Australia's Bronwyn Bishop resigned as Speaker following a string of revelations suggesting abuse of travel entitlements.
He's always been seen as the hard man of politics, but has Tony Abbott finally met his match?
A magnitude 5.7 strikes off the Queensland coast, followed by another about an hour later.
Australian man accused of killing NZer Warriena Wright could face conflicting bail conditions when he is released from prison.
No-one saw the horrific death of the Sydney mother. Except the person who stabbed her.
Man in his 40s in serious but stable condition after attack at Evans Head on northern NSW coast.
A surfer has been attacked by a shark on the northern NSW coast in Australia.
Australian journalist Peter Greste must wait to learn if he will be convicted by an Egyptian court after a retrial on terrorism-related charges was delayed.
Remnants of a badly damaged suitcase have reportedly been found close to plane debris on Reunion Island.
Local says her "whole house was swaying" in 5.3 magnitude quake in south-east Queensland.
Nyobi and River Hinder were curious children who will be sadly missed, their granddad says.
No longer on the run: Regulars at Fit HQ gym couldn't believe their eyes when police burst in.
Staff at a Sydney gay bar seeking to update Google Maps were told that Google did not support gay bars.
NZ joins condemnation over Russia vetoing a bid to prosecute those behind downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Eight men are charged with hundreds of assaults on one teenage girl.
The statue of the Grinch is no longer at large, and the pair Australian police say stole it are on a theft charge.
In a community so used to the sound of explosions, this was something tragically different.
Thirteen new species of spider have been discovered on Queensland's Cape York peninsula.
She went in for routine cosmetic surgery and ended up being rushed to another hospital in a dire emergency - her heart had stopped.
Police have confirmed three people are dead after a gas explosion in a caravan in Queensland, Australia.
Maggie Kirkpatrick, star of Australian TV soap opera Prisoner, has been charged with child sex offences.
Speculation over remains of a child found dumped in a suitcase in South Australia are those of Madeleine McCann.
An Australian mother of three who gave birth to a child fathered by a 12-year-old boy has been jailed for six years.
A motorised paraglider pilot who crashed into a carpark in Queensland has escaped injury.
Adam Brookman, the first Australian man to return from IS-controlled territory, faces years behind bars.
A patchwork quilt may help identify a little girl whose remains were found dumped in a suitcase.
An Australian father turned on the news in late 2013 to hear his daughter had been murdered. "I knew it was her."
Diving trip turns to tragedy in Tasmania.
Locals horrified after Tasmanian scallop diver is killed by a shark in front of his daughter, in a "rare" attack.
A girl and her father returned home to the horror scene of a mother standing over the body of a six-week-old baby.