How is it possible that South Africa is a better place now than in 1994, asks a disgruntled South African expatriate.
Scientists have made a "discovery of a lifetime" in Australia after uncovering three new vertebrate species isolated for millions of years.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he will step down as Labor leader because voters punished the party for internal warfare.
Two former Australian military cadets have been found guilty over a sex scandal that has triggered a review of sexism and abuse in the defence force.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called a September 7 general election on Sunday, barely six weeks after he toppled former leader Julia Gillard.
Australia expanded its plan banishing asylum-seekers arriving by boat to Papua New Guinea on Saturday to include the Pacific island of Nauru.
Australian police say they are investigating after the remains of two pigs were dumped at the Muslim section of a cemetery.
An Australian women's group has defended ousted prime minister Julia Gillard, saying she had battled "gross disrespect" while in office.
Leading a minority government and facing a hostile media made it difficult for Julia Gillard to succeed.
An Australian radio host has been suspended after pressing Prime Minister Julia Gillard on air whether her hairdresser boyfriend Tim Mathieson is gay.
Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard has backed her government's choice to leave the bodies of drowned asylum-seekers in the ocean.
Gigantic animals that once roamed Australia were mostly extinct by the time humans arrived, a new study has shown.
Scientists are struggling to explain a slowdown in climate change that defies a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions.
Newly crowned Masters champion Adam Scott has ended Australia's wait for an Augusta win after sinking a birdie putt on the second extra hole.
The heatwaves, flooding and bush fires striking Australia have already been intensified by climate change and are set to get worse, says a new report.
Two ministers in Australia have admitted to staying at a ski lodge owned by a man at the centre of a mounting corruption scandal in the country.
Leader of Australia Julia Gillard's face is said to have turned to stone when partner Tim Mathieson made a bigoted joke at an official reception.
Victoria Azarenka has won a scrappy final against Li Na to successfully defend her Australian Open title and retain the world number one ranking.
New research shows ancient Indians migrated to Australia and mixed with Aborigines 4 000 years ago, bringing the dingo's ancestor with them.