Darwin CBD buildings evacuated after magnitude-7.2 earthquake in Banda Sea

Darwin CBD buildings have been evacuated following a magnitude-7.2 earthquake in the Banda Sea, with engineers now looking for signs of structural damage

Police seek man over alleged train station robbery

NSW police have released an image of a man they are working to locate after an alleged attempted robbery at Central Railway Station

Sharrouf children among Australian orphans freed from Syrian warzone in secret rescue mission

The orphaned Australian children of Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf are among eight rescued from a Syrian refugee camp and taken to a nearby Middle Eastern country, en route to a new life in Australia

Meteor lights up Queensland night sky leaving observers scared and amazed


Hundreds of Queenslanders have been left in shock and awe from a spectacular meteor that lit up the night sky, creating a sonic boom as it burned up while hurtling towards Earth

Brisbane bus stop shooting: Man charged after couple shot while cowering behind shelter

A 24-year-old man who allegedly shot at a couple on a suburban Brisbane street on Saturday has been charged with weapons offences

Tullamarine Freeway sign that crushed car not given mandatory checks, report finds

Several compulsory safety checks were not carried out on a road sign before it fell and crushed a car on a Melbourne freeway earlier this year, an investigation has found.

Girl dies after being hit by Lamborghini outside Adelaide Chinese restaurant


A 15-year-old girl has been killed and another teenage girl has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a Lamborghini on a footpath outside a Chinese restaurant in Adelaide

Mascot Towers residents to receive emergency accommodation funding from NSW Government

Displaced residents of Sydney's troubled Mascot Towers apartment block will be given money to pay for emergency accommodation, as the New South Wales Government plays down concerns such problems could be widespread across the city

Elderly Sydney hoarder missing after home engulfed in fire

Emergency services are searching for an elderly man whose home was engulfed by fire, after a large amount of clutter prevented firefighters from entering the home at Kingsford in Sydney's east

Opal card fares capped at $50 a week for NSW commuters


There is some relief for public transport users, with the government's $50 weekly Opal card cap

Tax office dob-in-a-dodger phone line runs hot as it tries to crack down on $50 billion black economy


The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has found Australians are only too willing to subvert their traditional distaste for dobbing when it comes to tax evasion

Mother of newborn baby found dead in Newcastle backyard is taken to hospital


The young mother of a newborn baby found dead in a backyard of Newcastle home is receiving medical treatment in a Sydney hospital after being located by police

Queensland flu season turns deadly with 38 lives already claimed


Despite despatching a record number of flu vaccinations across the state, Queensland is in the grip of an outbreak that has so far claimed dozens of lives

Mascot Towers owners agree to foot $1 million repair bill as residents remain homeless

It has been almost a week since residents were evacuated from the 132-apartment complex after cracks appeared in the building

Jail for shop owner who shot and killed portrait seller, stored body in wheelie bin for 17 years


A Melbourne shop owner who shot dead a graphic artist with an unregistered gun before hiding his body in a wheelie bin for 17 years has been sentenced to six years and six months in jail

Woolworths under fire as NSW pubs are investigated over free drinks for pokies players


Two hotels are under investigation for allegedly supplying patrons with free alcohol in order to keep them playing poker machines

Can a sperm donor be considered a legal parent? In a landmark decision, the High Court says yes

On Wednesday, the High Court handed down a landmark decision that confirmed parentage rights to a man who donated his sperm to a woman who wanted to have a child

Man detained after brandishing 'toy gun' outside Parramatta court

There was drama outside Parramatta court this morning after a man went on a bizarre rampage with a toy gun

Buying a new high-rise apartment is a risk best avoided

I write this piece as one of the lucky apartment owners
Lucky not because I managed to break into the apartment market, but because I survived it financially intact

Woman charged with murder of ex-girlfriend who fell from Zetland high-rise apartment

A 29-year-old woman has been charged with murder following the death her former partner in a domestic-related incident at a high-rise complex in Zetland