The Turnbull government is at risk of losing a third minister in just two months. Human Services Minister Stuart Robert is being investigated over a private trip to China.
Evacuation sirens have sounded at schools across the country in the latest round of hoax bomb threats.
The high court has thrown out a challenge to the Australian government's policy of offshore immigration detection.
A teenage driver is in custody accused of running down a pedestrian at high speed then fleeing the scene.
Police have arrested an alleged drug trafficking kingpin, as part of a series of co-ordinated raids in Melbourne.
The murder trial of Roger Rogerson, accused of killing Jamie Gao is set to begin in Sydney.
A Queensland police officer is facing court, charged with the murder of his baby son.
Leonardo DiCaprio has met Pope Francis at the Vatican.
The WHO has set up an emergency team to investigate the spread of the Ziko virus.
Former army chief David Morrison has being named Australian of the Year for his tough stance against sexism and his commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion.