Some $500,000 in two years has reportedly been donated to the Liberal Party by Chinese businessmen with links to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
An Australian teenager has made history by becoming the youngest person to complete a solo circumnavigation of the world in a single engine aircraft.
A Kiwi man is missing in Western Australia in mysterious circumstances.
Electronic baby dolls don't work to cut teen pregnancy rates - they increase them, Australian researchers say.
A Labor MP with a military background has thrown his support behind an inquiry into Australia's involvement in the Iraq war in 2003.
Pauline Hanson has used the brutal death of a backpacker in Queensland to again call for a ban on Muslim immigrants.
The Frenchman accused of stabbing British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung allegedly attacked officers en route to a Queensland police station.
A New Zealander has died in a jet-ski accident in Western Australia.
As China prepares to host the G20 summit, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull faces scrutiny over Australia's investment policies.
The latest edition of the Australian National Dictionary has added thousands of new and old favourite words and phrases.
The Baird government's controversial bill to end greyhound racing in NSW is expected to pass this week.
A Sydney home has been raided as part of a police investigation into terrorism financing.
The Australian Electoral Commission has recommended that a vote on whether to allow same sex marriage be delayed, but no decision has been made.
Unwanted former pet goldfish that have grown to the size of footballs are travelling hundreds of kilometres through Western Australian waterways, new research has found.
An "extreme high-risk'' teenage terror suspect giggled after being denied bail and ordered back to segregated custody in a tiny jail cell for up to 22 hours a day.
An explosive text message from the chief of NSW Police to his deputy about equipment issues in the critical final hours of the Lindt Cafe siege has been revealed.
A woman accused of attacking Victorian MP Jane Garrett remains under police guard in a Melbourne hospital.
A majority of Australian women aren't taking the recommended dosage of folic acid and iodine supplements during pregnancy, a new study has found.
Foster homes, orphanages and other out-of-home care facilities are the most dangerous hotspots for child sexual abuse in Australia, a royal commissioner says.
The three most senior NSW police during the deadly Sydney siege are finally set to front a coronial inquest after being hit by unexpected delays.