- Political battle flares after Morrison signals support for super dip
Labor says it won't back proposals to let young Australians dip into their super to raise cash for house deposits, after Treasurer Scott Morrison signalled support for the controversial idea which critics say will just drive up house prices.
- Hinch tells millennials home ownership is not their right
Young Australians should forget about owning their own homes — it's a dream, not a right, and Seinfeld never expected to be able to move out of his rented apartment, Derryn Hinch tells AM.
- Passenger dragged off flight to make room for United Airlines employees
United Airlines insists they "followed the right procedures" after video of a passenger being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight to make room for airline employees sparks outrage.
- Overbooking is legal in Australia. Here's what to do if it happens to you
It's a "fairly common" practice for airlines to sell more tickets than there are seats and experts say Australia is lagging behind when it comes to compensation for passengers.
- Work-for-the-dole scheme not facing axe, Coalition says
The Federal Government insists there is no plan to abolish the work-for-the-dole scheme despite several Coalition backbenchers and a Cabinet minister raising concerns about its future.
- Who is the typical Australian?
The first data from last year's controversial census is released — including profiles of the typical Australian, the typical Indigenous Australian and the typical migrant.
- Women still doing lion's share of unpaid housework, census data shows
The first release of data from the 2016 census shows Australian women still assume the lions' share of the housework, writes Dr Leah Ruppanner.
- Gay couple could face caning after being beaten, detained by Indonesian vigilantes
A video recording of Indonesian vigilantes detaining two young gay men captures them kicking, slapping and insulting the pair, shortly before they are turned over to the province's religious police.
- Turnbull meets with Adani chairman, reiterates support for mine
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets with the Adani Group chairman on his state visit to India to assure the company the issue of Native Title in Australia will soon be resolved, which could clear the way for the country's biggest coal mine.
- 'Sanctuary cities' protecting illegal immigrants under threat in Trump era
Donald Trump won office on a promise to "get them out" and "get them out fast", and now across America 11 million undocumented migrants are living in limbo.
- 'Brilliant' John Clarke 'kept the bastards honest', Magda Szubanski says
Comedian Magda Szubanski remembers John Clarke as a "brilliant" political satirist who showed a great moral compass with his sharp take on Australian politics.
- Want to make the perfect cuppa? Microwave it
Microwaving your tea may be unconventional but zapping your cup, along with other food products, has the potential to unlock health benefits one food scientist has discovered.
- Teacher, 8yo student gunned down in front of special needs classroom
An eight-year-old student and a teacher are killed by a shooter who then turned the gun on himself at an elementary school in San Bernardino, California.
- Hospital grants dying man final wish of cigarette and wine
A Denmark hospital shares a photograph of a 75-year-old patient enjoying his final wish of a cigarette and a glass of wine while watching the sunset.
- Toddler dies after 'tragic' driveway accident in Victoria's north west
A three-year-old boy dies in hospital after being hit by a car in a driveway in Victoria's north west, in what police described as a "tragic accident".
- Voice of the Melbourne Cup prepares to call his final race
One of Australia's greatest sports broadcasters, Greg Miles, will call his final horse race this weekend, almost four decades after he "really made a botch" of his very first call.
- Astronomers detect ultra-faint galaxy from the very early universe
Astronomers discover the faintest galaxy ever glimpsed in the early universe, shedding light on a critical period of time just 700 million years after the big bang.
- Fish with Parkinson's uncover life-improving drugs
In a world first, scientists have replicated Parkinson's disease in a zebrafish — and in doing so found drugs that restored movement in the laboratory animal.
- Hospital ERs to get child safety officers in wake of toddler's death
Child safety officers are to be put in emergency rooms at hospitals across Queensland as part of the State Government's response to the death of Caboolture toddler Mason Jet Lee.
- Australian photographer awarded second Pulitzer Prize
Australian photographer Daniel Berehulak wins a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs.