A surfer sustained teeth wounds to his thigh on Monday in the third shark attack off New South Wales state north of Sydney in a month, police said.
Australia will allow gun owners to hand in illegal firearms without penalty next year as concerns grow over gun crimes involving such weapons. Justice Minister Michael Keenan says police and justice ministers agreed at a meeting Friday to start a nationwide gun amnesty from the middle of 2017.
Up to 18 employees of Australian billionaire James Packer's Crown Resorts are believed to have been detained in China, reports said Saturday.
A Philippine judge dismissed a narcotics trafficking charge against an Australian man after ruling police made up evidence, court documents show, as concerns mount about new President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
A New Zealand tourist was so afraid of an Australian man she met through the dating app Tinder that she fell 14 floors to her death while trying to escape from his apartment balcony, a prosecutor told a court on Monday.
The names of people being investigated for playing "an active role" in the downing of flight MH17 will be confirmed by early 2017, Australia's foreign minister said Sunday as she raised the prospect of a Lockerbie-style prosecution.
An entire Australian state has lost power as a strong storm lashes the region with heavy rain and fierce winds.
Australia's trade minister will lead the country's first business delegation to visit Iran in 14 years after sanctions over Tehran's nuclear program were eased.
"When she was in the picture, it just made everything a little bit easier," Pritpal says of her friend and greatest support, Segen. "She was the first person who could understand."
Australia plans to hold a national vote on Feb. 11 on whether to allow same-sex marriage, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Tuesday, despite critics warning it could unleash homophobia.