A trip to Iran by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will be valuable in terms of tackling Islamic State, say Defence chiefs.
A federal court judge has dismissed an attempt by former MP Craig Thomson to avoid a civil lawsuit over his alleged misuse of union funds.
A SA driver will appear in court after he crashed into a parked car while allegedly more than five times over the alcohol limit.
A Queensland Health worker who ripped off her employer to the tune of almost $40,000 will be behind bars for three months.
Joe Hockey and Victoria's treasurer are meeting over the $3 billion in federal funding allocated to the dumped East West Link.
A NSW farmer has locked onto a railway line, a few hundred metres in front of a coal train in Newcastle.
A PNG resort has been jolted by an offshore earthquake but says so far there's no sign of any tsunami activity.
A parliamentary inquiry has heard palliative care experts are not convinced draft laws legalising medicinal cannabis are in patients' best interests.
A bid to expel former minister-turned-lobbyist Martin Ferguson from the Victorian Labor Party will be formally considered within weeks.
Transport Minister Warren Truss will announce stronger cockpit safety requirements for Australian domestic and international airlines.
Emergency services couldn't save a man, 48, who became trapped in his car after hitting parked cars on the NSW far south coast.