Sean Cole and a friend were swimming across the Northern Territory’s Mary River when the 15ft crocodile clamped its jaws around Mr Cole’s chest on Saturday afternoon, as 15 friends watched in horror from the bank.  File photograph: Australia Zoo/PA Wire

The bodies of a 26-year-old swimmer and the crocodile that killed him in a notorious Outback river at the weekend have been recovered by Australian po(...)

Australian prime minister Kevin Ruddgreets students after visiting the facilities of Macquarie University in Sydney as part of his election campaign. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

With three weeks to go before the Australian election, the minority Labor government is fast running out of time to improve its poll standing and reta(...)

The “chief funster” will have VIP access to exclusive Sydney parties and festivals, while the Northern Territory’s “outback adventurer” will get a taste of Australian bush life. Photograph: Thinkstock

More than 40,000 people from around the globe have applied for Australia’s six “Best Jobs in the World”, leaving Australian tourism officials w(...)