Charlise Mutten's cause of death revealed as police release CCTV of ute towing boat

Detectives have alleged nine-year-old Charlise Mutten died from a gunshot wound, in what the Homicide Squad boss called an "unimaginable and egregious murder"

COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are now free for some Australians. Here's how to get one

More than six million Australians can now access rapid antigen tests for free — if they can find them on the shelves of notoriously low-stocked pharmacies

Qantas workers fighting COVID-19 vaccination mandate lose court bid to avoid disciplinary action

A group of Qantas employees who say the company did not "investigate" COVID-19 vaccines before enforcing a mandate have lost their bid to stall disciplinary action against them, while they await a court hearing to challenge the policy

Premier's call to tackle supermarket shortages

Victoria has recorded the lowest daily number COVID-19 number in weeks as more than two million eligible Victorians are being urged to get their booster shot

Police release images of man wanted over alleged Fitzroy North home intrusion and sexual assault

Police have released images of a man that may help solve the alleged sexual assault of a woman by a stranger as she slept in her Fitzroy North home earlier this month

Man found dead at Sprent caravan home, guns missing from safe

A 59-year-old man has been found dead on a rural Tasmanian property and guns have been stolen from a locked safe, police say

Australian Rail Track Corporation says line closed between SA, WA and NT due to heavy rain in outback

A weekend washout along the rail track north of Port Augusta has halted freight services from Adelaide to Perth and Darwin

NSW records 24 new COVID-19 deaths, 15,091 cases as hospital numbers plateau

NSW recorded 24 new COVID-19 deaths, as hospitalisations continued to plateau and the Deputy Prime Minister walked back comments made on live radio that "people aren't dying" from the virus

Terence Darrell Kelly pleads guilty to kidnapping four-year-old Cleo Smith near Carnarvon

The man accused of abducting four-year-old Cleo Smith from her family and holding her for 18 days at his house in the West Australian town of Carnarvon has pleaded guilty to a charge of child stealing

NSW records significant drop in COVID-19 cases, reporting 20,148 infections

New South Walwshas recorded yet another day of decreasing COVID-19 cases, reporting 20,148 new infections

'Stolen' BMW set on fire and gunshots fired in Sydney's west

An allegedly stolen car has been set on fire and gunshots fired in Sydney's west overnight

Victoria Police officer charged with assault over Flinders Street Station arrest

A Victoria Police officer has been charged with assault after tackling a member of the public in Melbourne's CBD last year

Westpac forecasts RBA rate rise by August, mortgage borrowers to face $103 monthly hit

Westpac is now expecting the Reserve Bank to start raising official interest rates as early as August, half a year earlier than it previously thought

Warning downgraded for SA forest fire that jumped containment lines near Lucindale

A fire burning in South Australia's south-east has been downgraded to advice level after earlier sparking an emergency warning

Pope Benedict XVI knew of abusive priests when he ran Munich archdiocese, inquest finds

Pope Benedict XVI knew about priests who abused children but failed to act when he was archbishop of Munich from 1977 to 1982, an inquest has found, rejecting his long-standing denials in a damning judgment

Not 'sufficient evidence' to link anti-depressants and youth suicide, medicine regulator says

Australia's medicine regulator says there is 'not sufficient evidence' to suggest a link between anti-depressants and an increase in the rate of youth suicide

Emergency warning downgraded as threat eases for bushfire burning in Parkerville in Perth's hills

Firefighters have made progress fighting a bushfire threatening lives and homes in Parkerville, in Perth's hills

Woman, 40, released by police after officers find dead baby in freezer in southern NSW

A woman has been released by police after a three-month-old baby boy was found dead inside

Seaton man drowns at Grange Beach while trying to rescue daughter

A man has drowned at a popular Adelaide beach after trying to save his young daughter who had been swept offshore

NT Police arrest two of three escaped prisoners from Barkly Work Camp

An escaped prisoner who has spent five days on the run in the outback has been urged to surrender, with police arresting two other inmates who fled with him