The Yarra River will be subject tougher planning rules and a new council will be established to oversee it, under the latest state government plan to protect the waterway from inappropriate development.
Farrah Tomazin Victorians could end up paying more to remove levels crossings on the Frankston train line, after the Andrews Government decided not build "sky rail" in some of its most marginal suburbs in the hope of avoiding an electoral backlash.
Lindsay Murdoch An Indonesian suspect in the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother says she was paid the equivalent of $117 to help apply a baby-like liquid to his face.
Nick Miller Famously neutral Sweden has suddenly become a proxy battleground in the culture wars.
Matthew Knott Self-driving cars will be commercially available within five years and could become so advanced that humans are banned from driving, a federal parliamentary inquiry has heard.
Amy Remeikis Queensland workers in coalition electorates will be among the hardest hit by the changes to Sunday penalty rates, with employees in some of the most marginal seats in the nation also bearing the brunt.
Anna Patty, Workplace Editor Single mother Sharon Eurlings has worked Sunday shifts for more than 20 years to help pay the bills and get care for her children.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter The Immigration Department has begun issuing warning notices to about 12,000 asylum seekers in Australia to apply for refugee status immediately or face deportation.
Neelima Choahan Laura Macdonald has never played a game of Australian rules. In fact, she doesn't even own a football. Yet, in April, the 23-year-old will don the red and white jumper for the South Melbourne District Football Club and take to the Lindsay Hassett Oval in Albert Park to play.
David Wroe Australia wanted the United Nations to play a bigger role in the reconstruction of Iraq after the 2003 invasion but was rebuffed by the Bush administration, a declassified report reveals.