Kidnapper who raped European backpacker in pig shed jailed for 18 years

A South Australian man who kidnapped and raped a European backpacker in a pig shed on his regional property has been jailed for 18 years

A body believed to be that of a woman missing in regional Western Australia has been found

Lorjie Tonguia Bautista, 38, was last seen near Bluff Knoll, at Stirling Range National Park, on May 7 at 4am

Six protesters abseil off Sydney Harbour Bridge

Six people have abseiled from the Sydney Harbour Bridge in protest of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s stance on climate change

Flu outbreak kills 17 people in South Australia as nursing homes go into lockdown

The death toll from influenza outbreaks in South Australia this year has risen to 17, including 13 residents of aged care homes, as an "unprecedented" flu season continues to wreak havoc across the state

Man allegedly drags woman to ute in headlock during attempted Rockhampton abduction


Police have charged a man for allegedly attempting to abduct a young woman in a headlock in Central Queensland overnight, after stopping her outside a hotel to ask for directions

Man arrested for Gold Coast murder over NSW border, faces extradition to Queensland

A man has been arrested over the alleged murder of a Gold Coast man whose body was found in a house on Friday

Police officer stabbed in neck with scissors in Brisbane, alleged offender tasered

A Queensland police officer has been stabbed in the neck with a pair of scissors at a shopping centre in Brisbane's west

Two men, believed to be stepbrothers, critically injured in shooting on NSW property

Two men, who police believe are stepbrothers, have been taken to hospital with critical injuries after a shooting on a remote property in the NSW Hunter region

Four-year-old's call leads police to seven toddlers locked in hot car

According to a police report, officers rushed to the vehicle at a car park in Waldorf in the US state of Maryland to find the children, aged between 2 and 4, who were “scared” and “sweaty”, US television station WJLA reported

Four-year-old's call leads police to seven toddlers locked in hot car

According to a police report, officers rushed to the vehicle at a car park in Waldorf in the US state of Maryland to find the children, aged between 2 and 4, who were “scared” and “sweaty”, US television station WJLA reported

Outback search reveals almost $1m allegedly hidden in car's fuel tank

Police have allegedly found almost $1 million in cash hidden in a driver's fuel tank in the outback New South Wales town of Broken Hill

Police officer accused of using hidden cameras in home, possessing child abuse images

A Canberra Australian Federal Police (AFP) officer and his twin brother are behind bars after police allegedly found a large quantity of child

New $50 note contains typo in word 'responsibility', discovered months after 46 million notes distributed

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has confirmed the existence of a printing error on the new $50 note after a radio station posted a photo on social media sent in by a listener

Man dies in hospital after crashing off Lime scooter in Brisbane

A man involved in a serious electric scooter accident in Brisbane has died in hospital in what is believed to be the first e-scooter fatality in Australia

One man dead after boat sinks near Carnac Island off Perth coast

One man is died and another is in hospital after their boat overturned near Carnac Island south of Perth

'Healthy' teenager among 10 people dead from influenza outbreak in SA this year

Ten people have died from the flu in South Australia already this year, including a teenager as young as 15 who had no pre-existing conditions

Jacinda Ardern reveals her engagement involved security staff, some locals and a dog

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revealed she was surprised when her long-time partner proposed to her over the Easter holidays and has no idea when the wedding will be

Flu cases hit uncharted territory in NSW, but vaccines at the ready

Experts are baffled over an unprecedented start to the flu season, with more than 10,000 people diagnosed in NSW so far this year — almost three times more than the same period last year

ANIC urges politicians to do more to tackle Islamophobia

Australia's Islamic leaders have called on politicians to take a stand against increasing Islamophobia and stop contributing to the problem themselves

Man’s body found in Brisbane unit Suspicious death after party

The death of a man, who was found in a Brisbane unit and taken to hospital where he later died, has been labelled suspicious by Queensland police