Emissions from Australia's main power sector are rising at an increasing rate one year after the end of the carbon price, with plants in Victoria fired by brown coal the biggest contributors, according to an energy consultancy.
Stephanie Gardiner In 1990, Terrence John Leary broke into a teenager's room and beat her to death with a hammer when she refused to have sex with him. Now he's admitted a violent attack on another woman.
Cameron Houston, Tammy Mills The son of prominent Mafia figure and convicted drug trafficker Francesco Madafferi has been charged with serious weapons and theft offences.
Matthew Knott, James Massola Deputy Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has warned of chaos if frontbenchers disobey Prime Minister Tony Abbott's wishes for his frontbench not to appear on Q&A, in comments that will intensify pressure on Malcolm Turnbull to explain whether he will join a boycott.
Nicole Hasham Top Australian researchers have offered to educate Liberal Party sceptics on the evidence of climate change, saying a push for parliament to re-examine the science is unnecessary and ignoring expert consensus may "imperil" the nation.
Matthew Knott The ABC could go three months without an Abbott government frontbencher appearing on Q&A, after Prime Minister Tony Abbott instituted a boycott of the program.
Matthew Knott Three quarters of Australians believe domestic violence is as much or more of a threat than terrorism, new polling shows.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government's childcare package is "decades out of date" and will put Australia behind other developed nations when it comes to early childhood reform, a new McKell Institute✓report says.
Peter Hannam AGL will surrender three of its coal seam gas exploration permits including one covering much of the Sydney basin but will press ahead with its controversial Gloucester Gas Project despite on-going waste water disposal issues.
Louise Hall A week shy of the 16th anniversary of a vicious rape and bashing in Paris that left her clinging to life, Claire McFarlane is celebrating a deeply personal achievement.
THREE worthy winners of their sections were named the winners of the Shoalhaven Sportstar awards on Friday at ...