- Australia's economy grows at fastest pace in four years
Australia's economy grows 1.1 per cent in the first quarter, its fastest quarterly growth since March 2012, with growth driven largely by a surge in export volumes.
- Surfer has surgery after losing leg in WA shark attack
A man attacked by a shark while surfing off a beach in Mandurah, undergoes surgery overnight at a Perth hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.
- Live: Donors withdrawing over Liberals' super policy
The Turnbull Government's superannuation policy has upset its base so much that Liberal MPs say some supporters are refusing to donate to the Coalition's election campaign. Follow live.
- David Morrison wants Australians to stop saying 'guys'
Australian of the Year and former Army chief David Morrison says the term "guys" should no longer be used in workplaces, to encourage inclusion of minority groups.
- Criminal charges possible over US zoo's gorilla shooting incident
The parents of a three-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure in Cincinnati, prompting the killing of the endangered animal, are the target of a police investigation.
- Woolworths pay deal under spotlight following Coles wage ruling
A part-time Woolworths employee and union delegate slams the powerful shop workers' union for the deals it does with big business, as the fallout from yesterday's Fair Work decision against Coles widens.
- 'What if aliens make contact?': Shorten says Sunday penalty rates won't be cut
Bill Shorten pre-empts a decision on penalty rates, suggesting the possibility of the Fair Work Commission cutting Sunday penalties is as likely as alien life making contact with Earth.
- Home prices surge back to double-digit gains: CoreLogic index
Australia's housing market revs back into acceleration over autumn, with a renewed surge in Sydney fuelling double-digit national price rises.
- Three battles that will decide State Of Origin I
Every kick, run and pass takes on extra significance come Origin time, but one play could decide who draws first blood in 2016.
- Sniper needed 'to protect penguins on Tasmanian beach'
Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson calls for an army sniper to be stationed on a beach in the state's north-west after the death of 14 penguins.
- Australian charged with cyanide-coffee murder could face death penalty
There is no agreement preventing Australian resident Jessica Wongso from facing the death penalty, an Indonesian court says.
- Kayak abandoned in 2014 trans-Tasman attempt washes up in NZ
A homemade kayak abandoned by a Queensland man during a solo attempt to paddle from Australia to New Zealand makes it to the North Island without him almost a year-and-a-half after it was last seen.
- Shooters and Fishers MP says he ate elephant he killed in Africa
Robert Borsak, a Shooters and Fishers MP in NSW, raises eyebrows in State Parliament by suggesting he ate an elephant he shot.
- Croc attack 'worst nightmare' for Cindy Waldron's family
The sister of a 46-year-old woman taken by a crocodile in far north Queensland says the death is "the most heartbreaking, horrendous thing" to happen to her family.
- Pele's football memorabilia expected to fetch millions at auction
Brazilian football legend Pele is auctioning his collection of sports memorabilia this month, and is expected to fetch more than $7 million, in what has been dubbed "the most important sports auction ever".