Convicted Snowtown accomplice granted parole
Snowtown accomplice Mark Ray Haydon's application for release has been granted by the South Australian parole board. It comes more than two decades after he was jailed for assisting the notorious Snowtown murderers.
Town still without drinking water one week after outage
Residents of Yass in the New South Wales southern Tablelands, north of Canberra are still unable to drink their tap water, a week after they were first told to boil it.
AFL player accused of drug trafficking
Melbourne Demons captain Max Gawn says new allegations teammate Joel Smith trafficked cocaine, are shocking, but he doesn't believe there's a wider drug problem at the AFL club.
Man arrested over deaths of three people in Sydney
New South Wales homicide detectives say they've arrested a man over the alleged murders of a seven year old boy and his parents.
Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci has resigned
Woolworths chief executive Brad Banducci has announced he's retiring, just days after the ABC aired footage of a heated interview with Four Corners reporter Angus Grigg.
Investigation into power outages after Victorian storms
A panel of experts will investigate the events leading up to devastating storms that impacted Victoria, and resulted in thousands of homes losing power. It comes as part of an independent review announced by the State Government.
Report finds poor river health behind mass fish kill
The suffocation of up to 30 million fish in western NSW has been described by a scientist as a 'canary in the coal mine' for a sick river system. A new report recommending a series of steps to improve river health.
Dangerous chemicals found in e-cigarettes
Vapes are growing in popularity with school-aged kids and governments are scrambling to stop the practice. Ingredients vary widely and now two researchers in New South Wales are working to highlight what's actually being inhaled.
Familiar faces contesting Tasmanian election
With 10 more lower house seats up for grabs in Tasmania, there's 10 new spaces for fresh voices and new ideas. Among the high-profile candidates seeking election, former federal senator Eric Abetz.
Queensland Police Commissioner to stand down
Queensland's Police Commissioner is standing down early saying it's time for new leadership to guide the service and insisting it's her decision. Commissioner Katarina Carroll has denied she has been made a scapegoat amid soaring youth c...
How grocery giants are dominating the liquor market
One of Australia’s biggest grocery retailers is accused of deceiving shoppers on boutique gin. It's an example of private label alcohol which analysts say is growing in prominence and could hurt smaller producers.
Six new sites test positive for asbestos contamination
Six new sites in Sydney have tested positive for contaminated mulch including a second case of friable asbestos. Authorities say the vast majority of sites of concern have now been tested and the risk to the public is low.
Body found dumped in charity bin
Police are investigating after a body was found in a charity clothing bin on the NSW Central Coast earlier today. The discovery made near one of the area's busiest shopping centres.
Sydney cleans up after wild storms, lightning strikes
Authorities in Sydney are cleaning up after yesterday's severe storm that saw more than 75,000 lightning strikes recorded across the city.
Ex-Tropical Cyclone flooding transforms the outback
Floodwaters in Queensland's remote channel country have reached Birdsville, turning the outback into an oasis. The water is a lifeline in one of the driest parts of the state and locals say it's just in time for tourism season.
Star Casino to face fresh inquiry after 'failings'
Sydney's Star Casino will face a second inquiry, less than two years after a damning report found it was unfit to hold a casino licence. The Independent Casino Commission will examine whether enough structural changes have been made.
Winegrowers rejoice at bumper crop
The wine harvest is starting to wrap up across NSW and growers are jumping for joy. After years of poor picking caused by heavy rainfall, the industry is now reporting high quality yields.
Communities consider relocating after Cyclone Jasper
It has been two months since flooding after Tropical Cyclone Jasper caused destruction to hundreds of properties in Far North Queensland. Now, some are questioning whether their communities should be rebuilt elsewhere.
Victoria recovery effort continues after storms, fires
Nearly ten thousand homes remain without power five days after the devastating storms that swept across Victoria. As the repairs to damaged powerlines and poles continues, the major clean up still has a long way to go.
Countries criticize Israel over West Bank unrest
There's been a surge in Israel killing and detaining of Palestinians in the West Bank, many who say they've abused and harassed. The United States, the United Kingdom, and others have sanctioned a handful of Israeli settlers in a rare re...
How the illicit drug trade has infiltrated Papua New Guinea
Because of its proximity, Papua New Guinea can often be a final leg as traffickers bring illicit drugs including methamphetamine into Australia. But one route through remote jungle is destroying lives and worrying authorities.
Political tension after fresh boat arrival
Debate over Australia's border policy has reignited after a group of foreign nationals arrived in a remote Aboriginal community in northern WA. A third group have now turned up, following the discovery of more than 20 men near Beagle Bay...
The push to improve accessibility at Australian venues
When most people want to go to a concert or sporting event, the only thing they consider is whether they can get a ticket. but for people requiring enhanced accessibility, the uncertainty around the facilities at a venue are a major factor.
Torrential rain lashes Top End in wake of ex-tropical cyclone
Wild weather has lashed Queensland with communities in the gulf bracing as the third cyclone of the season makes landfall just across the border in the Northern Territory.
Border Force investigating boat arrival at Beagle Bay
More than 20 men claiming to be from Pakistan and Bangladesh have arrived at a remote Indigenous community in Western Australia, saying they came by boat from Indonesia. The men were taken away by Australian Border Force officers.
Property loss in Grampians rises as power outages persist
More than 25,000 Victorians are still without power following the states storm and fire disasters. The number of homes destroyed have risen to almost sixty.
Taylor Swift plays to record crowd in Melbourne
Taylor Swift has played to the biggest crowd of her career at Melbourne’s MCG Stadium, the star was “overjoyed” when she was told she had an audience of 96,000 people.
Man charged with murder over after wife killed by tractor
Police have charged a man with the murder of his wife at their rural property in Woodhill, south of Brisbane. Today dozens of forensic officers remained at the scene searching for evidence.
Border Force investigates boat arrival in remote WA
More than 20 men from Pakistan and Bangladesh are being interviewed by Border Force officials after arriving at a remote Indigenous community in Western Australia's north.