A five-year-old boy and three teenagers are found safe and well, Queensland police say, after an amber alert was issued to find them.
The Australian Workers' Union demands tougher regulation following Friday's blaze at a waste storage business that injured two workers and spewed thick black smoke over Melbourne.
A Japanese high school pays tribute to two schoolboys who drowned in a lake on Queensland's Fraser Island during an exchange trip.
Analyst warns Cyclone Veronica's pummelling might hit the Australian economy with iron ore exports temporarily stopped from the world's largest bulk export port.
Claims on social media that Aboriginal people are being housed in tents while non-Indigenous evacuees are being accommodated in hotels are denied by Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner, who calls for unity during a natural disaster.
The search is set to resume for Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan, who have spent four nights missing on Victoria's Mount Buffalo.
Authorities recover the damaged black box from an Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, killing all 157 people on board, as China and Indonesia ground their fleets of the type of plane involved in the incident.
Victorian firefighters battle a number of out-of-control bushfires burning in the Bunyip State Park and further east at Dargo.
A cyclone watch for the southern Queensland and northern New South Wales coast is cancelled as Tropical Cyclone Oma weakens to a category one system.
A cyclone watch for southern Queensland and northern New South Wales is cancelled as Tropical Cyclone Oma weakens to a category one system, but damaging winds and abnormal tides are still expected to wreak havoc along the coast.