US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has urged Congress to tackle the growing budget deficit, which is nearing $US 1 trillion.
Cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams has closed the door on returning to the NRL but is keeping open the option of fighting Paul Gallen or Barry Hall.
Aged care residents are less likely to see doctors and more likely to be prescribed anti-psychotic medication than those receiving assistance at home.
Proposed anti-protest laws which could see activists in Tasmania jailed or fined up to $10,000 have been lashed by opponents as draconian.
Queensland firefighters are working frantically to strengthen containment lines and fire breaks as the state braces for the fire danger to again ramp up to severe levels.
Indigenous Australians have demanded police stop brutalising them as more than 1000 people protested in Alice Springs over the shooting death of indigenous man Kumanjayi Walker.
Former Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has landed an unexpected role across the Tasman after joining the Warriors coaching staff.
Australia is staring down the barrel of a horrific summer season that will drag scorching temperatures and extreme conditions well into the new year.
A man has been threatened with a gun during an apparent dispute between two groups of people at a home south of Hobart.
The Vatican has again noted George Pell's claim to innocence ahead of a High Court bid to overturn the Catholic cardinal's child sexual abuse convictions.