Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle sacked Wallabies star Israel Folau after speaking to parents of fans who were struggling with their sexuality.
Australia's ruling conservative coalition has won a surprise victory in the country's general election, defying opinion polls that had tipped the centre-left opposition party to oust it from power.
Polling stations have opened across Australia in elections that are likely to deliver the nation's sixth prime minister in as many years.
A homeless man had to scream for help after being tipped from a charity bin where he was sleeping into the back of a rubbish truck in Victoria's north.
Bob Hawke, a transformative and charismatic left-wing lawmaker with a "larrikin' streak who served as Australian prime minister from 1983 to 1991 has died at age 89.
Queensland's opposition leader is pushing for a corruption probe after police destroyed evidence in an alleged gang rape case.
Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are preparing to pitch their contrasting visions of Australia's future ahead of the federal election in two days' time.
A South Australian man who kidnapped and raped a European backpacker in a pig shed on his rural property has been jailed for at least 12 years and six months.
A young girl has stumbled across a gold nugget, estimated to be worth more than $35,000, near Bendigo in Victoria.
Two stepbrothers are in a critical condition after a shooting incident at a Mother's Day family gathering in Australia.
Health authorities say South Australia's flu season is unprecedented with more than 12,300 cases so far this year and 17 deaths.
Australia's opposition Labor Party retained a narrow lead over the conservative coalition government, a closely watched poll showed, while the Labor's leader popularity hit a four-year high days ahead of a general election.
Glenn Hartland seduced women online, romanced them with grand gestures and when they ended the relationship he raped them.
First it was pavlova, Russell Crowe and Crowded House - and now it seems the Aussies are after our leader to run their country.
Popular Australian DJ Adam Sky died in an accident at the weekend on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, authorities said.
Contract termination looms for Israel Folau after he was found to have committed a serious breach with his social media posts. He's expected to appeal the ruling and the case could go to court.
A majority of Australians who consume alcohol to get drunk at least twice a week believe they are responsible drinkers, a new survey suggests.
Australia fullback Israel Folau has been adjudged to have committed a high-level breach of the player's code of conduct with a social media post, Rugby Australia said on Tuesday.