Boy, 7, was forced by Kiwi mum to wear soiled underwear on his head, court told.
A grandmother and her four-year-old grandson have been found stabbed to death at a Melbourne home.
New Zealand-born Sydney mother pleads guilty to manslaughter of 7-year-old son after admitting he did not fall off a pogo stick as first claimed.
World leaders' private information accidentally emailed to organisers of football tournament.
The wife of millionaire Sydney podiatrist Phillip Vasyli has been charged with murdering her husband at their luxury home in the Bahamas, police have confirmed.
In some remote Australian communities every person has reportedly been affected by child sexual abuse as a victim, a perpetrator, or a relative.
"A lion jumped through the car window and decided to go to town on my legs."
Man charged with string of robberies across Sydney after being arrested while allegedly holding a fake gun just metres from the the Lindt cafe, the site of last year's Sydney siege.
Catholic Church forced to apologise for saying rape and murder victim Jill Meagher should have been more "faith-filled".
Luke Lazarus will serve at least three years for the sexual assault of a young woman in an alley behind a nightclub.
In three trials held over eight months, Adrian Bayley has been found guilty of raping three other women. Now, his full shocking criminal history can be revealed.
Head of Australian Catholic-based lobby group campaigning against same-sex marriage blessed his daughter's gay wedding in NZ.
The family of a Melbourne mother and son killed in the Germanwings plane crash has spoken of its shock and sadness at their loss.
A 17-year-old boy has been caught trying to fly out of Australia to join conflicts in the Middle East.
Drivers were gobsmacked when they came across a car parked in the the middle of an Australian motorway in a 110kmh zone.
A Perth who killed his one-month-old son by fracturing the infant's skull was jealous, court hears.
Experts disagree about why the Islamic State group has been so effective recruiting in Australia.
One of Western Australia's most popular dive spots is under threat from a pest known as the "termites of the sea".
The father of teen jihadist Jake Bilardi has revealed his son was an aggressive and psychologically disturbed child.
He may have been born to rule, but he empathised with outsiders.
Fraser was prime minister of Australia and leader of the Liberal Party from 1975 to 1983.
Former Upper Hutt man accused of murdering his partner in Australia after sons find body.
Sydney police initially thought Kiwi Daniel Jack Kelsall wasn't the murderer of Morgan Huxley.
New Zealander Daniel Jack Kelsall has been described as a "worthless psychopath" by the family of the man he murdered.
Sydney's Lindt cafe will reopen on Friday three months after the siege that ended with two hostages and the gunman killed.
A Kiwi facing a murder trial in Sydney has told court another man attacked him and the victim as they had sex.
Australia has revealed how it plans to avoid having the Great Barrier Reef listed by UNESCO as "in danger".
Witness says back row of Green Lantern ride carriage tipped and "my wife and I thought these people were dead".
18-year-old injured after agreeing to be set on fire by his friends at a party on Sydney's northern beaches.
St John has denied it has been aggressively recruiting from Australia's understaffed ambo service.