More than 150 short-finned pilot whales have become stranded on a beach in Western Australia's south, prompting a shark warning.
Investigators are trying to work out what caused a tourist helicopter to crash into the ocean near Queensland's Whitsunday Islands, killing two people.
Displaced residents of Tathra are bracing for the worst ahead of their first look at the bushfire-ravaged town on NSW's south coast.
Australian authorities have urged people to remain alert as wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes, killed cattle and forced hundreds of residents to flee continued to burn out of control.
Five people have been charged with attempted murder after allegedly throwing a young man from a third-floor balcony in Brisbane.
A 43-year-old Auckland man was due to appear in court today in relation to a murder in South Australia 18 years ago.
A Sydney opera singer has admitted sex offences related to an underage teenage girl in the 1990s.
The pre-trial hearing examining charges against Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell of historical sex offences has re-opened to the public after a week of closed evidence from complainants.
The partner of actor Craig McLachlan says the pair are determined to clear his name after allegations of sexual harassment.
Receding floodwaters in Queensland have revealed a new danger - crocodiles.
A disaster situation has been declared and evacuations could be ordered following flooding across parts of north Queensland.
Detectives are determined to find a fat man with bulging blue eyes who raped a young Queensland girl with the help of her mother more than a decade ago.
An overwhelming majority of Australian working women say that respect is their top priority at work, but one in 10 are still being sexually harassed.
Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull's personal popularity has slumped to a level seen only once before, a poll shows, hit by criticism for his handling of an affair between his former deputy and a staffer.
Australian authorities said they were checking whether rockmelons had been exported from a farm where fruit contaminated with listeria has been found to have killed three elderly people and caused...
Barnaby Joyce doesn't know if the baby his partner is carrying is his and he doesn't care.
The speculation was true - pop superstar Cher turned up at the Sydney Mardi Gras parade last night.
A 12-month-old baby girl has been mauled to death by the family dog in northern New South Wales.
The City of Perth council has been suspended indefinitely pending an inquiry into whether the councillors should be sacked following infighting.
A speeding, "spoilt" and sleep-deprived driver has been jailed for hitting a pedestrian in Melbourne's CBD, leaving the man partially paralysed and with a permanent brain injury.