The Abbott government's climate change policies face more heat after Labor and the Greens agreed to force a Senate inquiry into the Direct Action plan.
Sydney's Convention and Exhibition Centre has an official date with a wrecking ball after the state government announced the next phase in plans to remake the facilities.
The deputy principal of a Coffs Harbour high school has been charged with allegedly getting three students drunk so they would vandalise the home of an enemy with him.
Two teenage girls have vanished from a school in Sydney's north-west with their concerned parents saying the pair had no reason to run off.
No two situations are alike for the seven Australian fighters on the UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot v Hunt card on Saturday at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
The star of Long Walk to Freedom never met Nelson Mandela, but he was changed by him all the same.
Australian skipper Michael Clarke has led from the front with yet another Test century to leave his side on top of the old enemy at lunch on day two of the second Test at the Adelaide Oval.
The head of the State Emergency Service has been accused of misleading the anti-corruption commission to prevent it from investigating his deputy, who is a friend of his.
One of the men charged over the murder of Sydney businessman Michael McGurk has pleaded guilty in the NSW Supreme Court to being an accessory.