Two children found dead at Madeley home in Perth, mother under arrest

Two young girls have been found dead at a home in Madeley, in Perth's northern suburbs, and their mother has been arrested in connection with their deaths

RFS issue emergency warning for bushfire burning near Darawank

An emergency warning has been issued for a bushfire in the town of Darawank, north of Forster-Tuncurry on the NSW north coast

NSW Police officer charged with assault after allegedly hitting 16yo with baton multiple times

A Byron Bay police officer who allegedly tasered a teenage boy before repeatedly bashing him with a baton has been charged with assault

Police arrest two men over disappearance of Bingara man Darren Royce Willis

Two men have been arrested over the disappearance and suspected murder of a New South Wales man who has been missing for almost a decade

St Kevin's College principal condemns 'foolish' students after sexist chant repeated in public

An all-boys school in Melbourne has admitted cultural problems at the college are "more widespread than we understood", as more footage emerges of students performing sexist chants in public

Popular Sydney nightspot Café del Mar to shut for 24 hours after serving alcohol to underage teenagers

A popular Sydney nightspot will be forced to close its doors for 24 hours after it was caught on camera serving alcohol to minors

'The rent just keeps dropping': How Matt's Sydney property dreams fell apart

The two men both invested in newly built apartments via the same Sydney-based property research and investment firm

Emergency services free teenager from under train at Edwardstown

A teenager is in a serious but stable condition after being hit by a train at Edwardstown in Adelaide's south-west

Fake online reviews hurting Australian businesses and consumers

Are you one of the many Australians who check their smart phone within
minutes of waking up, or is it the last thing you do before bedtime?

NSW police strip-search data shows lowest drug prosecution rate in seven years

More than two-thirds of strip searches carried out by NSW police fail to find any illicit drugs, according to data obtained by the ABC

Police searching for dog and owner after boy, 11, bitten in Diamond Creek

An 11-year-old boy is reportedly in hospital and after being mauled by a dog while walking with his mother in Melbourne

Australia's house prices boom, lifting $20,000 in three months

Australia's housing market has made a rapid turnaround, with prices in Sydney jumping almost $50,000 in just three months after the steepest downturn since the 1980s

NSW doctor charged with sexually assaulting male patient

A NSW doctor has been charged with sexually assaulting a patient at a medical practice near Wollongong

Two staff from Melbourne's injection centre arrested in relation to trafficking offences

Two staff at a medically supervised injection centre in Melbourne were among eight people arrested today for alleged drug trafficking

Sudden stratospheric warming is the unusual climate variation affecting ozone, heat and wind

We just had the smallest ozone hole since 1982, the drought is dragging on and the fire danger is forecast to be up. What connects all these events? Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW)

Peregian Beach bushfire under control on Queensland's Sunshine Coast after homes evacuated

A bushfire that was threatening homes at Peregian on Queensland's Sunshine Coast has been brought under control, with firefighters surrounding the blaze to keep it contained

Teen girl 'humiliated' after errant police strip search at Splendour in the Grass, inquiry told

A teenage girl who was forced to strip and squat in front of police after a false detection by a sniffer dog told an inquiry she "could not stop crying"

NSW Government confirms seven new Sydney train stations for Metro West project

Seven stops planned for Sydney's new Metro West train from the CBD to the western suburbs have been confirmed

Majority of off-the-plan apartments worth less than purchase price, data shows

Shaky confidence in the capital city apartment market is hitting off-the-plan buyers hard, with a significant rise in the number of newly constructed units now worth less at completion than the price they were originally purchased for

Gold Coast a hotspot for illegal hooning spurred on by car races, senior police warn

After an unmarked police car was pelted with bottles by people gathered at an industrial estate on Friday night, a senior policeman and a Gold Coast MP have voiced concerns about the increasing problem of illegal hooning