The number of homes destroyed by bushfires has jumped in Victoria’s west as residents return to assess the damage.
The Bureau of Meteorology is copping heat for its forecasting and warning systems as disaster payments open for flood-hit communities in far north Queensland.
A Chinese-Australian crime syndicate has been busted after allegedly using a money transfer chain as a front to launder almost $229 million.
A decades-old tradition of reciting a prayer before getting down to business has been scrapped by a Melbourne council over concerns it breaches human rights.
Premier Jacinta Allan was told the 2026 regional Commonwealth Games would cost billions of dollars more than first thought months before cancelling the event.
Queensland’s deputy premier has poured cold water on speculation of a leadership challenge against Annastacia Palaszczuk after controversial youth justice law changes and poor opinion polling.