More than 100 firefighters are battling a large chemical factory fire that is sending thick black smoke across Melbourne's north and likely to burn for days.
Australia's Parliament has passed legislation that could jail social media executives if their platforms stream real violence such as the New Zealand mosque shootings.
Australian MP Fraser Anning has joined the choir of those upset at the idea of a Muslim prayer during an Anzac Day service.
A woman has been charged with attempted murder after a knife attack on a 7-year-old boy in Cairns, in Queensland.
The federal government is being urged to revoke Royal Brunei Airlines' right to land in Australia after the Asian nation introduced the death penalty for homosexual acts and adultery.
Chau Chau was a playful young cat living in a 45th-floor Melbourne apartment until his owner's boyfriend threw him off the balcony.
As the Australian Senate prepares to censure Fraser Anning for comments about the Christchurch massacre, NZ's deputy Prime Minister has called the senator a "jingoistic moron".
A university student says he accidentally threw his girlfriend's cat over the balcony of their high-rise Melbourne apartment, after the pet fell 45 storeys to its death.
Three days after hosting his 18th birthday party, the family of Sydney apprentice Christopher Cassaniti are planning his funeral.
A student priest who raped his dying friend's 12-year-old son will be sentenced in Melbourne for his "evil acts".
Two electric scooter riders have been hospitalised every day in the months after they launched in Brisbane.
The bodies of two Japanese teenagers have been found in Lake McKenzie on Queensland's Fraser Island after the boys were reported missing from a school tour.
Thousands of taxi drivers, licence plate owners and operators have signed up in Australia to a class action against ride-share giant Uber.
A young busker's venture to the big city took an unexpected turn when he inadvertently shut down a Melbourne train station after passengers mistook his didgeridoo for a gun.
An ISIS sympathiser who mowed down pedestrians, killing one, in Melbourne's CBD has been sentenced to life in prison.
A Melbourne man is busy counting almost $50 million after winning Lotto's first division prize twice, with two tickets marked with the same numbers.
A tourist from Hong Kong is behind bars after allegedly hiding a camera inside a deodorant stick in the bathroom of a hostel at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach.
A man attacked by a shark in the Whitsundays is in a serious but stable condition after being rescued from a diving pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef.
A former motorcycle gang member has been charged after a crocodile, a luxury car, two motorcycles and a jet ski were seized from a Sydney home last month.