Australian Associated Press reported that the aircraft, a 1994 Kawasaki BK117, had crashed into a tree.
A schoolboy who "dreamed" of working for Apple hacked the firm's computer systems, Australian media has reported, although the tech giant said no customer data was compromised.
The government is updating its communication laws to compel local and international providers to co-operate with law enforcement agencies.
It is the first time a European metropolis has topped the annual chart compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit which identifies the best urban playgrounds to live and work in.
A rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said Thursday.
The native Aboriginal population, who have occupied Australia for 50,000 years, were dispossessed of their lands by the arrival of settlers two centuries ago.
The New Zealand flag was adopted in 1902, while Australia adopted its current flag design in 1954 - more than 50 years later.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, in releasing details of the conservative government's classified "Operation Sovereign Borders", said the controversial policy had saved lives.