Malcolm Turnbull has a constitutional deadline of May 11 to advise the Governor-General to dissolve both houses.
Kate Aubusson Police are appealing to the public for assistance as they search for a missing woman and her disabled grandson in Sydney's south.
David Ellery 18-year-old Canberran left stranded in South Africa by decision to revoke his family's visas.
Rachel Olding A teenager has been found covered in blood and lying on a western Sydney street after allegedly attempting to kill his mother.
Fergus Hunter Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has apologised to Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek after being accused of snubbing her in an awkward handshake moment.
Peter Hannam The giant coral bleaching event that is now devastating wide swaths of the Great Barrier Reef has now extended all the way south to Sydney Harbour, researchers say.
Emma Partridge A Sydney tow truck driver is facing life imprisonment in Fiji after what he claims was a dream holiday gone terribly wrong.
A "killer for hire" allegedly claimed he was paid $200,000 to shoot a prosecution witness in Sydney who had "snitched on things he shouldn't have snitched on".
James Massola Australia is poised to enter an unofficial election campaign that will run for 75 days, with the Senate expected to vote down a bill to restore the construction industry watchdog as soon as Monday evening and hand Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull the trigger for a July 2 double dissolution poll.
Michael Koziol Australia's largest telco, Telstra, appears to have backflipped on its support for marriage equality, vowing to renew its "active position" on the issue.