A surfer has suffered a deep shark bite to his left foot south of Port Kembla in the NSW Illawarra.
A union head wants an immediate raise in the disaster recovery allowance for bushfire-affected Australians.
Calls are growing for the government minister at the centre of the $100 million sports grant scandal to step down.
A second person has died due to pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus discovered in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, local authorities say.
Renowned British naturalist Sir David Attenborough has criticised the Morrison government's approach to climate change as the coalition stands firmly by the nation's coal exports.
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has begun, with senators swearing an oath of "impartial justice" as jurors, and House prosecutors formally reciting the charges.
An award-winning Queensland milk company has accused the state government of "hogwash" after a lucrative contract to supply hospitals went to foreign-owned companies.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been denied access to evidence and even basic items like paper and pens by British prison officials, putting his US extradition case on the brink of judicial review, his lawyer has warned.
The search for a 60-year-old man missing off the Queensland coast has been scaled back as his family thanked emergency crews.
An internal Liberal showdown will decide who becomes Tasmania's next premier, with two senior ministers gunning to lead the party and the state.