Australia's prime minister said on Tuesday he expects to call a rare early election, with the nation likely to head to the polls in July amid waning popularity for the ruling conservative party.
An Australian couple had a close encounter with one of the most dangerous birds in the world when a giant flightless cassowary wandered into their home, sending them running for cover.
Human rights groups are urging the Australian government to do more to bring down Aboriginal incarceration rates which have almost doubled in 25 years, with indigenous criminals now accounting for a quarter of prisoners.
The father of a Down's syndrome baby at the center of a surrogacy scandal did not abandon him in Thailand and can keep his twin sister despite being a convicted pedophile, a court ruled Thursday.
A small, picturesque Australian village has been listed for sale, attracting interest from China and Singapore, with its new buyer set to own dozens of homes, a lake full of fish and 35 Highland cattle.
An Australian state has ordered a review of how radicalized prisoners are managed after a teenage inmate reportedly carved an Islamic State motto on his army veteran cellmate's forehead, officials said Sunday.
They are the international travelers who come to Australia each year to rest and feast, but migratory birds face a perilous journey, officials said Friday as they launched a plan to help protect them.
A bishop in charge during one of Australia's darkest periods of child abuse by Catholic clergy died Monday, depriving an inquiry of further evidence from a man once closely linked to Vatican finance chief George Pell.
Australia opposes Donald Trump's suggestion that Japan and South Korea should develop nuclear weapons since this would "add considerably" to the risk of regional conflict, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Sunday.
Australian movie star Hugh Jackman helped save children from dangerous surf at Sydney's famed Bondi Beach, video on local media showed Sunday.