A Sydney truck driver has been charged with dangerous driving after the death of a Kiwi cyclist on the NSW-ACT border.
Volatile fire conditions have caused bushfires to flare up across Tasmania and Vicotria, with strong winds threatening homes in towns across the two states.
Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation's weather bureau on Saturday warned of more heavy rain in the area.
A man on a rented Lime scooter who blew more than three times the legal blood-alcohol limit after almost crashing into a group of Brisbane diners has been charged.
A man has been charged with murdering Breeana Robinson, the cheerleader who fell from a luxury high-rise apartment in Southport in 2013.
Scorching temperatures suspended play at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Friday, expected to be the hottest day in a decade, as a week-old heat wave brought power outages and left streets bare in the business district.
A 20-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne amidst an outrage over violence against women in Australia's second-largest city.
Temperatures have soared past 46C in northwestern NSW while thunderstorms have begun to hit southern parts of the state, with winds and lightning increasing the risk of bushfires.
Extreme, record-breaking heatwave conditions are forecast to sweep across four states over coming days, sparking health and fire warnings.
Falling Australian house prices could dampen New Zealand prices, but that is likely to be counterbalanced by lower interest rates, elevated immigration and housing shortages here.
Annette Mason's unsolved rape and murder in 1989 was watched from a Toowoomba cupboard, a Queensland inquest has heard.
A man has died from heart attack after he was stung by a stingray while swimming at a Tasmanian beach.
Sending refugees from Nauru to New Zealand would be a "giant magnet" for people smugglers, Defence Industry Minister Steven Ciobo says.
A Queensland beach will reopen almost a week after a young woman died in suspicious circumstances and her body was found in the dunes.
If the win for independent candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps is confirmed, the coalition government will be forced to rule as a minority in the Australian Parliament.
A Brisbane financial planner found guilty of bashing his best client to death with a hammer has told his victim's family he is sorry for their hurt.
Three young girls, aged 12 and 13, have been charged with arson after a fire engulfed an apartment and business complex in Adelaide's north.
The Nauru government is ending a mental health service for refugees detained on behalf of the Australian government.
Australia's biggest listed wealth manager AMP Ltd charged life insurance premiums to dead customers even after concerns over the practice were raised by a staff member, a powerful misconduct...
Australia will begin a public inquiry into elderly abuse within the aged care industry. Is it time for New Zealand to do the same?