Woman left on road after hit-and-run in Adelaide on Christmas morning

An 22-year-old Adelaide woman is fighting for her life in hospital after a hit-and-run crash in the city's northern suburbs early on Christmas morning

Daughter sees parents killed in crash after Christmas church service in Townsville

A husband and wife have died after being hit by a car in a Christmas Eve accident witnessed by their daughter in the north Queensland city of Townsville

Sydney Opal Tower at 'no risk' of collapse, but many residents still unable to return home

Emergency authorities have moved to reassure residents of Sydney's Opal Tower that the building is at no risk of collapse, after thousands of people were evacuated on Christmas Eve

'An absolute tragedy': Surf warnings issued after father and son drown

Lifesavers are urging people to follow warnings and stay out of dangerous waters after a woman watched on as her husband and son drowned in surf south-east of Melbourne

ranian truck drivers launch the 5th round of strike

Iranian truck drivers have begun another prolonged nationwide strike, angered by rising business costs. The result of the U.S

New imported 'luxury' vehicles for federal MPs to be trialled in 2019

Federal politicians could soon be chauffeured to work in a new BMW or Mercedes, as the Commonwealth looks to upgrade its fleet of official vehicles known as 'COMCAR'

BOM warns Australians to expect 'extreme heatwaves' after Christmas

Extreme heatwaves are forecast to sweep through parts of Australia over the Christmas and New Year period, with some locations set to swelter in the 40s for days on end and average temperatures up to 12 degrees higher than usual

Sydney Opal Tower apartment building evacuated after reports of cracking noises

Residents in a newly opened apartment building saw and heard a loud crack before thousands were evacuated from the tower in Sydney's west

Woman allegedly flees fatal crash in stolen car, leaving kids and dead passenger behind

A 40-year-old woman who allegedly fled the scene of a fatal crash in a stolen vehicle, leaving behind two children and her dead passenger, has been arrested by WA Police

Learner driver charged over 20yo man's death near Cairns party

Police have charged a 21-year-old learner driver over the death of a 20-year-old man, who was found lying in the middle of a road in Cairns, while a party raged on nearby

Holidaymakers told to delay trips to Bremer Bay as fire threatens town

A Watch and Act alert has been issued for the town of Bremer Bay, on the Western Australia south coast east of Albany, as well as campsites in parts of Bremer Bay and Boxwood Hill in the Shire of Jerramungup

Ice seizure on Federal Highway will have 'significant' impact on drug trade, police say

Police say the seizure of 10,000 hits of ice on a Canberra highway, with a street value of $750,000, will have a "significant impact" on the territory's illegal drug trade

Man 'left to die' by driver in hit-and-run in Geelong

A man walking home from a night out with friends in Geelong has been hit by a car and left to die in the early hours of the morning, in what police have described as a despicable act

CHRISTMAS 2018 Message of His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay

Message of His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabayto the People of the Maronite Church in Australia

Pilot hitchhikes to hospital after plane crash for 'a couple of stitches'

A 78-year-old pilot from Dalby on Queensland's Darling Downs has hitchhiked to hospital after escaping the wreckage of a light plane crash with only a "couple of stitches"

Police investigating after 20yo man's body found with violent injuries on Cairns road during party

Police are still investigating how a 20-year-old man ended up in the middle of a road in Cairns in far north Queensland with violent injuries, as a party raged on nearby

Sydney hailstorm declared a catastrophe as damage bill hits $125 million

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has declared the storm a catastrophe, with 25,000 claims already made and losses of more than $125 million

Fourth man drowns in one week at Moonee Beach, near Coffs Harbour

A man has drowned near Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales mid-north coast after three other drownings at the same beach this week

Hospital patients' details being used to steal drugs and medicines by doctors and nurses

A number of Queensland patients have had their personal details used to illegally access and steal drugs and medications in hospitals and health centres

Huge hailstones batter parts of Sydney as a severe storm sweeps through

Sydney has again been battered by a summer storm with parts of the city pelted with hail