Authorities have widened a search for the bodies of a couple presumed dead in a light plane crash off Brisbane.
A man who allegedly harassed women at Sydney's Bondi Beach has been arrested in the ocean after a two-hour stand-off with police.
China has put on lockdown two cities at the epicentre of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 people and infected nearly 600, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic.
Fear are growing for the safety of a miner who went missing after an earth collapse at Tasmania's Henty Gold Mine early on Thursday morning.
A Brisbane husband and wife onboard a light plane that crashed into water at high speed would not have been able to survive the impact.
Three United States firefighters have died in a fireball after their aerial water tanker crashed while battling blazes in southern NSW.
Global health authorities fear the transmission rate of coronavirus will accelerate as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel at home and abroad during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday.
The United States is moving to add more countries to its travel ban list, US President Donald Trump says.
A US woman arrested on suspicion of killing her three young children told investigators that she suffocated her son and two daughters with her hands, police say.
Older Australians are waiting longer to enter residential aged care, with most waiting about five months after being approved for a spot by a health professional.