A lawyer for the man accused of killing Brisbane teenager Larissa Beilby is hopeful an autopsy will clear the path for a misadventure defence.
An Australian man has lost limbs after an apparent train-surfing incident in Canada.
A man wanted for questioning over the discovery of a teenage girl's body inside a barrel is in police custody after a 28-hour siege on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
A man wanted for questioning following the discovery of a teenage girl's remains shoved inside a barrel remains holed up in a Sunshine Coast unit in a stand-off with dozens of police.
Dreamworld staff should have shut down the Thunder River Rapids Ride before a malfunction that led to four deaths in 2016, an inquest has heard.
A woman claims she saw "a dead arm" sticking out of a barrel when a man roared up in a black ute, pointed a shotgun at her and demanded to be let into her housing estate south of Brisbane.
The Chiefs will field most of their All Blacks against the Highlanders in Suva but Brodie Retallick remains sidelined by injury.
Thai police believe there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of an Australian tourist's girlfriend who fell from an apartment block in the seaside resort of Pattaya.
Minutes after a Brisbane father-of-four went downstairs to check on a power outage, he was stabbed to death in his front yard by a man police believe was seen running down a dark street moments...
An inquest will investigate the deaths of 10 people in Melbourne during a rare thunderstorm asthma event caused by high pollen, strong wind, heat and moisture.
Kiwi outdoor equipment retailer Kathmandu has committed to protecting workers' rights and improving labour standards by becoming the first Southern Hemisphere-based brand to join the Fair Labour Association.
Some survivors may get little from the $3.8 billion national redress scheme for people sexually abused as children in Australian institutions, beginning in July.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says Australians must guard against compassion towards refugees as it could undo the government's success in discouraging people smugglers.
Family and friends have arrived with flowers to farewell budding Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon, who was raped and murdered in a crime that sparked national outrage.
Sydney millionaire Ron Medich has been jailed for at least 30 years for directing the execution-style murder of a business enemy and the intimidation of his widow.
Enthusiasm sets the current Kiwis apart from the team who plunged ignominiously out of last year's World Cup, experienced back Peta Hiku says.
Captain Mathieu Bastareaud has been axed by France as they bid to end their contentious tour of New Zealand on a winning note.
New Zealand authorities say a catastrophic eruption at a popular North Island volcano is "almost certain" in our lifetimes.
A mother has been robbed and assaulted by a man while visiting her son's grave at a Sydney cemetery.
A woman viciously assaulted in the Adelaide parklands has told her attacker in court how demeaned, degraded and humiliated she felt, saying: "You smiled at me as you raped me."