Some survivors may get little from the $3.8 billion national redress scheme for people sexually abused as children in Australian institutions, beginning in July.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says Australians must guard against compassion towards refugees as it could undo the government's success in discouraging people smugglers.
Family and friends have arrived with flowers to farewell budding Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon, who was raped and murdered in a crime that sparked national outrage.
Sydney millionaire Ron Medich has been jailed for at least 30 years for directing the execution-style murder of a business enemy and the intimidation of his widow.
Enthusiasm sets the current Kiwis apart from the team who plunged ignominiously out of last year's World Cup, experienced back Peta Hiku says.
Captain Mathieu Bastareaud has been axed by France as they bid to end their contentious tour of New Zealand on a winning note.
New Zealand authorities say a catastrophic eruption at a popular North Island volcano is "almost certain" in our lifetimes.
A mother has been robbed and assaulted by a man while visiting her son's grave at a Sydney cemetery.
A woman viciously assaulted in the Adelaide parklands has told her attacker in court how demeaned, degraded and humiliated she felt, saying: "You smiled at me as you raped me."
Highlanders flanker Shannon Frizell is set to cap a momentous week for his family by being included in the All Blacks team for the third test against France.
Nearly all Australians are not eating enough vegetables and two-thirds of adults are overweight, a new report on the nation's health shows.
A Dreamworld ride operator says the same sort of malfunction which led to the death of four guests on the Thunder River Rapids ride occurred while he was working on the attraction a week earlier.
Apple has been slapped with a $AU9 million fine by the Federal Court for making false or misleading claims to hundreds of customers who had faulty iPhones and iPads repaired by a third party.
With New Zealand's heavily pregnant prime minster now out of the capital and past her due date, one of the country's most enigmatic political veterans has slipped into her shoes.
An ageing Dreamworld ride with a history of malfunctions lacked basic safety features which would have prevented the deaths of four people at the Gold Coast theme park in 2016.
Dozens of people have attended a candlelight vigil for a young girl who died after being hit by an elderly driver in the car park of a Sunshine Coast shopping centre.
Thousands of men and women will hold vigils across Australia tonight for murdered comedian Eurydice Dixon, found dead in an inner-Melbourne park.
The All Blacks have issued a warning to their international rivals, daring other teams to try to cope with their "full bore" style.
The New Zealand Defence Force has confirmed that allegations that its soldiers provoked a deadly firefight, mistreated corpses and tied up Afghan civilians in 2004 were being investigated.
Queensland police are stunned that two men dared to take turns at driving while trying to flee from a police helicopter that was tailing them.