Australian surfers Jack Freestone, Soli Bailey and Wade Carmichael have progressed to the last 16 at the WSL's Rip Curl Pro in Portugal.
A woman who was kidnapped at knifepoint and taken to a northwest Sydney bank to withdraw cash was able to alert a staff member, who called police.
A man has been charged with negligent driving over the death of a pedestrian in inner Sydney earlier this year.
Racing Australia's chief executive says he's "appalled" that healthy Australian racehorses are being slaughtered but insists it's up to state governments to ensure animal welfare laws are being obeyed.
A United Nations human rights expert has questioned the legality of Australia's controversial Centrelink robo-debt scheme and the country's use of cashless welfare cards.
Melbourne Storm's Nelson Asofa-Solomona will miss New Zealand's three upcoming Tests as punishment for his involvement in an ugly Bali brawl.
A man on a bender who was caught with ecstasy pills in his underwear after trying to pay for a flight with cash at Hobart Airport has been described as "out of control" by a judge.
Wildlife authorities in Tasmania have expanded their investigation into a video showing a bloodied wombat and a man gloating about punching it.
A suspicious substance found on an Air Canada flight has been found to be non-hazardous and the plane is heading back into the air after a five-hour delay.
The future of refugee medical transfers are in the hands of Jacqui Lambie, after a Senate committee failed to reach an agreement on the federal government's push to repeal the laws.