Voice to Parliament referendum question and constitutional amendment announced

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced the proposed question Australians will be asked at this year's referendum and the draft constitutional amendment that would enable an Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Boy's incredible $20,000 discovery buried in sand on Sydney beach: 'Big shock'

While some kids might be happy finding a new shell to add to their collection when visiting the beach, one boy managed to uncover a luxury watch

Five men charged after $15 million of meth found on alleged 'black flight'

Five men have been charged after a light plane flying under the cover of darkness from Papua New Guinea was intercepted in Queensland, allegedly with more than $15 million of methamphetamine on board

Manhunt underway after vicious attack in Melbourne's west

Police are hunting for six men following a shooting and vicious attack in Melbourne's west, with fears it may have been a gang hit

Gympie-Gympie stinging tree causing hospitalisations in Far North Queensland

Naomi Lewis has given birth to four children, but nothing prepared her for the excruciating and long-lasting pain of an encounter with a venomous stinging tree in Queensland's far north

'Dirty' tap water in Narrandera is causing diarrhoea and rashes, residents say

Residents of a southern NSW town say they are living off bottled water because the town supply is leaving them with irritated bowels and skin rashes

Dangerous storms bearing down on Melbourne, city bracing for flash flooding

The sky above Melbourne turned black minutes after a severe storm warning was issued for the city and surrounds this morning

Jurors retire to consider Malka Leifer abuse verdict

Jurors have begun deliberating over allegations former ultra-Orthodox Jewish principal Malka Leifer sexually abused three vulnerable students

Man shot, another injured in home invasion in Melbourne's south-east

A man has been shot multiple times and another has been injured during a violent home invasion in Melbourne's south-east

Queenslander finds unwanted, venomous bedfellow lounging in sheets

A Queenslander found a strange, and unwanted, bedfellow in their sheets when they stumbled upon a 1.8-metre venomous snake chilling out

More than half of Australian drivers facing car insurance hikes

New research has revealed motorist's wallets are being squeezed tighter, with more than half facing increases to their car insurance rates

Fish kill clean-up finally underway at Menindee, a week after creatures began clogging up river

The clean-up of millions of stinking, rotting, dead fish is finally underway almost a week after an unprecedented fish kill in a far western NSW town

New South Wales Labor suffers election bus mishap, as campaigning goes west four days out from vote

With dozens of journalists watching their every move, the last thing any politician wants on the election campaign trial is car trouble

Sydney lawyer Sevag Chalabian, who was part of Plutus Payrolls tax fraud, is jailed for 12 years

A Sydney lawyer has been jailed for 12 years for laundering $24 million as part of the Plutus Payroll tax fraud

Union fumes over further 'savage' Westpac branch closures across three states

A further five Westpac-owned bank branches in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are set to close their doors next month - the latest in a slew of closures in a move slammed by the union today

One pedestrian dead, another critical after two-car crash in Sydney

One pedestrian is dead and another is fighting for life after they were hit when a ute and sedan collided in Sydney's north

Delicate rescue mission to save man who fell 20-metres off Gold Coast cliff

A man who sparked a delicate rescue mission on the Gold Coast is recovering in hospital after falling 20-metres off a cliff

Two arrested after violent clash outside Mark Latham speaking event in Sydney

Two people have been charged after violent scenes in south-west Sydney overnight, amid a protest at a political event where One Nation MP Mark Latham was set to speak

Moment man's car rammed by teens in 'stolen vehicle'

Dash cam footage has captured the frightening moment a Queensland driver was rammed by a group of suspected young criminals overnight

Woolworths to offer telehealth consultations but GPs are concerned

Supermarket giant Woolworths is going after a bigger piece of the wellness market by offering telehealth consultations, in a move criticised by doctors