The federal government offers a "carrot" to aged care providers to cater for special needs groups but does not check whether they are keeping that promise.
A climate change protester who chained himself to a busy rail line in Brisbane has been slammed as "absolutely ridiculous" by Queensland's premier as she pushes for a crackdown on some demonstrations.
A Queensland valley was turned into a "burning cauldron" by bushfires that have destroyed a house.
The Morrison government wants coal and gas power plants across the country to keep running unless there is a compelling plan for like-for-like replacement.
Senator Jacqui Lambie has called on fellow politicians to be brave and open up about mental health issues.
Australian boxing legend Jeff Fenech has undergone surgery on a blocked heart valve in a Bangkok hospital as he continues to battle pneumonia.
GlaxoSmithKline says it is recalling the popular heartburn medicine Zantac in all markets as a "precaution", days after the US Food and Drug Administration found "unacceptable" levels of probable cancer-causing impurity in the drug.
South Sydney enforcer Sam Burgess has been forced out of the Great Britain squad that will face New Zealand and Papua New Guinea due to a shoulder injury.
Defence force veterans feel abandoned and no longer acknowledged for their service and sacrifice when they move into aged care, a royal commission has been told.
Two premiers have questioned the effectiveness of protesters to stop climate change as thousands of activists disrupted major cities in a bid to force governments to declare a climate emergency.