Three men have been arrested after police uncovered an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to attack several targets including police stations, consulates and churches in Sydney's CBD.
The prime minister wants Australians' right to religious freedom to be protected but cautioned it must unite people, not divide them.
A Queensland contractor has been forced to pay $200,000 for snubbing a tiler because they didn't have a deal with a union.
Referees Gerard Sutton and Jared Maxwell have been retained for State of Origin III despite overseeing several blunders on the weekend.
Facebook has evacuated four buildings and two people are being evaluated for possible exposure to the nerve agent sarin after a package at the company's Silicon Valley mail facility tested positive for the toxic compound.
NSW could join other states in banning single-use plastic bags, with the government considering the move as part of a new plastics policy.
A body discovered in a garden in south London is believed to have fallen from the landing gear compartment of a Kenya Airways flight.
A fire that tore through a charity shop north of Hobart was deliberately lit, police say.
It looms as Queensland coach Kevin Walters' greatest challenge.But Walters claims to have overcome bigger obstacles than responding to the Maroons' State of Origin II thumping in the July 10 series decider in Sydney.
Mystery surrounds who will replace injured Queensland fullback Kalyn Ponga after coach Kevin Walters unveiled his State of Origin III squad featuring debutants Corey Norman and Christian Welch.