- Australian man Matthew Joyce jailed in Dubai; colleague Marcus Lee acquitted of fraud (ABC) - May 20, 2013
An Australian man held in Dubai on corruption charges for four years has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and fined $25 million.
- Liberals derail reform at every turn: Swan (AAP) - May 20, 2013
Treasurer Wayne Swan says the Liberals' objection to an increase in the super guarantee and new school funding is typical of a party that opposes reform.
- Rudd comes out in support of gay marriage (AAP) - May 20, 2013
Kevin Rudd says a conversation with a former staffer prompted him to re-evaluate his position on same-sex marriage and decide to support it.
- Melbourne's Hart apologises for abuse (AAP) - May 20, 2013
Melbourne's Catholic archbishop has apologised to abuse victims over what he says is one of the darkest periods in the church's history.
- Police investigate fatal shopping centre crash in Adelaide (ABC) - May 20, 2013
Police in Adelaide are investigating the cause of a fatal crash at the Marion Shopping Centre.
- Robot reduces GPS to millimetres (AAP) - May 20, 2013
A new robot will aid smartphones and other devices using global positioning system (GPS) to calculate their location to millimetres.
- `I've a lot of money': accused NSW rapist (AAP) - May 20, 2013
Gregory Charles Cox told his alleged victim "over and over again" he had a lot of money after he forced her to give him oral sex, a Sydney court has heard.
- Wills, Kate and Queen earn Aussie trust (AAP) - May 20, 2013
A new poll shows Australians consider Prince William, his wife Catherine and Queen Elizabeth the most trustworthy British royals.
- Fuel tipped to rise by up to 5 cents/litre (AAP) - May 20, 2013
Unleaded fuel prices are forecast to rise over the next fortnight, after a recent fall in the Australian dollar exchange rate.
- Joyce to get consular support in UAE (AAP) - May 20, 2013
Australia's embassy in Dubai will continue to support businessman Matthew Joyce and his family as they battle against his 10-year jail sentence.
- Man trapped after prison van overturns (AAP) - May 20, 2013
Three people have been taken to hospital after a prison van overturned in the NSW Blue Mountains.
- Body of 1980s murder victim identified (ABC) - May 20, 2013
Remains found north of Adelaide have been identified as a man murdered nearly three decades ago.
- South Australia moves to ban live-odds betting (ABC) - May 20, 2013
The South Australian Government is to ban local advertising of live odds betting on television and during sporting matches played anywhere.
- Dubai case length is indefensible: Carr (AAP) - May 20, 2013
Foreign Minister Bob Carr says a four-year court case involving two Australian businessmen in Dubai has taken an "indefensible amount of time".
- Australian-trained doctor Huang Jiefu hits back at critics over ties to China organ harvesting (ABC) - May 20, 2013
The Australian-trained doctor under fire for his involvement in China's controversial organ transplant program has defended the practice and responded to calls for him to be stripped of honorary titles from the University of Sydney.
- Chief vets to discuss lyssavirus death (AAP) - May 20, 2013
Chief vets from all states will hold a teleconference on Tuesday to discuss the death of a horse in Queensland from the deadly lyssavirus.
- Investigation into school fete incident continues as Patrick O'Sullivan fights for his life (ABC) - May 20, 2013
Investigations are continuing into an accident at a school fete in south-east Queensland that has left a five-year-old boy fighting for his life.
- Archbishop admits church too slow to act against abuse (ABC) - May 20, 2013
Victoria's most senior Catholic has told a parliamentary inquiry into child sex abuse the church was too slow to act in the past when dealing with paedophile priests.
- Tasmanian politicians lend their support to nude swim (ABC) - May 20, 2013
Tasmanian politicians have thrown their support behind a nude swim event which was cancelled when police threatened to arrest participants.
- Community gives hope to people with disabilities (ABC) - May 20, 2013
Technically known as Intentional Community housing, a new estate with some social engineering is allowing people with disabilities to live more independently.