Leslie Nassar, a prolific Australian humorist, digital innovator and father of three, has been killed in a hit-run crash in the United States.
Your morning news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond.
Noel Towell Census field workers' 'loss of faith' with Bureau of Statistics.
James Massola, Chief Political Reporter Treasurer Scott Morrison has put the states on notice over booming house prices, flagging a major second-term push by the Turnbull government to increase supply and help first home buyers own their own home.
Matthew Knott Australia's biggest private colleges have raked in up to $264 million a year in government loans despite graduating fewer than one in five of their students, new data reveals.
Farid Farid After spending a year in the detention room of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Fadi Mansour smiles when he sees a plane passing over his head.
Adam Carey Poor cost analysis by Australian governments when announcing large transport projects has led to a $28 billion blowout since 2000, an analysis by the Grattan Institute has found.
Matthew Knott Thousands of pregnant mothers will lose money under a government crackdown on paid parental leave that could start as early as January.
Action from the NSW versus Queensland One Day Cup cricket final on Sunday.
Jewel Topsfield After years of toxic haze from fires in Borneo and Sumatra affecting people across South-east Asia, an Australian firefighter is pioneering a new approach.