NSW bushfires spread to Sydney suburb of Turramurra, firefighters in action across the state as windy change moves through

Sydney was dragged into the state's bushfire crisis this afternoon when two emergency warnings were issued in a leafy suburb on the city's North Shore.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our fellow Australians who have suffered loss in the past few days

It is with sadness and concern that we are witnessing the devasting fires in NSW & QLD at the moment. Our thoughts and prayers are with our fellow Australians who have suffered loss in the past few days

Man and Labradoodle fighting for life after Melbourne hit-run

A man and his dog who were waiting at a traffic light in Melbourne's inner-west have both been left for dead after being hit by a driver in a stolen vehicle

Hundreds of schools to be shut down across Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle as New South Wales faces catastrophic bushfire risk

Around 600 schools will be closed across NSW as 'catastrophic' fire conditions threaten highly-populated areas around Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle

Catastrophic bushfire warnings in place for Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter, Illawarra and Shoalhaven

Around 6 million residents across eastern New South Wales are bracing for catastrophic bushfire conditions today, with strong winds, low humidity and high temperatures expected

Queensland fire emergency leaves Brisbane's air quality worse than Beijing

The air quality in Brisbane is currently worse than Beijing as haze from bushfires burning across Queensland and New South Wales blankets the south-east corner

Perth man in stable condition after being shot by WA Police

WA Police are investigating a police shooting in Perth's southern suburbs on Sunday afternoon after an officer shot a man in the arm

Scary' scenes at Sandown 500 after car flips in Toyota 86 event

There were scary scenes at the Sandown 500 with a car flipping in a race before the Supercars.

NSW RFS warns of 'catastrophic' fire danger for Sydney for first time since ratings began

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has warned Tuesday's bushfire risk for the Greater Sydney and Greater Hunter areas is set to be "catastrophic"

Ivan Milat forced to pay for his own cremation

Ivan Milat's dying wish for the state of New South Wales to pay for his funeral has been denied, with his "unceremonious" cremation paid for out of his prison account

Kidnappers 'dragged NSW woman from car'

Two men have dragged a woman out of her parked car in an attempted kidnapping on the Central Coast, NSW Police say

Car dumped after man killed in 'targeted' Melbourne freeway shooting

Victorians have been reassured that a fatal shooting on a Melbourne freeway was not a random attack, after a man's body was found inside a bullet-ridden van

Elderly Adelaide couple who crashed into Victorian dam 'said goodbye' before rescue

An elderly couple from Adelaide's inner-east narrowly escaped tragedy after they were rescued by a good Samaritan and a police officer seconds before their car submerged in a dam

NSW Government told to introduce pill testing, scrap sniffer dogs at festivals

A coroner has recommended pill testing be conducted in NSW, along with the decriminalisation of personal drug use and the scrapping of sniffer dogs at music festivals

People trapped in homes as unprecedented bushfire situation unfolds in NSW

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) says they have received multiple reports of people being trapped in their homes at several locations, as an unprecedented bushfire emergency grips the state

IRAN: Activities by Resistance Units nationwide

During the first week of November 2019, despite suppressive measures by the clerical regime, the Resistance Units hung and posted large banners carrying pictures of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

Man shot multiple times in Penrith, airlifted to hospital

A man has been shot multiple times in a brazen daylight attack in Sydney's west

Robyn Lindholm jailed for 28 years for murder of lover George Templeton

A woman has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for the 2005 murder of her de facto partner George Templeton — the second time she has been jailed for murdering a lover

Underpaid workers remain out of pocket months after employers apologise

A growing list of companies have admitted to underpaying workers, turning themselves in to the Fair Work Ombudsman and issuing mea culpas in the media, but it can be months or years before employees see any of the cash they are owed

NSW Police manhunt after St Peters stabbing leaves one dead, another critical

A suspect wanted over a fatal stabbing at an inner-Sydney construction site was last seen hitching a ride about 6 kilometres from the crime scene