The NSW government has defended land-clearing laws that will give greater flexibility to farmers.
Bianca Hall Small wooden boat filled with asylum seekers has made it to within 500 metres of the Cocos Islands - the first boat to be spotted near the Australian territory in two years.
Eryk Bagshaw Students are becoming increasingly brazen in their attempts to cheat their way to higher scores, new data reveals.
Nicole Hasham Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has blamed refugee advocates, rather than his government's offshore detention policies, for a spate of horrifying self-harm attempts at Nauru including a young Somali woman who set herself alight on Monday.
Matt O'Sullivan With light rail construction about to make "life very difficult" for commuters, Transport Minister fires back at protesters.
Michaela Whitbourn A Sydney barrister investigated by the corruption watchdog for giving false evidence and "judge-shopping" has lost an appeal against his jail sentence for perverting the course of justice.
Clare Sibthorpe A one-year-old girl has died in a unit fire in Queanbeyan, police say.
Katie Burgess Queanbeyan residents have been left reeling by the death of a baby girl in a fire which destroyed a unit in the city's east.
Christopher Knaus High Court begins deliberations on a case that could disrupt the Turnbull government's plans for a July election.
Sean Nicholls, Eryk Bagshaw NSW Greens MLC John Kaye is being remembered by colleagues as a politician of "enormous principle, energy and commitment" following his death from cancer at age 60.
Western Sydney had its coldest night since September as autumn-like conditions finally arrive in parts of the city.