Eastern Australia endured severe "off the scale" fire conditions Sunday amid a record-breaking heatwave that sparked dire warnings from authorities.
An Australian senator and outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday he will start a new political party to appeal to disenfranchised conservatives.
Queensland police say former Wallabies backrower Scott Higginbotham has been charged with assaulting police after an incident in Brisbane in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A driver in Western Australia had the best excuse for speeding -- the wind.
Relatives of passengers and crew aboard the missing Malaysian airliner plan to present the Malaysian transport minister in Australia with letters urging that the search resume.
A car ploughed into pedestrians on a popular shopping strip in the heart of Australia's second-largest city on Friday, killing four people including a young child and injuring 20 more.
Humans exterminated an array of weird and wonderful Australian creatures within only 4,000 years of arriving on the continent, according to a study published Friday that shifted blame away from climate change.
Japan and Australia will work together to ensure the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal comes into force, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday, making no mention of strong U.S. opposition.
Australia's heath minister resigned on Friday over a scandal surrounding her travel expenses, a move that could lead to the first reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Cabinet since his government was re-elected six months ago.
Australia's heath minister temporarily stepped down Monday while her travel expense claims are investigated. The scandal surrounding Minister Sussan Ley's expense claims could trigger the first reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Cabinet since his government was reelected six months ago.