Peter Dutton has been elected unopposed as the new Liberal leader, and former environment minister Sussan Ley will become his deputy.
Covid-related deaths are again on the rise in Australia, where 88 fatalities were recorded over the weekend and 363 in the past seven days.
China's foreign minister signed a deal with Samoa on Saturday to strengthen diplomatic relations, while Australia's new leader said he had a "comprehensive plan" for the Pacific, as Beijing and...
An Australian man has died while providing humanitarian aid in war-torn Ukraine, the prime minister has confirmed.
More than 20 passengers have been injured, 12 of them seriously, on a tourist boat that ran into trouble off Western Australia's Kimberley Coast.
People living in the New South Wales Northern Rivers region are enduring more rain as they try to recover from the impact of devastating floods earlier this year.
Anthony Albanese, set to be Australia's next Prime Minister, is a pragmatic leader from a working-class background who has pledged to end divisions in the country.
Australia's Labor Party has ended almost a decade of conservative rule, as the government was swept away in an election by a wave of support for candidates who campaigned for more action on climate change.
Australians are voting in a national election, with opinion polls showing the opposition Labor Party narrowly ahead of the ruling conservative coalition.
Australia has recorded its first official case of monkeypox in Victoria, with another suspected infection identified in NSW.
Aussie PM Scott Morrison has joked a football team could use him as a "bulldozer" for their new grandstand after knocking over a child during a mock match.
More Australians are struggling to afford housing, food, and basic medical care, as new research shows most visitors to one charity are living below the poverty line.
After some of the worst fires and floods ever to hit Australia, a new cohort of climate-conscious independents are threatening to shake up the federal election on Saturday.
From the riverside city of Launceston to red-dirt towns in the Pilbara, a rental crunch is hitting Australia.
An alleged drug importer tied to the discovery of a dead diver near a $A20 million cocaine haul in Newcastle in New South Wales has been formally refused bail.
A Chinese warship being tracked off the Western Australian coast did not enter Australian waters, according to the country's prime minister.
Three years ago, Scott Morrison's ebullient personality as the little known and newly installed leader of Australia's Liberal Party was a big factor in its unexpected election victory.