An alarming rise in the number of drowning deaths has prompted a warning against complacency from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and a reminder from surf life savers that Australians are not as water-wise as they like to think.
Michael Koziol, David Wroe Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to speak with the global head of mining giant Adani on Monday amid mounting speculation the government will contribute $1 billion for a railway line to serve the forthcoming Carmichael coal mine.
Adam Gartrell, National Political Correspondent Australian diplomats are expected to lose some of their generous taxpayer-funded allowances under a review ordered by Julie Bishop.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull maintains he is confident a Trump administration will not torpedo a deal for the United States to take refugees from Nauru and Manus Island as American officials prepared to start vetting people in the offshore detention centres.
Andrew Brown ACT's four federal politicians have charged for $1600 flights to Sydney, thousands on flags and even car washing.
Melanie Kembrey An Italian backpacker has described how she nearly hitched a ride with alleged killer Pande Veleski just hours before he allegedly stabbed a tourist to death at an isolated road stop in the Northern Territory.
Adam Gartrell, National Political Correspondent Stalin, Churchill, Cicero, Harry Potter, Tintin and Awesome Man are on the reading lists of our federal politicians this summer – if they can find time between bingeing on The Crown, House of Cards and Shameless.
Adam Gartrell The Turnbull government's $200m innovation fund is finally up and running.
Amy Remeikis Brian Burston was there when it all went wrong for Hanson and One Nation twenty years ago.
Inga Ting Northern Territory police are searching for a man believed to have left an outback rest stop about 10 minutes before a French tourist was stabbed to death in front of his terrified wife.
An elderly fisherman whose boat was drifting onto rocks off Montague Island has been rescued.