Major rain event won't be enough to break Australia's drought


Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for multiple states ahead of a major rain event already reaching communities across the country

Victoria Police investigated after man dies in custody


A man has died after being arrested and pepper sprayed by Victoria Police
Officers were called to reports of an assault at Wantirna, in Melbourne's east

Fears for water quality as NSW prepare for much needed rain

Bushfire-ravaged communities are preparing ahead of forecast heavy rainfalls that authorities fear could impact water quality and cause landslips and flooding in some parts of NSW

Hundreds of millions of PCs at risk from attacks


Hundreds of millions of PCs are now vulnerable to dangerous malware and attacks after Microsoft removed support for Windows 7 overnight

Thousands of camels killed in mass cull in South Australia


Thousands of camels have been shot as part of a cull in a remote part of South Australia

Lucky escape as SUV plunges several metres onto walkway at Bondi Beach

A car has fallen several metres and landed on its roof after flipping over a railing onto a walkway at Sydney's Bondi Beach

Half a million dollar reward for information on suspected murder of Steven 'Feno' Fenwick

A $500,000 reward has been announced for information on the disappearance and suspected murder of a man near Newcastle last year

Big water-bombing aircraft en route to Australia to fight fires delayed by international disasters


The arrival from the United States of the first two of four air tankers promised by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help with national firefighting efforts has been delayed by tornadoes in Alabama and an erupting volcano in the Philippines

WA prison escapee charged with starting $5 million primary school fire

A woman has been charged with causing a multi-million-dollar fire at the Broome Primary School

Sharp 26-cent petrol price hike for Sydney motorists

Average unleaded petrol prices in Sydney rose by more than 26 cents a litre over the past seven days, with expectations for even higher prices by the middle of the week

Outback nurse was raped and murdered because of 'a catalogue of blunders', inquest hears


A coronial inquest into the rape and murder of South Australian outback nurse Gayle Woodford has heard "a catalogue of blunders" allowed her killer to "slip through the cracks"

NSW man accused of stealing fire-fighting equipment


A man has been charged after allegedly stealing fire-fighting equipment and a National Parks and Wildlife Service uniform in the NSW Blue Mountains

Two men dead after light aircraft crashes on NSW Far North Coast


Two men have died after their single-engine aircraft crashed in dense bushland north-west of Casino yesterday afternoon

Elderly woman killed by car in Sydney's north-west

An elderly woman has died after she was hit by a car while crossing a road in Sydney's north-west overnight

Elderly woman killed by car in Sydney's north-west


An elderly woman has died after she was hit by a car while crossing a road in Sydney's north-west overnight

Australians still hold much wealth in cash, but the Reserve Bank says there must be a limit

The theory that the real motive behind the Federal Government's proposed cash ban is to create an Orwellian state that gives banks greater control over people's money — and authorities greater control over people's behaviour during recessions  is "far-fetched", according to the Reserve Bank

Jacinda Ardern's south-east Queensland holiday a boost for post-bushfire tourism, experts say


A surprise visit from New Zealand's Prime Minister to south-east Queensland could help the industry recover from a post-bushfire lull, tourism experts have said

When NT rainfall records shattered across the Top End, one local community lapped it up


Torrential rain was greeted like an old friend in Northern Territory communities this weekend after a tropical weather system induced record-breaking deluges across the Top End

Victorian firefighter dies near Omeo as Australia's fires crisis continues


A Victorian firefighter has died while working on a blaze near Omeo.

Rain brings reprieve in Victoria but storms pose 'dangerous' flood threat

Rain in parts of Victoria has given firefighters a reprieve from horror conditions, but forecast storms are now threatening to cause "exceptionally dangerous" flash flooding in fire-affected areas next week, authorities say