Three dead, 11 injured after 4WD and minibus carrying foreign tourists collide near Lancelin

Police have confirmed a third person has died in an accident involving three vehicles, including a minibus carrying a number of foreign visitors, on Western Australia's Indian Ocean Drive

Australian Taxation Office contractor has history of bankruptcy and links to tax havens

You might think that any business the Australian Taxation Office contracts out work to would be a model corporate citizen with no question marks over its tax affairs or corporate history

Shark attack at Nambucca Heads leaves man in serious condition with leg injury

A surfer is in a serious condition after suffering deep lacerations to his leg in a shark attack at Nambucca Heads on the New South Wales mid north coast

Brown snake visits Canberra's centre, shocking shoppers

A "sizeable" brown snake has caused a scene in the middle of Canberra, becoming the focus of a rescue operation after slinking through the centre of the city

One dead after suspected drug overdose at Knockout Games of Destiny dance festival

A teenager has died and three other people were taken to hospital in a critical condition from suspected drug overdoses at a music festival in Sydney's inner west

Police storm house, bangs heard in dramatic end to Launceston siege


Armed Tasmanian officers have entered a Launceston house and brought a 16-hour siege to an end after they felt a "woman's life was in imminent danger".

Storm photography a matter of preparation and having an escape route, weather tracker says

ABC Open contributor and avid storm photographer Jordan Cantelo lives in northern WA and travels extensively to capture the region's many spectacular weather events during wet season

مكتب الاعلام في رئاسة الجمهورية: ما نسب الى عون غير دقيق ولا ينطبق مع مواقفه من تشكيل الحكومة

"الدستور أعطى النواب حق تسمية الرئيس المكلف واذا ما استمر التعثر من الطبيعي وضع هذا الأمر في عهدة مجلس النواب"

Reserve Bank says rate cuts and QE possible as Australian housing enters 'uncharted territory'

For many months the Reserve Bank has told us the next move in interest rates is likely to be up, albeit not for some time

Bill Shorten says Labor was not prepared to leave encryption laws hanging over summer break

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says legitimate concerns remain over the encrypted message access bill, but that he was not prepared to leave the legislation hanging over the summer break

One-year-old boy dies after being hit by maxi taxi on the Gold Coast

A one-year-old boy has died after being hit by a maxi taxi on the northern Gold Coast

Little River, near Werribee, threatened by fire, residents urged to evacuate

An emergency warning has been issued for communities on Melbourne's south-western fringe after a suspicious grassfire broke out in hot conditions

PFAS health warning for possible contamination of popular holiday destinations across Jervis Bay

The beaches of Jervis Bay are renowned for their white sands and pristine waters, but all is not as idyllic as it seems

Extreme heatwave to stretch from northern WA to Adelaide and Melbourne

Western Australia's tropical north is about to experience a type of heat that is exceptional even for its standards

Former Adelaide archbishop Philip Wilson's conviction for concealing child sexual abuse quashed

Former Adelaide archbishop Philip Wilson is set to walk free after his conviction for concealing child sexual abuse was quashed by a judge

Emergency warning issued for bushfire near Buninyong and Scotsburn

Firefighters are battling an out-of-control blaze near Ballarat in Victoria's west which is threatening homes and lives.

Urgent recall issued for Nanna's family apple pies over glass contamination fears

A national recall has been issued for Nanna's family apple pies from Coles, Woolworths, IGA, Foodlands and other independent supermarkets

Australian researchers discover unique cancer biomarker

The discovery of a unique DNA signature common to multiple cancers could one day revolutionise the way we diagnose cancer, particularly in its early stages, Australian researchers say.The cancer marker was identified by scientists at the University of Queensland

Sydney New Year's Eve show to include new firework colours, nod to Indigenous heritage

When you put on one of the world's biggest fireworks shows year after year, it must become a challenge to top what has come previously while also coming up with something new

Woman found dead near bogged vehicle, the fourth death in WA outback in two months

Authorities are urging travellers to not be complacent when driving through the West Australian outback after a woman's body was found in the Pilbara region