Life-expectancy has hit a fresh all-time high with typical newborn girls now expected to live 84.5 years and a typical boys 80.4 years, up from 83.3 and 78.5 years a decade ago.
Noel Towell 'A remarkable and unique individual. We will never forget him.'
Jewel Topsfield Australian permanent resident Jessica Kumala Wongso has been sentenced to 20 years' jail for murdering her friend with cyanide-laced coffee after a sensational trial broadcast live on national television in Indonesia.
Philip Wen The title change strengthens Xi hand ahead of a major leadership reshuffle late next year, where he will try to further consolidate his political base.
Rachel Olding Just after 1.40pm on Tuesday, Natalie O'Brien and her family made a fateful decision.
Megan Gorrey ACT deputy chief minister Yvette Berry has called for domestic violence leave and secure funds for housing support as leaders continue to tackle the nation's "insidious" family abuse crisis.
James Massola The Turnbull government will release new details of a $100 million domestic violence package in Brisbane on Friday.
Patrick Begley, Jacqueline Maley The NSW government has signalled it will "move away" from lengthy confinements of children in detention centres after Fairfax Media revealed teenage boys are being locked up alone for 23 hours per day.
Rachel Olding, Amy Mitchell-Whittington, Nick Ralston The deaths of four people on a Dreamworld ride has turned into a full-blown corporate disaster for parent company Ardent Leisure with executives under fire for not contacting victims' families and for re-opening the park after just three days.
Rachel Olding Chief executive of Dreamworld operators Ardent Leisure, Deborah Thomas, says she will now donate $167,500 of her cash bonus to the Australian Red Cross.