US lawyers are increasingly arguing not over whether defendants committed a crime, but over whether their brains made them do it.
The racing industry's final farewell to champion jockey Roy Higgins will be appropriately held in the Flemington mounting yard, a racecourse that he dominated for so much of his life, at 1pm on Thursday.
Crimea’s pro-Russian parliamentarians voted behind closed doors in favour independence from Ukraine five days before a much-criticised referendum is due to be held on whether the region will become part of Russia.
Those not in on the joke should have gathered pretty quickly that President Barack Obama's interview with Zach Galifianakis was not like other interviews.
Co-pilot at controls of missing plane invited a Melbourne tourist and her friend into the cockpit where he smoked and took photos during a flight in 2011.
The Abbott government defied the advice of John Howard and Peter Costello when it axed the nation's top economic official, Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson.
A political fight is brewing between Attorney-General George Brandis and the Institute of Public Affairs.
The Abbott government has quietly reopened a visa loophole that will allow employers to hire an unlimited number of foreign workers under a temporary working visa, in a move that unions say will bring back widespread rorting of the system.
Radical new technical rules have changed not only the look of the formula one cars that will race in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix, but also the sound.
One of Australia's biggest tobacco companies has been accused of lying after it claimed plain packaging of cigarettes has had "no impact" in Australia except to increase illegal cigarette smuggling.