Australians will be able to split up their paid parental leave for the first time under a swag of changes aimed at improving women's financial security.
A teenager who suffered serious injuries after being attacked by a shark while spearfishing off the Northern Territory coast was due to have further surgery overnight as medical staff work to save hi arm.
Emergency services are sifting through the charred wreckage of California's deadliest ever wildfire, searching for signs of nearly 1000 people believed still missing as crews made progress in bringing the blaze under control.
Cronulla will meet Valentine Holmes in the coming days with the star fullback reportedly wanting to quit the NRL to try to make the NFL.
North Queensland will head into the 2019 NRL season with arguably the strongest forward pack in the competition after signing Australian lock Josh McGuire to a four-year deal.
Australia shares the frustrations of other countries that China and the United States can't resolve their differences over trade, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.
The parents of a nine-month-old girl found lifeless on the beach at Surfers Paradise were homeless and raising their family on the streets.
Liberal senator Jim Molan, a former major general in the Australian Army, has warned against relying too heavily on the United States for military support.
Brisbane great Steve Renouf believes a 2019 NRL grand final berth awaits if the Broncos get Anthony Seibold in as coach before next season.
If Cameron Smith or any of his Storm teammates won't be at Melbourne next NRL season, it's news to the players.