Houses shake, windows rattle as 'scary' fireball lights up the Perth sky with a sonic boom

The sky above Perth and the surrounding area was lit up overnight by a fireball that is believed to have been a meteor entering the atmosphere

Uber driver charged with rape of 17-year-old girl after Bondi drop off

An Uber driver has been charged over the alleged rape of a teenage girl in Bondi at the weekend

House fire in Sydney's inner-west kills man who re-entered home to fight blaze

A man in his 50s who escaped a house fire with his mother in Sydney's inner-west before re-entering the home to fight the blaze has been found dead

Car catches fire after hitting kangaroo on Monaro Highway, sparking grassfire

Three men were lucky to escape a car uninjured after it hit a kangaroo and was engulfed in flames, sparking a grassfire on the Monaro Highway in New South Wales

Turnbull to resign from Parliament on Friday

Mr Turnbull will resign on Friday, triggering a by-election in his Sydney electorate of Wentworth

'A good start': Queensland receives biggest rainfall since April

Meanwhile, parts of regional New South Wales also received welcome rainfall, with heaviest falls were in the state’s north-west. Towns including Inverell, Moree and Narrabri all received above 20 millimeters

Scott Morrison announces new ministry with Julie Bishop replaced by Marise Payne as foreign affairs minister

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced his new ministry with former defence minister Marise Payne replacing Julie Bishop who earlier today announced she would quit as Foreign Affairs Minister

anniversary of the massacre of political prisoners commemorated th30 in global conference of Iranian communities

Mayram Rajavi urged UN Security Council to prosecute perpetrators of 1988 massacre and those in charge of four decades of crimes in Iran

Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg get to work on first day in top jobs, as Liberals pick through wreckage

Australia's 30th Prime Minister Scott Morrison has begun his first day in the job discussing possible ministerial appointments with his colleagues, as Liberals jostle for positions on the new-look frontbench

Pope Francis says Catholic Church still shamed by 'repugnant' Irish child abuse

Pope Francis marked the first papal visit to Ireland in 39 years by acknowledging that the failure of Church authorities to adequately address "repugnant" clerical child abuse crimes there remains a source of shame for the Catholic community

Rain falls for NSW, Queensland but no sign of the end of the drought

It may not have ended the drought that has crippled much of the nation, but some of our farmers felt something they haven't touched for a long time — rain

Vandals caught on CCTV throwing bricks at Peter Dutton's electorate office

Queensland Police have released video footage of the four people who smashed Peter Dutton's electoral office early on Friday morning, in a bid to find the offenders

'We are on your side': Morrison makes pitch to Australia after win

Scott Morrison has been sworn in as Australia's next Prime Minister

Woman fighting for life after Macquarie Park two-car crash

A woman is fighting for her life in hospital after being thrown from a car in a two-vehicle crash at Macquarie Park in Sydney's north-west overnight

Aussie dollar jumps as Scott Morrison wins leadership

The Australia dollar has jumped on news Scott Morrison has won the ballot to become Australia's next prime minister, pending being sworn in by the Governor General

Scott Morrison to be next PM; Peter Dutton beaten by five votes

Scott Morrison will be Australia's next prime minister after he beat Peter Dutton 45 votes to 40 in a Liberal party room vote

Police investigating fire in abandoned Melbourne warehouse as thick smoke blankets city

Police are now investigating a factory fire that broke out in an abandoned building in south Melbourne

Rainfall and possible thunderstorms heading for drought-stricken areas

A wave of rain expected to hit parts of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland this weekend could turn into “severe thunderstorms” over drought-stricken areas

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull digs in and tells Peter Dutton to prove he's eligible to sit in Parliament

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dug in and refused to resign, saying a form of madness has overcome those in the Liberal Party who want to change leaders

House empty after major police operation in Sydney's south west

Police have come up empty handed after a major operation in Sydney’s south-west this evening