Almost 217 in every 100,000 Australians was behind bars on any one night last year, with the rate rising dramatically over the past decade.
Billy Frost, 29, was working solo off North Stradbroke Island when it was believed he became caught on a rope and pulled under.
Work for the dole rules for indigenous people will be relaxed with the federal government to bring forward concessions that reduce penalties and obligations.
A teenage girl was walking along a road in Brisbane's northwest when a man put his hand over her mouth, dragged her into bushes and assaulted her, police say.
A bushwalker on the NSW-Victoria border who went off the radar for almost a week has told rescuers, who arrived via helicopter, that he wants to keep walking.
Police divers have retrieved the bodies of an elderly woman and her adult son from a car that left a road on NSW's mid north coast and drove into Macleay River.
Adelaide could exceed its highest recorded temperature of 46.1C, toppling an 80-year-old heat record this week, as South Australia suffers extreme conditions.
Tributes have since poured in for the musician, who was due to play his 'dream gig' with Tyga before his death, on social media.
WARNING, DISTRESSING CONTENT: Heartbreaking photos show horse carcasses strewn across a dried-up waterhole.
A 36-year-old aged care worker has been jailed for at least four months after two attacks on an 82-year-old dementia patient on Sydney's northern beaches.
A band that was to perform at a WA nightclub is moving their show elsewhere after the venue's chairman was criticised for trying to enforce a "sexist" uniform.
Sean Christian Price, jailed for life for the murder of Melbourne schoolgirl Masa Vukotic in 2015, is set to appeal his prison sentence.
Western NSW mayors were in Sydney on Wednesday to discuss the Murray-Darling crisis that's seen a number of mass fish death events in recent weeks.
A Melbourne woman accused of crashing into her ex-boyfriend's car, sending it careening through his living room after a break-up, has been granted bail.