A controversial India-backed AU$21.7 billion (US$16 billion) giant coal project near Australia's Great Barrier Reef is set to start construction by the middle of next year, the miner said Tuesday.
"Bad boy" pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli, who raised the cost of an HIV drug by 5,000 percent, has mocked a group of Sydney school students who recreated the life-saving medicine on the cheap.
Australia has enacted a law that will allow officials to keep convicted terrorists in prison after they have served their sentences, the prime minister said on Friday.
Australia's government struck a deal with a minor party on Thursday on a tax rate aimed at encouraging foreign travelers to pick fruit on the nation's farms.
Rowdy protesters demonstrating against Australia's treatment of asylum seekers disrupted Parliament on Wednesday, some gluing their hands to a railing before security officers finally wrested them out.
This undated photo shows Pygmy marmosets at the Symbio Wildlife Park in Sydney. Two men were charged Monday, Nov. 28 with stealing the rare pygmy marmosets from an Australian wildlife park as a baby was reunited with her mum and the hunt continued to find dad.
Six people have died and five remained on life support after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia's second-largest city, officials said Sunday.
Australia is attempting to extradite from Turkey a man suspected of being a high-profile Australian recruiter for the Islamic State movement, the government said on Saturday.
An unprecedented "thunderstorm asthma" event has left four people dead and three fighting for their lives in Australia, with authorities Thursday scrambling to review their procedures after emergency services were overwhelmed.
A bystander dressed only in underpants helped police arrest an unlicensed driver who allegedly crashed a car into an Australian takeout restaurant on Thursday then fled.