One man has been shot dead by counter-terrorism police and two policemen have been stabbed in Melbourne's outer south-east.
A senior legal official with the CFMEU concedes he accepted the word of senior officials at face value without checking the facts.
The contrast could not be more stark. Even as he goes about building a coalition for war at this week’s United Nations General Assembly, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry has thrown his weight behind Tuesday’s Climate Summit. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott won't arrive in time for the New York meeting.
Shrimps' eyes have been revealed as the latest weapon against cancer, with their unique vision set to be adapted to diagnostic cameras.
Australians are self-funding more and more of their own health costs, with growth in spending from state and federal governments at a record low.
Julia Gillard says gender helps to explain why her experience as Prime Minister was so different from those who went before her.
Australia's most senior soldier, Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison, has warned the fight against the Islamic State may be part of one "long war" that lasts for decades into the future.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is expected to use her speech to a special world leaders summit on climate change to commit Australia to setting new post-2020 emissions reduction targets in time for a United Nations deadline early next year.
Tommy Berry will travel between Melbourne and Sydney for three feature meetings this weekend but a ride for mum has kept him in Sydney for the Warwick Farm barrier trials on Friday.
In a daring escalation, that time will reveal as brilliant or reckless, American and Arab fighter aircraft have launched their first air strikes on Syria.
West Coast ball magnet Matt Priddis has polled 26 votes to win the Brownlow Medal.