The Ballarat community is praying for Samantha Murphy's safe return seven days into the search for the missing 51-year-old mother.
Religion and Belief
A man wrongfully imprisoned due to a false statement by the son of ex-NSW premier Kristina Keneally has criticised a decision to spare the police officer jail.
The use of artificial intelligence technology is expected to skyrocket in 2024 but experts warn of potential risks and the need for an Australian made version.
Deeper discounts could greet Boxing Day shoppers as retailers look to boost flatter sales ahead of Christmas from interest rate hikes and economic uncertainty.
Australians have been urged to look at Christmas as a time for hope in the midst of natural disasters, international conflicts and economic challenges.
The situation for Australians trapped in Gaza is worsening as hundreds of citizens prepare to board repatriation flights out of Israel.
Ex-premier Kristina Keneally's police officer son says statements that led to a man's arrest were an error rather than an attempt to mislead the justice system.
A longtime Catholic bishop of Broome groomed and sexually assaulted Aboriginal boys and young men, a Vatican investigation has found.
The Catholic Church has lost its challenge over a ruling opening it to liability for damages in a claim brought by the father of an alleged sexual abuse victim.
A chief incumbent monk has been charged with 13 sex offences allegedly perpetrated against three children he met at two Melbourne temples almost 30 years ago.
Brian Houston has been cleared of concealing his father's child abuse in a case the Hillsong founder says would not have been brought against someone else.
A chief incumbent monk has been charged with 13 sex offences allegedly perpetrated against three children he met at a Melbourne temple more than 20 years ago.
A former councillor and property developer being examined by a corruption probe have launched a colourful defence, insisting nothing inappropriate happened.
Melbourne sisters Elly Sapper and Dassi Erlich have spoken of overcoming darkness after sexual abuse by former ultra-Orthodox Jewish principal Malka Leifer.
Anti-discrimination laws are being amended in NSW to stem the rising tide of religious vilification being reported by faith groups.
Hillsong founder Brian Houston's actions after learning his father was a pedophile have been speculatively mischaracterised as a cover-up, his barrister says.
The federal government is under pressure to refer consultancy firm PwC to the new National Anti-Corruption Commission, which begins operations on July 1.
Former governor-general Peter Hollingworth says he will no longer officiate as an Anglican priest despite a church board deeming him fit for ministry.
Father Bob Maguire has been mourned at a state funeral, with close friends and family remembering his social justice work and sense of humour.
Former governor-general Peter Hollingworth concedes he failed to appropriately respond to child sex abuse complaints while archbishop of Brisbane.
Self-described larrikin priest Father Bob Maguire, best known for his charity work and as an outspoken media commentator, has died at the age of 88.
As Christians gathered to mark the resurrection on Easter Sunday, cooler temperatures swept across the nation with some ski resorts reporting snow.
Sydney's Royal Easter Show hosted the prime minister, while others marked Good Friday with religious services, long weekend feasting or the start of trips away.
Several people have died on Australia's roads on Good Friday, marking a devastating start to the Easter long weekend.
Ex-Orthodox Jewish principal Malka Leifer is waiting to hear how long she will spend in prison after a jury found her guilty of sexually abusing two sisters.
A jury has found former ultra-Orthodox Jewish principal Malka Leifer guilty of 18 sexual abuse charges against two former students at the Adass Israel School.
The controversial former leader of global Pentecostal mega-church Hillsong has admitted he was charged with driving under the influence in the US.
Jurors considering the sexual abuse case against Jewish ultra-Orthodox former school principal Malka Leifer have been urged to push following a deadlock.
Jurors have retired to consider their verdicts on 27 sexual abuse charges against former ultra-Orthodox Jewish principal Malka Leifer.
The charities watchdog is investigating Hillsong Church over allegations made under parliamentary privilege of fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.
A buffer zone will help mitigate the risk of clashes between mourners and protesters outside Cardinal George Pell's funeral on Thursday.