Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is calling New Zealand's offer of $3 million to help refugees on Manus Island a "waste of money", fuelling tensions over the fate of hundreds of desperate men.
An Australian UN diplomat has accidentally fallen to his death from the seventh floor of a New York building, police say.
The gay Liberal senator behind the same-sex marriage bill said he never believed his relationship would have equal recognition.
After months of campaigning, and years of debate, Australians have said I do to same-sex marriage.
Julian Assange has responded to the release of tweets between Donald Trump Jr and WikiLeaks, jokingly saying he would still like to be Australia's ambassador.
A Liberal senator has delivered on his promise to fast-track same-sex marriage laws, asking federal parliament to start debate on Thursday.
An announcement is expected from the ABC, revealing plans for the Australian broadcaster to place its focus on digital platforms.
A new app that makes UV rays visible to the human eye has been launched to help people protect their skin from sunburn this summer.
A British doctor attacked by shark on the NSW coast while surfing with mates says he did a 'Mick Fanning' and punched it in the nose.
Papua New Guinea Immigration Minister Petrus Thomas said authorities would take steps to forcibly remove around 450 men who remain in an abandoned Australian detention centre without food or running water.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says refugees on Manus Island will be her sole focus when she meets with Malcolm Turnbull again this week.
The woman whose car crashed into a Sydney classroom, killing two children, has reached out to the families of the victims, the day after one of them publically forgave her.
Aussie teenagers clock up 1200 hours a year on social media, while adults spend 950 hours a year glued to their screens, a new study has found.
An elderly man has driven over another car, become airborne and narrowly avoided a head-on smash with a pole before ploughing into a building in Melbourne.
A woman whose SUV smashed into a Sydney classroom, killing two eight-year-old boys, has been charged with additional dangerous driving offences.
Four abseilers have been arrested atop the Sydney Opera House moments before they planned to unfurl a banner urging refugees to be evacuated from Manus Island.
A New South Wales man is in custody after allegedly contaminating his four-month-old baby daughter's dummy with the drug ice.
Conservative MPs in Australia are reportedly preparing legislation to provide protection to opponents to same-sex marriage if the yes vote gets up.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed as "nonsense" claims that he is losing control of the Liberal Party.
A small group of refugee advocates put the lives of Melbourne Cup revellers at risk when they staged protests near Flemington, Victoria Police say.