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Homicide probe over schoolgirl's death

A Queensland mum says she's "going into battle" after police revealed the sudden death of her 11-year-old daughter almost two years ago is a homicide investigation.

Berejiklian sympathy for McKay after loss

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says "NSW politics is tough" and she feels sorry for her opposition counterpart after the Nationals triumphed in last weekend's by-election.

Women again overlooked in federal budget

Single mothers on low incomes and older women at risk of homelessness were overlooked in the federal budget, with the coalition spending 30 times more on tax cuts than it did on women's economic security.

League great Bob Fulton dies, aged 74

Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans fought back tears as he spoke of the legacy of one of the game's greatest ever players, Bob Fulton, who died aged 74 on Sunday.

Labor shocked at by-election loss

Labor is "shell-shocked" at the "terrible" result of a NSW by-election that saw its primary vote slide backwards and the government retain the marginal seat, NSW opposition leader Jodi McKay says.

Full plane from India lands in Darwin

The second repatriation flight from India has landed in Darwin with 165 Australians on board and they will now spend 14 days in quarantine in the Howard Springs facility.

Federal ALP plays down by-election result

Deputy federal Labor leader Richard Marles has played down what impact the result of the NSW Upper Hunter by-election could have on a federal poll due in the coming year.