Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was head-butted Thursday by a gay rights advocate while walking in a city street.
An Australian senator has urged other parliamentarians to support a ban on Islamic full-face coverings in public places.
An Australian senator who a month ago provoked an angry backlash by wearing a burqa in Parliament has urged lawmakers to ban full-face Islamic coverings in public places.
Australians will soon begin receiving their postal ballots on legalizing gay marriage as a new opinion poll shows that most of those who intend to vote over the next month are in favor of marriage equality.
Officials are advising swimmers in Australia to follow warnings for hazardous surf after a man died while trying to help a father save his children from strong undercurrents.
An Australian surfer said he’s “the luckiest man on Earth” after a great white shark attacked him on Sunday, snapping his board, tearing up his hip and flinging him in the air before he narrowly escaped the animal’s jaws.
A 35-year-old surfer was taken to hospital after a shark snapped his board, tore his hip and flung him into the air off the Australian east coast.
New details have emerged about a hellish ordeal a British backpacker endured while visiting Australia last year.
Australians will be surveyed on their support for gay marriage from next week after the nation's highest court on Thursday dismissed challenges to the government's power to conduct the postal ballot without Senate permission.
A jury has convicted two men in connection with the brutal slaying of an Aboriginal woman who bled to death on a remote beach following a violent sexual assault.
Pope Tawadros II met with Australia's prime minister and senior government officials on Wednesday during the spiritual leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church's first visit to the country.
Gay rights advocates went to Australia's highest court on Tuesday in a bid to prevent the government from surveying the public on whether gay marriage should be legalized.
Twelve people suffered serious injuries Sunday when fuel from a car doing burnouts caught fire and sprayed into the crowd at a drag racing competition in Australia.
A surfer was lucky to escape with a superficial scratch on his back, a torn wetsuit and teeth marks in his board when he was attacked by a shark on Tuesday off an Australian beach.
A surfer was lucky to escape with a superficial scratch on his back, a torn wetsuit and teeth marks in his board when he was attacked by a shark off an Australian beach.
Australia's foreign minister says her country has offered to help train the Philippine military in its fight against extremists linked to the Islamic State group.
Rice University football players are using social media to check on news from Texas and Hurricane Harvey as they prepare for their season opener against Stanford on Sunday in Sydney.
A Canberra court has ordered an 18-year-old student to undergo a mental health assessment after he was charged with attacking his teacher and three of his fellow students with a baseball bat at one of Australia's most prestigious universities.
A man was detained by police after assaulting four students in a classroom at the Australian National University on Friday, university officials and police said.
Australia's prime minister has confirmed that his predecessor and intra-party rival Tony Abbott had once been too drunk to vote in Parliament, an incident that's been a poorly kept secret in political circles for eight years.