Farmers are clearing land six times faster than detected by the NSW government, and most offsets used to compensate for vegetation destruction merely preserve existing conservation areas, according to unpublished research by Philip Gibbons, a leading biodiversity expert.
Nicole Hasham A young female Somali refugee has set herself alight at Nauru, just days after an Iranian man died by the same method.
Clare Sibthorpe Bushwalker called police after getting lost. But searchers have been unable to find him.
Clare Sibthorpe A one-year-old girl has died in a unit fire in Queanbeyan, police say.
Peter Martin The full details of the 2016 budget will be released by Scott Morrison on Tuesday night at 7.30pm, but there is plenty that we know already.
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent For all its enormous complexities and competing demands, Scott Morrison's first, and potentially only, federal budget will sink or swim on one question alone. And it's a question that has little to do with the dismal science nor even with the reams of graphs, tables, and explanations accompanying the economic blueprint.
Peter Martin The first Turnbull budget will be propped up by around $13 billion of so-called "zombie measures", which are still on the books from the first and second Abbott budgets but not yet passed by the Senate.
Michaela Whitbourn Former High Court judge Michael Kirby has taken aim at the state of political "paralysis" in Australia on privacy law reform.
Kate Aubusson A toddler is in a critical condition after being pulled from a pond on Sydney's northern beaches on Monday.