Hundreds of doctors have rallied in Sydney against a law that makes it a crime for people working in asylum seeker detention centres to speak out about what they see.
Leesha McKenny and Jacob Saulwick Major roads have been closed due to a fire at Mascot.
Leesha McKenny Eight people have been taken to hospital following 11 house fires overnight - most of which were caused by chimneys or heaters, authorities say.
Heath Aston Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce's angry outburst against the government's approval of a massive Chinese-owned coal mine may have breached strict protocols for ministerial behaviour and cabinet solidarity.
Perry Duffin, Sam Rigney Natina Howard was puting up a new fence on her property near Cessnock on Thursday when the tractor carrying out the work suddenly sunk in soft ground.
Nick O'Malley Richard Feldman has a broad smile, a welcoming manner, an easy conversational tone and an arsenal of about 140 guns.
Peter Martin Declaring Australia "overly complacent" and warning that his remarks could cause trouble, the head of the treasury has called for a fresh wave of industrial relations reform, for spending cuts deep enough to slash income tax and for land tax as a replacement for stamp duty.
Peter Hannam It is Australia's richest farmland and even Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce thinks the "world has gone mad" when a giant open-cut coal mine gets the go-ahead to open in the middle of it.
Peter Hannam Gather a bunch of weekend snowbunnies together and chances are they will boast a preference for natural over man-made snow. They would probably be unable to tell the difference, experts say.
Peter Hannam The most significant cold spell for years is sweeping across southern Australia, delivering much-needed snow to alpine resorts.
Endeavour Energy plans to invest $15 million on upgrading the power supply to Schofields and Marsden Park.