The prime minister and opposition leader will head to cyclone-hit north Queensland on Thursday to inspect damage and see relief efforts first-hand.
Disgraced Wests Tigers NRL player Tim Simona has been charged with fraud over his dealings with charity.
The latest report on Tasmania's water and sewerage services has steeled the resolve of the state government to take control of TasWater and bring forward urgent upgrades.
Police are searching for a driver who rammed a car off the road in suburban Hobart, causing serious injuries to an elderly female passenger.
The federal government has told Tasmania to seek other opportunities for Launceston's long-standing Australian Maritime College as it pours millions of dollars into a new South Australian facility.
Flooding is stranding residents of north Queensland communities already battered by Cyclone Debbie, as forecasters warn the state's southeast to also brace for a drenching.
Damage to properties with asbestos could leave Bowen residents homeless in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
THE DAMAGE FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE DEBBIERoads are cut around Bowen, Airlie Beach and Proserpine, with isolated northern communities still out of contact.
The Duchess of Cambridge has joked with parents that she will see them "at the school gates" when Prince George starts school in September.
MELBOURNE SHOPPING CENTRE PLANE CRASHWHAT HAPPENED?Four Americans on a golfing holiday and a Victorian pilot died when the small plane crashed into a DFO shopping centre soon after take-off from Essendon Airport.