The plaudits are flowing for Quade Cooper following the former Reds star's brilliant Super Rugby debut for the Rebels.
A New Zealand woman has been charged with manslaughter over the death of a motorbike rider in Western Australia.
Floodwaters have turned a Queensland river into a vast inland sea - more than 60km wide - which is creating its own weather.
Ma'a Nonu will make his starting return to Super Rugby for the Blues against the Crusaders on Saturday.
Australia is ramping up border security patrols and reopening Christmas Island after new laws fast-tracking medical evacuations for asylum seekers were passed.
Receding floodwaters after have left Queensland authorities scratching their heads about how to dispose of hundreds of thousands of dead animals.
Pat Cummins has capped the finest year of his career by winning the Allan Border Medal, edging out Nathan Lyon to be named Australia's leading men's cricketer.
A recreational fisherman accused of a screwdriver stabbing murder beside Perth's Swan River argues he was acting in self-defence when the intoxicated stranger charged at him and accidentally...
A Queensland girl was playing outside her grandmother's house in Somalia when she was called inside, unaware she was about to have her genitals painfully mutilated, a court has heard.
A Sydney truck driver has been charged with dangerous driving after the death of a Kiwi cyclist on the NSW-ACT border.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has paused to remember Australia's deadliest fires, as tight-knit communities prepare to commemorate a decade since the ''Black Saturday" devastation.
Men who eat more saturated fats are at greater risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer than those with a healthier diet, scientists in Australia have found.
The damage bill is rising in Townsville as the floodwaters fall and residents mop up in the wake of the deadly and unprecedented floods.
Former Wallaby Drew Mitchell has called out Steve Hansen after the All Blacks coach was caught taunting his opposite number this week.
Several Sydney cruise boats linked to the death of a woman at the weekend have been raided by marine safety investigators and police.
Scott Morrison has warned that child molesters, rapists and murderers could come to Australia if laws around evacuating sick asylum seekers from offshore detention are changed.
The bodies of two men have been found in a drain in Townsville as the flood-ravaged north Queensland city cautiously moves into mop-up mode.
Two men are missing and more torrential rain has fallen on flood-stricken Townsville in northern Queensland, sparking fresh emergency alerts in four communities.
An internet security expert suggests parents play games online with their children to help teach about online safety.
Police are investigating whether a toddler died after accidentally being left in a hot car at a home in Sydney's west.