Ten emergency warnings as bushfires ravage Tasmania Locals urged to conserve water

Crews battling raging bushfires in Tasmania are bracing for worsening conditions and spot fires whipped up by wind gusts

Two teens critical after car flips on Gold Coast

Two 14-year-old boys are fighting for life in hospital after a high-speed crash on the Gold Coast

Driver wanted after bizarre service station ram-raid

Police in Victoria are investigating after a bizarre early morning ram-raid on a local service station

Takata airbags: 250,000 Australians yet to replace ‘explosive fault’ despite compulsory recalls

Car manufacturers have expressed their frustrations about 250,000 Australian vehicle owners who are yet to replace faulty, explosive Takata airbags that could potentially cause deaths

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urges Thailand to free detained soccer player

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged Thailand to stop the extradition to Bahrain of a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia, his office said

Man's body found after going missing at popular swimming spot

The body of a man who disappeared at a popular swimming hole in a National Park south of Sydney has been found

Khashoggi probe: UN expert visits Saudi Consulate site

A UN official visiting Turkey on Tuesday to investigate the killing last fall of a Saudi journalist inspected the grounds of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, where he was killed

Bourke Street rampage driver wants parole Handed life sentence for six murders

The defence for convicted Bourke Street killer James Gargasoulas accepts he will be sentenced to life behind bars but believe he should one day be eligible for parole

NSW Police charge bus driver with using mobile phone during double-fatal crash

A Sydney bus driver has been charged with using a mobile phone while behind the wheel after a crash that left two people dead

Wife dies after husband drives car into the ocean at popular Fremantle fishing spot

An elderly woman's body has been recovered from the water at a popular Perth fishing spot after a car plunged into the ocean in what police have described as a "tragic accident"

Scott Morrison echoes Tony Abbott's pledge to create more than 1 million jobs over the next five years

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will today promise a re-elected Coalition government will create 1.25 million jobs over the next five years

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten rebuffs Rupert Murdoch on US meeting

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has signalled he will not meet with Rupert Murdoch, breaking a long tradition of Australian political leaders who felt compelled to pay court to the media proprietor who has used his company's influence in Australian, British and US politics for decades

Man arrested after allegedly indecently assaulting 11-year-old in Sydney arcade

Sydney City detectives arrested the 51-year-old man at Darling Harbour this morning after releasing his image to the public

Zali Steggall faces an uphill battle to unseat former prime minister Tony Abbott in Warringah

Ms Steggall is the most well known of the former prime minister's challengers and is considered the best chance to eat into the Liberal Party's primary vote.

Paramedic dies in crash on way to emergency in North Queensland


A Queensland Ambulance Service paramedic has died after an ambulance crashed in North Queensland

‘Mystery tablets’ among assortment of drugs found in Rose Bay boat raid

Police have allegedly found an assortment of drugs after swarming a boat in Sydney's Rose Bay overnight

Three killed on NSW roads during Australia Day long weekend

Three people, including a 17-month-old girl, have lost their lives on NSW roads during the Australia Day long weekend

War declared against Venezuela's government, says envoy

A war has been declared against Venezuela’s system of government, the country’s ambassador to Turkey Jose Gregorio Bracho Reyes said on Friday

UN official due in Turkey for Khashoggi killing probe


A UN official on extrajudicial executions will be in Turkey next week for an international probe of last fall's killing of a Saudi journalist in Istanbul, UN sources told Anadolu Agency on Thursday

WA Police working with family of 12-year-old girl who gave birth in Perth hospital

Police in Western Australia say they are working closely with the family of a 12-year-old girl who has given birth in a Perth hospital