The largest study on the DNA of indigenous Australians confirms Aboriginal people were here tens of thousands of years before European colonisation.
WA senator Rod Culleton has again denied owing large sums of money after this week's latest bizarre public incident - a scuffle outside a Perth court.
Two more women have come forward to police saying they were sexually assaulted at Tasmania's Falls Festival.
The social services minister has defended Centrelink's 'polite' debt letters generated by a new automated system amid criticism some welfare recipients have been hounded over false debts.
SYDNEY – [AAP] A body, believed to be that of an 80-year-old man missing after failing to return from a fishing trip, has been found in a creek on the NSW south coast. The body was found just after 8am... Read More →
Notorious triple murderer John Walsh has allegedly struck again at the age of 77, accused of fatally bashing his cellmate with a sandwich press at a Sydney prison.
Gold Coast police are interviewing two teenage boys over a coward punch that's left a young man with serious head injuries.
The number of scams flooding Australia can't be overestimated and the sophisticated scammers keep changing their modus operandi, the consumer watchdog says.
Andi Yu SYDNEY [AAP] Two Iranian refugees on Manus Island were reportedly bashed by a group of PNG police and immigration officials on New Year’s Eve and are now in custody without charge or medical attention. The Refugee Action Coalition... Read More →
Rachael Burnett & Kaitlyn Offer BRISBANE [AAP] A man has died while riding a bike in Darwin, being struck by a car which then drove off. The 46-year-old was hit by a blue Toyota Aurion on Winnellie Road in Winnellie... Read More →
Falls Festival, Lorne organisers have blamed the terrifying crowd crush on a 'confluence of events', but say the exact cause is still being investigated.
MELBOURNE [AAP] Juvenile offenders at a Victorian maximum security adult prison will be considering their options after the government rebranded the unit they were in to a youth justice facility. On Thursday the state government beat a court defined deadline... Read More →
Belinda Tasker SYDNEY [AAP] Taking fish oil supplements during pregnancy can help mums reduce their child’s chances of developing asthma during the first five years of life, medical researchers have discovered. A study of 695 newborns in Denmark found that... Read More →
SYDNEY [AAP] Overseas travellers, backpackers and pensioners stand to be hit by a raft of legislative changes coming into force on New Year’s Day. Under changes to scores of federal and state laws on January 1, working holidaymakers will have... Read More →
Fifteen men have been arrested and about $360 million in cocaine seized in NSW and Tahiti after police broke up a major drug trafficking ring.
Australian voters tend to accept difference and change better than the politicians they voted for, judging by a recent report released by the Australian National University.
SYDNEY [AAP] The Turnbull government has suffered a five per cent swing against it in Queensland in the six months since the election, the latest Newspoll shows. A demographic analysis of Newspoll surveys taken for The Australian in the December... Read More →
Helen Velissaris & Rachael Burnett Melbourne [AAP] Adelaide has had its hottest Christmas Day for more than 71 years, becoming the hottest state capital in the country. The temperature climbed to 40.7C at 3pm in the South Australian capital, the... Read More →
Sarah McPhee SYDNEY [AAP] Stockings may have been stuffed to the brim on Christmas Day, but not all Australians are chuffed by their haul, with $620 million in gifts unwanted. Almost three quarters of people are estimated to have received... Read More →
Lisa Martin CANBERRA [AAP] Australia is on track to miss its 2030 carbon pollution reduction target, with official data released ahead of the Christmas break showing emissions are still rising. The federal government on Thursday made public the official quarterly... Read More →