- Abbott defends border policies amid New York Times criticism
The Prime Minister says disturbing images of a dead Syrian child on a Turkish beach show the need to "stop the boats", amid stinging criticism from the New York Times of Australia's "unconscionable" border protection methods.
- Hayne pleased with his 'most complete performance'
Jarryd Hayne has made some spectacular plays in the NFL preseason as he seeks a roster spot with the San Francisco 49ers, but says his final hit-out against San Diego was his "most complete performance" in the red and gold.
- Tasmania Police 'strongly suspect' body of Ben Plowright found
Police "strongly believe" a body found in the South Esk River in the town of Perth in northern Tasmania is that of 20-year-old Ben Plowright, who went missing in late May.
- Joining war in Syria would 'invite disaster': former ADF general
The former head of the Australian Defence Force, Retired General Peter Gration, signs an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott opposing bombing raids in Syria.
- Ice hidden in fridges and 'Jackie Chan' DVD players, pair arrested
Two Nigerian nationals are charged over the alleged importation of more than 40 kilograms of methamphetamine, brought into Australia concealed inside bar fridges and Jackie Chan-branded DVD players.
- Neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo backs call for medical complaints inquiry
Leading Sydney neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo backs Senator Nick Xenophon's call for a Senate inquiry into the medical complaints process.
- UN calls for up to 200,000 refugees to be shared among EU states
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls on the European Union to admit up to 200,000 refugees as part of a "mass relocation program" that would be binding on EU states.
- Ban boxing at Olympics and Commonwealth Games: AMA
The Australian Medical Association calls for combat sports like boxing to be banned at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, over concerns the sports are causing "irreversible injury".
- Two bodies wash up on beach north of Newcastle
The bodies, found on Birubi Beach at Port Stephens, are believed to be those of crew members aboard a yacht that set off from Broken Bay, north of Sydney, and has since been reported missing.
- Geelong Grammar staff member believes son suicided due to abuse, inquiry hears
A senior staff member of Geelong Grammar tells the royal commission into child sex abuse he believes his own son was probably molested at the school, and subsequently took his own life.
- 'I ate cannabis this morning': NSW Greens MP
NSW Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham tells a parliamentary committee he broke the law by consuming cannabis this morning, during a question about the hemp industry.
- NSW shark attack leaves man with lacerations to the bone
A 65-year-old man suffers lacerations to the bone on his leg in a shark attack at Black Head Beach on the New South Wales mid-north coast.
- Magpie cull in Canberra's north after food-related attacks
Authorities cull magpies living in Gungahlin, in Canberra's north, after several incidents in which the birds aggressively tried to take food from people.