One Australian is due to have an extremely merry Christmas, with an eye-watering $80 million Powerball win. Have you checked your ticket?
Theo Hayez's dad Laurent appeared visibly upset and walked out as security guard from a Byron Bay club were questioned. Read more.
The area in South Africa where the Covid Omicron variant originated from has seen a sudden rise in infant hospitalisations. Read more about the alarming data.
Andy Servig, 31, was found dead and two others had to be rescued after a trip rappelling in a canyon went terribly wrong. Read more.
Video from inside the Melbourne store shows a man jostling with a Covid marshall who gets knocked out and shoved down an escalator. Watch the frightening footage.
High-tech coinless trolleys are about to be introduced to Harris Farm markets and could soon be seen in supermarkets across the country. Here's how they work.
Needless to say, people aren't exactly happy with what the driver did on six separate occasions. Find out more.
Conservationists warn that Shell's seismic testing could devastate marine life off South Africa's coast. Find out why.
Victorian parliament has rubber-stamped Greg Mirabella as the country's newest senator.But the Liberal must wait until February 8 to take his seat and replace retired former Senate president Scott Ryan.
A man who accidentally bought two tickets with the same numbers in a lottery draw has scored both jackpots. Find out how he reacted to the news.
Stories of trauma, frightened children and dark days as flames raged around the country have paved the way for a more robust Australian bushfire strategy.Better firefighting capability, including a sovereign aerial fleet, streamlined responses and funding arrangements, and new early fire detection and suppression technology form the basis of 16 recommendations made by a Senate committee.
Western Australia's premier has flagged harsher border controls, less than 24 hours after outlining a grand plan to reconnect with the world.Mark McGowan expects WA to soon tighten its border to South Australia, where 18 new coronavirus cases were detected on Thursday.
Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez was "approaching intoxication", says the security guard who ejected him from a Byron Bay bar before he was never seen again."He seemed like he was losing his co-ordination and balance because he was swaying a little bit," Shannon Mackie told the inquest into the teenager's disappearance on Thursday.
Australian scientists are peering behind closed burrow doors into the secret nocturnal lives of Tasmanian devils by studying their whiskers.Chemical clues and imprints in the endangered marsupial's long, wiry whiskers can reveal what they ate months and even seasons ago, new research led by UNSW Sydney found.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has been criticised for his etiquette during what was an eventful Covid press conference on Thursday. Find out what's been said.
A search of rugged bushland over the disappearance of Victorian campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill has wrapped up after human remains were found earlier this week.Investigators found the remains in bushland near Dargo in the state's high country on Tuesday, after zeroing in on the crime scene on Sunday following 55-year-old Greg Lynn being charged with two counts of murder.
Criminalising coercive control and a fresh inquiry examining the culture of the state's police force are among the recommendations from an exhaustive review into domestic violence in Queensland.A staged approach to the introduction of the new offence of coercive control is recommended to allow first responders and the broader community time to understand and identify controlling behaviour, the report by the Women's Safety and Justice Taskforce says.
The Victorian government has knocked back half a dozen recommendations as part of a long-term infrastructure plan, including an inner-Melbourne traffic congestion tax trial and scrapping the free tram zone.Independent agency Infrastructure Victoria released its updated 30-year plan in August, making 94 recommendations worth about $100 billion.
Australia is contributing to the fight against forced marriage, but can take a greater role in the global battle.That is according to a report from federal parliament's foreign affairs, defence and trade committee which has found told forced and child marriage remains prevalent in Australia.
There are fears the seventh traveller to test positive to the new Omicron Covid variant may have contracted the virus on their flight home to Australia. Read more.
A Queensland businessman who carried out a plan to remove money from his telecommunications business before it was liquidated has been jailed.Richard Sebastian Ludwig was not the mastermind behind the scheme, but that did not excuse his behaviour, Brisbane District Court Judge Nathan Jarro said in handing down his sentence on Thursday.
Oil giant Chevron's Australian arm has been accused of failing to take steps to ensure safety at work after a man was killed using one of their car washes in Melbourne.The 73-year-old Mulgrave man died in November 2019 after an automatic car wash started while he was returning to his car after manually re-entering an access code.
A 68-year-old Brisbane man found guilty of multiple child abuse offences in Southeast Asia has been jailed for five years.Neil Andrew Lyall Robards was picked up by the Australian Federal Police in February 2020 returning to Australia, where officers found his laptop, phone and a USB drive containing child abuse images.
He helped steer the country through the COVID-19 pandemic, and was at one point labelled as the best minister in the world.But after a 20-year career in federal politics, Greg Hunt has announced he will step down from parliament at the next election.