Bradley Edwards allegedly apologised after attacking a social worker at a WA hospital years before the Claremont serial killings, a pre-trial hearing has heard.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has taken aim at Coles and Aldi, telling shoppers to boycott the chains until they stop selling cut-price milk.
Irrigators in northwest NSW say they are struggling with a lack of water and are not copping the blame for mass fish deaths downstream on the Darling River.
Aboriginal children and young people remain over-represented in child protection substantiations, according to a report tabled in the Victorian parliament.
A bushfire burning along the Queensland-NSW border has flared up again with fire crews increasing its warning level to Watch and Act.
A 30-year-old man has appeared in a Melbourne court, admitting he caused $80,000 in fire damage in retaliation against a man he believed wronged his sister.
David Leyonhjelm has lost his bid to challenge a ruling refusing to throw out fellow Senator Sarah Hanson-Young's defamation case against him.
The Morrison government is afraid Labor will run a range of scare campaigns in the coming federal election and hopes to get ahead of the messages.
The businessman was charged with second-degree murder in the death of a woman whose naked body was found in her blood-covered apartment in 1993.
A woman and her ex-boyfriend have been spared jail in Victoria over an attack on a man, driven by the "manipulative" woman who claimed she had been raped.
A 29-year-old former police officer who shared intimate photos on social media from the phone of a woman he'd arrested at a traffic stop has been spared jail.
Far-right activist Blair Cottrell will continue to appeal his conviction for inciting contempt of Muslims in Victoria after his High Court bid was knocked back.
A teen accused of murdering a Scientology member at the church's Australasian headquarters will remain in a mental health facility, a Sydney court has heard.
Agriculture Department secretary Daryl Quinlivan has revealed rumours about payments for damning live export footage circulated before allegations surfaced.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the two ministers caught up in a scandal around media tip-offs to police raids on union offices in 2017.