- SA bushfire victim died after offering refuge for others
A woman who died in a fierce bushfire north of Adelaide had just opened a public building to offer refuge to local families during the fire emergency.
- Live: New Zealand collapses after tea
New Zealand has found itself seven wickets down during the second session of the inaugural day-night Test match at the Adelaide Oval. Follow all the action with our live blog.
- Donor dad tracked down by dying daughter backs ID law changes
A sperm donor dad who only met his adult daughter six weeks before she died of bowel cancer is backing Victorian moves to strip donors of anonymity.
- Labor's 2030 emission-reduction aim 'mad': Pyne
Bill Shorten’s decision to float a possible 45 per cent cut in Australia’s carbon emissions by 2030 is a "mad" thought bubble, according to Coalition frontbencher Christopher Pyne.
- 'Prepare for the worst': Global bleaching creates coral graveyards
A natural catastrophe is emerging underneath Hawaii's emerald waters and scientists are warning the rest of the world, including Australia, to prepare for one of the worst coral bleaching events on record.
- Wi-fi-enabled Hello Barbie doll raises serious security concerns
Security experts warn the new Hello Barbie doll is a disaster waiting to happen and will make children vulnerable in their own home.
- One dead, 10 injured in five car pile-up on Bruce Highway
A pile-up on the Bruce Highway north of Brisbane leaves one person dead and 10 people injured, causing traffic chaos near Caloundra.
- Federal Government considering superannuation tax concessions
The Federal Government says it will consider whether superannuation tax concessions could be used to deliver personal income tax cuts as part of a major overhaul of the tax system.
- Philip Nitschke sets medical certificate alight, rejects Medical Board's conditions
Voluntary euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke sets fire to his medical certificate, rejecting the conditions placed on him by the Medical Board of Australia.
- Thousands gather in Melbourne for action on climate change
Thousands of people gather for a climate change rally in Melbourne tonight, ahead of similar events across the country this weekend.
- Nick Xenophon calls for royal commission into East Timor spying scandal
Independent senator Nick Xenophon calls for a royal commission into the spying scandal in East Timor, saying it is "absolutely essential" in restoring Australia's reputation in the region.
- Bushwalker search hampered by wind 'blowing water back up waterfalls'
Strong winds force a police rescue helicopter to pull out of the search for a bushwalker missing in Tasmania's rugged southern wilderness for more than 24 hours.
- Alien film series lured Down Under by favourable tax system
Changes to the tax system make Australia more attractive to foreign film-makers, including Alien director Ridley Scott, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.