- Australians urged to leak gambling industry secrets
Federal politicians Andrew Wilkie, Larissa Waters and Nick Xenophon are planning to use parliamentary privilege to protect whistleblowers who come to them with secret information about the poker machine industry.
- Global court to hear Australia, Timor sea border row
An international arbitration court agrees to take up a bitter decade-long dispute between Australia and East Timor over maritime boundaries in the Timor Sea.
- 'Prejudice and fear will never build a community': Wong's latest Hanson swipe on Q&A
Labor Senate Leader Penny Wong has previously accused Senator Hanson of peddling prejudice and fear, and she doubles down on that statement on Q&A.
- Australian Hells Angels pay off assault victims after Thai bingle bashing
Two Australian members of the Hells Angels are facing criminal charges despite handing over compensation to the men they assaulted in Thailand.
- Dangerfield caps brilliant season with Brownlow Medal win
Patrick Dangerfield wins his first ever Brownlow Medal, capping off a superb first AFL season with Geelong.
- NT commissioners struggle to meet detention report deadline
Mick Gooda says it is "not possible" to meet the current reporting deadline for Northern Territory's royal commission into youth detention and a "small extension of time" is necessary to cope with the demands.
- Surfer attacked by shark at Ballina beach
A 17-year-old surfer, who once rejected the need for shark nets, is in hospital after being bitten on the upper-thigh while surfing at Lighthouse Beach at Ballina, on the New South Wales far north coast.
- 'You started a quiet revolution': Tributes flow for permaculture 'father' Bill Mollison
Tributes are flowing in from around the world for the Tasmanian co-founder of permaculture, Bill Mollison, who died at the weekend aged 88.
- NGA should get $11m compensation for stolen Dancing Shiva, court rules
The Supreme Court of New York grants a motion in favour of a $11 million payment to the National Gallery of Australia, as compensation for its purchase of a stolen antiquity from a disgraced art dealer that was later returned to India.
- Clinton, Trump prepare to face off in first presidential debate
What will Donald Trump do and how will Hillary Clinton react? That's the reason 100 million Americans, many of whom loathe both of these nominees, are expected to tune in to the first presidential debate of the 2016 race.
- Same-sex marriage plebiscite stuck in political cul-de-sac after failed meeting
The much-hyped same-sex marriage plebiscite meeting between Attorney-General George Brandis and his Opposition counterpart Mark Dreyfus ends with no sign of a compromise in sight.
- Thailand seeks FBI help to identify dismembered body in Bangkok freezer
The Thai Government asks the FBI to help identify a body found chopped into pieces in a freezer of a suspected forgery gang in Bangkok.
- NSW Premier Mike Baird visits flood-affected Forbes, warns of more rain
New South Wales Premier Mike Baird tours the flood-hit town of Forbes, in the state's central west, where he warns of the potential for more flooding and thanks the SES for its efforts.
- Surfing dogs brave large swells at California competition
Dogs big and small, and some in tandem with their owners, brave the large swell that greets them at a surfing competition with a difference in California.