Thai officials promise not to deport Saudi woman seeking asylum in Australia


Thai authorities have announced their country will not send a distressed Saudi teenager who is attempting to seek asylum in Australia back to Saudi Arabia

Emergency text and email service hacked, thousands receive warning messages about their personal data

A hacker has been able to send messages via text, email, and landline to tens of thousands of people across Australia after an emergency warning alert service, used by councils, was hacked

Huawei-made 'small cell' boxes hit suburban Sydney, as residents raise health concerns

Residents of a quiet Sydney suburb are looking for answers from a major telco after it revealed plans to place a number of new telecommunication "small cell boxes" outside their homes without any approval

Saudi woman seeking asylum in Australia 'detained in Bangkok airport'

An 18-year-old Saudi woman on her way to seek asylum in Australia is being held in an airport hotel in Bangkok, and says her family will kill her if she is forced back to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi woman seeking asylum in Australia 'detained in Bangkok airport'

An 18-year-old Saudi woman on her way to seek asylum in Australia is being held in an airport hotel in Bangkok, and says her family will kill her if she is forced back to Saudi Arabia

Firefighters shaken by near miss battling conditions 'as difficult as they get' at Rosedale blaze

Firefighters in Victoria who lost a truck, trailer and bulldozer in "a very serious situation" yesterday are hoping cooler weather will help efforts to put out a suspicious blaze in Gippsland

Fire threatens homes at South Maroota in NSW

An emergency warning has been issued for residents in Sydney's Hills district as a bushfire threatens homes, fanned by strong and gusty winds

UN: Saudi trial into Khashoggi killing ‘not sufficient’


The United Nations Human Rights Office spokeswoman said on Friday that a trial taking place in Saudi Arabia into Oct. 2 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "not sufficient"

Truck explodes into flames on Princes Highway forcing evacuations, long clean-up

The petrol tanker that burst into flames near Wollongong this morning has taken 130 firefighters five hours to get under control but amazingly left all unharmed

NSW town loses water as temperatures near 40C

Walgett residents have been left without water for a day after a breakdown at the local treatment plant, which also left some people without air conditioners, as western New South Wales sweated through a heatwave.

Man dead after crime spree in Sydney suburbs of Bass Hill, Chullora, Rockdale and Arncliffe

Police have launched a critical incident investigation after a man's violent crime spree across several suburbs in Sydney's south, which ended when he killed himself

Labor committed to scaling back negative gearing despite steepest housing downturn since GFC

Labor has confirmed it will not back down on its policy to abolish negative gearing for new investors if it wins the federal election

NSW aged care worker charged over alleged assaults of five elderly residents

Police have described alleged attacks on five elderly residents by a staff member of a New South Wales south coast aged care centre as "horrendous and unfathomable"

Stabbings at Sydney Scientology centre leave one man dead

A man who was fatally stabbed in the neck at the Church of Scientology headquarters in Sydney has been described as a "beloved member" of the Church

Bestjet collapse leaves angry customers feeling 'cheated and robbed' amid booking chaos


Devastated Bestjet customers have vented on social media claiming they are owed thousands of dollars amid the online booking portal's chaotic collapse.
Bestjet and its subsidiaries, Wynyard Travel Pty Ltd and Brooklyn Travel Pty Ltd, went into voluntary administration on December 18

Federal Government shuts Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre


The Federal Government has shut another immigration detention centre as it intensifies attacks on Labor over border protection ahead of the election

Child dies after tractor incident near Warrnambool

A toddler has died after an incident involving a tractor near Warrnambool in Victoria's south-west this morning

Cyclone Penny could re-form and track back towards Queensland coast, Bureau of Meteorology says

Ex-tropical cyclone Penny could re-form off Queensland within hours but there is uncertainty about whether it will track back towards the coast, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says

Chemical stockpiles found at Melbourne warehouses linked to West Footscray inferno

An investigation into last year's industrial inferno in West Footscray has uncovered "illegal" chemical stockpiles in seven warehouses in Melbourne's north, according to authorities