A train on fire and stranded on a 20-metre high overpass in Granville caused traffic chaos as firefighters struggled to reach the blaze on Tuesday night.
Petrol theft data is now next to useless because of a NSW Police decision to begin relying on the antiquated fax machine, said the state's crime research body.
New laws set to be passed by Canberra this week will make it a crime for the media or anyone else to disclose the death of an innocent bystander caught up in a bungled covert spy agency operation, the government’s dumped Independent National Security Legislation Monitor has warned.
Almost three quarters of Victorians believe it should be harder to buy tobacco, a study says.
Medibank Private managing director George Savvides says the health insurer will take a tougher approach to negotiations with private hospitals and plans to use its market power and threaten to take its policyholders elsewhere when care is not of a high standard.
There have been 33 allegations of sexual assault involving children in detention centres in Australia, as disturbing accusations of sexual abuse against women and children continue to emerge from the Nauruan detention centre.
Two brothers have handed themselves into police over an assault on a Sydney train, after their shirtless images went viral on social media.
The Abbott government was warned that the Australian Tax Office was ill-equipped to tackle a potential multibillion-dollar international tax dodge as it prepared to cut 3000 ATO staff.
A Lakemba money transfer business owned by the sister and brother-in-law of Sydney terrorist Khaled Sharrouf will be shut down after it failed to convince authorities that millions of dollars sent to the Middle East concerns were not being used to fund terrorism.
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Fire and Rescue NSW are investigating a fire that destroyed a building in Fairfield overnight.