Malcolm Turnbull's new Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has signalled a declining role for coal in Australia's energy mix in the future, in a marked change from the aggressively pro-coal stance of the Abbott government.
Andrew Taylor Michael Lynch will seek to maintain the independence of the National Art School when he takes over the leadership of the institution.
Latika Bourke Speaking from Rome where he is based at the Vatican, Cardinal Pell said he refused to be put to a "trial by media" and said the ABC had "no licence" to destroy his reputation.
Peter Martin Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens is considering cutting interest rates in one of his last acts in the job following news that Australia's official inflation rate has fallen to just 1 per cent.
Megan Levy Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a royal commission into the Northern Territory's youth detention system, after graphic footage was shown on the ABC's Four Corners program showing children allegedly being mistreated in prison.
Ava Benny-Morrison A man previously identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell is facing historical child sex offences in Victoria.
Emily Woods Police are investigating child-abuse allegations against Australia's most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell, the ABC has reported.
Harriet Alexander Doctors are predicting the eradication of hepatitis C from Australia by 2026.
Damien Murphy Lawyers who have battled for Aboriginal rights for decades fear the Northern Territory government is manoeuvring to play a central role in the royal commission into youth detention.
Melanie Kembrey Two Sydney friends who were allegedly arrested just hours before they planned to carry out a terrorist attack have entered guilty pleas in court.
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Most of the new inmates set to arrive in Cessnock will be maximum security.