- Live: Trump and Clinton face off in first presidential debate
US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have faced each other in their first debate of a tightly fought campaign. Follow all the reaction and analysis in our live blog.
- Federal Government backs down over backpacker tax
The Federal Government responds to pressure and drops its plan to introduce a 32.5 per cent tax on backpacker workers.
- Six days, six hours, six minutes: Inside the hunt for Meagher's killer
It took six days to catch Jill Meagher's killer Adrian Bayley, but before he was locked up, Jill's husband was suspect number one. The detective who led the murder investigation admits Tom Meagher was treated badly in the early stages of the probe.
- Man dies in hospital after nursing home staff fail to properly treat wounds
An elderly man developed gangrene and later died in hospital after staff at a Gold Coast nursing home failed to properly monitor and treat pressure wounds on his buttocks and feet, according to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner.
- Some private schools are being over-funded, Birmingham says
Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has flagged potential funding cuts to some private schools, saying some wealthy schools receive too much public money.
- 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.
- Scientists stop light in a cloud of atoms
They may not be wearing the robes of Jedi warriors, but Australian scientists have created their own version of a Star Wars scene by stopping light in a cloud of very cold atoms, a development that provides a essential building block for quantum computing.
- Hanson backs four-week wait for the dole
One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson says her party will support a change that would see unemployed people aged under 25 wait four weeks before being eligible for the dole.
- 25pc price drop needed to help first home buyers: Deutsche Bank
First home buyers are facing the biggest barrier in recent history to entering the housing market, with deposits at record high levels relative to incomes.
- Dangerfield driven to do better after Brownlow-winning season
Brownlow Medal winner Patrick Dangerfield says he has no doubt he can improve on a record-breaking performance for Geelong in season 2016.
- 'Fireball' meteor streaks across central Queensland
A bright light and loud explosion in the sky over central and southern Queensland last night was probably a fiery meteor, experts believe.
- The Norwegian Paradox: Fighting climate change while selling the fuels that help cause it
In Australia, the very phrase is political poison. But in Norway, even oil and gas companies support a carbon tax. Foreign Correspondent's Eric Campbell reports on Norway’s controversial plans to go carbon neutral.
- New evidence of water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa
More evidence of possible water plumes erupting from the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa has been spotted using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the US space agency says.
- 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.