Farmers battling drought are set to be among the big winners in the 2017 budget, with the Coalition poised to announce a $4.5 billion regional investment corporation in May.
Eryk Bagshaw and James Massola Treasurer Scott Morrison has urged financial regulators to crackdown on investor loans, warning restrictions have "worn off," allowing investors to storm back into the market hurting housing affordability levels and promoting surging household debt.
Chris Johnston The nine-year-old boy who survived an alleged attempted drowning by his mother in the Murray River is suffering post traumatic stress disorder in hospital and has not been eating, according to his family's lawyer.
Four people have been arrested following what police say was an unauthorised protest outside the Villawood detention centre on Friday.
Megan Levy Two truck drivers are dead after a fiery head-on crash that has closed the notorious Picton Road in Wilton, in Sydney's south.
Nick O'Malley, ???Krystyna Pollard A rogue councillor is running a campaign against a proposed Islamic school in Sydney, shedding light on the scope of the backlash against mainstream politics in Australia.
Jacob Saulwick Change is bearing in the form of a potential overhaul of what has been a feature of the village since 1824.
A man who allegedly claimed to be an undercover police officer before he indecently assaulted a 16-year-old girl has been arrested and charged in Sydney's north.
Georgina Mitchell When the starter's gun fires for the Sydney Morning Herald half marathon on May 21, Nathan Johnston and Nathan Shoemark won't be trying to beat each other.
David Wroe, National security correspondent Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has cited the uncertainty about Donald Trump's foreign policy as one reason why Australia needs to bolster its home-grown defence industry.