Star Labor candidate in the Bennelong by-election Kristina Keneally claims the party is "energised" despite her loss in the high-stakes poll.
The prospect of Kristina Keneally heading to the Senate to replace Sam Dastyari has been floated again after her loss in Bennelong.
The Thomas Fire has destroyed more than 1000 structures, including about 750 homes, in coastal communities in Southern California since erupting on December 4.
The Vatican has acknowledged the final findings of Australia's child abuse royal commission, saying the report "deserves to be studied seriously".
The families of the victims of the Lindt Cafe siege have returned to Sydney's Martin Place for the unveiling of a memorial.
As voters go to the polls in the Bennelong by-election, Bill Shorten insists the prime minister is to blame if the dual citizenship saga drags into next year.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads into the Christmas holidays with another by-election win and his government's slim majority in parliament intact.
Royal weddings and traditions are a match made in heaven, with plenty of time-honoured rituals expected at the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Prince William may be in an awkward spot, with Prince Harry set to marry Meghan Markle on the same day as a the biggest English sporting event of the year.
The head of the Anglican Church in Australia says the child abuse royal commission has already led to changes.
Victorian prison authorities have been fined hundreds of thousands of dollars over the state's worst prison riot in 2015.
A BDSM enthusiast has faced a Sydney court as he fights allegations he sexually assaulted two women he met through an online fetish forum.
A law banning puppy farming has passed Victorian parliament and dog welfare advocates are celebrating.
A court has rejected a prosecution bid to prevent three members of the Perre family having contact with each other after being charged with drug offences.
The federal government expects all institutions and states to respond quickly to the royal commission report's final report on child sex abuse in institutions.
Predictions of better prices and an improved outlook for chemical shipments have helped lift shares in explosives giant Orica.
A firefighter has been killed while tackling the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties as California continues to burn.