Surveillance aircraft scoured a remote and stormy section of the Indian Ocean on Thursday for a pair of floating objects that Australia and Malaysia guardedly called a “credible” lead in the 12-day-old hunt for a missing passenger jet.
Australia has no plans to change its flag, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said, adding there is little public appetite for removing the British Union Jack from the national symbol.
The cameraman who witnessed the death of Australian “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin on Monday revealed a stingray stabbed at him “hundreds of times” and his final words were “I'm dying.”
Australia has endured another “angry summer” with more than 150 temperature records smashed, a new report said Monday, with a warning that heatwaves and sweltering conditions will only get worse.
Stranded by floods and lost, a German backpacker survived for about two weeks in Australia's inhospitable Outback on a diet of insects, police said Friday.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was accused Wednesday of mounting “a massive assault on the environment” after he warned too much Australian forestry was closed to logging and there were enough national parks.
Australia will suffer more days of extreme heat and a longer bushfire season as greenhouse gases force temperatures to continue rising, a new report warned Tuesday.
A huge snake has won a life and death battle against a crocodile in Australia, swallowing the animal whole after a lengthy struggle before amazed onlookers.
A new weekly newspaper launched in Australia on Saturday, bucking the trend of closures and the focus on digital with the editor saying demand remained for quality journalism.
Australia on Friday said it will buy eight Poseidon aircraft for AU$4 billion (US$3.6 billion), which will form the core of its surveillance and maritime strike capacity for decades to come.