A plane heading to Shanghai returned safely to Sydney after an in-flight problem left a gaping hole in the engine casing.
The family of an Australian nurse who was one of the seven people killed in the London Bridge extremist attacks said Tuesday that she died while trying to assist other victims of the van and knife rampage.
Australia has ordered an inquiry into espionage laws and foreign government interference amid growing concerns about Chinese influence in the country's politics, it emerged Tuesday.
Indian mining giant Adani on Tuesday said it will start work on a huge US$16 billion coal project that environmentalists warn will damage Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
A gunman who killed a man and took a woman hostage before dying in a police shootout had been acquitted of plotting a terror attack at a Sydney army base years earlier, police said Tuesday. Three police officers were wounded.
Iron ore mining magnate Andrew Forrest is donating 400 million Australian dollars ($300 million) to charities in what has been described as a new record in Australian philanthropy.
A man who brutally attacked two female backpackers on a remote Australian beach will spend at least 17 years in jail.
Australian police were Wednesday deciding whether to charge Vatican finance chief George Pell over historic sex abuse allegations after receiving final advice from prosecutors.
Qantas chief Alan Joyce, who was hit in the face by a pie in a protest against gay marriage in Australia, said Wednesday he would not be silenced on important social issues.
Australia was set to unveil a "practical" budget Tuesday focused on infrastructure spending and housing affordability with the government "listening" to frustrated voters.