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The World Wildlife Fund warns koalas are "plummeting towards extinction".

Experts warn koalas are 'functionally extinct'

There are no more than 80,000 koalas left in Australia.

A female passenger was trapped in the vehicle as it burst into flames.

Passenger killed after stolen Ferrari crashes, catches fire in Perth

Traumatised witnesses described watching her die.

Aiia Maasarwe's (pictured right) body was found in the north of Melbourne on Wednesday morning.

Melbourne garbage truck driver starts patrol group after student's rape, murder

He was horrified by the brutal attack.

Ardern donning a hijab in the wake of the attacks.

Artist of mural of Ardern hits back at critics

Loretta Lizzio hasn't let hate bring her down.

The driver's been criticised for putting the public at risk.

'It's a boygan': Aussies condemn 'bogan' gender reveal burnout

The driver's been criticised for putting the public at risk.

Gavin Boekel made the emotional phone call to his wife Rachelle.

Farmer's heartbreaking 'final' message to wife

The father-of-five was caught in a grain machine.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Actor Geoffrey Rush attends the Television Academy event honoring Emmy nominated performers at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 15, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Actor Geoffrey Rush to be paid almost $3m after defamation win

The actor had initially offered to settle for AU$50,000 and an apology.

Experts warn a flu outbreak in Australia could easily spread here.

Flu season hitting Australia faster and harder than ever before

"This isn't a country-wide, it's actually a South-Pacific thing."

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'scUber' submarine launches in Great Barrier Reef

For around $1600, you can explore the natural wonder like never before.

Watch: Exit polls indicated a victory for Labor, but it wasn't to be.

This really hurts: An Australian on the devastating election result

In terms of shocking reversals, this wasn't just our Trump upset, it was our Red Wedding.

Two men put the joint up to the possum's mouth.

Watch: Horrifying moment 'inhumane' men make possum smoke joint

Their actions have been condemned as abuse.

Darren Beales

Man claims Qantas 'fat-shamed' him

Aviation lawmakers say passengers in exit rows must be "able bodied".

An image of the proposed mural from GoFundMe.

Massive Jacinda Ardern image painted in Australia

It shows her hugging a Muslim woman in the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks.

Watch: Exit polls indicated a victory for Labor, but it wasn't to be.

Aussie columnist apologises for drunken tweet about NZ

"I was shattered, gutted, shocked."

Australian singer Jimmy Barnes.

Jimmy Barnes to headline three New Zealand shows this September

"I can’t wait to get out there."

The bodies were located by authorities underneath the lookout.

Woman and child found dead at bottom of cliff

Its maximum altitude is 476 metres.

Watch: Exit polls indicated a victory for Labor, but it wasn't to be.

Aussies rush to Immigration NZ site after election

The shocking results caused a surge of interest in moving across the ditch.

Adam Lambert's truck on fire.

One Nation truck torched in post-election attack

The truck was left completely gutted.

Australian election: Scott Morrison edges out 'miracle' victory.

'Just call Jacinda': Aussie TV host's advice for Scott Morrison

She urged the re-elected Prime Minister to seek our leader's guidance.

The man made a fiery stand against Rugby Australia.

Irate Israel Folau fan burns his Wallabies jersey

The dramatic act of protest was accompanied by a fitting Usher song.