An adviser to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on climate policy has attacked Australia's complacency on global warming and described the Abbott government's championing of the coal industry as an economic "suicide strategy".
Up to one in three Victorian voters are expected hand in a ballot paper before the November 29 state election, with debate raging in both parties about whether to “front load” campaign announcements in the race to capitalise on pre-poll voting.
A man believed to be police officer has been shot in the leg in Preston.
The competition watchdog has cleared the way for Expedia to complete its $703 million takeover of online travel company Wotif.com despite concerns the enlarged company will charge hotels higher commissions.
Homicide detectives are investigating a man's death after finding his body at a home in Melbourne's east.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has killed off a plan proposed by Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate president Stephen Parry that would require women wearing burqas to be separated from the public and forced to sit with schoolchildren in a glassed-off area of federal Parliament's public galleries.
Australian Federal Police officers and fire fighters are working on a "white powder incident" at Melbourne Airport.
Large multinational corporations are unlikely to be calling the removalists just yet after Thursday's announcement that the Senate will examine the adequacy of tax laws.
Muslim women who wear the burqa into federal parliament will be banned from watching proceedings from regular public galleries and will be forced to sit in glass enclosures instead.
Eight anti-war protesters will be charged with trespass after they broke into a Defence Force base on an island near Geelong.