An ageing Dreamworld ride with a history of malfunctions lacked basic safety features which would have prevented the deaths of four people at the Gold Coast theme park in 2016.
Dozens of people have attended a candlelight vigil for a young girl who died after being hit by an elderly driver in the car park of a Sunshine Coast shopping centre.
Thousands of men and women will hold vigils across Australia tonight for murdered comedian Eurydice Dixon, found dead in an inner-Melbourne park.
Queensland police are stunned that two men dared to take turns at driving while trying to flee from a police helicopter that was tailing them.
An Australian has died after falling from a cliff overlooking a popular Portuguese tourist beach, reportedly while attempting to snap a "selfie".
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he will deliver a national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse and their families later this year.
The death of a Sydney teenager who was found with a lethal amount of alcohol in her system has prompted police and academics to remind people of the dangers of drinking.
Police will begin a fresh, large-scale search of bushland on NSW's mid north coast for missing Sydney boy William Tyrrell, four years after he went missing.
A Perth man stabbed his aggressive 23-year-old son to death then left two of his other children to bury the body while he watched the AFL grand final, his trial has been told.
A 5-year-old Sydney boy is dead after being stabbed with "horrendous violence" during a dispute at his home in a crime police say is as bad as it gets.
A former special-forces-soldier-turned-Liberal-MP says allegations Australia's elite soldiers may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan should be taken seriously.
A bus driving instructor has been killed during a training exercise in a western Sydney car park after the vehicle careered through a fence.
The clean-up of hundreds of kilos of flotsam - including nappies, sanitary products, car parts and plastic - continues after a cargo ship lost dozens of containers off the New South Wales coast.
Barnaby Joyce has hit back at attempts to blast him out of Australia's federal parliament, insisting he will contest the next election.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia has agreed to a record penalty of $A700 million to settle explosive money laundering charges brought by Australia's financial intelligence agency.
A 70-year-old man was hit in the back of the head with a shovel in a road rage incident in New South Wales last night.
Australia's second-largest cattle station - with a land area larger than Lebanon - is up for sale.
A young man who allegedly stabbed a woman to death and critically injured two other men on the NSW far-south coast remains under police guard in hospital.
Boaters in New South Wales have been warned to be on the lookout for more than 80 shipping containers that came loose from a vessel off Newcastle.
Detectives say they're treating the death of a man whose "mummified" remains were found inside a deceased hoarder's home in Sydney as suspicious.