Reducing Australia's per-capita alcohol consumption by just one litre a year would drive a significant reduction in head, neck and liver cancer deaths.
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David Wroe, National Security Correspondent The Turnbull government has developed detailed plans to manage the return of as many as 70 children of Australian foreign fighters who may come home from the Middle East.
Mark Kenny National Affairs Editor Australia will fall dramatically short of its Paris carbon reduction targets signed under Tony Abbott, unless it vastly increases its renewable energy usage to levels even higher than Labor's plan for 50 per cent renewables by 2030. The first assessment by the Australia Institute's Climate and Energy Program has found that unless the government wants to place a higher burden on other sectors of the economy - in particular, agriculture, transport and industrial manufacturing - then the electricity sector will need a renewable energy target of at least 66 per cent by 2030, and as high as 75 per cent. Assuming the government were to favour the least-cost option, that calls for a reduction in carbon emissions from energy of 40 to 55 per cent in the next dozen years.
Anna Patty Workplace Editor An open letter to more than half a million international students in Australia will urge them to check their pay packets to ensure they are being paid enough.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent The recent case of a terrorist bomb kit allegedly being airmailed from Turkey to Sydney has prompted a major rethink of border security, a top official has said
Margaret Daly still remembers the days she would visit her husband John at his nursing home, only to find him restrained in a chair with the straps so tight they almost cut into his genitals.
Pallavi Singhal More than 20,000 Australians expected to fly to Bali in the next two weeks could be left stranded on the island if the Mount Agung volcano, which is on high alert, erupts.
Peter Hannam Barely one in five voters surveyed want to see the Liddell power station's life extended, a poll has found.
Fergus Hunter The mayor of the newly formed Inner West council will move to have free weddings for all same-sex couples in the suburbs under his control should gay marriage be legalised later this year.