An appeal by jailed former NRL star Jarryd Hayne against his sexual assault convictions will be heard in November.The ex-Parramatta player was in March found guilty of attacking a woman in her NSW Hunter bedroom on the night of the 2018 NRL grand final and forcibly performing oral and digital sexual intercourse on her.
Calls are mounting for the NSW government to implement a lockdown in Sydney as the city's outbreak continues to grow. Read more.
Scott Morrison has rejected suggestions Barnaby Joyce is a nuisance, describing the returned Nationals leader in glowing terms."I describe him as a wind in the sails," the prime minister told the Nine Network on Thursday.
The children were at home during the tragedy. Police say a 'courageous' 13-year-old took his 4-year-old sibling and escaped through a window.
A man's death is being treated as not suspicious, after a crime scene was set up near a major Melbourne shopping centre.The man's body was found on Wednesday in Max Pawsy Reserve at Narre Warren, near Westfield Fountain Gate.
Scott Morrison has savaged a draft recommendation from UNESCO to list the Great Barrier Reef as "in danger".The federal government suspects China has used its political clout on advisory bodies to engineer the outcome.
Brad Hazzard received a text from NSW Health which prompted him to go into quarantine. He was exposed at NSW Parliament House.
John McAfee made his fortune in the 1980s with the antivirus software that still bears his name. He was found dead in a Spanish prison.
Queensland has recorded a second COVID-19 case linked to a Portuguese Family Centre visited by a flight attendant who was infected during hotel quarantine.The president of the centre Carlos Almeida has told reporters he's tested positive for the virus and is now in hospital with symptoms.
Scott Morrison has pointed to the number of older Australians who have received a single coronavirus jab after being pressured over low population-wide vaccination figures.Just three per cent of adults have been fully immunised against the deadly disease which is spreading in Sydney, sparking border closures and fuelling fears of a lockdown.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg believes Australia has dodged a bullet from the COVID-19 pandemic, both in terms of health outcomes and the strength of the recovery from last year's recession.But he has warned Australians they are going to have to learn to live with the virus until its impact can be mitigated through the rollout of the vaccine to as wide a number of people as quickly as possible.
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton is eyeing a return to Victoria's pre-outbreak restrictions but cannot rule out using lockdowns as a COVID-busting "tool" in future.Acting Premier James Merlino announced Victoria would take "big steps forward" from 11.
Sydney's evolving COVID-19 crisis has seeped into NSW Parliament which will be suspended after NSW Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall tested positive to the virus.Mr Marshall contracted the virus after dining at Christo's Pizza in Paddington on Monday night with Nationals colleagues Trevor Khan, Steph Cooke and Ben Franklin.
Ben Roberts-Smith will enter his tenth day in the witness box on Thursday at his landmark defamation trial against media outlets over allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan.On Wednesday, much of Mr Roberts-Smith's evidence at the Federal Court trial was heard behind closed doors due to national security sensitivities, before the war hero resumed in open court under cross examination late in the day.
The High Court has entrenched indefinite detention of non-citizens by ruling the release of a detainee awaiting deportation was wrong, refugee advocates say.By a 4-3 majority, the country's highest court on Wednesday ruled a judge wrongly found a Syrian asylum seeker's detention unlawful.
Power prices have eased by 10 per cent for households who took advantage of a policy introduced in mid-2019 by the Morrison government.The default market offer is the annual maximum total bill amount, or "reference price", energy companies can charge for the 'standing offer' prices based on a set average usage amount.
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will release the five-yearly Intergenerational Report on Monday, a guide to how the Australian economy will perform over the next 40 years.The IGR was first introduced in 2002 by former Liberal treasurer Peter Costello.
A journalist covering the case of a missing toddler has miraculously found the boy alive, in an act described as a "true miracle".
As the highly-infectious Delta variant fuels Sydney’s latest outbreak, the city’s five million people are being warned against a common, daily routine.
Two men are dead after a light plane crashed in bushland on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.The aircraft was reported missing on Wednesday about 5.
A man has called a Melbourne radio station after a stranger knocked on his door and made an odd request before hiding in the backyard.
The man was shocked by what he found below the living room of the cottage he and his family were staying in. See the video here.