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.
Four rising backs, including Highlander Scott Gregory, have been cleared by their Super Rugby teams to join the All Blacks Sevens squad ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
George Pell could face a separate trial in the Vatican after the Catholic cardinal lost an appeal against his conviction for child sex offences.
Australia are mulling another change to their bowling attack for the third Ashes test but Pat Cummins is set to back up.
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.
North Queensland coach Paul Green admits Matt Scott's health scare has shocked the club.
The two teenagers suspected of killing three people in a Canadian highway rampage left a "last will and testament" video message.
A rescue mission is under way in Papua New Guinea after a group of Christian pilgrims became lost on a mountain, with up to 11 reported to have died.
The distraught family of slain Australian surfer Sean McKinnon, who was killed in New Zealand, have had their son's body returned to them.
A local resident saw a boy matching William Tyrrell's description being driven away from the area the day he went missing, an inquest into the notorious Australian missing child case has heard.
Samu Kerevi hasn't lost faith in the fast-paced game plan the Wallabies are honing for the Rugby World Cup.
A Sydney woman has died after falling from a cliff in the city's east, with witnesses telling police she may have been taking photos at the time.
Jaymes Todd says his rape and murder of aspiring Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon didn't go as he planned.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has brushed off radio shock jock Alan Jones' remarks about her while Scott Morrison said the comments were "way out of line".
Australian researchers say a pink seaweed that stops cows from burping could slash greenhouse gas emissions if they can work out how to farm it commercially.
The woman believed killed by a knifeman in Sydney yesterday has been remembered as "a beautiful girl from a beautiful family".
A man with a history of mental health issues is expected to be charged after he allegedly killed a woman and then went on a stabbing rampage in Sydney's CBD.
A parliamentary inquiry will review Australia's migration programme, amid concerns the nation's infrastructure is failing to keep up with population growth.
Authorities believe a 21-year-old man who went on a stabbing rampage in Sydney's CBD earlier killed a woman in a nearby apartment but they say the attack wasn't a terrorist incident.