An Australian senator who is British by descent has become the ninth lawmaker to leave Parliament over a 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual nationals running for office that threatens to bring down the government.
A British sailor on one of the world's toughest yacht races died Saturday after he was swept overboard in rough seas, officials said.
Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitar player and founding member of heavy metal legends AC/DC, has died, according to reports. He was 64.
The oldest human remains found in Australia have been returned to the Outback desert that he roamed some 42,000 years ago in a ceremony celebrated by traditional owners.
A gay-marriage opponent has urged the Australian Senate to protect religious, speech and parental rights when legislating for gay marriage.
A man trying to do a favor for a family friend ended up dead in a tragic accident in Australia Sunday night that local authorities are calling one of the worst scenes they've come across.
Australians have voted in support of legalizing same-sex marriage in a postal survey, paving the way for Parliament to take up the matter next month. If the propsal passes, Australia would be the 26th nation to formalize same-sex marriage.
A senator has introduced a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Australia and allow only churches and ministers of religion to boycott such weddings.
Australian lawmakers who fear a national survey will reveal that most voters want marriage equality are moving to wind back anti-discrimination laws to reduce barriers for people who would boycott gay weddings.
An independent Australian senator who is British by descent has become the eighth lawmaker to leave Parliament in recent months over a 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual nationals running for office that threatens to bring down the government.
A novice surfer mastered a pro's move on the first try: He punched a shark on the nose to escape its jaws.
An Australian man accidentally killed himself after falling through a woodchipper in a death that police are calling “absolutely shocking.”
When President Donald Trump met with his counterparts from Australia and Japan on Monday in Manila, two other countries were on the leaders' minds -- China and North Korea.
Papua New Guinea police say hundreds of people have defied a deadline to leave a decommissioned camp for men seeking asylum in Australia.
One of Australia's major publishers has backtracked on releasing a book detailing Chinese influence in the country -- amid threats of retaliation from Beijing, the book's author says.
All Australian senators have three weeks to prove they were not foreign nationals when elected under an agreement the major political parties reached Monday to resolve a deepening citizenship crisis that could upend the government.
The Latest on the citizenship issue among Australian lawmakers (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Australia's major political parties have agreed on a path toward a resolution of a dual citizenship crisis that threatens the government's grip on power.
A self-described straight crocodile hunter from Australia's socially conservative north will cut short a United Nations assignment in New York to lead reform in his homeland if Australians vote to legalize gay marriage.
Another Australian lawmaker has announced his resignation over a constitutional ban on dual citizens sitting in Parliament, triggering a second by-election that could cost the government its fragile grip on power.
An Australian minister on Friday predicted a conflict between Papua New Guinea police and hundreds of asylum seekers who have refused to leave a decommissioned immigration camp where many hold out hope of resettling in the United States.