Major flood warnings are in place for several river systems in Victoria's southeast as the state braces for more rain, along with parts of New South Wales and Queensland.
Australia's southeast is bracing for more wet weather after 24 hours of heavy rain sparked more than 1000 calls for help to the NSW State Emergency Service.
Charges against a police officer accused of tasering a 95-year-old woman who later died will be upgraded to manslaughter.
Parts of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria are on flood watch as severe storms and heavy rain move east after lashing South Australia.
Australians will soon find it harder to access vapes, as the government attempts to prevent the industry creating a new generation of nicotine addicts.
Esteemed Australian public health expert Fiona Stanley has urged a major health care funding inquiry to address prevention amid a "frightening" rise in lifestyle diseases.
A Christian primary school student has been called a terrorist for being Palestinian, reflecting rising Islamophobia across Australia.
The NBA has launched an investigation into allegations Australian basketball star Josh Giddey had an improper relationship with an underaged girl.
A rat plague has swept through a far north Queensland fishing town, which is looking to the heavens to help solve the growing crisis.
A large bushfire in Perth's north has destroyed at least 10 homes and is not expected to be under control for days, authorities say.
Two teenage women who filmed "reprehensible" videos of their friends engaged in threats, torture and assault that led to a man's death have been spared jail terms.
Emergency services have warned residents in two Perth suburbs to evacuate or find shelter as a bushfire cuts off a major freeway south of the city.
Crews have found the remains of a 30-year-old TV camera operator and a 56-year-old pilot after a former military jet crashed into Victoria's Port Phillip Bay.
A New Zealand entrepreneur will pay a grandmother's fine of more than $3000 for a chicken sandwich she forgot was in her backpack when she arrived in Australia to visit family.
A woman has died in hospital days after she tripped and hit her head while leaving Robbie Williams' Sydney concert last week.
A mission to recover the bodies of two men presumed dead after an ex-military jet crashed into waters off Victoria's Mornington Peninsula has entered its third day.
A Kiwi grandmother has been fined more than $3000 for a chicken sandwich she forgot was in her backpack when she arrived in Australia to visit family.
Optus boss Kelly Bayer Rosmarin has resigned after the telecommunications giant suffered a fraught 18 months marked by a cyber attack and an hours-long outage that affected millions of Australians.
A pilot and a TV camera operator are feared dead after an aircraft crashed into waters off Melbourne's Mornington Peninsula.