The Australian government has said it will reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat.
A refugee football player has returned home to a celebrity welcome in Australia hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted three months after he was detained in Thailand.
A farmer in Australia has set a high bar for wedding proposals ahead of Valentine’s Day by asking the big question in 70-metre high letters carved into a field of wheat.
A Dundee skate park set to close its doors this Sunday is being mourned by skaters as far away as Australia.
Residents in an Australian city have been warned to watch out for crocodiles “in unexpected places” in the wake of unprecedented flooding.
Three of Australia’s largest banks could face prosecution following a year-long investigation into misconduct recommended tougher oversight and better consumer safeguards.
A restaurant named Pablo’s Escoburgers has stoked controversy with a burger that comes with a free line of fake cocaine.
Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in expanses of the tropical north.
Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth feared his only acting job would be a return to Australian soap Home And Away after his career stalled.
A woman from Australia has been bitten by a snake that was lurking in her toilet.
Tens of thousands of Melbourne homes and businesses have lost power as air-conditioners combating temperatures of 44C taxed the power supply.
Archaeologists excavating a burial ground for the new High Speed rail project say they have found the remains of a Royal Navy explorer who led the first circumnavigation of Australia.
A child migrant has told how she was shipped off to Australia and told she had no family – despite her parents and five siblings being alive.
A replica of Captain James Cook’s HMS Endeavour will circumnavigate Australia as part of commemorations of the navigator’s arrival Down Under 250 years ago, prime minister Scott Morrison has announced.
Australian police are looking for at least one attacker who killed an Israeli woman as she was walking on a city street speaking to her sister on the phone.
An Australian state government plans to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of fish died in heatwave conditions.
A snake has been found in garden pool in Queensland, Australia, with 511 parasitic ticks biting into its skin.
Cameron Bancroft hit his first half-century since returning from a nine-month ban to help Perth Scorchers beat Melbourne Stars by six wickets in the Big Bash.
An unfortunate piece of Photoshop editing has given Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison two left feet.
Cheteshwar Pujara’s third hundred of the series was the cornerstone of India’s innings on the opening day of the final Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.