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Qld govt boosts funding for HIV prevention
More Queenslanders will be able to access prevention treatment for HIV with the state government increasing its funding of efforts to help people take the drug.

Fake Uber driver charged with sex assault
A man who posed as an Uber driver and allegedly sexually assaulted two women while driving them from nights out in Brisbane has appeared in court.

Travel bans for welfare debt dodgers
Australians who owe money to the federal government will be banned from leaving the country until they repay the funds in a move to claw back $800 million in debt.

Australians coordinate skipper’s rescue
It could take days for rescuers to reach a solo Indian yachtsman who is said to be severely injured in remote waters more than 3000 kilometres west of Perth.

Govt thanks Cambodia for Ricketson release
Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne has thanked the Cambodian government for the release of Australian film maker and convicted spy James Ricketson.

Vic inquiry to examine gig workers’ rights
Victorian food delivery riders and those contracted to jobs online will be the focus of an inquiry following widespread claims of underpayment and poor treatment.

Japanese PM to visit Darwin: report
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reportedly planning a historic visit to Darwin, more than 75 years after the country's forces bombed the city during World War II.

Two charged after alleged Sydney stand-off
A man and woman have been charged after an alleged hours-long stand-off with police following reports of gunfire in Sydney's southwest.

One dead as car crashes into Brisbane home
One person has died after a car left the road and crashed through a fence into a house in the north Brisbane suburb of Stafford.

Male pedestrian dies in Qld accident
A male pedestrian in his 20s has died after being struck by a car in Queensland's southeast.