Detectives investigate suspected mass overdose at private school

Mobile phones are seized and crime scenes established as detectives investigate whether school students who suffered suspected drug overdoses on the Gold Coast bought the drugs online. [Read entire story]

Analysis: Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull need to talk about one thing this week: China

Whether it's defence, trade, cyber or regional security, China will be at the centre of Malcolm Turnbull's discussions in Washington, writes political editor Andrew Probyn. [Read entire story]

Massive bushfire in Hunter Valley could burn for a month

Fire crews are working on strategies to contain a bushfire that has already burnt 7,000 hectares in Putty State Forest and Wollemi National Park in the Hunter Valley. [Read entire story]

Fact check: Was 2017 a record calendar year for jobs growth?

Treasurer Scott Morrison says that 2017 was "the strongest calendar growth in jobs we have seen on record". Is he correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check gets to work on the numbers. [Read entire story]

Analysis: Instagram is changing the way we experience art — and that’s a good thing

While it may have a reputation for narcissism, Instagram is being embraced by the art world, with Insta-friendly works and exhibitions. [Read entire story]

Analysis: The genes you don’t inherit shape learning and health, too

A new paper describes the idea of "genetic nurture", where parents' genes, even those not passed on to their child, have major effects on kids' health and educational attainment. [Read entire story]

‘Talking is not the answer!’: Trump renews tough talk on North Korea

Donald Trump dismisses diplomatic negotiations with North Korea, declaring that "talking is not the answer" a day after Pyongyang fires a ballistic missile over Japan. [Read entire story]

Tobacco giants testing evidence for Border Force cases

Australian Border Force and Commonwealth prosecutors are relying on evidence provided by Australia's biggest tobacco company to charge black market traders. [Read entire story]

Australia needs more climate scientists ‘to avoid expensive mistakes’

Top scientists recommend an overhaul of the nation's climate research system after a review finds a critical lack of staff in key areas like climate modelling. [Read entire story]

Duterte slams ‘chubby, fool’ Kim Jong-un for endangering Asia with nuclear plans

Rodrigo Duterte slams North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a "fool" and a "son of a bitch" days ahead of an international meeting to address Pyongyang's long-range missile tests. [Read entire story]

NASA’s ‘mission of extremes’ will touch the Sun

It's been on NASA's bucket list for 60 years, and now the ambitious mission to touch the Sun is in its final phase before launch. So just how do you send a spacecraft into the Sun without it burning up? [Read entire story]

Plane forced to return to Melbourne after passenger tried to enter cockpit

Heavily armed police have been called to a plane at Melbourne's Tullamarine airport after a man who reportedly claimed to have a bomb tried to enter the cockpit of a Malaysia Airlines flight. [Read entire story]

Commonwealth, states battle over school funding

The fight over the way the country's schools are funded will go another round when state and territory education ministers meet their Commonwealth counterpart today. [Read entire story]

Housing shortage not always to blame for soaring property prices, report suggests

In certain capital cities housing supply is actually outpacing population growth, a Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute report says. [Read entire story]

EU seeking to affect result of British election: PM May

British Prime Minister Theresa May accuses European politicians and officials of seeking to affect the outcome of the country's upcoming national election by issuing threats over Brexit. [Read entire story]

FBI’s Comey defends Clinton email decision, but feels ‘nauseous’

FBI director James Comey says it makes him feel "mildly nauseous" to think he had an impact on the 2016 US presidential election, but that he had no choice but to announce the agency's probe into Hillary Clinton's emails [Read entire story]

A-League finals decided with Roar, City to host

The first week of the A-League finals has been decided, with Brisbane Roar hosting the Wanderers and Melbourne City playing Perth Glory. [Read entire story]

Seven injured in head-on collision north of Perth

A head-on car crash about 100 kilometres north of Perth, which caused one vehicle to roll over, leaves one man in a critical condition and six others hospitalised. [Read entire story]

Politicians’ entitlement, penalty rate cuts in the spotlight on Q&A

Penalty rates and politicians' entitlements were hot topics on Monday's Q&A as the panel show hits the road and broadcasts from Melbourne this week. [Read entire story]

Onshore detention mobile phone ban stamps out criminal behaviour: ABF

The Border Force Commissioner defends his agency's decision to ban all mobile phone use in the nation's onshore detention centres, arguing it is a way of cracking down on crime within the facilities. [Read entire story]

Joint Strike Fighter lands in Australia for first time

After years of delays and cost blow-outs, the controversial Joint Strike Fighter arrives on Australian soil for the first time. [Read entire story]

Camera ‘could transform coral reef monitoring on a global scale’

Underwater 360-imagery is providing an insight into life on the ocean floor while offering a new way for scientists to monitor the health of the world's reefs. [Read entire story]

Jim Stefan Celebrates 24 Years of Work in the Entertainment Industry

Business Profile: Jim Stefan celebrates 24 years of work in the entertainment industry. Spanning over 2 decades, Jim Stefan’s track record of achievements in the entertainment arena is extensive. Formerly the [Read entire story]

Trump sidesteps commitment to two-state Israel-Palestine solution

President Donald Trump urges Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to curb settlement activity, but avoids any explicit endorsement of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a longstanding bedrock [Read entire story]

Renters have little security and fear eviction: survey

Tenants are also putting up with poor-quality housing and feel they lack the power to demand standard property maintenance, according to researchers. [Read entire story]

Man hurt in North Adelaide salon explosion

A man is rushed to hospital after an explosion and fire at a hair loss treatment salon at North Adelaide. [Read entire story]

Friday night party brawl closes Pacific Highway

Police are forced to close the Pacific Highway at Lake Macquarie in NSW overnight, after hundreds of drunken partygoers spill onto the streets fighting, throwing bottles and cans. [Read entire story]

Man dies after cliff jumping at Blackwall Reach into Swan River

Police are trying to confirm the background of a foreign national who is dead after jumping off cliffs at Blackwall Reach into Perth's Swan River. [Read entire story]

Man shot in Sydney after ‘altercation between a number of males’

A man aged in his 20s is shot at Jannali in Sydney's south after an "altercation between a number of males", police say. [Read entire story]

Queen Elizabeth resumes duties as she recovers from cold

Queen Elizabeth resumes official duties, giving an honour to a member of her staff in a private ceremony, as she continues to recover from a heavy cold that forced her to miss Christmas and New Year's Day church [Read entire story]

Melbourne bandits make off with jewellery in ‘brazen’ daylight robbery

CCTV shows the moment three bandits brandishing a handgun, machete and hammer rob a jewellery store in broad daylight in Melbourne's south-east. [Read entire story]

Appointment of new solicitor-general widely welcomed

The Law Council and Opposition praise the appointment of experienced Melbourne barrister Stephen Donaghue, QC, but one legal expert says it is just the first step in restoring independence to the role. [Read entire story]

Record numbers of Australians needing help for homelessness

Australians are accessing homelessness services in record numbers, and the proportion of people seeking support due to domestic and family violence has risen sharply, a report finds. [Read entire story]

Canal jumper released on bail

AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail. [Read entire story]