An extra 4000 refugees will call Australia home each year and Newstart will be urgently reviewed if Labor wins the next federal election.
Chris Dawson has been granted bail to live at his Queensland home after being charged with murdering his wife Lynette decades ago in Sydney.
Sir Richard Branson's bid to take passengers into orbit is dead-end and dangerous technology, Australian astronaut Andy Thomas says.
Former Northern Territory treasurer Robyn Lambley will refer the government to the auditor general for investigation about whether it has broken any laws in how it runs the NT's finances.
Tim Paine and Virat Kohli have wasted no time resuming hostilities in Perth, prompting a stern rebuke from umpire Chris Gaffaney.
Australians will get a better quality of life because of the federal government's economic wins, according to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, who has projected a budget surplus of $4.1 billion within two years.
Wayne Bennett has taken Liam Knight under his wing with South Sydney signing the controversial prop to a two-year NRL deal.
Thousands of extra older Australians will be given money to pay for care at home, as part of a $550 million aged care funding boost.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion has savaged Labor's pledge to scrap a controversial work-for-the-dole scheme, claiming the move will rip $1 billion out of the portfolio.
More than 40 people have been injured in an explosion at a Japanese restaurant in northern Japan.