An alleged murder in far north Queensland has led to hundreds of people taking to the streets armed with makeshift weapons and homes being set on fire.
A Google artificial intelligence system proved as good as expert radiologists at detecting which women had breast cancer based on screening mammograms and showed promise at reducing errors, researchers report.
Insurance claims from Australia's deepening bushfire crisis are closing in on $300 million.
A volunteer firefighter killed during the NSW bushfire crisis has been farewelled in an emotional funeral procession involving his fiancee and young son.
Ten people, including six children, were injured when a boat speared into a tree on the riverbank of the Fitzroy River at Rockhampton at speed.
Adelaide police were astounded when they found nine people, including five children, and a dog squashed into a small car at Renown Park.
Two men have been charged over a New Year's Eve brawl on the Sunshine Coast that left a man with serious head injuries.
In an area where four people perished in a ferocious fire, Steve Shipton's eyes were burning as he tried to save his home.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has taken calls about family law, domestic violence and support for people with disabilities during a marathon phone-in on New Year's Eve.
Australia's military has been called in to help with evacuations in devastated areas of Victoria's East Gippsland, with dozens of properties razed and four people still missing.