Two Queenslanders remain unaccounted for following a massive volcanic eruption off the North Island in New Zealand.
Charities, hospitals and aged care homes will be able to hire staff based on their faith under a redrawn religious freedom bill.
It has been an off-season of change at Melbourne Storm but Dale Finucane is confident the NRL powerhouse can fill the void of experience left by a number of departures.
Less than a day after the volcanic eruption on White Island off New Zealand's north coast, there's been a "strong" magnitude 5.3 earthquake near Gisborne on country's North Island.
Most Australians want the Morrison government to focus its $4 billion foreign aid budget on the country's poorest neighbours.
Jetstar's baggage handlers and ground crew will walk off the job across Australia with their union saying workers are taking a stand against "poverty wages" and underemployment.
Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has called out Australia's major banks for consistently charging customers more for international money transfers than their non-bank rivals.
Relatives of a newlywed American couple are desperately seeking information after getting a message that the husband and wife were severely burned from the volcano eruption in New Zealand.
Drivers planning on hitting the road before their Christmas holidays should fuel up quick before petrol prices rise later this week, economists have warned.
A Queensland drug dealer had about $70,000 of cannabis in duffel bags months before his brutal murder, a court has heard.