A SUMMARY OF THE 2021 FEDERAL BUDGETECONOMY* Budget deficit of $106.6 billion in 2021/22* Deficit narrows to $99.3 billion in 2022/23, $79.5 billion in 2023/24 and $57 billion in 2024/25* Commonwealth net debt to rise to $617.5 billion in 2021/22 before hitting $980.6 billion in 2024/25* Economic growth to rise...
The end to a horror mouse plague that has tormented communities in western NSW is finally in sight thanks to doubly toxic bait, but farmers say they now can't afford to finish the rodents off.
A key Victorian crossbench MP wants new safe injecting rooms in areas of Melbourne with high levels of drug use.
A teenage South Australian boy killed when an industrial bin he was sleeping in was emptied by a garbage truck was not homeless, police say.
Scott Morrison has marvelled at regional communities emerging from coronavirus restrictions after travelling across the country.
It's been almost six years since three fishermen made a horrific find on the banks of the Pimpama River - the body of murdered schoolgirl Tialeigh Palmer.
Australia will splash cash on roads, rail and training in a federal budget designed to create a quarter of a million jobs over the next two years.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and police have praised bystanders for intervening to stop a stabbing attack in Dunedin.
Jack de Belin faces the prospect of a third trial over rape allegations after a Sydney jury returned hung verdicts to most charges.
Unusual autumn thunderstorms are expected to hit much of the NSW coast, with hail, damaging winds and heavy rain possible in the state's northeast corner.