Man allegedly hit woman with meat cleaver in 'horrendous' sexual assault at her Western Sydney home

A woman has been allegedly sexually assaulted and threatened with a meat cleaver in her Western Sydney home in what police described as a "horrendous" attack

Port Macquarie battered by sudden hail storm, as wild weather hits NSW Mid North Coast

A sudden and intense hailstorm has battered parts of the NSW Mid North Coast, with some hailstones the size of golf balls

Laws to implement [email protected] recommendations have passed parliament. What are they?

The legislation says a range of circumstances have to be considered when deciding if behaviour meets the bar of being unlawful, including "the seriousness of the conduct; whether the conduct was continuous or repetitive;

Teenager feared drowned in floodwaters at Balranald in NSW's south-west

The family of a teenager police believe has likely drowned in floodwater in south-west NSW say the experience has "broken" them

Inquest told NSW police pursuit of stolen 4WD then five-minute shootout ended in death

An inquest has heard a five-minute shootout with police ended with the death of a man after a pursuit on the New South Wales Central Coast two years ago

RBA Governor Philip Lowe apologises to Australians struggling with mortgages

Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe has apologised to Australians for giving them unclear guidance that led to hundreds of thousands taking out big mortgages in the expectation that interest rates would stay low until 2024

Police search Mt Lawley home looking for body of missing man Nicola La Falce

Police plan to dig up the backyard of a home in Perth's inner-city suburbs where they believe they may find the remains of a man who hasn't been seen since 1994

Woman killed in crash on Phillip Island, boy in hospital

A woman has died and a nine-year-old boy is in hospital after a three-car collision in Victoria

Victorian election result set to be Labor win as ABC projects Daniel Andrews to lead majority government

The ABC has projected Labor will govern in majority in Victoria, where Premier Daniel Andrews has led the party to victory

Victorians cast final election votes as Daniel Andrews and Matthew Guy battle for power

Victorians are casting their final votes in the state election, after a campaign marked by big-spending pledges and cost-of-living pressures

Bondi Beach goes nude as thousands strip off for Spencer Tunick art project

It was a cold, windy and intermittently rainy morning, but a chance to be a muse for an internationally renowned artist doesn't come around often

Two dead, one injured after house fire in Melbourne

Two people have died and one person is in hospital in a critical condition after a house fire at Werribee in Melbourne's south-west this morning

Canberra store employee charged with raping woman in shopping centre

A 28-year-old man has been charged with raping a woman in the back of the store he worked at in a Canberra shopping centre

Rideshare passenger helps suspected hit and run victim in Melbourne

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a suspected hit and run in Melbourne this morning

Queensland police sting finds five men trying to meet a child for sex

Five men who thought they were chatting online in an alleged bid to prey on a child have been charged with sex offences after a Queensland police sting

COVID-19 cases rise in NSW but at a slower rate

COVID-19 cases are still on the rise but at a slower rate than previous weeks in New South Wales, as a fourth waves hits the country

Road collapse caused by flood cuts Gooramadda Road in half in north-east Victoria

A road collapse caused by floodwaters in north-east Victoria has cut a regional road in two

Summer weather outlook from Bureau of Meteorology warns the wet is likely to continue in the east

Summer is just days away and the Bureau of Meteorology's (BOM) official outlook suggests it's set to be a summer of contrast. Dry in the west and wet in the east

Sydney men charged over multinational crime ring importing drugs to NSW

Millions of dollars in cash and illicit drugs headed to Australia from the US and Europe have been seized by authorities, after an 18-month operation

Woman charged with attempted murder after alleged stabbing in Cairns

A 20-year-old Cairns woman has been charged with attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed another woman, leaving her seriously wounded