An international marine researcher and passionate advocate for female leadership in science has been named Tasmania's Australian of the Year.
The stagnant economy has been blamed on a "complacent" prime minister, who is too busy chasing "big headlines, not good outcomes", Labor says.
The Morrison government has ruled out extracting Australian women and children from refugee camps during a brief ceasefire in Syria.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia has apologised for a major systems outage that left customers out of pocket and forced some branches to close.
The commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria says they will abide by a ceasefire agreement announced in Turkey by US Vice President Mike Pence.
An Australian man living in Texas has been shot dead while protecting his wife and two young children from intruders who broke into his home.
The 67-year-old father of a family found living in isolation in a cellar in the Netherlands has been detained, police say.
The air is hot and full of flies, it's the desert and the nearest decent town is a five-hour drive away but there are thousands of tourists here.
The first Indigenous woman elected to Queensland's parliament has encouraged all Queenslanders to take part in the 26 treaty consultation sessions to be held across the state.
Gusty thunderstorms and damaging winds have caused disruptions across southeast Queensland on Thursday afternoon.