Latest news Shorten demands PM review Tasmania's plans to 'water down' gun laws 2018-03-25T00:03:02.000000000+11:00 Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says Malcolm Turnbull cannot stand by and allow Australia's "world-leading gun laws" to be weakened. London to Perth non-stop flight promises to make Australian tourism soar 2018-03-24T22:45:51.000000000+11:00 The first direct flight between London and Perth has taken to the sky and is tipped to land more travellers on the west coast in a boon for Australia's tourism industry. Missing music from Close Encounters of the Third Kind revealed 2018-03-24T22:20:05.000000000+11:00 Eight minutes of music cut from the 1977 sci-fi film Close Encounters of the Third Kind has been performed publicly for the first time at a concert in Brisbane. Lewis Hamilton sets lap record to grab pole in Australian F1 Grand Prix 2018-03-24T19:10:06.000000000+11:00 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton sets a lap record to claim pole position for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Live: South Africa seeks to build match-winning lead in Cape Town 2018-03-24T18:56:38.000000000+11:00 Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla look to build a sizeable lead for South Africa after Australia is dismissed for 255 in its first innings in Cape Town. Follow all the action in our live blog. Coastline scoured for carcasses after mass pilot whale stranding 2018-03-24T17:10:52.000000000+11:00 Authorities spend the day racing to remove the decaying carcasses of the almost 150 short-finned pilot whales that beached themselves along a usually-pristine stretch of Western Australia's coastline. Cyclone Nora now just 25km off Queensland coast 2018-03-24T16:46:55.000000000+11:00 Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora, packing wind gusts of up to 195km an hour, is expected to cross the far north Queensland coast overnight. Baby among three dead in Kingaroy house fire as passer-by saves young boy 2018-03-24T16:29:11.000000000+11:00 Three members of the same family, including a baby and a toddler, are dead after a house fire in south-east Queensland, however one child was saved when a passer-by smashed a window with a chair. Water slide that decapitated 10-year-old boy labelled 'deadly weapon' in indictment 2018-03-24T15:17:43.000000000+11:00 A US water park operator and an executive are charged with involuntary manslaughter over the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy, who was decapitated on a water slide hyped as the world's highest. Winx sets world record with George Ryder Stakes victory 2018-03-24T14:55:38.000000000+11:00 Champion mare Winx sets a world record for Group One flat wins and posts a staggering 24th-straight victory after taking out the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill.