Jill Meagher. Ms Meagher was raped and murdered as she walked home after a night out in Australia in September 2012.

The man who raped and murdered Jill Meagher in 2012, Adrian Ernest Bayley, was injured after an attack in prison in Australia. Ms Meagher who was ori(...)

Cardinal George Pell (76) leaves Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The cardinal had always denied the allegations against him, but today was the first time he had been required to enter a formal plea. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

The legal team representing Cardinal George Pell is understood to have applied for separate trials after Australia’s most senior Catholic was committe(...)

Australian police and paramedics near the place where they arrested the driver of a vehicle that had ploughed into pedestrians at a crowded intersection near the Flinders Street train station, in central Melbourne. Photograph: Luis Ascui/Reuters

A driver arrested after a car was driven into pedestrians in Melbourne was a 32-year-old Australian of Afghan descent with a history of drug use and m(...)

The aircraft smashed into shops and exploded into a ‘massive fireball’ killing all five on board. Photograph: Jordan Fouracr/AFP/Getty Images

A plane that crashed into a shopping centre near Essendon airport in Melbourne, killing four US tourists and their Australian pilot, had a “catastroph(...)

 A fire damaged ATM at the Melbourne bank. Photograph: Julian Smith/EPA

A fire in a Melbourne branch of Commonwealth Bank of Australia on Friday, which police said was allegedly set by a man, injured 27 people, including s(...)

Cardinal George Pell: confirmed that he was questioned in Rome last week by Australian police in relation to sex abuse allegations. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Australian cardinal George Pell, one of the most powerful figures in the Vatican, has confirmed that he was questioned in Rome last week by Australia(...)

A file image of Australian Cardinal George Pell. Photograph: Reuters

Cardinal George Pell, the Australian-born Vatican treasurer, is being investigated by police in relation to multiple allegations of child abuse in his(...)