Australia

Family want justice over baby death

Family want justice over baby death

The grieving family of a newborn Sydney baby who died after mistakenly being given nitrous oxide say they want justice.

PM orders inquiry after teens tear-gassed

PM orders inquiry after teens tear-gassed

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ordered an inquiry into the treatment of children in detention after the airing of video showing prison guards tear-gassing teenage inmates and strapping a half-naked, hooded-boy to a chair.

Baby dead after hospital bungle

Baby dead after hospital bungle

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner says the incorrect installation of a gas outlet at a southwestern Sydney hospital is behind a "devastating error" which has left one baby dead and another severely affected.

Thousands help find missing Queensland girl

The "ultimate game" of hide and seek ended when little Jocelyn Lewis' curly blonde head popped up from scrub on the Gold Coast after a 24-hour search for the missing 5-year-old.

PM pens letter over anti-terror scheme

PM pens letter over anti-terror scheme

Legislation that allows high-risk terrorist offenders to remain detained after their jail sentences end must be introduced quickly in the wake of recent global attacks, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says.

Search for missing Qld girl shifts

Search for missing Qld girl shifts

The search for a missing five-year-old Gold Coast girl has shifted after no trace of her was found near the place she was last seen.

Aussie leaves Beirut after botched abduction

Aussie leaves Beirut after botched abduction

A former Australian soldier involved in the botched 60 Minutes child abduction in Beirut has been reunited with his family in Sweden.

Sydney car-bomb attack man charged

Sydney car-bomb attack man charged

A 61-year-old man who allegedly set himself alight and tried to blow up his car in a police station driveway in Sydney's west has been charged.

Reinhart looks to cash in on Asian market

Reinhart looks to cash in on Asian market

Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart has expanded her cattle business, buying two cattle properties in the country's north, as the billionaire seeks to profit from the Asia's fast-growing food market.

Summery Qld as southerners freeze

Summery Qld as southerners freeze

Southeast Queenslanders will get an early taste of summer as their southern neighbours endure yet another cold snap.

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