People leave floral tributes where the body of Isreali student Aiia Maasarwe was found. Photograph: Ellen Smith/EPA

Australian police have arrested a man over the death of an Israeli student who was killed while walking home late at night this week in Melbourne. Ai(...)

The fourth formal day of engagements for President Michael D Higgins’ State visit to Australia was dominated by business and economics.

Australia’s political leaders have told President Michael D Higgins that they see the United Kingdom’s chances of creating new post-Brexit trade agree(...)

Protesters in Melbourne   urge the Australian government not to send 267 people – including 37 babies born in Australia – back to immigration detention in Nauru, 3,000km away. Photograph: Chris Hopkins/Getty Images

Australia’s ambivalence over asylum seekers is dominating headlines again, with churches, writers and thousands of ordinary citizens calling on the go(...)

A bushfire at Wye River near Lorne, south of Melbourne, Australia, on Christmas Day. Photograph: Keith Pakenham/EPA

Bushfires on Christmas Day destroyed more than 100 homes in a popular Australian tourist area and the blazes remain out of control and dangerous on Sa(...)

CCTV footage  captured  Jill Meagher being approached as she walked home from a night out with work colleagues in Melbourne on September 22nd, 2012.

Adrian Bayley, who was convicted of raping and murdering Irish woman Jill Meagher, has challenged the refusal to grant him legal aid to fund his bid t(...)

Australia captain Adam Goodes lifts  the Cormac McAnallen Cup at Croke Park in October 2010 after victory over Ireland in the    International Rules Series. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Aboriginal footballer and anti-racism campaigner Adam Goodes is contemplating retirement because of the jeering he has been subjected to over the las(...)