Queensland's abortion law reforms have been hailed as historic after they passed through parliament.
A 5-year-old boy tugged Prince Harry's beard and scored big hugs from the British royal and wife Meghan as the couple met with Australian farmers stuggling with drought.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex have 76 engagements across 16 days in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, which will begin in Sydney before heading to Dubbo, Melbourne and Queensland's Fraser Island.
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of the Queen's grandson Prince Harry, is pregnant, Kensington Palace has confirmed. The couple have just begun a tour of the Pacific, including New Zealand.
Independent senator David Leyonhjelm has failed to cultivate support for his private bill to legalise recreational cannabis in Australia.
An Australian wildlife carer has horrific injuries including a collapsed lung after the woman was attacked by a kangaroo.
A schoolgirl mauled by a shark in Australia's Whitsunday Islands last month has had one of her legs amputated.
No school will be allowed to exclude students based on their sexuality under changes to laws the Australian government plans to bring in.
A woman has been attacked and killed by a saltwater crocodile while fishing with family in Australia's Northern Territory.
The mental health of refugees detained by Australia on the Pacific island of Nauru has deteriorated so badly that some children are in a "semi-comatose state", unable to eat, drink or talk, MSF says.
At least three people including a baby are injured, farmers have lost crops and stock, and properties are damaged after storms with tennis ball-sized hail hit Queensland.
Thousands of Australian women whose lives have been ruined by vaginal mesh implants have received an apology from the federal government.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he'll consider environmental policies if they make financial sense, after a report called for coal to be phased out by 2050.
Hundreds of Australians have flickered torches at the sails of Sydney's Opera House to disrupt horse-racing ads projected on the building's facade.
Former Dreamworld safety officers are suing the theme park for psychological injuries suffered while responding to a deadly ride malfunction.
New migrants would be forced to move to regional Australia and cities other than Melbourne and Sydney under a new proposal by the federal government.
Anger is mounting over the Australian Prime Minister and NSW premier supporting a plan to allow the Sydney Opera House to be used to promote a horse race on its sails.
A man in his 50s has been hospitalised after a house fire in Sydney's west, in which seven puppies died.