A Northern Territory youth prison guard allegedly told a boy who threatened to take his own life while in isolation to "go ahead" and do it, an inquiry has heard.
A kitchen fire that caused an estimated $350,000 damage to a Hobart hotel has been deemed accidental by investigators.
Gold and coal mines and ports on the central Queensland coast are bracing for the impact of Cyclone Debbie, with trains and shipping halting ahead of the huge storm system's arrival.
Tasmania's Treasurer Peter Gutwein has confirmed he will comply with a summons to face the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee, while taking a swipe at the South Australian government's handling of energy supply.
About 30 applicants from Middle East camps seeking resettlement in Australia have been excluded on national security grounds.
A man has died after his motorbike collided with a council truck in Sydney's west, adding to a shocking three days of fatalities on NSW roads.
Farmers in the Bowen region, home to major capsicum and tomato production, are bracing for potential devastation as Cyclone Debbie thunders slowly towards the north Queensland coast.
Adam Reynolds has claimed bragging rights over Johnathan Thurston only once since 2014 and Saturday's NRL clash against the North Queensland maestro is a challenge he's embracing.
Home prices in Australia's biggest cities have jumped 3.7 per cent since the start of the year with the proportion of settled auctions on the rise as well.
A Tasmanian woman who lost two fingers during the daylight shooting murder of a friend has increased by $1 million her compensation claim against the gunman.