A Māori man living in Melbourne has been turned away from a restaurant for having a full-faced tā moko, or mataora.
Before it was axed, thousands of people said they would take part in a cookout outside a vegan woman’s home after she took her neighbours to court over barbecue odours.
A West Australian couple who beat their adopted daughter and forced her to sleep in a cold, dark shipping container have both been jailed for four years.
An elderly woman bled to death after she was attacked by a rooster while collecting eggs on her rural South Australian property.
The man who raped and murdered aspiring comedian Eurydice Dixon in an "evil" attack at a Melbourne park has been sentenced to life in prison.
Melbourne's publicly-funded bike-share scheme is being scrapped because it's expensive and people aren't using it.
Australia is concerned about the treatment of a Chinese-born Australian writer arrested in China on suspicion of espionage and will support his rights, PM Scott Morrison says.
A security guard who kidnapped and indecently assaulted a three-year-old girl at a Sydney shopping centre will be deported once he has served his jail term.
Virgin Australia will cut 750 jobs as part of a restructure after announcing a full-year loss of $349.1 million that left the airline in the red for the seventh year in a row.
Despite spring nearing, experts are calling on Australians to get the flu jab, prompted by concerns over influenza's links to heart attacks.
A Sydney shopping centre security guard kidnapped and indecently assaulted a 3-year-old girl, then berated her mother for leaving the child alone.
A Chinese-born Australian writer has been arrested in China on suspicion of espionage, the Australian government has confirmed, amid growing tension between Canberra and its largest trading partner.
Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and consider laws to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials say.
A mural depicting shock jock Alan Jones wearing a ball-gag head harness has popped up on an inner Sydney wall.
The Australian parents of a baby girl fed a vegan diet and left severely malnourished have been sentenced to 300 hours of community service but spared jail.
Public drunkenness will be decriminalised in the Australian state of Victoria on the eve of a coronial inquest into the death of an Aboriginal woman who died in police custody.
George Pell could face a separate trial in the Vatican after the Catholic cardinal lost an appeal against his conviction for child sex offences.
Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell's appeal has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal but he is considering taking it to the High Court.
Opponents of a bill to decriminalise abortion gathered in their thousands for a rally near the New South Wales parliament.