Taiwan has lost its largest ally in the Pacific after the Solomon Islands confirmed it is switching diplomatic allegiance to China, with observers saying other Pacific nations may soon follow.
Farmers, miners and sewer operators will be spared further changes to how much fertiliser and sediment they can dump in the Great Barrier Reef for five years.
Australians living with disabilities face "incredibly onerous" obstacles just to stay on the support pension, as research shows they're paying extra for basic living costs.
Water Minister David Littleproud has demanded state governments build more dams as towns across Queensland and NSW run out of drinking water.
A Tamil couple and their children are feeling stressed and isolated as they await the next step in their battle to stay in Australia, a supporter says.
Numerous buildings, caravans and cars have been destroyed including what is believed to be a woman's home as strong winds helped fires rage across the Top End.
A legal decision that means workers rack up personal leave at different rates despite working the same fortnightly hours could be appealed in the High Court.
Energy giants are again being threatened with "big stick" laws that could see their assets forcibly sold, as a new report shows some power prices have dropped.
Annastacia Palaszczuk wants to get a large air tanker to water bomb the ever more frequent bushfires that ravage Queensland.
Politicians are on the hunt for advertisements and fake news circulating on Facebook and other social media during elections.