Australia ponders Wuhan child evacuation
Australian authorities are probing the possibility of repatriating more than 100 children from coronavirus-hit Wuhan in central China.
January 27, 2020 12:22 pm
Four Australian cases of coronavirus confirmed
Three cases of the deadly coronavirus have been confirmed in New South Wales, bringing the total nationwide to four.
January 26, 2020 7:33 am
Large water-bombing aircraft has crashed at Peak View: reports
The NSW Rural Fire Service is investigating reports of a serious incident involving an aircraft in southern NSW.
January 23, 2020 12:15 pm
Australian PM defends his bushfire response
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is defending his bushfire response, and suggesting media are to blame for only highlighting the way people have acted “hostile” towards him.
January 10, 2020 5:17 pm
'This is not the year': Canberra cancels fireworks
The Australian Capital Territory and its neighbouring town of Queanbeyan have cancelled this year’s fireworks displays.
January 10, 2020 11:24 am
State of disaster extended in Victoria State
Residents in the path of wildfires razing southeast Australia have been urged to evacuate if they don’t intend to defend their homes.
January 9, 2020 4:28 pm
PNG troops headed to Australia to assist bushfire response
Australia has accepted PNG’s offer to deploy 100 troops to help conduct bushfire recovery work.
January 9, 2020 12:47 pm
Over 10,000 camels to be killed because they drink too much water
Feral camels in South Australia are set to be killed in a bid to stop them drinking too much water as droughts and fires ravage the country.
January 7, 2020 1:16 pm
Cops and arson unit round up two dozen alleged firestarters in NSW
New South Wales Police have caught 24 alleged firebugs accused of deliberately lighting bushfires in a catastrophic season that has so far killed 18 people in the Australian state.
January 7, 2020 11:11 am
Two people unaccounted for in NSW bushfires as conditions ease
Two people are unaccounted for in fire-ravaged parts of south-east NSW as light rains and milder temperatures were expected to bring some relief to firefighters across the state.
January 6, 2020 11:27 am
Australia fires: Strong winds hamper efforts to control flames
Strong winds that have changed direction are hampering efforts by firefighters to contain bushfires in Australia’s south-east.
January 5, 2020 7:36 am
There's a fire in Australia the size of Manhattan
Three fires have combined to form a single blaze bigger than the New York borough of Manhattan.