Barnaby Joyce has withdrawn from a scheduled appearance on the ABC's Q&A, citing a decree from Tony Abbott that his frontbenchers are to boycott the program.
Michael Gordon Support for recognising Indigenous Australians in the constitution has reached a record high of 85 per cent as the Prime Minister hosts an unprecedented summit of Aboriginal leaders to plot a "road map" to the referendum.
Pallavi Singhal A junior surfing competition on NSW's north coast has been closely monitored with extensive aerial and water surveillance after two shark encounters and a sighting in the area this week.
Bridie Smith Science Editor You wouldn't know it to look at him but this shark is model material. Sure, he's not what you'd call classically good looking - his eyes are small and his teeth far from impressive. But he's a basking shark. And southern hemisphere scientists don't see many of them.
James Massola Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has suffered a massive hit to his personal approval ratings, but there is little consolation for Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who has also seen his approval ratings dive in the July Fairfax-Ipsos poll.
Rachel Olding Adam Gage admits he bit his wife's hand in a domestic violence dispute. But he bursts into tears at the prospect of going to jail.
Pallavi Singhal Police are asking the public for any information to help locate a teenager from the Blue Mountains town of Leura, who has been missing for more than a fortnight.
Pallavi Singhal A woman lost part of her ear and another woman was bitten on her ankle during an attack by three dogs in Doonside, in Sydney's west.
Pallavi Singhal The national construction union and one of its members have been fined a total of $24,000 for abuse on a building site.
James Massola Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has warned that Asia could see Australia as "decadent" if same-sex marriage is legalised, potentially damaging negotiations and our trading relationship in the region.
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