The NSW government is not shying away from talking about climate change but for now must focus on protecting life during the state's bushfire emergency, Premier Gladys Berejiklian says.
A quarter of a Queensland shire has already been burnt in a ongoing bushfire the mayor says is an "unprecedented disaster".
Residents in bushland areas of Sydney, the Hunter and the Illawarra-Shoalhaven are bracing for "catastrophic" fire danger, with authorities telling them to leave now, before their homes are threatened.
The family of indigenous teen Kumanjayi Walker who was shot dead at the weekend are asking why his Aboriginal police officer uncle was not sent in to negotiate or a Taser used by a policeman instead of a gun.
The mangled metal Thomas Eveans holds aloft looks like a piece of obscure modern art.
Brisbane's emerging NRL star David Fifita has walked free after a three-day stint in a Bali police station but will now return home to face a please explain from the code's integrity unit.
New Newcastle coach Adam O'Brien has kick-started his retention scheme by re-signing State of Origin prop Daniel Saifiti for a further two seasons.
Labor is demanding an inquiry into a regional jobs fund that handed out cash to projects against the advice of department officials.
Victoria Police has urged a coroner to dismiss the "opinions" of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day's family, who want individual officers to be criminally investigated over her death in custody.
The deputy prime minister has launched a full-throated attack against the "disgraceful, disgusting" behaviour of "raving inner-city lunatics" linking climate change to bushfires in Queensland and NSW.