A huge cattle station that pours sediment into the Great Barrier Reef was bought Wednesday by the government as efforts are stepped up to help the World Heritage site bounce back from mass bleaching.
Teenage recruits into the Australian military were forced to rape each other, often as part of brutal initiation practices, a public inquiry into child sex abuse heard Tuesday.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten used his center-left Labor Party's official campaign launch on Sunday to cast July 2 general elections as a referendum on the future of Australia's universal healthcare system.
Workers in Vietnamese abattoirs have been filmed using sledgehammers to bludgeon Australian cattle, activists said Thursday, with livestock exporters vowing prompt action over alleged "brutal treatment" in the multi-million dollar industry.
Three elderly bystanders were wounded Thursday when Australian police opened fire on a man wielding a large carving knife in a busy Sydney shopping center, authorities said.
Three people were killed in floodwaters from a strong storm that pounded Australia's east coast over the weekend, with drenching rains and huge ocean swells forcing some coastal residents to flee their homes and sending a swimming pool sliding into the sea.
CANBERRA, Australia -- Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is trying to fight a perception that his wealth puts him out of touch with ordinary people by releasing a campaign video in which he describes being raised by his father after his mother left when he was 9.
SYDNEY - The east coast of Australia, including Sydney, was battered by a freak storm on Sunday with trees uprooted and thousands left without power.
A woman was fatally mauled by a huge shark -- described by witnesses as larger than their boat -- near the Western Australia city of Perth on Sunday.
A popular Australian television sports show apologized Friday over a joke in which a presenter asked an Asian woman whether she was planning on eating one of her dogs.