Australia's gay marriage bill

Australia's Labor leader, Bill Shorten

The words "husband and wife" will be replaced by "two people" in proposal to redefine marriage in Australia.

Faked identity and fled China

"I don't know who Xie Renliang is. I am Zhang Jianping," the man has said.

A Chinese-born man who allegedly assumed a fake identity and obtained Australian citizenship has been arrested after stealing more than $21 million.

Gina Rinehart saga not over

The 160-page judgment didn't pull any punches about Gina Rinehart's role as trustee – or her behaviour.

Australia's richest person and most powerful woman has suffered a A$5 billion blow.

Lottery winner denies cheating syndicate

Gary Baron says he won on his own lottery ticket, not with a syndicate's.

Courier turned multi-millionaire says he bought his winning ticket with his own money and hasn't cheated any of his mates.

Baby pygmy hippo joins Melbourne Zoo video

Melbourne Zoo's brand new pygmy hippopotamus appears to be feeding well.

Excited zoo keepers have welcomed the birth of a baby pygmy hippopotamus, the first to be born at Melbourne Zoo for 33 years.

Gina Rinehart loses family trust

Justice Paul Brereton appointed Bianca, 38, trustee of the Hope Margaret Hancock Trust, which is thought to be worth between A$4 billion and A$5 billion.

Gina Rinehart has lost control of a AU$5 billion family trust after a court appointed her eldest daughter trustee.

Attempted carjacking broadcast live on radio

Australian police speak to people near  where eight children were found dead in Cairns.

She'd phoned the radio show to talk about her hairpin collection when a crime happened.

MH370 search under scrutiny


A year on and there is no sign of the missing plane - who's to blame?

Girl, 4, makes scientific history

Isla Robinson, 4, and her mother Rachel Weldon just before Isla became the first child to be given her own cord blood to prevent her developing type 1 diabetes.

When Isla Robinson was born, her parents banked her cord blood. Now they're glad they did.

Grave fears for IS fighter's children

Khaled Sharrouf frequently posts pictures of his children on social media.

Children of Australian Khaled Sharrouf are in "real danger", his mother-in-law says.

Police seek to prevent public access to siege evidence

Man Haron Monis was described at the inquest as a dangerous, depraved fantasist responsible for a trail of appalling acts.

Police are seeking to prevent public access to evidence being examined at an inquest into a siege at Sydney's Lindt Cafe.

Depp's Dogs situation 'hilarious'

Johnny Depp with one of his dogs.

Mick Doohan found the media circus around Johnny Depp and his dogs "hilarious."

Sydney siege gunman 'schizophrenic'

Man Haron Monis was described at the inquest as a dangerous, depraved fantasist responsible for a trail of appalling acts.

Man Monis told a psychiatrist he was under 24-hour surveillance, including in the bathroom.

Aussie IS fighter's family want to come home

Khaled Sharrouf left Australia in 2013, travelling on his brother's passport.

Khaled Sharrouf's wife and children, including the son who was photographed holding a severed head, are seeking to return to Australia.

Valuable cattle gallstones stolen and recovered

Queensland police have uncovered allegedly stolen cattle gallstones from a property in Toowoomba.

A man has been arrested in Australia and charged with stealing cattle gallstones.

Good Samaritan bashed in racial attack video

Melbourne train attack

Jason Cias was punched in the face for standing up for three Muslim women who were being abused on a train.

Australia looks to scrap tampon tax

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey.

The Australian government has bowed to pressure by taking the first step to end a controversial tax on women's sanitary products.

California looks to Australia for drought tips

Sheep wander parched land near a dry reservoir on a Condobolin property, 460 kilometers northwest of Sydney.

California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.

Sydney mum 'left children' to join Isis

Mahmoud Abdullatif left Melbourne late last year for Syria but now is believed to be dead.

Counter-terrorism police have launched an investigation into a Sydney mother-of-two who has reportedly flown to the Middle East to join Islamic State.

Sydney siege gunman wanted to be bikie video

Man Monis dressed in garb from a chapter of the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Club.

Man Haron Monis tried to join two Sydney chapters of Rebels motorcycle gang but they thought he was weird.

Powerball winner confronted video

Gary Baron's new house in Lara.

Australian man tells his former workmates he didn't swindle them out of a $53 million Powerball jackpot.

Suspected foreign fighter could return

Prime Minister John Key

Australia is seeking to make a woman with dual citizenship, returning from Syria, New Zealand's problem.

Clairvoyancy business 'a front'

Man Haron Monis

Sydney gunman was once a clairvoyant with 500 clients but using it as a front to sexually abuse vulnerable women, inquest hears. 

'Stop terrorists, stop boats'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Tony Abbott has linked stopping boatloads of asylum seekers to efforts to combat terrorism.

PM: NZ can't bar Syria returnee

Smoke rises after airstrikes by government forces in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta on May 17. A woman with dual Australian-Kiwi citizenship who had been living in Syria is said to be looking to return home.

Legislation would not allow woman returning from Syria to be stripped of citizenship, says John Key.

Sydney siege survivor names baby after victim

Victim: Katrina Dawson died after being shot by a stray police bullet.

A survivor of the Lindt Cafe siege has named her newborn daughter after her best friend who died in the tragedy.

Lottery syndicate sues for missing millions

A retired courier van driver is accused of ripping off former colleagues who formed part of a lottery syndicate.

A retired Australian courier driver has been accused of ripping off 14 former colleagues of $16.6 million in lottery winnings.

Fatally bashed teen 'a beautiful boy'

Azzam Hrouk with a picture of his murdered son, Mahmoud.

Maha Dunia had been searching for her teenage son in darkness when she spotted his abandoned silver and blue mountain bike and screamed.

Kiwi offers info on jihadists

This undated photo posted on a militant website shows fighters from Islamic State marching in Raqqa, Syria.

Woman who travelled to Syria is understood to be trying to negotiate with Australian authorities to return to Sydney.

Lindt Cafe siege inquest to resume

Flowers left in Martin Place after the end of the Lindt cafe siege.

Survivors of the Sydney Lindt Cafe siege will be called to give evidence when the inquest resumes on Monday.

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