Latest news Rohingya refugees weigh people smuggler offers rather than return to Myanmar 2017-11-24T07:57:34.000000000+11:00 Confirmation people smugglers are already eyeing the next wave of boatpeople as Rohingya refugees say they'd rather "drown at sea" than go back to Myanmar. Analysis: If I'd caught you Lyon, we wouldn't feel this Paine 2017-11-24T07:15:55.000000000+11:00 When Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine walked onto the Gabba after England opted to bat, it was his chance to make his case. It was also his chance for things to go wrong, writes Geoff Lemon. Teaching should require postgraduate degree, education union says 2017-11-24T07:01:10.000000000+11:00 Responding to a survey showing thousands of teachers' are unhappy with their training, the Australian Education Union proposes tougher requirements for the next generation of educators, but it comes amid fears it may deter many. You're not the only one confused by your power bill, but Vinnies wants to make switching easier 2017-11-24T06:59:05.000000000+11:00 The St Vincent De Paul Society says more could be done to ensure consumers are not ripped off on their energy bills after its report found households could save up to $200 a year if they switched between the three big retailers. 'Horrified' judge releases man with disability from jail 2017-11-24T06:42:41.000000000+11:00 A young man with a profound intellectual disability detained in prison after no disability provider would take him on is granted bail after a Victoria Supreme Court judge says he is "horrified" by the conditions he is being held in. Growing up strong in one of Australia's most disadvantaged postcodes 2017-11-24T06:39:30.000000000+11:00 From racists hurling abuse in the street to other African kids taunting him for attending school, staying out of trouble is a daily manoeuvre for 17-year-old Akang Akang. But he's determined to defy the doubters. 'A national emergency': Deaths from prescription drug fentanyl up by 1,800pc 2017-11-24T06:30:00.000000000+11:00 Deaths from the potent prescription drug fentanyl are rapidly increasing in Australia, with a senior doctor calling the trend a "national emergency". Woman dies after being shot in Melbourne's west, man arrested 2017-11-24T06:27:11.000000000+11:00 Police are investigating if the shooting death of a woman at Sunshine, in Melbourne's west, is linked to a series of car crashes in the area. Grief, anger as Argentina reveals missing submarine may have exploded 2017-11-24T06:18:23.000000000+11:00 Relatives of Argentinian sailors missing after their submarine lost contact in the Atlantic react with shock after the country's navy reveals a huge sound consistent with the vessel being torn apart by water pressure was heard more than a week ago. Opinion: How can the church do better by domestic violence victims? 2017-11-24T06:15:49.000000000+11:00 What I've learnt is how I've been blind to it too often. Abusers can be good at cultivating pastors like me, writes Michael Jensen.