Environment Minister Greg Hunt has announced that an aeroplane will be used to monitor the Japanese whaling hunt in Antarctica.
A search is underway to find a young boy swept away by a current near Georges River in Sydney's south this afternoon.
A 64-year-old man has died while diving at Point Peron in Perth's south.
A man believed to be linked to a serious assault which left a 38-year-old man with serious head injuries is talking to detectives.
Six miniature horses have been slaughtered in their stables in an attack at a property on the Fleurieu Peninsula, south of Adelaide.
Six miniature show horses have been hacked to death at a Clayton Bay stable, south of Adelaide.
NSW paramedics are urging people to stay cool and hydrated and watch out for symptoms of heat exhaustion as temperatures rise.
A five-year-old boy missing in southern Sydney was last seen in the water, police say.
Police say a shooting victim had no reason to be at the Sydney site where he was attacked, leading investigators to believe the incident was targeted.
A man has been shot in the leg in what police believe is a targeted attack in Sydney's south-west.
A series of back-to-back bombings as troops were raiding a hideout of suspected al-Qaeda-linked insurgents has left 24 dead in Iraq.