Severe heatwaves and sweltering temperatures contributed to another record-breaking ''angry summer'' that will likely get worse, according to a Climate Council report.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will this week host the next bout of a 12-year battle over whether the Catholic Church can be sued for damages under common law, with lawyer and victim John Ellis once again facing off against Cardinal George Pell.
Paul Weeks moved to Perth in search of a better life after the Christchurch earthquakes and, finally, it seemed his life was heading on an exciting new phase.
Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has issued a warning to Sydney home buyers: prices don't always rise, they can fall, too. But he also says Australians should not think it is a bad thing foreign investors have been buying local homes in increasing numbers.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hosed down suggestions he has described Rupert Murdoch as a ‘‘demented plutocrat,’’ arguing the News Corp head is the ‘‘most normal’’ media mogul he knows.
Vietnamese air force planes have spotted two large oil slicks off the southern tip of Vietnam which may be from a missing Malaysian jetliner that was carrying 239 people, including six Australians.
Authorities searching for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet are investigating the possibility of foul play after an Italian and an Austrian thought to have been on board were revealed to have had their passports stolen.
Australian parents are paying thousands of dollars to store their babies' umbilical cord blood with private operators - but only a few families have ever used it.
Coles customers are having their personal details sent to at least 30 other companies.
Australia needs free preschool places for all if it is to compete with other developed countries.