A Queensland council is calling on the government to introduce more significant sentences to violent youth offenders after a grandmother's fatal stabbing.
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An eruption of tribal violence in PNG that resulted in dozens being killed has prompted Prime Minister James Marape to bestow additional powers on the army.
Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll will not renew her contract after almost five years at the helm, finally ending speculation about her future.
ANZ's proposed $4.9 billion takeover of Suncorp's banking arm will proceed after a tribunal found it would not lessen competition but would benefit consumers.
Star Casino was fined $100 million and had its licence suspended after an inquiry and it will face another after the watchdog was unsatisfied by its progress.
PNG police say a highlands tribe, their allies and mercenaries were on their way to attack a neighbouring tribe when they were ambushed, with dozens killed.
A woman has been committed to stand trial charged with murdering her seven-month-old son and failing to provide the necessities of life for the baby.
Slavery, assault and torture offences are among further charges laid against a fisherman accused of mistreating numerous deckhands on his boats.
A man has been jailed for stabbing of a 52-year-old who was sleeping rough, with a Supreme Court judge saying he cannot impose the sentence the case demands.
Elders at a spiritual retreat where a man died after taking illicit substances appeared ill-informed to deal with the warning signs, an inquest has heard.
Former US president Donald Trump has been found liable in his civil fraud case, and has been banned from doing business in New York for three years.
The cause of death of the Putin critic and opposition leader has not yet been established.
A new registry could prevent fraudsters sending text messages using registered brand names in the latest government crackdown on scammers.
Donald Trump claims the judge who ruled he fraudulently overstated his net worth is part of a conspiracy aimed at stopping him from becoming president again.
A senior lawyer for Network Ten says she thought a Logies speech about Brittany Higgins was "sufficiently vague" not to harm an impending trial.
A man who stood as a candidate in the 2022 federal election has faced court accused of providing false or misleading information to the electoral commission.
A man has been charged with murder amid reports his wife was fatally injured by farm machinery at a Queensland property.
Ben Roberts-Smith has to wait for a decision in his defamation appeal after a final day targeting "speculative" evidence for findings he committed war crimes.
Network Ten has been ordered to pay the legal costs for Lisa Wilkinson hiring her own legal representation in a defamation fight with Bruce Lehrmann.
The time since Ballarat mother Samantha Murphy disappeared and a lack of leads is suspicious, police say as investigators continue sifting through information.
A Victorian jury found Di Sanh Duong guilty of planning to engage in foreign influence by handing a $37,000 cheque over to a minister for a hospital donation.
The family of Manly player Keith Titmuss hope his death can help save lives as experts call for greater awareness of heat-related illness.
Replica guns, knives and other edged weapons can no longer be sold to minors after legislation was brought forward in a bid to crack down on youth crime.
Chair of the Bruce Lehrmann rape trial inquiry Walter Sofronoff, has hit back at claims made by the ACT's former director of public prosecutions.
A man arrested for allegedly sending deepfake images to schools and sporting clubs has had more charges listed against him, and a warrant issued for his arrest.
Mediation talks between Senator Linda Reynolds and Brittany Higgins could be derailed by credibility issues raised at Bruce Lehrmann's defamation trial.
Lawyers for former ACT chief prosecutor Shane Drumgold have accused the chair of an inquiry into the Bruce Lehrmann trial of trying to conceal text exchanges.
The chair of an inquiry into Bruce Lehrmann's rape trial denies he gave preferential treatment to a particular journalist, despite prolonged contact.
Police have arrested a man who was seen walking near a hospital on Queensland's Gold Coast with what first appeared to be a gun.
A man had been due to stand trial on one count of murdering his estranged wife, mother-of-three Kelly Wilkinson, in her own home but instead pleaded guilty.
Police say they shot at a stolen car that was being driven dangerously at officers, with a 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl charged.