Murray River water levels in eastern South Australia will be deliberately lowered in an attempt to improve the health of the riverbank.
US private equity firm Harbour Energy has raised its bid for Santos to about $US10.9 billion ($A14.5 billion), and has indicated it could offer even more.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott and his colleague Barnaby Joyce have hit out at AGL's decision to knock back an offer from Alinta to buy the Liddell plant.
Home Affairs secretary Michael Pezzullo believes Australian airport security measures are not keeping pace with global security threats.
Australia shares were near-flat at lunchtime with a postive message about global trade tensions failing to beat a fall in mining stocks.
The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has found defendants are more likely to be refused bail under the state's revised bail laws.
A NSW inmate who claimed to have been bashed fell on a toilet while trying to flush contraband, according to an official report of the incident.
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation was given a $450 million grant without having to go through a tender process, environment department officials have revealed.
As Labor calls for the coalition to alter its 'clumsy' approach to China, the foreign minister has met with her Chinese counterpart in Argentina.
The WA government is being sued by the family of the girl who suffered a catastrophic brain injury from an electric shock at their public housing property.
Denishar Woods received an electric shock of 230 volts when turning off a garden tap at her Perth home and has been left with a catastrophic brain injury.
Queensland's Premier has dodged questions over whether she backs her deputy seeking to have Labor backbencher Jo-Ann Miller referred to the ethics committee.
An elderly award-winning philanthropist charged with indecently assaulting two female carers at his Sydney home may not be fit to stand trial.
The banking royal commission will look at what happened to business loans after CBA's 2008 acquisition of BankWest, but it has rejected a number of theories.
Parliament House's security boss told staff he would "burn the security division to the ground" over media leaks about white powder incidents.