Ambulance patient died in Port Wakefield Road crash because paramedic fell asleep, jury told

A South Australian paramedic accused of causing the death of a patient he was transporting to hospital fell asleep at the wheel of the ambulance, causing the vehicle to roll, a jury has heard

Fresh warnings for NSW, Queensland residents as storms bring 'immediate threat'

Large parts of NSW are being pummelled by heavy hail and thunderstorms with meteorologists warning the severe weather descending on the state has the potential to be "very dangerous"

Centrelink to resume debt recovery program after coronavirus freeze

Centrelink's debt recovery program is set to resume on Monday after it was put on hold for seven months due to the coronavirus

NSW issues health alert for Sydney venues after new COVID-19 confirmed case

NSW Health has issued an alert for several venues across Sydney after an individual tested positive to coronavirus

Melbourne woman, 20, collapses and dies 'trying to get fresh air'

Rain causing pollen fibres to rupture into tiny pieces is increasing the risk for people with respiratory problems to suffer from potentially deadly thunderstorm asthma

Girl with autism handcuffed by police after meltdown at school is 'falling through the cracks'

Young children are being handcuffed, strapped down in hospital beds and knocked out with powerful sedatives, as autism advocates cry out for better mental health support services in NSW

Australia might be out of recession - but there's more pain to come

"Possibly the drag from Victoria was a little less than what we'd guessed back in August"

Warning over wheat bags after elderly woman dies in fire

A Hobart coroner has recommended people who own wheat packs without instructions immediately stop using them after an elderly woman died in an accidental house fire.

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights commissioner to investigate Ambulance Victoria harassment allegations

The Victorian equal opportunity and human rights (VEOHR) commissioner will conduct an independent investigation into allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment within Ambulance Victoria.

Victoria's coronavirus restrictions have changed to allow more visits to friends and family at home

Victoria's new household visiting rules seem simple enough — but like most things in 2020, there's a few complications to work through

Tasmania to open to travellers from NSW as of Friday November 6

Tasmania will open its borders to New South Wales from Friday next week, meaning the state will be closed only to Victorians

Cold air funnel spotted over Warwick as storms hit southern Queensland

A remarkable cold air funnel has been spotted over Warwick, south-west of Brisbane, this afternoon as severe storms move east across parts of southern Queensland

Sydney milk crate murderer Mert Ney pleads guilty to CBD stabbing attacks

A man who murdered a Sydney woman during a stabbing rampage last year filmed a video of himself after the bloody attack and told a friend he laughed during his crime.

NT police officer Zachary Rolfe to stand trial for shooting death of Kumanjayi Walker

The Northern Territory police officer charged over the shooting death of teenager Kumanjayi Walker last year has been committed to stand trial in the Northern Territory Supreme Court

Cannabis plants worth estimated $40m seized on properties near Taree, 14 arrested

The seizure of more than 13,300 cannabis plants on the NSW Mid North Coast is one of the largest ever seen by police

Atherton Tablelands hit by freak storm as trees fall on car, motorist unharmed

A motorist who drove into a "mini-tornado" during a storm in Far North Queensland said he was forced to squeeze through a 30-centimetre gap in the door to escape after two tall trees fell on his vehicle

NSW reports one locally acquired COVID-19 case after three-day run of no community infections

NSW has broken its three-day streak of no locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, with one new local infection reported today

Mosman swim instructor Kyle Daniels faces trial over alleged inappropriate touching of students

Sydney swim instructor Kyle Daniels told his bosses it could have been "an accident" if he inappropriately touched a student before eight other complainants came forward, a court has heard

Kylie Moore-Gilbert moved from Iran's Qarchak prison, but Australian academic's current location unknown

Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has reportedly been moved from Iran's notorious Qarchak prison to an unknown location

'Very dangerous storms' could be on the way for Queensland, BOM says, after thousands left without power

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says very dangerous storms are possible in large parts of Queensland tomorrow, with severe storms forecast for eastern and northern areas of the state.