Trials of a cashless welfare card will be extended by another year, with the federal government also looking for a fifth site to put the scheme to the test.
As UN climate talks in Poland come to an end, negotiators are working to agree on the rule book countries will follow for the Paris Agreement.
The Tasmanian government has pledged an extra $5 million a year to hire more emergency department staff at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Another threatened species has been found in the same area that could be flooded under the NSW government's plan to raise the Warragamba Dam wall.
A 59-year-old woman who molested a teenage boy during the 1980s has avoided a stint in jail and proclaimed her innocence in a Melbourne court.
Former Sunshine Coast Lightning defender Erena Mikaere is one of two uncapped players in the Silver Ferns squad for next month's Quad Series.
More than one-in-seven Australians are likely to contact a charity for help with food, power bills and other basics over Christmas, new data suggests.
Australian shares have dipped at the open, with the heavyweight financial sector dragging and supermarkets Coles and Woolworths also losing ground.
Football Federation Australia is sending its top physio to England to get a second opinion on Aaron Mooy's knee injury.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is staring down criticism of the model for a national integrity commission, which won't hold public hearings into public servants.
Wesfarmers has appointed a mergers and acquisitions expert to its board as it looks for opportunities after offloading Coles and exiting the UK hardware market.
One person is dead and another person is in a critical condition after a train hit a ute at a level crossing in Euabalong in central NSW.
Three leading Melbourne institutions have joined forces to launch a global child health initiative to tackle disease and infection that kills millions of kids.
The Queensland Rugby Union have appointed David Hanham as chief executive after being impressed by his stint in the role in an interim capacity.
The federal government has injected $51 million towards its plan to lower power bills, while renewable projects must prove they can deliver reliable energy.
US prosecutors in Manhattan are reportedly investigating whether donors gave money to Donald Trump's inaugural committee in exchange for policy concessions.