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.
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.
The body of a man has been found inside a Caravan in Melbourne's eastThe 43-year-old was found dead inside the mobile home on Borg Crescent in Scoresby just after 5.30pm on Sunday.
A search is underway to find a missing man who is believed to have slipped and fallen into the water while rock fishing on Victoria's southern coast.
Two men who were allegedly involved in an Adelaide CBD stabbing on Friday morning have been arrested.
A man has been charged with murder and arson after another man's body was found at a burnt-out home.
A new drug detection team at a regional Western Australian prison has seized methamphetamine and weapons on its very first car park search.