The Government is set to ramp up criminal and civil penalties against dodgy bankers and other corporate criminals, coinciding with astonishing admissions at the banking royal commission that the Commonwealth Bank charged fees to dead clients.
The Federal Government is chasing down 170,000 Australians who have welfare debts, threatening to charge them interest on the funds owed which have topped more than $900 million nationally.
Three Australian warships were challenged by the Chinese military as they travelled through the disputed South China Sea earlier this month, the ABC can reveal.
Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds could soon be banned in England as part of a push to slash plastic waste, and Australia is being urged to take action too.
Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack is calling for the establishment of a new regional medical school to address a doctor shortage in the bush but the medical community says new schools aren't the answer.
A woman is in a critical condition and three other people are in hospital following a serious crash between a car and a minibus in the southern Perth suburb of Banjup.