West Australian doctors say the closure of regional after-hours practices around the state will have devastating consequences on public hospital emergency departments.
While some Perth residents spent the last summer by the pool or beach, Alison Ritchie was staring at trees, in an effort to study the relationship between native plants and birds.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan hold their first phone call since Ankara downed one of Moscow's jets in Syria last year.
A mouthwash is withdrawn from use in South Australia's hospital system amid concern about two cases of infection.
A forensic reconstruction of the final moments of the Lindt Cafe siege reveals fatally wounded hostage Katrina Dawson may have been in the line of fire behind gunman Man Haron Monis.
Liberal and Labor supporters are taking the fight for the marginal seat of Macarthur literally, with police called to a "scuffle involving two older men" at a pre-poll booth.