The NRL will consider a hardline proposal to stand down any player accused of serious crimes as debate over Jack de Belin's eligibility to play continues to flare.
Queensland mineworkers have protested outside BHP's Brisbane offices to demand more assistance for black lung and silicosis sufferers.
David Warner's hopes of an instant return when his year-long ban expires next month are fading fast, with Brisbane rather than Dubai shaping as the most likely scene of the former vice-captain's formal reintegration.
The oldest, longest-serving member of the Northern Territory parliament - former chicken farmer and occasional UFO spotter Gerry Wood - will not contest next year's territory election.
Scott Morrison says north Queensland farmers and other residents had been knocked off their feet by flooding and its aftermath, but would "get back up together".
Would-be drug pushers are "on notice" after three people accused of selling and distributing $17 million of drugs were charged in what police believe is the "first and largest penetration of the dark web" in Australia.
An endangered bird could force the delay of Adani's Queensland coal mine after its plans to protect the black-throated finch were found to be inadequate.
A suicide bomber has rammed a car into a bus carrying Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir, killing 44 of them in the deadliest attack in decades on security forces in the disputed region, raising tensions with arch foe Pakistan.
A NSW high school teacher has been accused of sending explicit images of herself to a 15-year-old student and indecently assaulting the teenage boy.
Netflix's Hollywood campus was evacuated over a report of a person with a deadly weapon.