Twelve per cent Australians are taking too many painkillers, prompting doctors to warn about the harmful - and sometimes fatal - consequences.
But the Canberra Raiders halfback says his old club doesn't look like a happy place from afar.
US President Donald Trump once again unloaded on Amazon, tweeting that the company is hurting other retailers and implying that it's killing industry jobs across the US.
A mother has discovered one of the world's most deadly snakes wrapped around her child's toys at a suburban Gold Coast home.
Surging coal prices and an increased share of metallurgical coal sales in total coal sales have helped propel Whitehaven Coal to a record profit result.
Face fully covered, the woman in black didn't need to say anything as she entered the Senate.
The Australian dollar has jumped back above the US79¢ mark, buoyed by strong employment numbers and as the greenback came under pressure following dovish Fed minutes.
Telstra lost $5 billion in market value in the opening minutes of trading after telling investors it will make a "material" cut to its dividends to buffer the impact of the NBN on its profits.
Tragedy struck Bargo 25 years ago when nine-year-old Ebony Simpson was abducted and killed on her way home from school.
Up to 10 per cent of the cladding panels on the Centenary Hospital were a "credible fire risk".
A man is facing several drug offences after he crashed his bike into a cop car door in Midvale on Thursday morning.
A man found guilty of animal neglect has won an appeal.
The NSW government is considering a recommendation to axe five-yearly licence reviews
Controversial Greens senator Lee Rhiannon has been accused of misleading the producers of the ABC's Four Corners by falsely claiming she featured in footage of activists getting arrested at an anti-apartheid protest.
NSW Police were immediately suspicious of an All Blacks security guard who claimed to have found a bugging device at the team's Sydney hotel.
The average number of workers being employed every six months has had its strongest run in seven years.
Telstra's slide to a five-year low is the big news, but investors are busy digesting another flood of earnings.
It's been a busy week for RSPCA inspectors across WA.
A New Zealander involved in the fight that killed Brisbane teenager Cole Miller has pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
About 3 million Germans have roots in Russia, with one of the far-right parties even having six Russia-German candidates for next month's poll.
Indra Nooyi, the chief executive of Pepsi, picked up the phone and began calling other prominent corporate chieftains advising Trump.
George Brandis' thundering condemnation was not just a moment of fine moral and political clarity, it was also bloody common sense.
Mirvac has seen a marginal decline in the number of foreign buyers for its apartments in the wake of the federal government changes to capital control, yet says Sydney and Melbourne remain "fundamentally" under-supplied for housing.
NRL clubs have agreed to a salary cap of $9.4 million next year, in signing off on a pay offer that will on Monday be put to the game's players.
Bart Campbell, the chairman of the Melbourne Storm, has warned clubs will send themselves broke with their salary cap demands.
The Turnbull government is attempting to change the conversation by introducing changes to the Medicare levy and media reform.
Nathan Buckley remains confident that a decision on his future at Collingwood won't be made until after Round 23, despite a board meeting being scheduled for next Tuesday.
Yet another truck driver has found himself in a tight spot under the Bayswater Bridge after his vehicle became stuck on Thursday afternoon.
Australia's offshore immigration detention agreement with Papua New Guinea is valid, the High Court has ruled.
Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon has confirmed he will be lobbying the AFL at the end of the season to make changes to the match review panel/tribunal system in the wake of a number of highly contentious cases this season.
Sydney's most important player on Friday night may not be Lance Franklin, star midfielder Luke Parker or even returning skipper Josh Kennedy. In fact, he could be someone most football fans have heard little of.
Teenager Scott Millar is an "outlier".
After days of silence, Justice Minister Michael Keenan has taken to social media to say he renounced his British citizenship in 2004, which he inherited from his father, before entering Parliament.
Star midfielder Jack Billings believes St Kilda have the talent to take the next step to being a title force after inking a new two-year deal with the club.
Queensland is leading the nation for employment growth, with 27,000 people finding a job last month.
Man fatally shot on Wednesday night identified as a 26-year-old from Ferntree Gully.
The All Blacks' Bledisloe Cup preparations have been thrown into disarray after allegations emerged that star halfback Aaron Smith lied to New Zealand Rugby officials about last year's sex scandal in an airport toilet.
This is a game that will thrill long-time fans and introduce new ones to what Sonic is like at its very best.
The head of Queensland's parole board says the killer of Townsville man Tim Pullen will fall under new No Body No Parole laws despite having already been approved for release.
A Northam woman has been fined $350 and given a community based order for straddling a stranger and punching him until he appeared unconscious.
For the first time, Victoria's Environmental Protection Authority uses its powers to take over a site as it begins a mammoth operation to remove a toxic stockpile of nine million tyres from a site in western Victoria.
A man has been shot dead at house in Melbourne's south-east.
First there were torches lighting Charlottesville's night. Now there are candles.
Conservative senator Cory Bernardi has called for Parliament to be suspended until the constitutional crisis engulfing a growing number of MPs can be resolved.
An Ipswich City Council bid to take over the Willowbank motorsports precinct appears destined for court, after long-term lease holders rejected the $1.5 million council offer.
Campaigners and activists will meet at ANU on Thursday night, lead by Irish campaigner.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority faces a "root cause" review of its operational performance.
Former NRL star Curtis Rona has been named to make his Wallabies debut against the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday evening.
The head of Queensland's parole board says the killer of Townsville man Tim Pullen will fall under "no body, no parole" laws and could remain behind bars despite having already been approved for release.
May 28 will be a public holiday in the ACT next year, if a bill to introduce Reconciliation Day passes in the ACT Legislative Assembly.