A young man fleeing from gunmen tipped over a wheelie bin in a desperate bid to escape two attackers just seconds before he was shot dead on a Melbourne street.
A couple shot in a Melbourne nightclub while engaged in a sex act at a dress-up party have filed a lawsuit seeking damages.
The federal government is facing fresh calls to introduce a sugar tax as part of a plan drawn up by a coalition of health and community groups which want urgent action to tackle Australia's obesity...
Jacindamania has electrified the New Zealand election campaign, even for Aussies.
A koala survived a 16-kilometre road trip in Australia clinging to the axle of a four wheel drive vehicle, before the driver stopped and heard the cries of the traumatised animal.
A magpie that attacked two young boys in a popular Perth park, causing serious damage to one child's eye, has been destroyed.
The alarming volume of hate-speech during Australia's ballot over whether to legalise same-sex marriage has spurred Parliament to pass emergency legislation.
Australia's One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has criticised gay couples for trying to hijack the word 'marriage'.
Australia has launched a postal vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage as a widely watched poll indicated the country would be overwhelmingly in support.
Marine experts have returned a juvenile great white shark to the sea a day after it washed up on Sydney's Manly Beach.
A Victorian father who drowned trying to help another dad save his four kids from rough surf at an unpatrolled Wollongong beach is being hailed a hero.
A Queensland man has been charged with stabbing his father to death during a fight north of Bundaberg.
Australia's high court began a hearing on the validity of a government plan for a postal vote to legalise same-sex marriage, a challenge that risks destabilising the ruling centre-right coalition.
A man is in a critical condition and 11 others were seriously injured when a car doing a burnout sent burning fuel over fans at a racing event in Alice Springs.
An eighth person has been charged over the Logan bodies-in-the-box murders in Queensland after being extradited from New Zealand.
The first public campaigns ahead of Australia's vote on legalising same-sex marriage have hit TV screens, sparking a truth-in-advertising debate on an issue that threatens to destabilise the ruling government.
An 11-year-old girl is recovering in hospital after being shot in the face following a fight at a Woolworths supermarket in Tasmania.
A search of Australian Lewis Bennett's Florida apartment in Florida has allegedly uncovered 162 gold coins hidden in a pair of boat shoes.
The father of a three-year-old girl who was found dead with a gunshot wound to her neck in a western Sydney home has been charged with firearm offences.
A retired West Coast beekeeper accused of importing cocaine into Australia is to appear in a Perth court.