Turkish-backed forces push deeper into northern Syria and draw a rebuke from NATO ally the United States, which says it is concerned the battle for territory is shifting away from targeting Islamic State.
Labor senator Gavin Marshall loses his job as Deputy Senate President because some within Labor were angry he quit the Left for a new grouping.
The new commander of Australia's training mission in Iraq predicts the Islamic State terrorist group will be defeated in the war-torn country within a year.
Computers from a federal research network, a peak sporting body, a school and a local council are among tens of thousands of machines which have been hacked and had their login details put up for sale in a dark web marketplace, a Four Corners investigation has revealed.
The majority of Coalition backbenchers in the Senate are set to support the latest push to remove laws that make it illegal to insult or offend a person on the basis of race.
Religious leaders who staged a prayer protest inside the Prime Minister's Sydney electorate office over offshore detention centres say they were "arrested" by police after refusing to leave.