Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says the Government is open to watering down the bill that sent the nation to a double dissolution election. Follow updates in our live blog.
A trial giving heroin users' family members and friends a drug to prevent overdoses has been hailed a success, and may even reduce overall heroin use, WA researchers say.
Apple weighs on Wall Street as the EU orders the US tech giant to pay a record 14 billion euros in back taxes after ruling a series of tax deals in Ireland were illegal.
Troubled singer Chris Brown takes to Instagram to upbraid police outside his door in an hours-long standoff after a woman called 911 for help.
A strong typhoon slams into north-eastern Japan, dumping heavy rain and generating high waves that have caused flooding along the Pacific coast.
Proposed laws to establish a children's commissioner who will investigate "systemic level" issues in South Australia are released ahead of their introduction to Parliament.