A severe cyclone expected to hit Queensland on Friday could also spark flooding and landslides in other parts of the state.
School officials have taken steps to support a US primary student who reportedly has been bullied for the past two years because his last name is Trump.
"This has been a long and challenging day, but at the end of it I'm pleased to have received the backing of my colleagues in tonight's ballot.
Christmas will come early for Australia's budding astronomers, with not one but two space spectacles scheduled for Friday night.
Security forces are searching through eastern France for a man suspected of killing three people in an attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg and who was known to have been religiously radicalised while in jail.
While he has no problem with Anthony Seibold, Brisbane great Justin Hodges believes he has taken another step toward one day taking over the reigns at the Brisbane Broncos.
A woman is dead and two people are fighting for life after an out-of-control truck ploughed through a bus stop in a "horrific" peak-hour crash in Sydney.
Cronulla are standing by Shane Flanagan, insisting he will be their 2019 coach amid a new controversy at the embattled NRL club.
Indigenous groups have welcomed the planned inclusion of more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation in the Closing the Gap initiative.
THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE AGENCY:* The federal government will spend $41 million to establish the agency in Adelaide with its office to have a staff of 20 by mid-2019.