Residents in far north Queensland are starting to leave as ex-tropical cyclone Owen threatens to re-form into a category three system.
Two people involved in a 16-hour overnight armed siege at a home in Launceston have been charged by police.
Unprecedented back-to-back bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef has changed the physiology of tougher coral, making them more resilient to future stress, new research suggests.
Aussie scientists have made a poo breakthrough that should help people battling chronic gut disease.
A woman has been taken to hospital in remote Queensland after being impaled by a catfish.
The terrorism threat facing Australia is unlikely to subside anytime soon, according to Victoria Police's top counter-terrorism officer.
Scott Morrison's first meeting with the state premiers and territory leaders since becoming prime minister will revolve around population policy.
A young pilot who died in a plane crash in rugged Tasmanian wilderness was a much-loved member of the island state's flying community.
A shattered Australia, reeling from a dramatic 31-run loss to India at Adelaide Oval that puts them at major risk of an unprecedented Test series defeat, are confident the day-five fight is a sign of...
Murderers and sex offenders could slip into the country if sick refugees are more easily able to seek medical treatment in Australia, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has warned.