Aboriginal people lived in Australia up to 18,000 years earlier than once thought, when now-extinctgiant kangaroos and wombats roamed the land.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has revealed he was advised against establishing the new counter-terrorism department unveiled by Malcolm Turnbull.
An Adelaide man who strangled his partner amid a background of longstanding drug abuse, domestic violence and mental health issues has been jailed for at least 20 years for murder.
Indigenous community organisations will receive $25 million in federal funds to help combat domestic violence, Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion says.
A 16-year-old girl is under police investigation for setting off suspected capsicum spray inside a Townsville home, hospitalising a family of seven.
Tasmania's Cradle Mountain could become the "MONA of the state's north" after work on a $160 million facelift was approved despite the concerns of conservationists.
One of the Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting of Australian spiritual adviser Justine Damond has described hearing a loud sound that startled him just before his partner fired the fatal shot.
More than 80kg of illicit drugs in hundreds of packets sent through the post have been seized in a nation-wide crackdown.
NSW Police have postponed their search for the buried remains of a newborn baby suspected of being murdered up to a decade ago.
More than a thousand cases of unstoppable "super-superbug" bacteria have been found in Australia in the past year, with experts warning more are on the way.