- Sydney siege gunman's partner has bail revoked
Amirah Droudis, the partner of the Lindt cafe gunman Man Haron Monis, has her bail revoked after being deemed an "unacceptable risk" by a magistrate.
- Bishop defends Abbott over achievement for women remarks
Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop defends Prime Minister Tony Abbott for nominating the carbon tax repeal as one of his achievements for women in the past year.
- In the arms of a stranger
In an emergency, would you hand your child over to a stranger you met at a barbecue? Forty years ago, Pamela did just that.
- Cairns home where 8 children died to be demolished, authorities say
The home where eight children were murdered in Cairns in far north Queensland will be demolished and a permanent public memorial built on the site, authorities say.
- Henry Keogh released on bail after 1994 murder conviction overturned
An Adelaide man who has been in jail for 20 years for the murder of his fiancée is released on bail after his conviction was set aside following an appeal.
- 'They were pretty hungry': grazier who found father, sons stranded in Qld outback
The man who located two young boys and their father missing for more than a week in Queensland's outback says they were "pretty hungry" but in good spirits.
- Captive orangutan has human right to freedom, court rules
An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognised the ape as a "non-human person" unlawfully deprived of its freedom, lawyers say.
- Senate to vote on inquiry into unsuccessful World Cup 2022 bid
Australian senators will vote on holding a full Senate inquiry into Australia's unsuccessful bid for the 2022 soccer World Cup on the first sitting day of Parliament next year, after a two-year investigation by FIFA into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids criticised Australia's conduct.
- Nauru opposition MP labels government a dictatorship
A Nauru opposition MP describes the island as a dictatorship, after the country's Supreme Court upheld the suspension of five MPs for speaking to foreign media.
- Salvation Army's reputation hurt by child sex abuse hearings: research
The Salvation Army's reputation has been severely damaged by evidence that children were abused in its homes in the past, research suggests.
- Man's legs severed by train during 18th birthday celebrations: police
Emergency workers were verbally abused and had rocks thrown at them as they tried to assist an 18-year-old man who had his legs severed by a train while celebrating his birthday on the NSW mid-north coast, police say.
- Late rally sees local markets gain almost 2 per cent
The local share market is finally finishing higher than where it started this year, after a strong rally at the close of trade pushed the All Ordinaries 1.9 per cent higher.