- Live: Coalition on track for NSW win
ABC election analyst Antony Green says "it looks like the Coalition has been returned" as counting in the NSW election continues. Follow our live blog for the latest developments.
- Exit polls predict Baird victory
Counting is underway in the NSW state election with polls pointing to a comfortable victory for the incumbent Coalition led by Premier Mike Baird.
- Germanwings co-pilot told ex-girlfriend 'everyone will know my name'
The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed an Airbus into the French Alps told his ex-girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name", a German newspaper reports.
- Clarke to retire from ODIs after World Cup final
Australia captain Michael Clarke will retire from one-day cricket after tomorrow's World Cup final against New Zealand.
- Government set to introduce tax on bank deposits
The Federal Government looks set to introduce a tax on bank deposits in the May budget, despite Tony Abbott criticising Labor for proposing a similar tax in 2013.
- Internal review labels former Victorian Liberal government dysfunctional
The Victorian Liberal Party is handed a scathing internal review of its performance at last year's state election, pointing to disastrous communications policies and a level of dysfunction in the former government.
- Boys, 5 and 6, 'indecently assaulted 5yo girl' at remote NT community
A five-year-old girl was allegedly indecently assaulted by two boys aged five and six in a central Australia remote community last month, an Alice Springs detective reveals.
- Queensland Premier 'covered up' domestic violence claims
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is accused of trying to cover up in Parliament domestic violence allegations against Cook MP Billy Gordon.
- UN orders 30,000 IKEA flat-pack refugee shelters
Sweden's IKEA receives its first order for temporary flat-pack refugee shelters from the UN and expects to double or triple production in the coming three years, the company says.
- Harvest Festival celebrates humble home garden, local producers
The humble fruit and veggie garden - complete with compost heap and chook run - is currently seeing a resurgence in popularity in Canberra, according to the organisers of the annual Harvest Festival.
- Man seriously injured after parachute failed to open at Barwon Heads
A parachutist is taken to hospital in a serious condition after his chute failed to open properly in Barwon Heads, south-west of Melbourne.
- Victorian cyclists welcome taxi stickers to curb car dooring risk
Stickers are to be put in Melbourne taxis reminding passengers to look out for cyclists as they leave the cab following the death of a man in a car-dooring accident.
- Earth Hour shines light on impact of climate change on farmers
Millions around the world are set to switch their lights off for Earth Hour this evening, to bring attention to Australian farmers' battle with climate change.