Australian researchers are working on fighting out-of-control bushfires with explosives, likening the process of using the sound wave produced by a blast to blowing out a candle.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott came under fire Wednesday for winking when he took a call on air from a distressed pensioner who said she worked on a sex phone line to pay the bills.
Australians call tiny swimming trunks “budgie smugglers,” but the term might have new meaning after customs officials at Sydney's airport said Wednesday that they found 16 wild-bird eggs in the crotch of a passenger's pants.
Formula One great Sir Jack Brabham, who claimed three world drivers' titles and remains the only man to win the championship in a car he built himself, died on Monday, his family said.
Australia said Monday it will spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a new icebreaker ship to bolster its claim over large areas of Antarctica and replace an ageing vessel.
People-smugglers have resorted to slashing prices and offering special deals for boatpeople seeking a new life in Australia, including children traveling for free, as the country's tough asylum-seeker policies hurt their profits, a top official said.
An Australian warship has seized heroin with an estimated street value of AU$132 million (US$123 million) off the coast of Somalia, the defense department said Thursday.
Melbourne is pushing to become one of the first cities in the world to introduce a total ban on smoking in public spaces, officials said Thursday, with anyone wanting a cigarette required to use a designated shelter.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott defended his harsh first budget Wednesday which saw cuts to health, education and welfare payments in a bid to slash the country's massive budget deficit.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised to share the pain in his conservative government's first annual budget aimed at reducing national debt.