Australia

Rabbitohs star backs gay marriage

Thomas Burgess of the Rabbitohs thinks those who oppose gay marriage in Australia "just need to get over it".

"Nowadays, anyone can love anyone. And people just need to get over it," says league star Burgess.

Abbott 'blocking gay marriage'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon says same-sex marriage laws will pass the lower house if the prime minister gets out of the way.

Shark feast caught on camera video

At least three great white sharks and two tiger sharks were feeding on the carcass for hours.

Footage shows sharks feeding on a dead whale just off the NSW coast.

Crows' Walsh found dead, son on murder charge

Cy Walsh (left) has been charged with the murder of his father, AFL coach Phil Walsh.

Son charged with murder after police find AFL coach found dead in his home with multiple stab wounds.

Construcion of big wind turbines begins

Victoria's new wind farm will generate enough power to supply 12,000  homes and boast the biggest turbines in the country.

A A$50 million wind farm to be built in northwest Victoria will boast the biggest turbines in Australia, with a rotor diameter of 117 metres.

Wetsuit 'held shark victim together' video

Ballina shark attack victim Matt Lee. His legs were badly injured in the attack.

Bodyboarder Matt Lee has survived emergency surgery on his legs after shark attack.

The dentist who put 40,000 at risk video

NSW Health has already begun contacting the thousands of people who visited The Gentle Dentist practices, owned by dentist Samson Chan (pictured centre) at Campsie and Sussex Street in the central business district.

Samson Chan describes himself as a man of the highest moral standards.

Shark attacks Australian bodyboarder

Some Stewart Island residents want shark cage diving banned.

Man in a critical condition after being bitten by a shark on the NSW North Coast.

40,000 dental patients at risk video

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Fears tens of thousands in Sydney could have been exposed because of poor cleaning at clinics.

Greeks flock to Australia

Anti-EU protesters hold a burned and torn European Union flag during a protest at the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece July 1, 2015. A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with EU partners before a referendum on Sunday that may decide Greece's future in Europe. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Desperate, Nikos Fotakis escaped the turmoil in Greece thanks to his Australian-born wife.

Horror crash rocks town

friends

On an unsealed road in a town of 800 people, teenagers huddle in grief and disbelief after three of their friends were killed.

Woman kills love rival

Purvi Joshi

Manisha Patel drove to her job at Sydney Airport after the murder. Then she called her ex.

Australia bans hundreds of games

In preparation for the pilot test if an automatic age-rating tool, Australia has reclassified some 150,000 mobile games.

Classification Board normally rates about 400 games a year, but new automatic age-rating tool clears back-catalogue of 150,000 before pilot.

15-hour prison riot in Melbourne video

Images from TV news reports show some inmates with their faces covered during the riot.

Five inmates injured after police clashed with as many as 50 armed prisoners to end riot.

When work drinks go too far

A male employee had about 10 beers and one vodka and coke, including two before he arrived.

Aussie worker who sexually harassed colleagues and abused bosses at a Christmas party was unfairly sacked.

'Bad things happen to good people' video

HEDI AYOUB

Hedi Ayoub tried to avoid "bad apples", so his murder is difficult to fathom for those close to him.

Smoking ban sparks Australian prison riot

Victoria Police Special Operations Group (SOG) members are seen outside the Metropolitan Remand Centre in Ravenhall.

Hundreds of inmates at a maximum security prison in Melbourne rioted on Tuesday and prison staff were evacuated after a protest against a smoking ban at the facility spun out of control.

Hockey awarded $200k for defamation

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey.

Australian Treasurer wins a partial victory in his defamation case against Fairfax Media, with a court finding he was defamed and awarding him $200,000 damages.

Tourist missing for 5 years found

Five years after he went "missing", Kenneth Rodman has been found by police.

It was the ultimate game of outback hide and seek.

'Die in battle or face jail'

Brisbane man Ashley Dyball, aka Mitchell Scott, is fighting against Islamic State.

Australian man Ashley Dyball has been warned his fight against IS will not end well.

Pair died after 'dramatic gesture' on cruise

Paul Rossington and Kristen Schroder.

The love between Paul Rossington and Kristen Schroder was most obvious in their final moments.

Aust PM 'dictator' on marriage equality

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the entire Parliament should own the decision if it voted to approve same-sex marriage.

The mother of NZ marriage equality labels Tony Abbott a dictator for refusing to allow a conscience vote on the issue.

Devastated by boy's death fall

Archie Hunt fell 30 metres to his death. His teammates will be honouring him by wearing black arm bands.

Teammates of a teenage boy who fell 30 metres to his death inside a Sydney shopping centre are "absolutely devastated".

Relief for girl gaining 1kg a week

Hana's mum said she needed to take her abroad to get the help she needed to save her life.

Parents of a 7-year-old Sydney girl were forced to take their daughter abroad for surgery after she put on 30 kg in one year.

Mystery woman's bizarre memories

Do you know this woman? Maybe where
she is from or how she got where she is now?

She remembers eating breakfast at Perth's Cottesloe beach, dining out in Byron Bay and has dreams of Sydney's Bondi.

Boy falls to death at shopping centre

Police surround the area where the teenager fell.

The moment a boy fell to his death from a railing at a Sydney shopping centre was caught on CCTV.

Protests at closure of Aboriginal communities

Aboriginal dancers lead protesters in Sydney, Australia against the forced closure of Aboriginal communities.

Protests have been held in cities across Australia against the forced closure of Aboriginal communities.

Monster wave breaks surfer's leg

Big wave surfers flocked to the Australian coast to ride the monster waves.

Surfer dumped by massive six-storey wave off Western Australia.

Biker's crash just misses schoolchildren video

CCTV footage of a serious collision between a motorcycle and a car in a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, that narrowly misses two schoolgirls crossing the road.

Red-light-running motorcyclist caught on video narrowly avoiding kids after he clipped a car.

Pram pushed into the path of car

Police said there was a disturbance between a man and a woman and a pram was pushed into the path of an oncoming car.

A pram with a one-year-old baby inside was pushed into the path of an oncoming car on an Australian street.

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