New research contradicts the belief that the primordial world’s atmosphere was thicker and it was not able to sustain life and thrive.
Aborigines celebrate as 'dark cloud' lifts after hard-fought struggle for indigenous territory.
Staple of Australian takeaway shops overshadowed by the kebab no more.
The suicide of a ten-year-old Aboriginal girl exposes the pain and misery the original people of Australia have had to endure far too often.
The stories of the men who were abused as children at the Ballarat diocese in Melbourne, Australia, have unleashed compassion on a national scale.
The government might think a gay parenting film is too confusing for school, but pupils don't.
The 1992 victory by land rights campaigner Eddie Mabo will be complete when indigenous people are recognised in the nation's founding document.
Can government afford to reconsider the imposition of a fee for pollution given the economic stresses that the country is currently facing?
The only reason people get onto boats, with the high risk of drowning, is that they have no hope.
Staff at an immigration camp on Nauru claim the Australian government was aware of the alleged sexual abuse of women and children asylum seekers.
Prime Minister Tony Abbot is in a fearful strop over the report, saying he's 'sick and tired of being lectured'.
A recent report painted a worst-case scenario of a rise of up to 5.1°C by 2090 if there are no actions taken to cut greenhouse emissions.
The issue dominates debates, but for different reasons, from the far right making political capital to border guards pushing migrant boats back.
Muslims who fear public retribution after an extremist attack in Sydney are being supported by ordinary people in solidarity against Islamophobia.
Five people fled a central Sydney cafe where a gunman is holding terrified hostages after displaying an Islamic flag at the window.
Indigenous artists from Australia and South Africa have participated in a collaborative exhibition, organised by the SKA, that celebrates our shared night sky.
Five-times Olympic champion Ian Thorpe has revealed he is gay in a tell-all TV interview.
The gold producer says it will probably appeal a court decision which found it had no right to mine parts of its New South Wales site.
Airlines in northern Australia and southeast Asia have grounded their aircraft as Indonesia's Sangeang Api volcano erupts, throwing up an ash cloud.