A NSW man who used his own website to make allegations of corruption and bribery against a local councillor has been ordered to pay $80,000 in damages for defamation.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has promised to defend the interests of family farmers against threats from mining companies and supermarket giants, but has risked alienating some rural landowners with an ambitious dam-building program.
Portsiders could soon be dining out on cheap Swedish meatballs, with furniture retailer IKEA looking to set up shop after snapping up a large chunk of real estate in Fremantle.
After months of anxiety about the fate of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, the shortlists were released quietly on Sunday afternoon with the promise that the winners of the $600,000 shared prizemoney - Australia's largest pot - will be named before the end of the year.
The downward spiralling oil price has led to growing tensions between the powerful OPEC oil cartel and the US shale industry, but analysts reckon prices need to fall even further to hurt American producers.
The death of a champion bodybuilder followed hospital treatment that was marred by delays in receiving a vital scan, and the failure of doctors to access treatment notes, a coronial inquest has heard.
The government will reap up to $5.5 billion from the sale of Medibank Private when it lists on November 25, the health insurer's prospectus has shown.
The pay packet of Medibank Private boss George Savvides will more than triple overnight on November 25.
Labor frontbenchers have attacked Finance Minister Mathias Cormann over his use of the insult "economic girly man" against Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, with one accusing him of "sounding like a dickhead".
Following Henry Johns’ recent hat-trick in an Under 12s game, another hat-trick has been achieved for the 2014/15 ...
Hunter Valley golfer and defending titleholder Nathan Perry faces a daunting task of retaining his title as NSW ...