Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has ruled out selling off the Malabar Headland after government consultants advised the land was "surplus to requirements".
A former Ausgrid worker at the centre of a $300,000 kickbacks inquiry told a contractor he "fudged the figures" so it would win a contract, according to a secretly-taped phone call.
He stopped the boats, now he's going to stop the rorts. New social services minister Scott Morrison has issued a warning to would-be dole bludgers, Disability Support Pension rorters and terrorists who want to wage war while on government benefits. A tough new welfare cop is on the beat. In one of his first broadcast interviews in his new portfolio, the former immigration minister told Sky News' Graham Richardson: "I think Australians generally are quite happy to have a system that helps people who are genuinely in need and deserve our support." "But what they won't cop, just like they won't cop people coming on boats, is they're not going to cop people who are going to rort that system. So there does need to be strong welfare cop on the beat...I will be doing that because I want to make sure this system helps the people who most need it."
A motorcyclist had died after being trapped under a vehicle at Strathfield on Thursday morning.
Federal funds allocated for the East West Link could be re-directed to other Victorian infrastructure projects, as long as the Abbott government deems the project nationally significant.
Circular Quay has been reopened after it was evacuated when police were alerted to what they called a suspicious object on a ferry.
Lachlan and Hamish Davidson "the best young Bluegrass pickers" in Australia are also winning a swag of new fans around the country. Martin Boulton reports.
After 25,000 hours underground smashing through 206,000 tonnes of crushed rock in north-west Sydney, Elizabeth, the state's premier tunnel boring machine, has punched through the walls of Norwest station in Baulkham Hills.
A farmer's son's horseback ride to Sydney for the opening of the harbour bridge captured the Depression-era public's imagination.
What A Drag!, part of this year's Midsumma festival, hones in on Melbourne's drag scene from the 1960s to today.
Despite working up to seven days a week, Filipinos say they would come back
A 24-year-old man holidaying in Sussex Inlet has been bashed and sexually assaulted by two males near a ...
It was a great day for an early Australia Day celebration at Sussex Inlet on Sunday.