A lawyer for the most senior Vatican official charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis has told an Australian court that Cardinal George Pell could have been targeted with false accusations to punish him for the crimes of other clerics.
An official says a shark mauled a surfer off the southwest Australian coast, inflicting serious injuries to both legs.
An Australian army general who led a secretive military operation to stop asylum seekers from coming to Australia by boat has been named the country's next defense force chief.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is saying there is "some tension" in relations with Beijing, following accusations of Chinese meddling in the country's politics and concerns over China's influence in the South Pacific.
An Australian accountant has been sentenced to 15 months of rehabilitation for drug offenses on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali.
Going surfing with Mick Fanning made Chad le Clos a little nervous.
A Roman Catholic archbishop has denied under oath in an Australian court that two former altar boys ever told him that they had been sexually abused by a priest.
The Australian Border Force has been alerted and Commonwealth Games officials are concerned about five Cameroon athletes who have gone missing on the Gold Coast.
Australia and New Zealand have warned China against building any military base in the South Pacific after media reports that the Chinese have proposed a permanent stronghold in Vanuatu.
The deaths of 2,400 sheep on a live export ship has led to the Australian government on Monday to vow to investigate the conditions aboard the boat after video showed horrid conditions.
A historian is appealing a court ruling that continued to keep secret letters that might reveal what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her representative's plan to dismiss Australia's government more than 40 years ago.
They did it for themselves, their families and — most of all — their island.
A judge has ruled that a Frenchman will not be tried for killing two British backpackers in an Australian hostel in 2016 because of mental illness.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles have landed in Australia for a trip Camilla reportedly joined Charles on in the hopes of helping further his chances at landing a royal title.
As an opening ceremony featuring symbolic tributes to Australia's indigenous people was getting under way, Aboriginal protesters were gathering outside the Commonwealth Games stadium to get a message across, too.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have landed under a gray sky that threatened rain in Brisbane city on the heir to the British throne's 16th visit to Australia.
A British doctor who was once based in Nauru says the tiny Pacific nation had proved itself unfit to house refugees by depriving its residents of an appeals court.
Jon O'Neill has flown from Florida to Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific in search of clues to the life of his war hero father, whom he can barely remember.
A South Australian woman charged with murdering her mother-in-law has sobbed through a court appearance in Adelaide where prosecutors outlined how recovered smartwatch data will be used as key evidence against her.
A hot air balloon has landed heavily north of Sydney and injured nine people.