The referendum would enshrine in Australia's constitution an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. The Voice would advise on policies that impact the nation's most disadvantaged ethnic minority.
Tanya Plibersek, Australia's Minister for the Environment and Water, declared "war" on feral cats officials say harm other species and carry disease. Critics say the feline threat is overblown.
The man who fell ill is expected to arrive in Australia next week. Until then, he will be cared for in an icebreaker's specially equipped medical facility.
Brian Houston was ruled not guilty Thursday of an Australian charge of concealing his father's child sex crimes. He resigned from his church roles after being charged two years ago.
The quarterfinal bracket is nearly set at the Women's World Cup. England beat Nigeria on penalty kicks after a red card for Lauren James, and two great Australia goals sent Denmark packing.
Officials said the incident happened during joint military exercises with the U.S. A search involving U.S., Canadian and Australian personnel was underway to find the crew who are all Australian men.
After a pod of nearly 100 pilot whales beached themselves on Tuesday, more than 50 of them died overnight. Now officials say the remaining 47 will be euthanized.
Wildlife authorities have killed the leader of a pack of dingoes that mauled a jogger on a popular Australian tourist island in a ferocious attack that a rescuer said could have been fatal.
The pardon was seen as the quickest way of getting Kathleen Folbigg out of prison, as new scientific evidence found that her four children died by natural causes as she had insisted.
An Australian federal court judge ruled that newspaper articles published in 2018 were substantially true about a number of war crimes committed by Ben Roberts-Smith in Afghanistan.
The woman, who had dementia, had been hospitalized in Cooma in New South Wales state since her skull was fractured when she fell on May 17 after a police officer socked her with a stun gun.
NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Australian Ambassador to the U.S. Kevin Rudd about President Biden deciding not to meet with leaders of Australia, India and Japan because of U.S. debt ceiling negotiations.
She doesn't normally drink, but when Lillian's car got stuck in the mud after making a wrong turn on a remote road, she downed the bottle. Police say it may have helped her survive.
The safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, designed specifically for koalas, has previously been tested by vaccinating a few hundred koalas brought to wildlife rescue centers for other afflictions.
The Japanese ship Montevideo Maru wasn't marked as carrying POWs, and on July 1, 1942, a U.S. submarine fired four torpedoes, sinking the vessel in less than 10 minutes.