An Australian state lawmaker accused of sending raunchy pictures of himself to a woman stepped down as the head of an ethics committee on Tuesday, apologizing to his family and dubbing the scandal indefensible.
Global media mogul Rupert Murdoch has waded into Australia's election race, calling a key ruling party platform unaffordable and drawing accusations from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd that he was trying to oust his struggling government.
Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart has offered to end a messy legal battle with two of her children for control of a multi-billion dollar family trust by appointing a co-trustee, reports said Monday.
A 2-year-old Australian boy has been mauled to death at his grandmother's house in a savage attack by a mastiff cross dog, sparking a vow to review dangerous dog laws.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Sunday named Sept. 7 as election day, hoping to complete a stunning political comeback with victory for his Labor Party three years after it ousted him.
Australia said Friday its budget deficit has blown out to AU$30 billion and revenues are shrinking, as it unveiled a pre-election mini-budget that includes a controversial plan to tax bank deposits.
A Chinese billionaire has revealed plans for a AU$4.2 billion (US$3.7 billion) tropical resort and casino in Australia which he says will be a “man-made wonder of the world.”
An Australian mining firm was convicted Friday of desecrating a sacred outback Aboriginal site in the first ruling of its kind aimed at protecting one of the world's oldest surviving cultures.
The first asylum-seekers to be sent to Papua New Guinea under Australia's new hard-line refugee policy arrived in the impoverished Pacific nation Thursday, with Canberra declaring people-smugglers no longer had a product to sell.
Australia will hike tobacco taxes by 12.5 percent per year over the next four years to boost its coffers and build on its plain packaging campaign against smoking, the government said Thursday.