Bushfire destroys wilderness retreat as emergency crews look ahead to hot, windy weather

Fire crews faced difficult conditions on Tuesday night as they continued to battle dozens of blazes across Tasmania, with the public told to stay out of remote areas until after the upcoming long weekend for their own safety

Snake hiding behind Darwin air-conditioning unit likely wanted food

At first, it looked like a large spider was doing a bad job of hiding behind an air-conditioning unit inside a Darwin woman's house

Scoot flight from Gold Coast to Singapore diverted to Sydney after mid-air brawl

A shirtless passenger who sparked a mid-air brawl on a Singapore-bound flight was arrested after the plane made an emergency landing in Sydney

Alice Springs police find man asleep behind wheel in fast-food drive-through

A man who fell asleep behind the wheel at a fast-food drive-through with more than three times the legal blood-alcohol limit was one of almost 200 people caught drink-driving in the Northern Territory in a month

Man charged with murder of Robert Charles Frescon at Kelvin Grove home in Brisbane

A 21-year-old Gold Coast man has been charged with the murder of 33-year-old Robert Charles Frescon at a home in Brisbane's inner-north

Search and rescue operation underway for man who fell into Brisbane River

An air, water and land search and rescue operation is continuing for a 34-year-old man reported missing after falling into the Brisbane River last night

Powerhouse Museum to stay in Ultimo, NSW Opposition promises

Sydney's Powerhouse Museum would remain at its Ultimo home under a Labor plan that also promises a new $500 million museum for the city's west

Codey Herrmann, 20, charged with murder over death of Aiia Maasarwe

Police have charged 20-year-old Codey Herrmann with rape and murder following the death of Arab-Israeli exchange student Aiia Maasarwe, whose body was found near a tram stop in Melbourne's north

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Trudie Adams was only 18 and had been at a dance with her boyfriend at the Newport surf lifesaving club on the evening of 24 June 1978

Evie Amati sentenced to nine years' prison for 7-Eleven axe attack

Evie Amati has been sentenced to nine years in prison for attempted murder after randomly attacking two people at a convenience store with an axe in inner-Sydney

Sydney Airport delays expected, 39 flights cancelled as air traffic controllers call in sick

Sydney Airport passengers can expect long waits tonight with mass delays and 39 flights cancelled due to a sudden staff shortage

Melbourne police arrest man over killing of exchange student Aiia Maasarwe in Bundoora

A 20-year-old man has been arrested over the murder of 21-year-old Aiia Maasarwe, whose body was found near a tram stop in Melbourne's north

Cafe owners shocked after discovering 'pipe' was a snake in their coffee machine

In a case suitable for the 'only in Australia' file, a snake has been found making its home inside a coffee machine

Woman whose body was found near Bundoora's Polaris shopping centre may have been assaulted after tram ride

Police are investigating whether a woman whose body was found near a shopping centre in Melbourne's north had been sexually assaulted after getting off a tram

Malindo Air cabin crew smuggled $21m worth of drugs into Australia, police allege

Police have busted an international drug syndicate that they allege has been using airline cabin crew on board flights from Malaysia to smuggle drugs into Australia over a number of years

BOM forecasts 47C in outback NSW as heatwave sparks ozone gas warning in Sydney's west

Records have tumbled for the hottest January day in several NSW towns as the state endures day two of a severe heatwave

Opal Tower investigation and report confirms 'likely causes' of cracking

The independent investigation into the cracked Opal Tower apartment block confirmed yesterday what most residents were all too aware of: the 36-storey building has significant damage

Firefighters bring blaze under control at Benloch, north-west of Melbourne

Firefighters will work through the night to prevent any flare-ups after bringing a bushfire in central Victoria under control

Temperatures in regional towns top 45C, Sydney's west swelters amid heatwave

New South Wales is set to break temperature records over the next few days, with sweltering temperatures into the mid-40s expected across the state

Shocking video emerges after two women and child 'racially abused' on Melbourne train

Ugly footage has emerged after a woman allegedly verbally abused a mother and child over their religion on a Melbourne train
Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800333000