The child abuse royal commission wants quick and lasting action from governments and institutions to protect children but its most controversial calls for changes to centuries-old church laws appear destined for failure.
Former Australian Idol contestant Paulini Curuenavuli has avoided jail and instead been handed a six-month suspended sentence for bribing a NSW government employee to obtain an unrestricted driver's licence.
Incoming Gold Coast Titans executive chairman Dennis Watt wants to implement a staffing overhaul at the freshly sold NRL club.
One of Queensland's top police officers is stepping down after 40 years in the job.
Dog advocates and a tiny poodle called Oscar are celebrating after laws to ban puppy farming passed Victorian parliament.
A terminally ill Melbourne woman and her long-term partner will make history when they become Australia's first same-sex couple to legally marry on home soil.
A 71-year-old central Queensland cook allegedly not paid for nine weeks work has become the oldest person involved in Fair Work legal action over pay.
STATE SCHOOLS OPENING THEIR PLAYGROUND GATES THIS SUMMERHUNTER CENTRAL COAST* Cessnock East Public School* Hunter School of Performing Arts* Kurri Kurri Public School* Maitland Public School* Muswellbrook High School* Redhead Public School* Wangi Wangi Public...
Four teenagers have been taken to hospital after they and five mates got caught in a rip on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers.