Petrol heads will have to survive on a slab of beer a day at next month's Bathurst 1000 car race.
Police used capsicum spray to quell an attack on Melbourne ambulance officers by a man who called emergency services.
A fresh storm has broken out over an ancient fossil presented by its defenders as a forebear of humanity and dismissed by its critics as the remains of a vulgar chimp.
The new album by French first lady Carla Bruni has sold around 80,000 copies in France, her record company said, despite last month claiming it had sold more than twice that number.
Australia will get its first female governor-general when Quentin Bryce is sworn in today at Parliament House.
Sir Cliff Richard has used his autobiography to reveal details about his close friendship with a former Roman Catholic priest.
A marathon sitting of the National Rugby League judiciary turned into a night of high drama with the New Zealand Warriors seeking immediate leave to appeal the meagre three match ban handed to fullback Wade McKinnon for spitting at an NRL touch judge.
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee says he is "absolutely" available and ready to play test cricket in India next month despite the recent break-up of his marriage.
The slaughter of pet animals at a regional Victorian high school has shocked students and teachers.
Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker in his last completed movie The Dark Knight has been voted the US summer's best movie villain.
Hundreds of glamorous women sprinted in stilettos to break a world record in Sydney yesterday.
The forestry industry has rejected suggestions it will stop harvesting trees under emissions trading.
The Melbourne Cup goes global this month when the $A125,000 (NZ$153,000) trophy tours Ireland, England and Dubai weeks before the international horses arrive for the spring carnival.
Champion Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien has been ordered to appear before stewards in London this month for a possible breach of the "team tactics" rule.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has tried to boost his macho image by shooting tranquilisers at a Siberian tiger.
Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton has revealed she has a full-time job and is not merely waiting around for a royal marriage proposal.
Australian carmaker GM Holden will move to subsidise fuel prices for its private customers for up to two years.
An exclusive private school has apologised to a Sikh student it refused to enrol because of its strict uniform rules as part of an out of court settlement.
Australian special forces troops detained suspected Taliban militants in "dog pens" in actions which have prompted a protest from the Afghan ambassador.
Former pop star Jason Donovan is planning a comeback by releasing his first album in 15 years.