Man dies after being run over while asleep at a camping ground in southern New South Wales

Police are urging campers to be vigilant after a man was killed when he was run over by his unattended vehicle at Wattletree Beach camping ground at Barooga in southern New South Wales

Queenslanders in state's far north urged to factor tropical cyclone threat into New Year's Day plans

The new year may bring a tropical cyclone to Far North Queensland, with locals encouraged to plan ahead for the possibility of a destructive storm

Man dies after taking 'unknown substance' at Lost Paradise music festival

A man is dead and two people are in hospital after taking an unknown substance at the Lost Paradise music festival, west of Gosford

NSW Government to crack down on dodgy building certifiers following Opal Tower saga

The NSW Government has announced a crackdown on dodgy building certifiers as it tries to manage the fallout from Sydney's Opal Tower fiasco

Teenager shot by police in Brisbane after wielding knives and 'threatening officers'

A 16-year-old boy has been shot by police and is recovering in hospital after he allegedly threatened officers with knives during a confrontation on Brisbane's southside

Police arrest Chilean 'tourists' allegedly running luxury goods burglary syndicate in Australia

Police have arrested eight people alleged to be part of an international organised crime gang accused of stealing more than $1.2 million of luxury goods from homes and shopping centres across Sydney and Melbourne

Boy, 7, travelling with truck driver dad dies in Darling Downs highway collision

A seven-year-old boy has died after the truck his father was driving crashed into another truck and burst into flames

Deaths in Duncraig and Clarkson house fights see two men charged with murder

Two fights in separate houses in Perth's suburbs in the two days after Christmas Day have resulted in two men being charged with murder by police

NSW Police investigate video of officer appearing to tell driver 'go back to China' during traffic stop

New South Wales Police are investigating a video that appears to show an officer telling a driver to "go back to China" before shoving him on Christmas Day

Sydney Opal Tower crack photos emerge as NSW Government launches investigation

The NSW Government has ordered a "comprehensive investigation" into the structural integrity of Sydney's Opal Tower after a severe crack in the 34-storey apartment building forced a mass evacuation on Christmas Eve

Bonnyrigg man who shot stepmother in head with nail gun on Christmas Day charged with attempted murder

A man has been charged with attempted murder after shooting his stepmother several times with a nail gun during a family Christmas dinner in south-west Sydney

Drone operator stops Christmas Day bushfire waterbombing on Bruny

Aircraft waterbombing a Christmas Day bushfire in Tasmania had to be called off due to a drone flying in the area

Grafton man shot by police after allegedly lunging at them with knife

A man is undergoing surgery after being shot by police in northern New South Wales when he reportedly lunged at officers with a knife

Australians lose more than $200 million a year by paying with cards over cash

It's that time of the year when Australians feel the need to splurge

As many of us head to the shops in search of bargains, what we're not thinking about are those extra fees that we may incur by using our debit or credit cards at the checkout

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

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