The number of savage assaults within Sydney's popular nightspots has dropped dramatically since the introduction of new "lock-out laws" and there is no evidence to prove the problems have moved elsewhere, police say.
A toddler has been bitten on the face by a dog that was tied up outside a shop in Sydney's south, police say.
The University of Western Sydney has threatened to kick residential students off campus for wearing jumpers displaying nicknames they argue are associated with bastardisation and hazing rituals.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to sign off on an agreement that would allow Australia to sell uranium to India - potentially doubling overall exports to a billion dollars annually by 2018 - when he meets his counterpart Narendra Modi in Mumbai.
Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek has defended mistakenly calling Africa a country instead of a continent, saying but said the government's $7 billion cut to foreign aid is the real embarrassment.
National MPs are lobbying Education Minister Christopher Pyne to redesign his proposed university scholarship scheme so regional universities get a better deal under fee deregulation.
Soft iron ore and oil prices combined with selling pressure from a slew of major stocks, including BHP Billiton trading ex-dividend, to see the market close the day marginally lower.
BHP Billiton’s petroleum boss, Tim Cutt, has assured investors that its $US20 billion ($21.6 billion) shale business in the US is set to turn a profit this year for the first time but has played down the near-term prospect of developing the group’s LNG prospects off Western Australia.
A bucket too far for frosty Clive.
It was the tax that dared not speak its name, mostly because, well, it didn't actually raise any real money.