Almost 20 more people have been charged over riots and the destruction of homes in an isolated Queensland community sparked by an alleged murder.
Victoria's state of disaster has been extended into the weekend amid fears of a return of extreme bushfire conditions.
NSW fire crews are bracing for worsening bushfire conditions with soaring temperatures and strong winds forecast after making the most of favourable conditions earlier in the week.
A nine-year-old girl attacked by a shark off Queensland has a bite wound to the back of her leg, and puncture wounds to her foot.
A personal message from The Duke and Duchess of Sussex."After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution.
Iranian forces have fired missiles at military bases housing US troops in Iraq in retaliation for the US killing of an Iranian general, raising the stakes in its conflict with Washington amid concern of a wider war in the Middle East.
Fire-ravaged Victorian communities have been warned to brace for more danger on Friday, as a third death is confirmed from the state's blazes.
Darwin residents have been warned to prepare for damaging winds and rain ahead of the season's first tropical cyclone on Friday.
The Kangaroo Island town of Vivonne bay will be evacuated amid fears lives could be lost if a bushfire still burning escalates and breaches containment lines amid deteriorating weather.
Labor is promising more ambitious policies than the coalition at the next election to tackle climate change after Australia's bushfire crisis.