The search for a 60-year-old man missing off the Queensland coast has been scaled back as his family thanked emergency crews.
An internal Liberal showdown will decide who becomes Tasmania's next premier, with two senior ministers gunning to lead the party and the state.
Allowing logging in national parks would increase the intensity of bushfires by boosting the amount of flammable fuel and creating additional "kindling", experts have warned.
A federal minister has refused to apologise despite the auditor-general finding she awarded grants from a $100 million fund based on electorates the coalition wanted to win, rather than merit.
NSW firefighters and rural communities welcomed rain on Thursday but warned it was only just the start of what they needed.
Smog-prone regions near Beijing and Shanghai posted big improvements in air quality in late 2019, but pollution in other parts of China worsened as dirty industries were relocated rather than shut down.
An indigenous burn practitioner has urged fire policy makers to "get the bush between their toes" and cut red tape as his people begin to assess the damage wrought to their country over the summer.
A baby is fighting for life in hospital after being left in a hot car in the middle of the afternoon, with Victoria Police charging a woman.
Waiting for thick smoke to settle around the Gospers Mountain bushfire, firefighters and conservation specialists were delighted to learn their efforts had spared the prehistoric Wollemi pine from going up in flames.
President Vladimir Putin has engineered a surprise shake-up of Russia's leadership, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024.