BHP Billiton swings from loss to profit for the first half of the 2017 financial year thanks to a surge in commodity prices.
Police seize more than 70 illegal weapons including knuckle dusters, machetes and metal throwing stars in a series of raids targeting the Lone Wolf bikie gang at Lismore in northern New South Wales.
The federal Attorney-General approves the prosecution launched against protesters who broke into top-secret military base, Pine Gap.
The Palestinian territories' top envoy to Australia urges Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten to press Benjamin Netanyahu on West Bank settlements when they meet the Israeli Prime Minister this week.
Walking away from the United States alliance could force Australia to ramp up defence spending by tens of billions of dollars, Australia's former defence chief says.
The death of a Cairns pensioner, who lived with a disability, is being treated as suspicious after his body was found in his bedroom up to three days after he died.