Israel Folau and Rugby Australia are headed for a showdown, as the Wallabies superstar pledges to tackle the governing body in a desperate bid to save his career.
The NRL has slammed the door shut on offering a career lifeline to under-fire player Israel Folau.
Both actor Geoffrey Rush and his accuser Eryn Jean Norvill say there are no winners after a Sydney judge found he was defamed by "recklessly irresponsible" journalism of the worst kind.
Nation-leading reform to make gender optional on birth certificates in Tasmania has been hailed by transgender activists but the state's Liberal government insists the laws are problematic.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced Australians will go to the polls on May 18, telling voters "now is not the time to turn back" to Labor.
All eyes are on Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy at the Masters once again and the pair are using healthy perspective to keep pressure at bay.
A former Melbourne memorabilia dealer has admitted killing a graphic artist in 2001 before stashing his body headfirst in a wheelie bin.
Australian police plan to charge a man with assault for allegedly kicking the teenager who egged Senator Fraser Anning in Melbourne.
Federal and state politicians are going into bat for Aussie farmers who have been under attack by animal activists in a cross-border campaign.
Three teenagers are among 38 people arrested over an animal rights protest that blocked a major Melbourne intersection on Monday morning.
Tackling a spider phobia could be as simple as learning to tolerate anxiety, an academic says after a poll commissioned by a cybersecurity firm showed spiders were among Australians' biggest fears.
A US musician visiting Melbourne to play a couple of jazz gigs ended up in hospital with massive head injuries after a violent assault.
Scott Morrison is set to roll the dice this weekend on a May federal election, after just seven months as prime minister.
More than 100 firefighters are battling a large chemical factory fire that is sending thick black smoke across Melbourne's north and likely to burn for days.
A woman has been charged with attempted murder after a knife attack on a 7-year-old boy in Cairns, in Queensland.
The federal government is being urged to revoke Royal Brunei Airlines' right to land in Australia after the Asian nation introduced the death penalty for homosexual acts and adultery.
Chau Chau was a playful young cat living in a 45th-floor Melbourne apartment until his owner's boyfriend threw him off the balcony.
As the Australian Senate prepares to censure Fraser Anning for comments about the Christchurch massacre, NZ's deputy Prime Minister has called the senator a "jingoistic moron".
A university student says he accidentally threw his girlfriend's cat over the balcony of their high-rise Melbourne apartment, after the pet fell 45 storeys to its death.
Three days after hosting his 18th birthday party, the family of Sydney apprentice Christopher Cassaniti are planning his funeral.