Australians would be given the chance to draft a declaration recognising the place of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in the nation's history and culture and promoting reconciliation under a bold plan backed by Noel Pearson.
Julia Medew and Benjamin Preiss A new large scale private hospital is being considered for Melbourne's medical "Parkville precinct" now that plans for a private wing of the $1.1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre have been axed by the state government.
Nicole Hasham NSW coal seam gas reserves must be tapped despite the latest forecast showing gas shortfalls are highly unlikely for at least 20 years, the Baird government says, signalling bruising election results in the bush have not dented Coalition support for the polarising industry.
Lisa Visentin University of Sydney vice-chancellor Dr Michael Spence will tonight announce that he will personally chair a University-wide taskforce on academic misconduct, following revelations by the Herald that the university may have failed to detect dozens of instances at cheating across its faculties.
Paul Bibby A prominent Sydney immigration lawyer has been committed to stand trial over allegations that he raped and indecently assaulted six male asylum seekers whom he was meant to be representing.
Gareth Hutchens and Beau Donelly A growing number of voters say they would now support an increase in the rate of the GST following a year in which the tax has been a simmering political issue.
Mark Kenny Tony Abbott's grip on the prime ministership could again come under question from colleagues as the governments support drifts away with Australians signalling they have not been convinced by his promise of dull and routine second budget next month despite having fairness at its core.
Stephanie Gardiner A boy named Dylan screamed for help when he got stuck on play equipment at McDonald's in Castle Hill.
Rick Feneley The State Coroner has ordered a third inquest into the cliff-fall death of American Scott Johnson, whose family believes his “gay hate” killer or killers could be caught more than 26 years after his plunge from Sydney’s North Head was ruled to be a suicide.
Stephanie Gardiner With a free kebab on offer, Jack Mascitelli stripped naked and ran through the streets of Byron Bay at 8.45 in the morning. But the schoolies week prank ended abruptly, when he inadvertently ran "screaming and yelling" towards a group of police.
Another busy weekend in sport.
Photos from Sunday's racing action at the Tamworth Cup.
Thousands of locals turned out in force to pay their respects and march in memory of their loved ...
A solemn service and reminder of the fallen.
Photos from the Anzac Day march and service at Kootingal on Saturday morning.
Photos from the 2015 Dawn Service at Tamworth's Anzac Park.