The new year party soured quickly for revellers in Sydney who faced long queues getting home after lightning strikes scored direct hits on signal boxes, sparking delays which continued into the morning.
Arthur Culvahouse Jr was approved to be appointed as the US's ambassador to Australia but delays in the Senate means he is unlikely to head Down Under anytime soon.
The engineering firm investigating the source of a large crack that developed in Sydney's Opal Tower just before Christmas discovers more damage on a different level of the apartment building.
There are plenty of changes coming for Tasmanians in 2019, with several high-profile building projects set to be unveiled — and some controversial social issues to watch out for.
Declassified documents reveal the Howard government considered new climate change policies and launched a media campaign to boost its reputation amid global dissatisfaction with Australia's commitments.
The pre-conditions for Australia's most secretive intelligence base, Pine Gap, have been detailed in previously classified documents marked "for Australian eyes only".
Thirty years ago, Francis Fukuyama declared we were seeing the end of history. But 2019 promised the bloody return of history, just on a different continent, writes Stan Grant.
The new year means cheaper electricity prices, no more tampon tax and some higher transport costs. This is what else you can expect to see in 2019.
A farmer in far north WA captures the bizarre sight of a knot of cane toads hitching a ride on a python in the middle of the night.
Thousands of revellers have descended on Sydney's harbour to watch the fireworks — but with hours to go until the clock strikes midnight, rain has started falling in the city's metropolitan area and more is on the way.