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Visa processing put out for private tender

Australia's visa processing services have been put out to tender to the private sector, including an option to extend the process to citizenship applications.

NRL star Walker stood down after charges

Dylan Walker's NRL career appears in limbo with the Manly star stood down from training after allegedly assaulting his partner on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

McGuire relieved to join settled NQ

He may have left Brisbane with no hard feelings but North Queensland recruit Josh McGuire admits he is relieved to join a "stable" NRL club, saying it will extend his career.

Pangai re-signs with Broncos for one year

Brisbane enforcer Tevita Pangai says he only visited NRL rivals Newcastle out of curiosity after backing new Broncos coach Anthony Seibold and re-signing for another season.

Queen of Soul tops Aussies' Facebook chats

Australians have been more interested in sharing their favourite Aretha Franklin song with their Facebook friends than talking about a prime minister being dumped or the royal wedding.