The engines of a doomed plane which killed two people in a crash west of Cairns were reportedly spluttering and emitting smoke.
A man has spent the night clinging to a tree after being swept into the swollen Brogo River in southeastern NSW.
A man feared missing in floodwaters northwest of Brisbane has been located safe and well.
Anthony Albanese has given his strongest statement about the future of coal-fired power in Australia, saying it has no place in the country.
Four Australians are among more than 60 newly-confirmed coronavirus cases aboard a quarantined cruise ship docked at Yokohama, Japanese authorities have confirmed.
Passenger tests aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan have confirmed at least 65 more cases of coronavirus, with four Australians among them.
The Nationals have been plunged deeper into turmoil with a backbench MP quitting the party and becoming deputy speaker against the government's wishes.
North Queensland have unveiled Jason Taumalolo as skipper for this week's NRL Nines in Perth, but have resisted the temptation to unleash prized recruit Valentine Holmes.
A driver accused of murdering a teenager and injuring four others by deliberately running them down in an act of vengeance has cried while testifying in a Perth court, describing how she failed to find a pulse on the boy.
Australians trying to access aged care services would get more face-to-face support as part of the royal commission's proposed overhaul of the system.