An investigation is underway into a major blackout that hit the Alice Springs area, with union officials saying the outage could have been avoided.
Australia has declared Turkey alone is responsible for the escape of Islamic State fighters from custody in Syria.
A Queensland police officer who leaked a woman's address to her allegedly violent ex-partner wanted her to be terrified.
Benign small cane toads are being released ahead of the toxic bigger ones at the frontline of the invasion in Western Australia's Kimberley region, in a bid to teach native predators not to eat them.
The big banks will explain to the competition watchdog why they're not passing on interest rate cuts, as customers are urged to shop around instead of staying with their lenders.
Japan has bolstered search-and-rescue operations as it struggles with massive flooding and landslides left by one of the most powerful typhoons to hit the country in decades.
A fifth person has died from wounds suffered in a shooting at an apartment building in Chicago.
COMPETITION WATCHDOG TO INVESTIGATE BANKING SECTOR:* Investigate prices charged for residential mortgages across entire market, including by major banks, smaller banks, and non-bank lenders;* Consider how banks make pricing decisions, including passing on movements in the official cash rate;* Examine differences in prices paid by new and existing customers;* Examine...
A man has stabbed a hotel patron and attacked a taxi driver during a botched robbery in Adelaide's northern suburbs.
A man who was caught inside a house he allegedly broke into in Melbourne's west has been arrested.