Catastrophic engine failure just after take-off may have caused a charter plane carrying five people to crash into a Melbourne direct factory outlet and explode, police believe.
It's been more than seven years since Nadine Haag died, and her family are still looking for answers.
Same-sex couples in South Australia can now legally adopt children, as changes to adoption legislation come into effect.
Two brothers and one of their wives died in an empty water tank on a NSW property after being overcome by fumes.
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister says failed asylum seekers held in Australian-run detention centres in the South Pacific will not face prosecution or harm if they return home.
A trip that took a lifetime of planning has ended in tragedy for two elderly German tourists, who died in the Northern Territory's outback.
Video of an Australian police officer frying an egg on the bonnet of his patrol vehicle has gone viral on social media.
Australia is failing to meet almost every target for improving the lives of its indigenous population, including reducing the infant mortality rate, getting children in school and adults in jobs, says a new report.
Firefighters are racing to gain an upper hand on bushfires that have destroyed at least 30 homes across New South Wales, before difficult conditions return.
Homes and livestock have been destroyed in NSW during catastrophic bushfire conditions on the weekend, but no lives were lost, authorities say.
People using dating apps for no strings sex are being warned to protect themselves amid rising cases of chlamydia and gonorrhoea.
The stricken cruise liner 'The Norwegian Star' is expected to dock this afternoon after it broke down in the Tasman Sea on its way to New Zealand.
Australians have been warned to prepare for "catastrophic" weather this weekend, as the country swelters in temperatures over 40degC.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was left teetering on the brink of a minority government on Tuesday when a prominent lawmaker quit to form a new conservative party.
An Australian man whose girlfriend was killed after the couple's jet skis collided in Thailand is "so broken" by her death and says he will "never be able to mend".
An Australian woman awaiting a kidney transplant was winched from the deck of a cruise ship in the middle of the Bass Strait.
Condolences for the victims of the Bourke St rampage are set to dominate the first day of Victorian parliament for the year.
A prominent member of Australia's government is set to defect to form his own conservative party, media reported on Monday, further evidence of a shift towards the right that is weakening Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's already tenuous grip on power.
A Rotorua man is fighting for his life after he was beaten by two men in a Perth carpark.
The Australian-US asylum-seeker swap deal remains alive but each of the refugees on Manus Island and Nauru will have to undergo extreme vetting before entering America, White House spokesman Sean Spicer has confirmed.