Good Samaritan hit and killed while trying to help dying motorcyclist in Melbourne's east

A woman who tried to help a dying motorcyclist has herself been killed by a passing vehicle, in a tragic double fatality in Melbourne's east

Learner driver program putting refugee and migrant women behind the wheel

teach Australian road rules. (ABC News: Rachel Riga)
A learn-to-drive program in south-east Queensland is empowering refugee and migrant women by tackling the barriers they face in obtaining a driver's licence

Bushfire near Kununurra prompts watch and act warning

Residents in remote WA have spoken of the stress of defending homes as authorities downgrade an emergency warning to watch and act for the Kununurra suburb of Lakeside

Tiger sharks shot and killed where two people were attacked in Queensland's Whitsundays

Three tiger sharks have been shot and killed after being caught in drum lines in the Whitsunday Islands in north Queensland, where two tourists nearly bled to death after being mauled within 24 hours of each other

Government begins banning travel for people with outstanding debt

The government has begun banning people who owe money to federal agencies from travelling overseas in a move to recoup $800 million

'Fake Uber driver' charged with sexual assault of two women in Brisbane

A man accused of posing as an Uber driver and sexually assaulting two women he picked up in Brisbane's nightclub precinct allegedly thanked one of his victims and gave her a bottle of water after attacking her

Out-of-control driverless train deliberately derailed in Devonport, two pedestrians injured

TasRail operators were forced to deliberately derail an out-of-control driverless freight train in Devonport, sending it crashing through a fence with debris hitting two pedestrians

Man charged with animal cruelty over emu hit and run rampage


A man who allegedly used his 4WD to mow down a mob of emus in Victoria's north-west has been charged with several animal cruelty offences

Whitsunday shark attacks 'unprecedented' and 'unusual', prompting warning from authorities

Authorities are urging people not to swim in or around Cid Harbour on Whitsunday Island in north Queensland while they assess the threat, after two near-fatal shark attacks within 24 hours

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's $4.5bn private school funding boost rejected by NSW Government

The New South Wales Government has announced it would not sign up to any school funding model that offered "special deals" for private schools

Ararat man left with permanent brain injury after attack while walking his dog

Police have appealed for information about the incident on July 1, when the 59-year-old man as out walking his dog on Barkly St, Ararat, just before 11:00pm

Emails show Peter Dutton's role in intervening to grant visas to European au pairs

A series of emails has revealed the scramble made by Peter Dutton's office and senior bureaucrats to have two au pairs due to be deported released from Immigration detention

Sydney's Pullman Hotel gas leak: 30 guests treated after pool chemical mix-up

Guests of the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park hotel have been treated for respiratory problems and eye irritations after a gas leak

Prime Minister announces new penalties for fruit tampering 'grubs'

Scott Morrison has described those who have hidden needles in fruit as "cowards" and "grubs", urging people to continuing buying strawberries with care

Dramatic vision depicts battle New South Wales Police face with ice users


The New South Wales police union has released vision illustrating the very and dangerous threat ice users pose to the community. Vision captured by the PolAir helicopter

Queensland police seek counselling after fatal railway shooting

Three police officers are receiving counselling after fatally shooting a 24-year-old man

Man killed after passing crane smashes into his vehicle on busy freeway

A man has been killed after his vehicle was struck by a passing crane on one of Melbourne’s busiest freeways

ANU sexual assault, harassment reports rise in wake of damning survey

The Australian National University has been met with criticism after refusing to provide more information on figures showing a "significant increase" in reports of sexual assault and harassment on campus

Australian house values have fallen $36 billion so far this year

Australia's residential property lost a combined $13 billion in value in the three months to July, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Police shoot knife-wielding man at Brisbane train station

A man reportedly wielding a knife has been shot dead by police at a train station southwest of Brisbane