Some Victorian students have already got their tertiary admission ranks online or been sent them via text message, days before they are due to be released.
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Nick Miller Julian Assange says text messages sent by a woman who has accused him of sexual assault prove that "she actively and enthusiastically wanted me to have sex with her".
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with has crashed after it lost contact with ground control on Wednesday, police said.
Latika Bourke Australia's former Ambassador to Italy Mike Rann says the Italian referendum which has seen the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is nowhere near as serious as Britain's Brexit vote.
Jewel Topsfield The death toll from an earthquake in Indonesia which led to the collapse of shops and houses continues to rise.
Rania Spooner, Henrietta Cook, Timna Jacks Victorian students are reporting that they have already got their tertiary admission ranks online or been sent them via text message days before they are due to be released.
Adam Morton The irony of the hysterical attack by some MPs is that by ensuring the scheme isn't on the table they are likely to further aggravate the problems they describe in doomsday language.
Heath Aston Last week Josh Frydenberg was having a giggle in his Canberra office with Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Heath Aston Any prospect of an emissions trading scheme or carbon tax under the Coalition has been killed, buried and cremated - again. But in a torturous press conference at Sydney's fish markets, Mr Turnbull was under pressure to explain how the Coalition let the carbon genie back out of the policy bottle at all.
NSW Police will search the banks of the Macquarie River south of Dubbo for the remains of murdered ...
The man clinging to a tree in the Bell river on Saturday is reportedly in good health.
Dubbo and Wellington had a year of growth and change according to council's Year in Review.
Twelve NSW custodial officers fatally attacked by inmates were remembered at the Wellington Correctional Centre on Friday.
Travis Boland has been awarded a Pride of Australia medal for bravery, and received a big surprise.
Family and friends came from across Australia to celebrate Mavis Traynor's 90th birthday in Wellington.