Australian of the Year Grace Tame is feeling humbled and empowered as she prepares to help educate the nation on child sexual assault in a bid to stamp it out.
Two homes are among the structures destroyed by a bushfire that burned uncontrolled in the hills southeast of Adelaide.
Australia has put a stop to the New Zealand travel bubble for 72 hours after a South African variant of COVID-19 was detected in a woman after 14 days of isolation.
A cool change has ushered in relief for Melburnians after an extended heatwave but the warm weather will linger in Sydney and across NSW.
WHAT HAS BEEN APPROVED?The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been approved after meeting stringent safety, efficacy and quality standards.
Arrests are being considered after police raids in Brisbane and the Gold Coast following a tip from German police who busted the world's largest illegal online marketplace.
A driver has crashed into a tree and died in Melbourne after allegedly failing to stop for police.
If you had told Sophie Westlake this time last year that she would soon create a disinfectant to battle a virus causing a global pandemic, she would have "keeled over in laughter".
Larry King, the suspender-wearing broadcaster whose interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary people helped define American conversation for decades, has died aged 87.
A lucky Michigan lottery player holds the winning ticket for a jackpot of more than $US1 billion, the third-largest lottery prize in US history.