Sperm donor is child's legal father, Australian court rules
An Australian sperm donor is the legal father of an 11-year-old girl after being actively involved in her life, Australia’s top court has found.
June 19, 2019 4:47 pm
Men shot by Australian police known to counter-terrorism officers
The brothers shot by police during a confrontation in Victoria’s north-east were of interest to counter-terrorism investigators.
June 13, 2019 12:30 pm
PM is the fifth highest paid leader in the world
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is the fifth highest paid leader in the world, ahead of other high-profile figures like German Chancellor Theresa May and Vladimir Putin.
June 7, 2019 2:03 pm
Prosecutors defend 'unimpeachable' verdict
Australian prosecutors are arguing that Cardinal George Pell’s conviction for child sexual abuse is “unimpeachable”, on the final day of his appeal hearing.
June 6, 2019 3:53 pm
Australia police search headquarters of ABC
Australian police have raided the headquarters of the country’s public broadcaster ABC.
June 5, 2019 5:50 pm
Big payout over US jail dehydration death
The family of a US man who died of dehydration while in jail will receive $6.75m (£6m) from Milwaukee County and a private company that ran inmate care.
May 30, 2019 4:04 pm
Australian jailed for UK backpacker's kidnap and rape ordeal
An Australian man who raped a British backpacker during a month-long kidnapping ordeal in outback Queensland has been jailed for 10 years.
May 29, 2019 12:26 pm
Ken Wyatt: Australia's first indigenous cabinet minister
Ken Wyatt was chosen this week to be Australia’s minister for indigenous Australians, the first Aboriginal person ever to hold the role.
May 28, 2019 1:20 pm
Morrison's coalition close to shock majority
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is close to securing a majority government as the election’s final results are being counted.
May 20, 2019 12:52 pm
Australian political parties woo Chinese-Australian voters
The Chinese diaspora in Australia, long regarded as a politically apathetic ethnic minority, are being wooed like never before by political parties for next week’s general election.
May 8, 2019 5:53 pm
Australia's PM calls national election
Australians will vote in a general election on 18 May, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced.
April 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Fines, jail for social media firms for violent content
Australia will fine social media companies up to 10 percent of their annual global turnover and imprison executives for up to three years if violent content is not removed “expeditiously”.