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Rural road crash claims cricketer Symonds

Global tributes have followed the death of former Australian Test cricketer Andrew Symonds, killed when his vehicle rolled off a rural road in Far North Queensland.

Fatal shooting latest in gangland 'war'

The nephew of slain gangland figure Mahmoud "Brownie" Ahmad has been shot dead at his western Sydney home in the city's second deadly gangland shooting this week.

PM strikes empathetic tone as vote looms

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his leadership style will be more empathetic if re-elected, as he seeks to woo voters put off by his self-described 'bulldozer manner' in the final week of election campaigning.

Children urged to ditch devices for sport

Australian children are being urged to get off their devices and back on to sporting fields as the country emerges from a period marked by pandemic lockdowns and other heavy COVID-19 restrictions.