No clear criteria for $444m reef grant
An audit has found the $444 million grant made to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation didn’t come with enough detail about what it should be used to achieve.
NT department heads will be hauled in to explain their budget blowouts and could be sacked as the government tries to tackle its fiscal debt and deficit crisis.
Victorian Labor senator Jacinta Collins, who has held the post for more than 20 years, will retire from politics at this year’s election.
The Australian Army has been criticised by the Northern Territory Coroner over the death of Private Jason Challis, 25, during live fire training.
The federal government is carefully considering superannuation changes but offering everyone a government-run fund isn’t policy, the prime minister says.
A woman found dead in Melbourne’s north after being assaulted may have been followed after getting off a tram with police investigating her final moments.
The former partner of Australian personality Deborah Hutton has been convicted after making a rape kit to fake an attempted break-in to police.
An unpredictable fire burning in central Tasmania is one of many identified after thunderstorms produced thousands of lightning strikes across the state.
Eight people have been arrested over an operation to import drugs into Australia, allegedly brought in by international airline staff.
Police have resumed a search in the WA Pilbara for a woman missing since Sunday.
Sex offender Robert Fardon doesn’t pose a risk to the community after a court lifted supervision orders, Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says.
No Australians are believed to have been injured in a terrorist attack on a hotel opposite the Australian embassy in Nairobi.
The mercury has exceeded 47C in some parts of NSW, prompting government health warnings, during a day in which a child was hospitalised after heatstroke.
Acting Foreign Minister Simon Birmingham says Australia is deeply concerned with China handing a death sentence to a Canadian man over drug charges.
HOLIDAY-MAKERS in Echuca-Moama have been left with a bad taste in their mouth as gastro continues to sweep through caravan and holiday parks along the Murray River.
The principal of Shepparton’s new ‘‘super school’’ has been appointed.
A man faced Shepparton Magistrates’ Court yesterday following an alleged series of road rage incidents on Saturday that police said left some motorists ‘‘traumatised’’.