Melbourne artist Lynn Savery says she "never expected to get into the finals, let alone win" the $150,000 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with her "first" portrait and oil painting.
BHP will return $14.7 billion to shareholders through a special dividend and share buyback, after completing the sale of its onshore US shale oil and gas assets.
Australian housing prices have fallen by 3.5 per cent over the past year, the sharpest decline since 2012. Sydney and Melbourne were the cities with the steepest falls in value.
In another blunder as part of Sydney's light rail construction, a $500,000 public art piece in Chinatown has been dug up and covered over by bitumen.
About 5,000 commuters can apply to take part in the trial of a next generation Transperth app which allows them to track in real time Perth's buses.
In October, more women than average were killed allegedly at the hands of a current or former partner, yet this statistic has largely gone unnoticed, writes Silke Meyer.
If you've ever thought your poo is just a bunch of dead cells, think again. Most of it is alive, teeming with billions of microbes. Here's what studies in healthy adults reveal makes up our poo, writes Vincent Ho.
While NAB's net profit rose, restructuring costs and efforts to shrink the bank have eroded underlying earnings.
Australian shares are set to open moderately higher after Wall Street rebounded for a second consecutive day, led by a rally in technology stocks.
Former attorney-general George Brandis says he expects there will be no children of refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru by the end of the year, as senior doctors warn of increasing mental health problems.