A 16-year-old boy is charged with starting a fire that destroyed historic buildings at a primary school in Brisbane's east and took 52 firefighters hours to bring under control.
Victoria Police is called in to investigate Thursday's fire in a West Footscray factory that saw large plumes of potentially-dangerous smoke billow across Melbourne, as the Metropolitan Fire Brigade says its cause "may be suspicious".
The ABC can also reveal that a Hells Angel facing charges in South Australia over a massive alleged drug importation was a director of the company through which the accountant owns the factory.
Airservices Australia's internal briefing documents show the government agency knew it had contaminated airports across the country yet chose to publicly downplay its responsibility, the ABC can reveal.
Firefighters working at airports across Australia have been found with elevated levels of toxic PFAS chemicals in their blood, with some returning levels 10 to 20 times higher than the general population, documents obtained by the ABC under freedom of information laws reveal.
The former bass player of Newcastle band Silverchair says he is devastated after fire destroys his bar in Newcastle overnight.
A historic outback Queensland pub in Longreach is gutted after being engulfed by flames.
A Darwin family hopes a traditional Chinese ceremony will turn their luck around, after their warehouse was gutted by fire.
A small passenger plane carrying five people crashes into a house shortly after take-off north of the Philippines capital of Manila, killing all those onboard and five people on the ground, officials say.
The owners of Victoria's Hazelwood brown coal mine are committed to stand trial, accused of causing air pollution during a mine fire that was later blamed for contributing to deaths.