Bowen out of Labor race, Albo in box seat

Anthony Albanese could soon be elected unopposed as the new Labor leader after contender Chris Bowen pulled out of the race.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Mehajer wants bail varied 'for his safety'

Disgraced Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer is seeking legal access to a mobile phone because "his safety is paramount" and prison officers had intelligence there was a $250,000 bounty on his head, his lawyer says.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Fifita hints at another Tongan defection

Andrew Fifita has suggested that Brisbane tearaway David Fifita could follow Broncos teammate Tevita Pangai Jr and shun State of Origin to pledge allegiance to Tonga.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

RFS pauses NSW burns while smoke clears

Hazard reduction burns across Sydney have been suspended for at least 24 hours to allow smoke from earlier burns to clear, with agencies considering whether to go ahead with a planned burn near Wollongong.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Baby among latest Vic measles patients

A baby is one of six people to contract measles after coming in contact with an infected overseas traveller in Victoria.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Qld premier orders deadline on Adani

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has reacted to Queensland's rejection of federal Labor by ordering an urgent meeting with Indian mining giant Adani to resolve the drawn out delays plaguing the project.Twitter (function(d, s, id)