Report backs TasWater takeover: govt

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.

Pyne assures Tas maritime college relevant

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 cuts off Debbie-ravaged towns

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.

What we know about the Essendon crash

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.