Australian cricketers are continuing to rally around injured batsman Phillip Hughes, who remains in an induced coma in St Vincent's Hospital after being struck on the head by a cricket ball.
The two biggest tobacco companies in Australia have begun a campaign to undermine the nation's plain packaging laws, ahead of a Department of Health review of the effectiveness of the regulations.
Jackson Tuckwell, the Australian teenager thought to have suffered methanol poisoning in Bali, was jubilant on Wednesday night as he celebrated his 18th birthday out on the town.
Australians need to start talking more about the trade-offs we have to make to achieve important economic objectives, Dr Parkinson says.
Differences within federal Cabinet over budget policy versus political strategy have raised speculation of tensions between Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey.Sources said there was a view in the government that the two offices were not communicating as effectively as they had amid differences over the degree to which the government should continue losing support for pursuing budget cuts it has no hope of securing.
Immigration minister Scott Morrison is under mounting pressure from crossbench senators to compromise if legislation to restore temporary protection visas is to pass into law next week.
Pedestrians have welcomed the trial of countdown timers at six busy intersections in the Sydney CBD, Parramatta and Chatswood.
The Australian sharemarket finished relatively flat as gains from Woolworths and the banks offset weak performances from the energy and mining sectors.
Woolworths' stock has very mixed appeal among analysts despite the positive news that came out of the company's AGM.
ABC workers in Melbourne and Sydney are prepared to launch industrial action unless management backs down from redundancy plans.