The missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit, international investigators have found.
Jailed Melbourne drug trafficker Rocco Arico has had his prison sentence reduced on appeal.
Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson has asked the Catholic faithful to continue to pray for him after being convicted over covering up child sex abuse.
An Ipswich councillor wants the Queensland government to appoint an oversight committee rather than sack the entire administration.
Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt says he will be standing for Hasluck at the next federal election, taking aim at Labor for fuelling rumours of his resignation.
Voters in five federal seats will go to by-elections on July 28, but Labor says this has been designed to disadvantage them.
Northern Territory police say no charges will be laid over issues raised by the royal commission into the youth justice system.
The Australian agriculture department found no breaches on a live export ship on which 2400 sheep died in horrific conditions.
Cautious Labor MPs are looking through the details of the coalition's long-term income tax cut plans before deciding whether to vote for them.
Malcolm Turnbull is projecting a calm picture about China, live sheep exports and company tax cuts, but his own MPs aren't helping him.
The Commonwealth Bank did not want problems with business overdraft customers being charged double interest publicised before it faced a parliamentary hearing.
Paper recycler Anthony Pratt has pipped Gina Rinehart and two property developers to hold his place at the top the annual Financial Review Rich List.
Liberal MP Inga Peulich has called Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam a "pig" during a fiery upper house exchange on increasing diversity in parliaments.
Former Bandidos bikie Jacques Teamo has been bashed in a Queensland jail by "a number" of fellow prisoners.
Former federal MP Sophie Mirabella has been awarded indemnity costs following her $175,000 defamation win against a Victorian newspaper.
A teen accused of cruelty towards slain Queensland toddler Mason Lee has walked free from court with the charge against him sensationally dropped.
In the wake of the banking royal commission, a raft of industry reforms were launched in Canberra on Thursday.