Damaging winds lash NSW's south-east, bringing fresh chaos to Sydney Airport

Cold and damaging winds are buffeting Sydney and the New South Wales southern coastline, just one day after a second cold front wreaked havoc at Sydney Airport

البحرية المغربية تنقذ عشرات المهاجرين في المتوسط


وحدات تابعة للبحرية الملكية المغربية أنقذت 161 مهاجرا غير شرعيا بمياه البحر الأبيض المتوسط

WestConnex M4 tunnels open, but some motorists struggle with new traffic conditions


Motorists have been caught on camera stopping and reversing in the wrong lanes as they head towards the new WestConnex tunnel in Sydney, which opened early this morning

Australia's healthcare industry battling 'devastating' level of waste, nurses and doctors say

Doctors and nurses have spoken out about the "devastating" level of waste being produced within Australia's healthcare industry, with one expert saying it is difficult to get a handle on how big the problem actually is

Five people evacuated after car tears through Canberra home

Five people have been evacuated from a home in Canberra's north after a car tore through a garage wall, across a hallway and into an interior wall.

Western Sydney man allegedly stabbed in head during domestic dispute

A man has been stabbed in a domestic-related incident in Sydney's west, police say

Sydney's M4 tunnels open to first cars

The first major stage of Sydney's WestConnex project will open to traffic more than three years after construction started on the $3.8 billion underground section

Elderly Stockton couple sent their family emails detailing a plan to end their lives


The elderly couple who died in non-suspicious circumstances in Newcastle have been identified

Woman gets 34 years in jail for setting partner on fire

A central Victorian woman has been sentenced to a maximum of 34 years in prison for killing her partner by setting him on fire

WA Police officer Andrew Barber pleads guilty to 'payback' assault on teenage girl at watch house

A police officer has been fined over a "payback" assault on a 16-year-old girl in a cell at the Perth watch house where he pushed her, sat on her and tried to hit her

Woman killed in Katoomba crash was an off-duty award-winning paramedic

The woman killed in a freak accident in the Blue Mountains has been identified as an off-duty, award-winning local paramedic

Singleton crash: Three children among five injured in car and 4WD head on

Three children and two adults have been injured in a head-on crash involving a car and a four-wheel-drive

myGov system goes down; Telstra blames 'traffic' for yesterday's outage

The myGov system is experiencing technical problems — denying people online access to the ATO, Medicare and Centrelink — while Telstra has blamed "unusually large traffic" in NSW for yesterday's payments outage

Gold Coast nursing home residents in limbo, claims wages unpaid for a month

Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles has called for an investigation into the sudden closure of a Gold Coast aged-care facility yesterday after claims the nursing home was stripped and patient records taken

Tree falls on car in the Blue Mountains, leaving one dead and another trapped

ne person, believed to be a woman, has died after a tree collapsed on a car in the Blue Mountains

Three dead after catamaran capsizes in family tragedy near Newcastle

A 16-year-old girl and her 50-year-old father were winched off the capsized catamaran during the rescue, but the girl's 78-year-old grandparents and another unidentified sailor died in the accident

Bus driver killed in Western Highway crash near Horsham after truck trailer detaches

Police have questioned and released a truck driver after a "horror" crash in which a bus driver was killed and dozens of passengers were injured near Horsham in Victoria's west on Thursday morning

Payments at retailers, including Woolworths, hit by Telstra outage; ATMs, EFTPOS affected


Electronic payments at retailers, including Woolworths, as well as many services across the banking system have been hit by a Telstra outage

Embarrassment putting Australian women at risk of cervical cancer, research finds

A nationally representative survey of 1,000 women has found almost a third of women may delay or avoid cervical cancer screening because they find it "awkward", and a quarter because they're "embarrassed"

Sydney Airport passengers evacuated after 'damaged battery' goes up in flames

Hundreds of travellers were forced to leave Sydney Airport's international terminal after a fire - sparked by a damaged lithium battery in a passenger's backpack - filled an area with smoke.