The royal commission into child sexual abuse in Australian institutions will sit for the final time a day before its final report is handed to the government.
Nicole Kidman and Geoffrey Rush continue to pick up nominations for their roles in acclaimed TV mini-series.
One in 84 Australians reached out to homelessness services in the past year, with the overall number rising by three per cent.
Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin has laid out a new strategy for his 6500-strong force, putting technology at the fore.
Labor says it will remove poker machines from Tasmania's pubs and clubs by 2023 if it wins the next election.
A mentally ill woman who stabbed her neighbour to death on a nature strip in Melbourne will spend an indefinite period locked up at a psychiatric facility.
A report by the Queensland Audit Office says the backlog of funding for the state's road network could blow out to $9 billion unless something is done.
Police fired non-lethal projectiles into a car as they pounced on a group of gun-wielding men in Sydney's Centennial Park.
A Morningstar analyst expects Star Wars: Last Jedi to drive eight per cent growth in Event's Australian cinema earnings to $85 million in fiscal 2018.
Former WA police officer Chris Ferris says his former boss Arthur Simms confessed to him that he fired the gun that killed Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn.
Senator-elect Doug Jones says his victory over Republican Roy Moore in Alabama is a win for national unity.
Queensland health minister Steven Miles has backed the new cabinet as a great team after a powerful union questioned some members' abilities.
In a surprise result, Democrat Doug Jones has won Alabama's special Senate election, beating Republican Roy Moore.
Former Gold Coast mayoral candidate Penny Toland has faced court charged with perjury.
A man who claimed he was "tortured" by the fact he kept secret details of a woman's 1982 murder in NSW has walked free from a Newcastle court.
Retail Food Group says accusations of its mistreatment of its franchisees are inaccurate.
A gas pipeline has exploded killed one person, injuring 21 and cutting off gas supplies to Italy for most of the day.