Two female backpackers have survived a terrifying ordeal after a man allegedly tried to kidnap and murder them in South Australian bushland on Tuesday.
Natalie O'Brien Tara Nettleton, the widow of Islamic Terrorist Khaled Sharrouf, has died in Syria from complications associated with appendicitis.
Michael Gordon and Fergus Hunter Malcolm Turnbull has declared that a referendum to recognise Indigenous Australians in the constitution is achievable next year, saying the first hurdle is to come up with a form of words that "sings" to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Nassim Khadem Tens of thousands of 'super rich' Australians would feel the burden of a new death tax, according to Community Council for Australia chairman Tim Costello.
Tom Arup The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found as part of research to try develop a system for firefighters to help them forecast where they might breakout.
Mark Kenny, James Massola Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Warren Truss will announce his retirement on Thursday, with Trade Minister Andrew Robb set to follow.
Ross Peake With further cuts likely in the May budget, a lack of funding predictability is now seen as the biggest weakness of the aid program. Ross Peake says.
Nick O'Malley For Hillary Clinton, the South Carolina primary cannot come soon enough. For Republicans, the torment has no end in sight.
Desirée Savage One of the world's top skateboarders is coming "home" this weekend to the playground where he learnt his craft.
Noel Towell It's going to cost $72 million, but the ATO still doesn't know what to do with it.