A Queensland mother of three has been banned from owning a pet after neglecting a two-year-old American bulldog named Bella, who later died at the RSPCA.
New Zealanders from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern down, are scrambling to consider why the country has just recorded its worst-ever suicide rate.
More than 2.2 million people living in Australia are being denied a vote because they are permanent residents and not citizens.
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Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations will release more than 20 million euros ($A30 million) of emergency aid to help countries battle wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, French President Emmanuel Macron says.
Scott Morrison might have been on the sidelines of the G7 but he had a prime view of the international issues that buffet Australia's economy and shape our partnerships.
Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says over-officiating is making the NRL "sterile" after a whopping 26 penalties during the Raiders' loss to Manly on Sunday.
Sydney Roosters halfback Cooper Cronk admits Manly are a threat to their NRL premiership defence after the Sea Eagles upset Canberra on Sunday.
A worker has been confirmed dead after a wall collapse at a mine in the Northern Territory with industry officials warning risks remain at the site.
A blunt Newcastle skipper Mitchell Pearce has castigated himself and his teammates for letting down coach Nathan Brown, saying they needed to be held accountable for their horror showing on the weekend.