Up to 11,000 Australian dental patients were urged to see their doctors Thursday over fears they may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis due to hygiene breaches at clinics in Sydney.
The world's top pharmaceutical companies Wednesday told an Australian parliamentary hearing they were compliant with local and international laws, despite claims they are charging higher prices to minimize tax.
The first openly gay U.S. ambassador to Australia said on Tuesday he was confident that the "great debate" among Australians on whether to allow gay marriages would result in the best outcome for the country.
An American tourist who vanished from northern Australia five years ago, with his kayak found submerged near a beach, has been discovered alive by police investigating a burglary.
SYDNEY--The Australian mother-in-law of a notorious Islamic State group fighter said Monday she was "devastated" that police had refused to help bring her five grandchildren home from Syria.
Australia said Wednesday it will join the new Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member, contributing AU$930 million (US$719 million) in paid-in capital over five years.
Australia's top official on indigenous issues on Tuesday said crocodile safaris should be used to help fund impoverished Aboriginal communities, but the prospect of big game hunters was downplayed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Australian supermarket giant Woolworths said Wednesday its chief executive will quit and 1,200 jobs faced the axe after months of disappointing sales.
Australia on Monday told Indonesia to better secure its borders in a stinging rebuke after Jakarta demanded answers to allegations Canberra paid to turn back a boat of asylum seekers.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused again Sunday to deny allegations an official paid thousands of Australian dollars to turn back a boatload of asylum-seekers, despite calls from Indonesia for answers.
Australia's prime minister on Friday sidestepped charges that officials from his country paid the crew of a boat carrying 65 migrants to return to Indonesian waters, but said Australia had to be creative to stop the flow of boats carrying asylum seekers to its shores.
The Islamic State group has "global ambitions" and more must be done to tackle its use of social media for recruitment, representatives of governments and technology giants heard in Australia Thursday.
The captain and crew of a boat carrying 65 asylum-seekers say Australian authorities paid them thousands of dollars to turn around and return to Indonesian waters, police said Wednesday.
Nineteen people were hurt after a pickup truck smashed into a cafe in northern Australia on Tuesday, sparking a fire that engulfed the building, police said.