A burnt out vehicle is seen on Bourke Street in Melbourne. Media reports say a man set a vehicle alight and stabbed two people before being shot by police. Photograph: EPA

A knife-wielding man has stabbed three people, one fatally, in Melbourne in an attack police linked to terrorism. The attack during the afternoon rus(...)

A police officer stands outside a property where five people were found dead in a suburb of Perth. Photograph: Richard Wainwright/Reuters

Australian police have charged a 24-year-old man with five counts of murder after the bodies of a family, including a mother and her three children, w(...)

A number of Irish tourists who are accused of scamming and stealing from people on Australia’s east coast are being sought by police. Queensland poli(...)

Cardinal George Pell leaves the Victorian Magistrates Court in Melbourne on Monday. Photograph: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers for Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell asked an Australian court on Monday to allow a support person to sit with him through a four-week (...)

Cardinal George Pell said in a  in a statement he ‘consulted his doctors and on their advice took several days to return home’. File photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

A top Vatican official charged in his native Australia with historical sex crimes arrived in Sydney on Monday ahead of his first court appearance late(...)

Police start their investigations outside service apartments in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday.  Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday police were treating a deadly siege in the southern city of Melbourne as an “act of terrori(...)

Thomas Zinn  (centre), the partner of Lindt Cafe siege victim Tori Johnson, with her parents  Rosie Connellan  and Ken Johnson after the inquest into the incident concluded in Sydney on Wednesday. Photograph: David Moir/AAP Image via AP

Australian police failed to respond quickly enough to the threat posed by a gunman responsible for a siege at a Sydney cafe in 2014 in which three peo(...)

Australian Federal Police deputy commissioner Michael Phelan and New South Wales police commissioner Catherine Burn address the media. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Australian police on Thursday charged two 16-year-old boys with planning an imminent, Islamic State-inspired terror attack. The two teenagers, who we(...)

Australia’s Attorney-General George Brandis speaks during a press conference in Brisbane on Sunday. Mr  Brandis commented on charges laid against five men who allegedly wanted to use a small boat to reach Indonesia and then to join the so called Islamic State terrorist group  in Syria. Photograph: EPA

Australian police have charged five men suspected of planning to travel to Syria to join Islamic State via a journey that would start in a small moto(...)

An Australian Federal Police officer closes the door of the garage after searching the home of alleged  bitcoin creator Craig Steven Wright in Sydney’s north shore. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Australian police raided the Sydney home and office on Wednesday of a man named by a magazine as the probable creator of Bitcoin and holder of hundred(...)

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