Australia has one of the world's 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises in its own back yard: a food shortage in Papua New Guinea.
A towering male kangaroo hit a Melbourne jogger "like a damn truck" in an attack that left her scratched, bleeding and needing emergency surgery.
Bees and other insects, not snakes, spiders or jellyfish, pose the biggest public health threat in Australia, experts warn.
Almost 100 dogs and cats have been rescued from appalling conditions at a Queensland puppy farm littered with the corpses of dead animals.
Australia says it is "deeply disappointed" Japan continued whaling in the Southern Ocean after anti-whaling activists published a photograph of a dead whale.
A mother has admitted murdering three of her seven children despite earlier insisting dizziness or witchcraft was behind her fatal drive with them into a Melbourne lake.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney on Saturday where the pair agreed to deepen defence ties and stressed the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Australian Health Minister Sussan Ley has resigned amid an expenses scandal that has proved to be an embarrassing start to the year for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Movie World staff and emergency services have rescued 20 passengers who were stuck on a roller coaster at the Gold Coast theme park.
Michael Chamberlain, best known because of the death of his daughter Azaria as a result of a dingo attack at Uluru in 1980, has died aged 72.
A New Zealand opposition MP has slammed a One Nation senator as a "village idiot" following his call for Australia to slap economic sanctions on its Kiwi cousins over a UN resolution on Israel.
Three live snakes have been found in a parcel at a Newcastle mail sorting centre.
A naked man has indecently assaulted a woman after she ran away from him in the early hours of the New Year in Sydney.
Indonesia has softened its suspension of military co-operation with Australia.
Australians endured unusually warm and wet conditions in 2016, with the year punctuated by extreme weather events including fierce fires and damaging floods.
A Wikipedia article about former Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's father-in-law and his controversial military service in West Papua is believed to have helped spark a suspension in...
Most of the world's reefs will suffer annual coral bleaching within 16 years but the Great Barrier Reef will be hit much later if carbon emission targets are met, a new study says.
Victorians are being warned to protect themselves from mosquito bites after authorities detected Ross River virus in the north of the state.
A historic week in cricket would not be complete without former prime minister Bob Hawke skolling a beer at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Ten people have been taken to hospital after they were injured by a freak wave at a rock pool at Crescent Head on the NSW mid-north coast.