The imminent bushfire season has sparked warnings for thousands of households. All residents are being urged to prepare a survival plan for their families.
The new administrator of Christmas Island Barry Haase has one message to the asylum seekers being held on the remote island's detention centre: it is your fault for getting on a leaky boat.
Silver - for which Australia is one of the world's leading producers - has hit four-year price lows, falling beneath $US16.90 per ounce during intraday trading on Wednesday.
The federal government has rejected recommendations from its own panel to sell parts of the national broadband network and open it up to competition.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has confirmed the government is searching for additional savings ahead of the mid-year economic update, but dismissed reports the government has given up $30 billion in savings contained in its budget.
Global equities have just capped the worst quarter of trade since 2012, but two major markets are swimming against the tide.
The government's spokesperson on Multicultural Affairs says the burqa debate has become a "distraction" from the real debate we should be having on the terror threat, but has also lamented that Muslim women are being targeted over what they wear.
A Bungendore house has been destroyed in an overnight blaze which has reignited on the property.
Australian shares jumped in a rally led by the big banks as the falling dollar sparked a rush of foreign buying.
Pomp and circumstance blended with cheering and informality on Wednesday as Dame Marie Bashir bid farewell after more than a decade as Governor of NSW.
The Canowindra Show was the place to be on Saturday, September 27, as hundreds of locals headed down ...
A cropping field day will be held next Tuesday, October 7, with expert speakers to converge on Canowindra ...