A Kiwi woman was one of four people killed in a horror accident on a Gold Coast theme park ride.
A man has been shot dead in broad daylight outside a home in Sydney's southwest.
The family of a New Zealand woman who fell to her death from a Melbourne apartment balcony at the weekend are mystified by what happened.
A surfer has been discharged from hospital after surviving a shark attack in waters near Byron Bay on the notorious NSW north coast.
The jury in the murder trial of Gable Tostee has been sent home overnight after struggling to reach a unanimous verdict.
Four rescued New Zealand fur seals flown from Sea World on the Gold Coast to a nature reserve in NSW could be pioneers in the programme.
Australia on Tuesday rejected claims by rights group Amnesty International that conditions on a tiny South Pacific island where some 400 Australian-bound asylum seekers are held "amount to torture".
A family of four has been found dead in a home in Sydney's northern suburbs.
The Supreme Court jury hearing the the murder trial of Gold Coast man Gable Tostee has retired to consider its verdict.
The Australian state of New South Wales has reversed a ban on greyhound racing that was due to come into force on July 1 next year.
Same-sex marriage will likely be delayed for at least three years in Australia after the opposition Labor party said it would not support a national vote, dealing another potential blow to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
NSW Premier Mike Baird is tipped to reverse his ban on greyhound racing amid a backlash from several senior Nationals MPs.
Cabinet ministers Barnaby Joyce and Mathias Cormann won't say whether the government has a plan B for legalising same-sex marriage.
Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart and a Chinese developer have agreed on a deal to jointly purchase Australia's largest private land holding.
Australia will conduct an independent review into a blackout last week across South Australia state, although a meeting between state and federal energy ministers failed to resolve their differences over renewable energy targets.
Australia's Prime Minister says the "Budgie Nine" were treated leniently by Malaysian authorities who released them without conviction.
Nine Australians detained for stripping down to their underwear at the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix may face possible indecency charges or deportation, authorities have said.
Malaysian race officials are angry at nine Australians who stripped down to briefs after Daniel Ricciardo won the Sepang Formula 1 Grand Prix.
An Australian woman has solved a mystery involving a US soldier's World War II metal dog tag found in a reservoir 18 years ago near the NSW-Victorian border.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the names of those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 might be confirmed by the end of the year.