A young male sailor was allegedly hog-tied, raped, assaulted with a rubber chicken and smeared with Vegemite and deep heat on his buttocks and genitals by a group of able seamen as part of a "farewell ceremony" on his last night aboard a Navy frigate in 2011.
Non-mining business investment has been ''subdued'' but is looking up, Reserve Bank Assistant Governor Christopher Kent✓ told the Bloomberg Economic Summit in Sydney on Tuesday.
Former NAB employee Lukas Kamay and Australian Bureau of Statistics worker Christopher Hill have pleaded guilty to a $7 million insider trading scheme.
Victorian drug mules are receiving the lightest prison sentences in the country and those being handed down in all states are dramatically below the maximum, sparking criticism from one of Victoria's most senior judges.
Australia's refugee intake should be boosted as part of the Abbott government's humanitarian efforts in the Middle East, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has said, as he outlined clear parameters governing Labor's support for military action in Iraq.
Flag change campaigner Fred Rieben is hoping a break-away Scotland could alter not only the Union Jack but Australians' attitudes towards their own banner.
It's spring, the property market is running hot and familiar debates are raging. Have prices overshot? Is there a bubble? Will investors get burned? How can we help first home buyers? But as the state of the property market is canvassed on a daily basis there's surprisingly little discussion about how the dynamics of that market affect how we live, and the way our cities function.
About 100 apartments are expected to be built in two buildings next to Jewell Railway Station in Brunswick as part of a government push to rejuvenate infrastructure.
What are the reasons for and against Australia's involvement in the Iraq conflict?
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has left open the possibility that Australia's attacks on Islamic State militants could spread across the Iraq border into the terror group's heartland in Syria.
MEDICAL marijuana laws in NSW are on the cusp of an historic change with Premier Mike Baird today ...
A WOMAN has died in hospital following an horrific motorbike accident that claimed the life of her husband ...