Australia's new crop of young cricketers will get another chance to impress after selectors named an unchanged squad for the first Test against Pakistan.
A senior doctor from Sydney's Concord Hospital pleads with the NSW Health Minister to deliver promised funding, saying dying patients and those who should be in isolation are being forced to share rooms with others.
A group of skydivers, one of them dressed as Santa Claus, lands in a village near the Italian town of Amatrice to hand out gifts to children affected by a powerful earthquake that hit the area in August.
The New South Wales Government's controversial lockout laws have been eased for live entertainment venues in the CBD and Kings Cross as part of a two-year trial.
Victoria's Education Minister James Merlino apologises to students and orders an inquiry after a technical glitch caused VCE results to be released five days early.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill will call on state and territory leaders to establish an emissions trading scheme without federal leadership at a COAG meeting on Friday.