High-school student dies after accident at Canberra mountain trail

A Canberra high-school student has died after an incident during a lesson at Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve on Thursday morning

12-year-old girl slashed 20 times on face in random Logan attack

Police are investigating what they've described as a "vicious and cowardly" attack on a young girl in Logan, south of Brisbane

AFP bust alleged child-stealing ring in NSW, Queensland and WA

Two men will be extradited to Queensland to face allegations that they are part of a group organising parental child abductions

Building inundated, car trapped in rare rainfall event in Sydney's west

The heavens opened hard and fast in western Sydney last night, with some areas receiving a month's worth of rain in half an hour

Jamal Khashoggi murder suspect studied forensic medicine in Australia in 2015

A doctor suspected of killing and dismembering dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi trained at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Melbourne after being sponsored by the Saudi Government

Palestinians warn Australia risks becoming 'international pariah' if it moves Israel embassy to Jerusalem

In a statement, the representative of the Palestinian delegation in Australia, Izzat Abdulhadi, described it as "short-term political gain" that would be "outweighed by the detriment both to Australia's international standing"

ANIC is Seriously Concerned Over the PM's Recent Consideration to Recognise Jerusalem as Israel's Capital


PRESS RELEASE: ANIC is Seriously Concerned Over the PM's Recent Consideration to Recognise Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Deluge continues across south-east Queensland as drought-stricken farmers hope for more


The sodden weekend across south-east Queensland has delivered some remarkable rainfall totals, with Noosa Heads on the state's Sunshine Coast recording almost half-a-metre of rain.

MESSAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY BISHOP ANTOINE CHARBEL TARABAY TO THE MARONITE COMMUNITY

Dear Beloved in Jesus-Christ Our Lord,
Since the publication of two media articles over the last week, I have been praying and reflecting

Princes Freeway closed after pedestrian killed, causing traffic chaos in Melbourne's west

A pedestrian has been killed on the Princes Freeway, causing delays for inbound motorists in Melbourne's west with all four lanes closed at Laverton as police investigate

'There's a mood for change': Liberals fall behind in Wentworth by-election poll

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned Wentworth by-election voters to think "carefully" before voting for independent candidate Kerryn Phelps, after a new poll placed her far ahead of Liberal opponent Dave Sharma

Bill Shorten promises workers a bigger share in IR overhaul

Labor is preparing at least four reforms to workplace laws to promise better pay for workers and tougher rules to stop insecure employment as

Queensland prepares for more wild weather


Severe weather warnings are currently in place for Queensland's Central Highlands and adjacent regions, after powerful storms and a tornado tore through towns in the state's south-east

These 12 Australian coal power stations would need to close to hit the IPCC target: report

Australia would need to shut 12 of its coal power stations by 2030 in order to do what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says is necessary to avoid catastrophic effects of climate change

Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert pays back $38,000 to cover internet bills charged to taxpayers

Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert has paid back nearly $38,000 to cover his unusually high internet bills

Supercell storm clean-up underway in South Burnett


A massive clean-up is underway after a tornado and severe thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Burnett region yesterday

Tornado warning issued by BOM as 'very dangerous' storms pound South Burnett region

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a tornado warning as "very dangerous" thunderstorm cells continue to hit parts of the South Burnett and Sunshine Coast, in south-east Queensland

Federal Government calls on states to undertake immediate investigation into silicosis risk

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt is asking state workplace regulators to immediately investigate risks to the health of stonemasons, and stop unsafe work practices

'Very dangerous' storms headed for Sunshine Coast, property damaged near Kingaroy

Thunderstorm cells the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) are calling "very dangerous" are moving east across the South Burnett, with reports of hail the size of tennis balls in the southern inland town of Kumbia