the price