Three of the four men who were arrested in a series of raids on Monday were been granted bail at the Southport magistrates court on the Gold Coast.

Aaron East, one of the “Irish Boys,” an alleged investment crime gang in Queensland, Australia boasted “they feel the pain, we take the plane” a court(...)

Kentucky Rose Emily Hughes   with Rose of Tralee host  Dáithí Ó Sé. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A doctor, a cancer survivor, a cancer survivor who wants to become a doctor, and a PhD student were among the finalists in the first night of the Rose(...)

Four of the alleged syndicate ringleaders, including two Irish nationals, are in custody on serious fraud charges

An alleged crime gang known as “the Irish Boys” netted at least AUS$4m (€2.6m) from a “boiler room” investment scam on Australia’s Gold Coast, says Qu(...)

The New South Wales government in Australia is to step up shark surveillance and tagging efforts after a spate of attacks off the NSW north coast but has backed away from a cull

The New South Wales government in Australia is to step up shark surveillance and tagging efforts after a spate of attacks off the NSW north coast but (...)

Kane Douglas in action for Leinster against Munster last season. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Lock Kane Douglas became eligible to play for Australia at the World Cup yesterday when he signed a three-year deal to join the Queensland Reds. The 2(...)

Etihad has tried to have the case dismissed

A man is suing Etihad Airways over claims he suffered a back injury after being seated next to an overweight passenger in economy class. James Bassos (...)

Protesters demonstrate during a Reclaim Australia Rally at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia, on July 19th.  Photograph: EPA

After the anti-Islam rally in Melbourne on July 18th turned violent, with clashes between rival groups and arrests, the police in Sydney were taking n(...)

Australian surf champion Mick Fanning recounts his close encounter with a shark at a press conference in Sydney on July 21st, 2015. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images 1:38

A visibly shaken Mick Fanning arrived home in Australia on Tuesday saying he would not turn his back on surfing despite needing a “miracle” to survive(...)

 Sunshine Coast Falcons prop James Ackerman: he underwent lengthy treatment on the pitch before being taken to hospital in Brisbane. The match was subsequently abandoned. Photograph: Getty Images

A rugby league player has died in hospital as a result of injuries he sustained during a Queensland Cup match at the weekend. Sunshine Coast Falcons (...)

Australia’s treasurer Joe Hockey said fuel excise would not affect the poor because they “don’t have cars or actually drive very far”. Photograph: Mark Graham/Bloomberg

Australia’s capital Canberra has had its first snow of the year, the city is waking up to sub-zero temperatures and parliament is in its last sitting (...)