Police were called after an elaborately staged safety drill conducted by a leading investment bank caused neighbouring tenants to panic after finding a fake bomb.
Local shares are poised to open little changed, though another slide in the price of iron ore is expected to pressure mining stocks.
Iron ore has fallen under $US70 per tonne for the first time in more than five years as a global supply glut and fears of slowing demand in China's property sector weigh on sentiment.
Two scuba divers have been rescued by off-duty lifeguards when they became disoriented during a night dive off Clovelly.
Tony Abbott has called on nervous government MPs to maintain internal discipline in the face of the ABC funding controversy and bad polling.
Twice as many NSW families have had their power disconnected in the past financial year compared with five years ago, the Australian Energy Regulator has revealed.
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The teen killers of Janine Balding should not get an opportunity for parole, the NSW government insisted on Tuesday, as it rejected a finding from the UN that the duo had their human rights violated after being sentenced to life in prison.
The woman who allegedly dumped her baby in a drain within hours of giving birth followed NSW Health's best practice protocols in her decision to leave hospital soon after delivery.