Women and children escaping domestic abuse are being offered extra support as Labor promises to double the amount spent by the federal government on family violence.
A former Minneapolis police officer on trial in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman has testified that he saw a woman in a pink shirt with blonde hair at his partner's window, raising her right arm, before he fired his gun "to stop the threat".
A man has been charged over the alleged murder of a woman after her body was found in Melbourne's Chinatown.
Right-wing political parties have nabbed the top three spots on Queensland's Senate ballot paper.
The former girlfriend of a Brisbane man accused of killing his housemate in a dispute about rent says he complained while they were in bed about the alleged victim owing rent.
Pauline Hanson's chances of getting two of her One Nation colleagues over the line in the Senate have lifted with lucky ballot paper draws in Queensland and Western Australia.
One man is leading his anonymous underlings against a high profile team banding together to bring him down.
The Northern Territory will have more doctors, medical services and health infrastructure under a $95.4 million healthcare plan for the state, the federal government has promised.
Someone "undoubtedly" knows more about what happened to William Tyrrell, an inquest into his disappearance and suspected death has been told.
A Tasmanian pedestrian who died after a hit-run crash on New Year's Day may have been hit by a truck, police believe as they continue to search for a driver.