Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has apologized to a journalist for mistakenly sending her a message calling her a "mad witch."
Australian officials are looking to increase the export of crocodile products in 2016, after decades of official protection to stop them being hunted to extinction have increased their numbers.
A swimmer suffered wounds to his arms and legs Saturday after he was mauled in a suspected shark attack off Queensland state on Australia's east coast, officials said.
A freight train carrying 200,000 liters of sulphuric acid has derailed in Australia, with a two-kilometer (1.2 miles) exclusion zone around the remote accident site in Queensland in place Monday.
A bushfire which flared on Christmas Day has destroyed more than 100 homes in southern Australia, officials said Saturday, as they warned the losses could have been worse.
MELBOURNE - A bushfire which flared on Christmas Day has destroyed more than 100 homes in southern Australia, officials said Saturday, as they warned the losses could have been worse.
Australian police voiced shock Thursday after discovering an 8-year-old boy locked up in a shed with only a mattress and a bucket at an elaborate underground drug-growing compound.
The Australian government on Wednesday caved in and granted visas to the mother and brother of a dying Pakistani man after being accused of "a callous decision" condemning him to a lonely death.
Australia's federal government formally approved a plan on Tuesday to dredge vast swathes of seabed sediment from an area near the Great Barrier Reef as part of a major coal port expansion, after rejecting arguments by environmentalists that it will hurt the area's fragile ecosystem.
An Australian surfer had a close encounter with a shark off Sydney's Bondi Beach on Tuesday when it jumped onto his board, giving him a huge fright in a near-miss witnessed by lifeguards.