The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has performed a winch retrieval on South Ballina Beach near Empire Vale.
97.3FM breakfast presenter Robin Bailey's husband, Tony Smart, took his life yesterday after an ongoing battle with depression.
WORKERS across the country will lose seven years of promised superannuation increases after the Abbott government repealed the mining tax on Tuesday.
THE Royal Commission investigating institutional responses to child abuse will get an extra two years to complete its work.
AUSTRALIAN families hoping to adopt a child from overseas could soon be able to do so, thanks to a rare moment of bipartisanship in Canberra this week.
CLIVE Palmer has ruled out the Palmer United Party backing the Abbott government’s plans to hand over environmental assessments to state governments.
THE Reserve Bank has decided to keep the official cash rate steady at 2.5 per cent.
AUSTRALIA'S mining tax is set to be scrapped after Clive Palmer's party struck a deal with the government which will see the School Kids Bonus retained.
PACKED to the Rafters star Ryan Corr has escaped conviction after fronting a Sydney court on Tuesday on drug charges.
JOAN Rivers' doctors are worried the comedienne may end up as a "vegetable" or be reliant on a wheelchair after she was placed in a coma.
SURF Life Saving NSW is warning of another period of dangerous surf conditions for the coast and advising against all coastal activities until this Saturday.
Update: The leopard seal found on Kingscliff beach on Tuesday morning has headed back out to sea.
BLUESFEST has released the first stage of its 2015 line-up as the Falls Festival makes its second line-up announcement for its New Year's event at Yelgun.
CHILDREN aged 10 to 13 are now spending more time online than watching television or playing with their friends, according to newly released research.
AL Pacino has opened up about the struggles he and others have faced when battling depression.
FORMER Noosa Pirate Jake Friend has responded well to a season-threatening lung injury and may return to help Sydney Roosters push for another NRL premiership.
PLANS to dump three million cubic metres of material into the Great Barrier Reef area look set to be scrapped and replaced with a land based option.
ASHYA King parents have been barred from seeing their sick son
DERBIES between the Rovers and the Thistles are always spirited affairs, but tonight's clash will carry extra significance for both sides.
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