A search for four children who were seen playing with an infected bat in Ipswich continues as authorities warn the infection can be deadly to humans.
Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan has delivered a formal apology on behalf of the state to victims of historical abuse and neglect in institutional care.
A Queensland man and woman have been charged with murder after allegedly denying their sick toddler medical treatment.
One of Australia's most-followed MPs on TikTok says older generations are too lazy and careless to show up on the platforms youth use.
Three people, including a doctor, have pleaded not guilty to charges relating to the removal of children from Queensland to NSW.
A dingo has bitten a boy on a Queensland island in the fourth such attack in as many weeks, with the young victim taken by boat to hospital on the mainland.
The operator of a jumping castle company has pleaded not guilty to workplace safety breaches after the deaths of six Tasmanian primary school students.
Government intervention, including financial backing, is among the recommendations of a review of Australia's childcare sector.
A female teacher's email to herself about a male teenage student has been used by prosecutors as evidence of intent to procure a child for sex.
A 12-year-old girl accused of murder allegedly dragged a woman's body through an apartment and told a neighbour she had killed herself, a court has heard.
The deaths of two toddlers after their drug addicted mother left them for nine hours in a hot car will be the subject of an inquest hearing starting in April.
Kathleen Folbigg's long-held hope of having her name cleared over the deaths of her four children has been answered with an appeal court decision.
A 59-year-old public servant with no criminal history has spent two nights in the watch house after being charged with indecent treatment offences.
Advocates have called on the state government to develop a comprehensive plan to tackle youth crime with the current strategy to expire this month
A collision between a bus carrying 55 students and a truck in Queensland has left 10 children with minor injuries.
Parent advocates plan to make a shortage of accessible and affordable early learning in regional, rural and remote Queensland an election issue.
New laws that ban the sale of knives, certain gel blasters, tomahawks and machetes to juveniles in Queensland also carry hefty fines for offending retailers.
A coroner has recommended sweeping changes to the amusement park industry after finding the death of a boy who slipped off a Cha Cha ride was preventable.
As the housing crisis continues and rents rise, a coalition of housing and homelessness organisations is calling for specific measures to help young people.
Rural children's charity Royal Far West says there is a spike in anxiety among children who lived through Black Summer, prompting calls for better care.
The use of spit hoods on children in Victorian adult prisons will be banned after one was placed on a youth despite him never spitting at staff.
A TV personality charged with multiple counts of indecent treatment of children, rape, sexual assault, torture and assaults cannot be identified.
A vigil has been held to honour three young siblings killed in a shed fire in Victoria and show support for their distraught family.
The deputy prime minister and education minister have met with some of the nation's smallest citizens.
Former WA MP James Hayward will spend at least 16 and a half months behind bars for sexually abusing a girl aged between six and eight.
NBA star Patty Mills has partnered with the University of Queensland in a new program aimed at improving the health outcomes of First Nations youths
A national talent search is giving aspiring teen actors the chance to perform in front of a Hollywood casting director.
Facing criticism for allowing youths to be detained in watchhouses, the Queensland government will fast-track the construction of a juvenile remand centre.
A judge has told a mother-of-six she failed miserably in providing support, care and love for her entirely reliant toddler who was found living in squalor.
Members of a religious group charged over the death of a girl by withholding diabetes medication say they've already been labelled so "won't seek a jury trial".
It will take years to close a troubled youth detention centre described as being a "live" sexual abuse risk, Tasmania's government says.