Ron Walker, hailed as a man who “loved Melbourne and Victoria” and who brought the Australian Grand Prix Corporation to the city, has died at the age of 78. He was also a former mayor, successful businessman and a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
Planes from Australia, New Zealand and the United States have been scouring the ocean west of Kiribati looking for survivors after the wooden catamaran sank on January 18.
The man who first blew the whistle on dubious practices at the Commonwealth Bank has condemned the appointment of the new chief executive and says he does not have high hopes for the banking royal commission.
Raspberry ketones, matcha powder, garcinia cambogia, caffeine and alkaline water are often touted as weight loss aids, but you should not waste your money.
An Israeli principal wanted on child sexual abuse charges in Australia once again successfully claims mental incompetence to Israeli authorities and will evade extradition hearings for another six months.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance will rename Ferry McFerryface after popular children’s author and illustrator May Gibbs amid questions over the name’s popularity in a public poll.
As Tasmania deals with an unprecedented fruit fly incursion, authorities engaged in intensive spraying warn legal action is possible if landowners block access.
The SA Best Party leader denies forming policy on the run based on opinion polling feedback, in this case about the legal smoking age, as he eyes the March 17 state election.
Research suggesting curtailing of the right to strike is partly to blame for record-low wages growth is slammed by a business lobby group.
A former Canberra public servant is jailed for blackmail after demanding $20,000 from his former partner in exchange for not revealing intimate videos of her.
A man tows a flaming tyre-less trailer down the Bruce Highway for 20 kilometres, leaving a trail of burning debris that set spot fires in nearby bushland.
On a remote cattle station in the middle of the Nullarbor, horse trainer Joe Hughes is trying to train 70 wild brumbies in one week.
The population of school-aged Indigenous children in Western Sydney is growing at three times the rate of non-Indigenous children, an analysis of census data finds.
Police are investigating after vision emerged of a huge truck pushing a car with a driver in it along a busy stretch of Princes Highway in inner Sydney.
Samuel Patton’s lawyer admits he was “really stupid” when he burned down his ex-girlfriend’s Adelaide travel business just months after she ended their relationship.
Owners of greyhounds will be allowed to take their dogs outside unmuzzled, under new animal bylaws proposed by Brisbane City Council.
A sexual health nurse urges over-50s to carry condoms following a spike in sexually transmitted infections in that age group.
Melbourne AFLW captain Daisy Pearce is a “star” friend Julia Chiera says, as the 2018 season is launched in Melbourne showcasing people who inspire the team captains.
Labor leader Bill Shorten says private health is too expensive as he attacks the big funds for “aggressively” lifting their premiums each year.
A man who died after he was stabbed through the heart had been fighting with the woman accused of his murder, Darwin’s Supreme Court hears.
The corporate watchdog commences legal proceedings against the Commonwealth Bank, alleging involvement in rigging a key market interest rate.
Tickets inviting guests to President Donald Trump’s first official State of the Union address have had to be reissued after a misprint.
Origin Energy is cutting 650 jobs with most to come from the company’s head office in Brisbane.
Sydney property developer Ron Medich ordered the murder of his former business partner after their relationship turned sour, a jury is told.
The driver of a V8 ute that was speeding through Perth at 150 kilometres per hour before it crashed and killed a worker collecting rubbish is jailed for more than five years.
The PM argues Scott Morrison did an “outstanding job” in stopping the people smuggling trade, after it emerged the former immigration minister agreed ASIO should delay security checks on asylum seekers to try to prevent some from getting permanent visas.
Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt hits out at Bernard Tomic — who is currently starring on reality TV — saying the controversial Australian is “highly doubtful” to play for the national team again.
A Townsville veteran who served in post-war Japan after it was devastated by two atomic bombs has been recognised for his service, 73 years on.
The Canberra man with a drug problem who stole the car during a test drive arranged online was quickly identified by police because he used his own Facebook account to lure his victim, the ACT Supreme Court hears.
Gas company Linc Energy was aware it was causing environmental damage to parts of Queensland’s Western Downs, but allowed operations to continue, a District Court jury has heard.
Nick Xenophon has already announced 26 Lower House candidates for the upcoming election in South Australia. Here’s why the former senator could become the state’s next premier.
The convicted rapist found guilty of murdering missing WA teenager Hayley Dodd is sentenced to a minimum of 21 years behind bars, making him at least 82 before he will be released.
Many people aren’t aware they may need to pay tax when selling their bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, with the ATO considering them to be a “form of property”.
The Sydney-based son of Chinese political donor Huang Xiangmo buys two major Australian properties worth more than a billion dollars from one of China’s largest property developers.
Monsoonal weather in Darwin brings out good swell, a motley surfing community and water filled with danger.
Detectives from the Cold Case Homicide Squad return to Western Australia’s Goldfields to retrace the movements of Lisa Govan, who last seen outside a Kalgoorlie bottle shop nearly 20 years ago.
A man who impersonated a doctor at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane did not have access to clinical areas or patients, the hospital’s executive director says.
Brisbane parents are outraged over a high school’s uniform requirement that could see their children given detention for having the wrong-sized heel on their shoes.
Former AFL footballer Jake King is worried he will be fired over a charge of possessing steroids, despite the more serious extortion offences he faces already having been made public, a court hears.
Australian selector Trevor Hohns insists overlooked seamer Chadd Sayers was not owed a telephone call over his non-selection for the South African Test series.
Federal Labor will establish a commission to look into possible and systemic corruption in the federal government and public service if it wins the next election, Bill Shorten says.
The multi-award winning actress files an application to trademark her name to give her exclusive rights to its use in the entertainment industry and protect it from unauthorised commercial use.
The US Navy denounces the “unsafe” actions of Russia’s military after a Russian SU-27 fighter jet flies within 1.5 metres of a US surveillance plane over the Black Sea.
The Cleveland Indians baseball team announce they’re dropping their controversial logo. But not entirely. And not straight away.
Cambodia’s Supreme Court has rejected bail for Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who faces 10 years jail if convicted on espionage charges.
Toxic shock syndrome is the body’s response to toxins produced when bacteria that lives in and on us grows to dangerous levels.
Australian Catholic bishops are worried proposed foreign interference laws could force Catholics who make contact with their local MPs to register as agents of Vatican City.
The US and China’s geopolitical rivalry in Asia will likely end in war, some experts warn, although Beijing maintains its intentions are peaceful. But history hangs heavily over the entire China story, writes Stan Grant.
The effects of climate change are a distant concept for some but are most certainly real for people of the Marshall Islands — a message one of its poets will bring to Womadelaide this year.
New data from the Productivity Commission has revealed 11 “adverse” incidents, including surgical instruments being left inside patients bodies.
The State Government considers tightening security requirements for gun stores after more than 50 firearms were stolen from a Melbourne shop.
The latest NAB business survey points to overall strength in the economy, but retail continues to lose momentum.
Detectives charge two men following an attempted armed robbery in Melbourne’s east in which police shot dead another man.
There will be a rise in snake bite fatalities if regional hospitals do not maintain appropriate stocks of antivenom, the head of the Australian Venom Research Unit warns.
Two Indigenous groups are in Federal Court working to prevent Adani completing work that would extinguish their native title over part of the proposed Carmichael mine site.
It is unclear if today’s sudden departure was Andrew McCabe’s choice or not, but there’s no question he was under pressure to go, writes Zoe Daniel.
A bushfire which raged for more than 24 hours in WA’s south-west damages one property and destroys an uninhabited home, sheds and cars, as well as melting roadside signs and damaging other infrastructure.
Authorities give the ‘all clear’ following a suspicious bushfire in Perth’s popular Kings Park which caused a large smoke haze and saw major roads into the city closed.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis orders a review of security protocols after fitness app Strava publishes details of the movements of personnel at military facilities around the world, including in war zones.
Ireland’s Government proposes holding a referendum to liberalise the country’s abortion regime at the end of May, offering voters the first opportunity in 35 years to overhaul some of the world’s strictest laws.
Bangladeshis are feeling overlooked as the Rohingya refugee population grows and protests have erupted calling for the refugees to be sent back to Myanmar, just days after a repatriation process agreed to by the two countries stalled.
The Tasmanian Liberals say they will ask police to investigate the Australian Education Union over emails it sent to MPs purporting to be from teachers.
Billionaire tech entrepreneur, Tesla founder and space pioneer Elon Musk has added yet another position to his ever-evolving list of job titles with the launch of his latest venture.
The Strava heatmap might create some military security problems, but it also lets us take a look at the level of activity happening all over the world.
Haida Komba is one of the lucky migrants in her Flemington housing estate who has found work. Now the Victorian Government wants to help others like her with a special program to provide training and support to find secure work.
You make an appointment, turn up at the doctor’s surgery and spend half an hour in the waiting room — many patients complain about wait times but is there a solution?
Hundreds of people from the flood-affected Daly River community are forced to leave their homes carrying the barest of essentials, while the Darwin River Dam starts to spill, prompting warnings to nearby residents.
At least 36 people died in the accident in West Bengal, after the bus driver lost control and crashed off the side of a 10-metre high bridge.
A survey of more than 1,800 students across Western Australia finds most are happy with their schools, but as many as one in five high school students don’t always feel safe on campus.
It was early in the morning and barely a spectator to be seen as Jason Day sank the winning putt at Torrey Pines to claim his first US PGA Tour title since 2016.