A safety expert says Dreamworld staff were reluctant to change when new safety procedures were put in place well before four visitors, including a New Zealand woman, died on a ride.
Australian former Davis Cup star Sam Groth has applauded Nick Kyrgios for seeking professional help to tackle his mental demons.
A large Tiger shark has rammed a kayaker, sending him flying through the air before chomping on his craft on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Bhutanese twins who underwent successful separation surgery in Melbourne are recovering well and their personalities are shining through.
A Perth member of the notorious bikie group Hells Angels and his wife have been sentenced to death in Thailand for trying to smuggle half a tonne of crystal methamphetamine into Australia.
More than $114,000 has been raised for a brave homeless man in Melbourne dubbed "trolleyman" who helped police during the Bourke Street terror attack.
All Black Sonny Bill Williams' cursed run of injuries is continuing after he was ruled out of this week's blockbuster test against Ireland in Dublin.
Amid the mayhem of a game that was slipping through the Breakers' fingers, coach Kevin Braswell had little doubt that Tom Abercrombie would deliver the final blow.
A woman has been arrested over a strawberry needle contamination scare that forced supermarkets across Australia to pull fruit from shelves and farmers to dump it by the truckload.
One person has been stabbed to death on a central Melbourne street where a knife-wielding man was left in a critical condition after being shot by police.
Police searching for a missing 12-year-old boy in remote central Australia have found the body of a child.
The Queensland government won't consider a Federal MP's demand for a shark cull in the Whitsunday Islands following Monday's fatal mauling of a Victorian doctor.
Angry Anderson has denied his son Liam was best friends with his accused killer Mathew Flame.
The Queensland government will erect permanent signs telling people to stay out of the water at Cid Harbour after another fatal shark attack at the Whitsunday Islands location.
Barnaby Joyce is facing an ugly internal battle to run for the Nationals at the next election, with some party members refusing to endorse his candidacy.
Cross Counter has won the Melbourne Cup today but the race has been marred by the death of another horse.
Heavy rain has hit the Australian state of Victoria, bringing flooding, downing trees and threatening the cancellation of the Melbourne Cup horse race.
The accused killer of Aussie rocker Angry Anderson's son says he was under the control of "something evil" when he allegedly stomped his best friend to death in Sydney.
A man has died after he was attacked by a shark while swimming in Cid Harbour at the Whitsunday Islands, where two tourists were mauled a few months ago.
Sending refugees from Nauru to New Zealand would be a "giant magnet" for people smugglers, Defence Industry Minister Steven Ciobo says.