Sacked workers could be penalised if they don't make reasonable attempts with their unfair dismissal claims, in a bid to prevent the Fair Work Commission's time being wasted.
Anyone hitting the road these school holidays had better fill up quick, with petrol prices already at a four-month high expected to rise again this weekend.
Russia will miss the World Athletics Championships for the second time in a row after the sport's governing body extended the ban against country's federation on Monday.
The chief executive of Darwin's only Aboriginal-owned health organisation has described cashless welfare cards as "dangerous and harmful" and warned against plans to expand their use nationally at a Senate inquiry.
A teenage Rural Fire Service volunteer has been charged with lighting fires at night in Queensland.
A rise in wholesale petrol prices means drivers could be feeling the pinch at the bowser as school holidays begin.
Barnaby Joyce claims he sent "heaps" of reports to the prime minister during his time as drought envoy.
Greek police have arrested 10 undocumented Syrian migrants who were disguised as a Ukrainian volleyball team.
Australia's most decorated soldier Ben Roberts-Smith has rejected allegations aired in a Nine Network report that he had been involved in a war crime.
Scott Morrison got a taste of what it's like to be Donald Trump in America's Midwest.