An elderly man is missing, feared to have gone overboard from a cruise ship that was due to dock in Sydney on Tuesday morning.
A mother accused of dumping her newborn baby boy down a drain has reportedly been allowed to name him.
Around the country the painful process of showing people the door unfolded.
Melbourne has been named the best city in Australia to study in and second best in the world, ahead of London, New York and Hong Kong.
A woman has fallen off a Blue Mountains cliff in front of her friends after climbing over a railing.
A 14-year-old Islamic State supporter yelled abuse at Christian school students and flew the terrorist group's flag through western Sydney just two days before his family were targeted in sweeping counter-terrorism raids.
Tevita Kuridrani's breakout season is over as the Wallabies prepare for an aerial bombardment from England.
Australia have been hit with another injury scare with Steve Smith joining Michael Clarke in the casualty ward 10 days before the first Test against India.
A senior Melbourne ABC journalist has criticised cuts to the national broadcaster saying they had ignored "the elephant in the room" - the ABC's loss-making ABC News 24.
ONE of Australia's most successful breeding zoos is raising three tiny marmosets after monkey mum Lulu gave birth ...
The mother of five young children has made a heart-felt plea.
You thought roos like boxing? Think twice.
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Following the tragic death of 19-year-old Georgina Bartter from a suspected overdose at a music festival in Sydney ...
CASELLA Family Brands is set to take over Peter Lehmann Wines.
A FIRE has destroyed a shed and caused the evacuation of a street in West Griffith.