Tearful passengers have returned to Sydney in a sombre mood after the deadly White Island volcano eruption that took the lives of some of their fellow travellers during a cruise around New Zealand.
New Zealand will pause for a minute's silence at 2.11pm on Monday, exactly a week after Whakaari erupted.
Drought-hit farmers will be able to access drought relief payments over the Christmas holidays.
A man has been charged with murdering Melbourne woman Sarah Gatt, who lay dead in her bathtub for eight months.
A 30-year-old man has been charged with murder after a woman was stabbed to death and another injured in the Northern Territory.
An 18-year-old woman allegedly found with 800 MDMA capsules in her bra is among seven festival goers in Sydney who have been charged with drug supply.
A teenager who failed to stop following a fatal crash in Sydney's south has been arrested and charged.
A man is seriously injured after being punched in the head during an argument on an Adelaide bus.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was stabbed to death and another injured in the Northern Territory.
Jetstar is willing to come to the table with pilots after they walked off the job - but not at any cost.