Residents in far north Queensland are starting to leave as ex-tropical cyclone Owen threatens to re-form into a category three system.
Unprecedented back-to-back bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef has changed the physiology of tougher coral, making them more resilient to future stress, new research suggests.
A woman has been taken to hospital in remote Queensland after being impaled by a catfish.
Scott Morrison's first meeting with the state premiers and territory leaders since becoming prime minister will revolve around population policy.
A young pilot who died in a plane crash in rugged Tasmanian wilderness was a much-loved member of the island state's flying community.
A shattered Australia, reeling from a dramatic 31-run loss to India at Adelaide Oval that puts them at major risk of an unprecedented Test series defeat, are confident the day-five fight is a sign of greater things to come.
Murderers and sex offenders could slip into the country if sick refugees are more easily able to seek medical treatment in Australia, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has warned.
Winger Kyle Feldt has accepted a friendly wager with North Queensland recruit Nene Macdonald to see who will score the most NRL tries after revealing the Cowboys will gamble on a new "off the cuff" attack in 2019.
The national curriculum needs to be decluttered and simplified to help Australian students excel, the federal education minister says.
Workers from 117 fields will be eligible to move to the Northern Territory under a new skilled migration agreement between the federal and Territory governments.
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