Asylum seekers are being subjected to humiliating treatment and appalling conditions on the Manus Island detention centre in a deliberate effort to pressure them to go back to where they came from, Amnesty International has alleged.
New Zealand police searching for missing Australian tennis coach Paul Arber say a body has been found in the Waikato River.
Jim Griffin had spent all of Wednesday morning in Canberra, trying to convince politicians that Australia's automotive industry still had a future.
It was overcast in Elizabeth on Wednesday but it had been gloomy for months.
A baby born on Wednesday in Hunters Hill can expect to live two years longer than one born in Bankstown, according to data to be released on Thursday.
Health and consumer groups say the Australian Food and Grocery Council has been doing back-room deals with the government to thwart a labelling system that would show how healthy a type of food is using a star rating system.
A 'tsunami' of child sexual abuse allegations caught bishops 'like rabbits in a headlight', says senior church official in damning testimony.
Holden staff are bracing for an announcement at 2pm at the company's Port Melbourne plant.
Holden remains unconvinced that the federal government intends providing any further assistance to the industry after 2016, in a decision that would virtually guarantee its closure, according to sources close to the embattled car maker.
What's going on inside the Abbott government regarding Holden? And for that matter, what's going on in Detroit, where the company's future is actually to be determined?