A body has been found after a home was gutted by fire in the NSW town of Griffith on Wednesday.
As a young man lecturing in Sydney, the economist's area of expertise was game theory. Now he gets to put it into practice.
When Prime Minister Tony Abbott stepped up to the lectern to announce his commitment to tackle the scourge of domestic violence on Wednesday, some of his words had a familiar ring.
At The Ponds High School, every student is a new student. A Year 7 cohort of about 200 braved Sydney's wild weather on Wednesday morning as they filed through the gates at their brand new school, which might have felt like it had always been waiting for them.
On Australia Day Prime Minister Tony Abbott awarded knighthoods to two people. But if you were watching social media, you could be forgiven for only having heard about Prince Philip.
More than 80 per cent of children with peanut allergies were able to tolerate peanuts after being given a new treatment by Melbourne researchers, providing hope for a cure.
The fake Eddie Obeid Twitter account may have sent its last snarky tweet.
Pressure is mounting on Tony Abbott to dump chief of staff Peta Credlin as disgruntled Liberal MPs were joined on Wednesday by conservative commentators including media baron Rupert Murdoch in expressing concerns about his office.
Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are among the death row prisoners that Indonesia plans to execute next.
The police commando at the centre of a Malaysian murder scandal could be held in a Sydney detention centre indefinitely according to leading international law experts.