Queenslanders who leave a dog in a hot car will face jail time and tens of thousands of dollars in fines under changes to the law.
The family of a World War II veteran who disappeared from Townsville 26 years ago has been told an inquest exploring fresh evidence about his suspected murder must wait until the Queensland Coroner's Act is updated.
Doctors have called on the federal government to take urgent steps to prepare health services for more extreme weather events and disasters.
Car maker Volkswagen has settled multimillion-dollar Australian class actions over the global diesel emissions scandal, which affected about 100,000 vehicles locally and 11 million worldwide.
The wife of Danny Frawley has revealed her husband's mental health had deteriorated in the weeks leading up to his death, and she's urging others grappling with mental demons not to abandon their support networks.
A bushfire at Humpty Doo near Darwin that had been contained has flared up and is out of control again and threatening people and properties.
Brisbane have refuted a claim that Darius Boyd will step down from the captaincy after their humiliating NRL finals exit.
Parramatta star Mitchell Moses has implored his teammates not to get carried away with Sunday's historic NRL finals win, saying their job isn't done yet.
Australia's disappointing 135-run loss and a drawn series proved a somewhat underwhelming end to Tim Paine's first Ashes tour but the captain remained proud to be returning home with the urn.
Should young Australians be put to work in emergency services to boost the number of volunteers?Senate crossbencher Jacqui Lambie is calling for a return to conscription to help tackle drought, fires and floods caused by climate change, but One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is against the idea.