Five people lose Australian citizenship over Islamic State involvement

Australia has stripped five people of their citizenship due to involvement with Islamic State and "serious terrorist-related activity", Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says

Earthquake tremors felt in WA and SA

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake has struck in the south of Western Australia at Norseman, in the Goldfields-Esperance area

Boy charged for NSW assault on woman, 78


A boy has been charged with assaulting a 78-year-old woman during a bag snatch in NSW's Southern Highlands

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller APM is taking a new approach to youth engagement, today


launching  a  strategy  to  connect  disengaged  youth  to  employment  opportunitiesand  support services 


Homemade 'napalm' allegedly found by police at Hobart property, but no law broken

A quantity of homemade napalm was allegedly among the items confiscated from the Hobart home of a man arrested and released without charge, the ABC can reveal

Police in Wonthaggi accused of excessive force as man placed in coma after dramatic arrest

A dramatic arrest in the main street of a Victorian town that left a man with such serious injuries he was placed in an induced coma is now the subject of an internal police investigation.

Australia's population hit 25 million, newest resident likely to be young, female and Chinese

Australia's population has hit the 25 million mark according to projections from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), a milestone reached in record time as net migration continues to outpace births

Households at 'tipping point', with more Australians struggling to pay living costs

As living expenses rise but wage growth remains subdued, Australians are increasingly needing to overspend and dip into their savings

Man drank up to 40 cans of alcohol before Shepparton crash that killed his son, court hears

The 35-year-old man, from Kialla in north-east Victoria, has been charged with culpable driving and dangerous driving causing death following the crash in Shepparton on the weekend

Meteor streaking across the sky over NSW, Victoria captured by dashcam


Hundreds of people across New South Wales and Victoria have reported seeing a large meteor streak across the sky

man survives plunging off cliff into Blue Lake by being thrown out window


An open window has saved a man who was inside a car that plunged into Mount Gambier's volcanic Blue Lake late last night, police say

Two injured after car crashes into Miranda netball court

A 73-year-old woman was trying to park her car at a netball complex in Sydney's south when it crashed into two spectators, leaving one of them critically injured, authorities say

Canberra school explosion: Early evidence points to gas canister explosion

Police are pointing to a leaking gas canister as the potential cause of a freak explosion which killed a Canberra father in the car park of his child's school

Father killed baby while mother was at work, jury finds


Related Story: Father shook baby Alanah to death while mother was at work, court told

Car explosion kills 50-year-old man at Canberra primary school

The father of a student at St Clare of Assisi Primary School in Canberra has died after a vehicle explosion in the car park of the school

Woman, 86, with dementia is signed up to energy account and issued $2,500 power bill

A Melbourne nursing home resident with early-stage dementia has been signed up to an energy account and issued bills of more than $2,500, in what the energy ombudsman has described as a "concerning" case

ANZ cuts variable home loan rate for new customers as competition heats up

ANZ has become the first big lender to cut its variable home loan rate for new customers, as the banks slug it out for business in a tightening market

Officers injured as 'stolen Mercedes' rams into police car

Another police officer was injured and four police vehicles damaged in the incident, which happened just after 5.30pm in Sydney

Coles backs down on plastic bag ban, will hand out thicker bags as customers 'need more time'


Coles will continue handing out plastic bags for free in its stores indefinitely, bowing to customer pressure and saying shoppers "need more time to make the transition to reusable bags"

Black and Gold frozen vegetables recalled over listeria fears

A recall has been issued for frozen vegetables across three states that may be contaminated with potentially deadly listeria bacteria