The NSW government has defended land-clearing laws that will give greater flexibility to farmers.
Bianca Hall Small wooden boat filled with asylum seekers has made it to within 500 metres of the Cocos Islands - the first boat to be spotted near the Australian territory in two years.
Benjamin Preiss Bicycle groups are calling for new laws forcing drivers to allow minimum distances when overtaking cyclists on the road.
Adam Cooper and Tammy Mills Former Victorian police officer who allegedly became a trusted member of a criminal syndicate has appeared in court.
Eryk Bagshaw Students are becoming increasingly brazen in their attempts to cheat their way to higher scores, new data reveals.
Allison Worrall A fire that broke out at Victoria's oldest Greek Orthodox Church on Monday is not suspicious, police say.
Julia Medew Security has been upgraded at a meeting of thousands of surgeons after animal activists protesting against the use of pigs and sheep in surgical training snuck into the event.
Nicole Hasham Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has blamed refugee advocates, rather than his government's offshore detention policies, for a spate of horrifying self-harm attempts at Nauru including a young Somali woman who set herself alight on Monday.
Matt O'Sullivan With light rail construction about to make "life very difficult" for commuters, Transport Minister fires back at protesters.
Michaela Whitbourn A Sydney barrister investigated by the corruption watchdog for giving false evidence and "judge-shopping" has lost an appeal against his jail sentence for perverting the course of justice.