Adrian Beattie At least one house and a car have been destroyed by the bushfire that is threatening the town of Waroona, 100km south of Perth.
Pallavi Singhal The biggest plane ever used in NSW to water-bomb fires will be in action next bushfire season, the NSW Rural Fire Service has announced.
A Gosnells man who was arrested on Saturday morning has been charged over a string of building-site burglaries.
Allison Worrall Australians should boycott knighthoods and damehoods by refusing to refer to knights and dames by their title, says former Foreign Minister Bob Carr.
Peter Hartcher, James Massola The two leading contenders to replace Tony Abbott as Liberal leader are resisting the efforts of their colleagues to draft them to challenge the Prime Minister.
Police investigating a fatal hit and run in Ellenbrook have released photographs of a silver Honda car they want to find.
Kalgoorlie police were called to a street brawl in Boulder early on Saturday morning.
A man is being treated in hospital for head injuries after he was king hit outside a Victoria Park nightclub in the early hours of Saturday.
Matthew Knott Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to radically water down, or dump entirely, his paid parental leave scheme in a bid to shore up support among frustrated backbench MPs.