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- Woman and boy found dead at Albanvale home
- Assistants without nursing qualifications to take blood from donors
- Can you run a marathon in thongs? You bet you can
- US Admiral sounds the alarm of China's intentions in South China Sea
- Competition Review: Ian Harper looks beyond taxis, pharmacies and trading hours
- Call for son of Walsh Street accused to be spared jail over thefts, threat
- Man dies when relative's headstone falls on top of him in US
- Thousands of workouts from two pieces of gym gear
- Perth Glory's Risdon wants more wonder goals
- The Essendon verdict: A pregnant pause, not a full stop
- National Gallery of Australia director Betty Churcher remembered as creative communicator
- Rafael Nadal worries he is losing his mental edge
- Commuters waive rights when faced with aggressive PSOs, report claims
- Toddler Darcy Atkinson showed no signs of paddle-boarding fall when examined by paramedics, inquest hears
- MRSA superbug could be killed by a 1100-year-old home remedy, researchers say
- Terrorist attack investigated as power cut stops Turkey in its tracks
- Politicians must compromise on tax reform
- Harper Competition Review: When are we going to get some policy bang for our inquiry bucks?
- Sydney Roosters spent years building their glamour roster
- Why budget airlines are high stress for pilots
- Muslims and non-Muslims can live in harmony in Australia
- Shock therapy induces structural changes in the brain, study finds
- Iran nuclear talks enter deadline day with 'high' hopes of a deal
- Group of 8 withdraws support for further compromise on university deregulation
- The Daily Show new host Trevor Noah a global option to replace Jon Stewart
- Jacqui Lambie Network: former Palmer United Party senator registers new political party
- Top Gear producer Andy Wilman quits over Jeremy Clarkson sacking
- Former WADA boss says Essendon should not feel exonerated by drug ruling
- Zayn Malik releases solo track I Won't Mind, with Naughty Boy, on SoundCloud
- Jonathan Aspropotamitis the silver lining to Western Sydney Wanderers' injury clouds
- Essendon drugs saga: Coach James Hird sorry for damage caused by scandal
- Showbiz's true gentleman, Stuart Wagstaff, addresses his own memorial service
- The Essendon verdict: the inside story of the anti-doping tribunal hearing
- When Alexandra Shackleton saw her granddad Sir Ernest Shackleton smile, it was almost reality
- Secret report finds Essendon's drugs record-keeping was 'deplorable'
- Essendon drugs saga: Suits exit stage as players have their day
- Essendon drugs saga: Welcome relief for players
- Legal action an option for Essendon players, says agent Peter Jess
- Essendon verdict: Jobe Watson says players feel vindicated and ready to move on
- How Scientology controls John Travolta and Tom Cruise, according to 'Going Clear'
- Your guide to the vibrant sounds of the National Folk Festival at EPIC
- Low-profile staffers the real Essendon victims: lawyer
- Essendon drug saga: Twenty-six months we'll never get back
- Relief for players, but Essendon shouldn't forget its sins
- Overhaul for WA retail hours urged to compete with Coles, Woolies
- Asia not on the agenda for A-League, says Gallop
- The Essendon verdict: Bombers suddenly not so listless
- Lance Franklin lifts lid on Sydney Swans' preparation for round one against Essendon Bombers
- Change of address left Mike Brady facing costly legal mess
- Collingwood president Eddie McGuire warns Magpies Lachie Keeffe and Josh Thomas facing the sack over drug tests
- Essendon drug scandal: The verdict
- Cronulla Sharks players left bewildered by Essendon verdict
- Son's stolen ashes: outpouring of support for Mandurah mum
- Westpac's Jason Yetton signals potential of peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding
- Singer co-wrote the theme for Neighbours
- Award-winning director brought comic instinct to Simon?s plays
- Banks warn on small business credit
- GWS Giants recruit Ryan Griffen helping Jack Steele get ready for AFL
- PanAust shareholders demand higher price from GRAM
- MYOB owner dismisses Xero criticism
- Funtastic shares slump to new low on the back of $29 million loss
- Woman abducted in Caboolture: Police
- Alleged ANU rape victim's version of events contradicted by residential advisor
- Man wounded in shooting at The Caves
- South Sydney Rabbitohs lose appeal against NRL for Arizona incident
- Rabbitohs won't reflect on premiership success before grand final rematch with Bulldogs
- Boy crashes parents' car near Auckland
- Competition review calls for removing restrictions on taxi industry
- Investors snap up three cheapest properties on biggest auction day
- Sydney's population to reach 5 million in a year
- James Acaster review: Deadpan bordering on the absurd
- Why the Canterbury Bulldogs are the kings of clutch football
- Sharks spotted feeding on salmon at Kiama
- Canterbury Bulldogs hungry to make amends for grand final nightmare
- WNBL clubs fear player exodus if season switched
- Confident Day is over his fear of failure
- Fish likely killed Australian tourists in Bali: Coroner
- Manly Sea Eagles star Daly Cherry-Evans frustrated to be dragged off under concussion rule
- Former ABC Learning CFO James Black escapes maximum penalty with $2000 fine
- Samba review: Intouchables actor Omar Sy shows what he might be capable of
- Daniel Kerr court case over alleged petrol incident adjourned
Neighbours reported hearing whip-like sounds just before the bodies of a woman and a child were discovered at a property in Melbourne's west.
Blood donors will be increasingly cared for by assistants without nursing qualifications under controversial changes being executed by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service that have sparked concerns about quality of care.
If you are too much of a wuss to walk around or run barefoot, then a pair of thongs will have to do. So we've asked the experts how to maximise your thong power.
A powerful American general has fired a warning at China for rapidly building ?a Great Wall? of artificial islands across hotly-contested waters.
Anti-competitive restrictions you might never otherwise hear about are in the firing line.
The son of one of the men acquitted of the Walsh Street police shootings threatened a schoolboy that he would have his face cut off unless he gave up his mobile phone, a court has heard.
WASHINGTON, March 31 AFP - An American man decorating his mother's grave for Easter has died when the headstone fell and crushed him.
Keeping it simple can still unlock thousands of beneficial workouts.
Perth Glory defender Josh Risdon hopes his recent wonder strike caught the attention of Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou
It was a decision that was an end but also potentially a beginning.
Betty Churcher has been lauded for her ability to provide a bridge between everyday Australians and art.
As great athletes age, the first thing we look for is evidence of physical decline. The cliche is to talk about the "half-step" that has been lost, rather than their psychological state.
Aggressive tactics used by Victoria Police Protective Services Officers at Melbourne train stations is scaring commuters into waiving their rights and escalating into violent confrontations, a community law service has found.
A Central Coast toddler who died from a catastrophic brain injury showed no signs of an alleged paddle boarding accident when examined by paramedics, refuting suggestions by his mother's boyfriend that this accident may have caused the fatal injury.
Study shows the superbug is vulnerable to a remedy found in a manuscript written in Old English from the 10th century called 'Bald?s Leechbook'.
A massive power cut has caused chaos across Turkey, shutting down the metro networks in Istanbul and the capital Ankara, with the government saying an outside attack on the system was not ruled out.
Is there a chance both sides of politics might act in the nation's interest ("Super in crosshairs", March 31)? If Labor could grasp the fairness benefits of tax reform and recognise it must include increases in GST, offset by income tax cuts, and the Liberal and National parties could bring themselves to addressing the present unfairness in superannuation concessions and negative gearing, we would all be better off.
The Harper Competition Review is the latest in a swag of inquiries about how to better run the country, but when are we going to see some actual changes on the ground?
I'm always astounded at newspaper articles speculating about the state of a club's salary cap, based purely on estimated valuations of players in today's marketplace.
Pilots' psychological health is being sacrificed to cost-cutting, with tragic consequences.
We could clear up misunderstandings between Muslims and non-Muslims by holding a regular event to get to know each other better.
Electroconvulsive therapy remains a powerful and fast-acting salve for patients whose depression doesn't yield to lesser treatments, and now researchers believe they know why
Marathon talks aimed at stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons have gone into a final nail-biting day, with Russia saying the chances were "high" of reaching a historic framework deal by midnight.
Christopher Pyne's bid to deregulate tertiary fees has suffered a major setback with the influential Group of Eight universities withdrawing support for any more compromises aimed at securing crossbench support.
When Jon Stewart announced he would soon retire from The Daily Show back in February, it unleashed both a wave of grief from fans of iconc comedy news show and speculation about who among the nation's comedians could possibly fill Stewart's big shoes.
Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has taken the first step towards forming her own political party by formally applying to set up the Jacqui Lambie Network.
The brains behind Top Gear and a close mate of Jeremy Clarkson has quit the show.
Far from feeling exonerated by a favourable ruling for its players, Essendon should re-read the scathing assessment published about its experimental 2012 regimen, according to former World Anti-Doping Authority president John Fahey. As Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority boss Ben McDevitt honed in on Essendon's injection program - terming it "absolutely and utterly disgraceful" on Tuesday, despite an anti-doping tribunal ruling that did not find banned drug use ? Fahey's criticism of the AFL club was more general.
Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has given his fans across the world a taste of his new musical direction with the release of a tender solo demo.
When the Western Sydney Wanderers began this ill-fated season, Jonathan Aspropotamitis was in the youth team at Sydney Olympic, still dreaming of one day turning his football aspirations into something tangible.
Bombers coach James Hird has apologised for the damage caused by the supplement saga just hours after the AFL Anti-Doping tribunal cleared the ?Essendon 34? of taking performance-enhancing drugs.
After 90 years playing for them, there was no way Stuart Wagstaff was going to miss out on having the last laugh.
Whatever the Essendon players took in 2012, they took the points when they were cleared by the AFL anti-doping tribunal. Here's what happened inside the courtroom.
Alexandra Shackleton never met her grandfather, the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton whose failed attempt 100 years ago to cross the Antarctic's vast interior is seen as one of the world's most epic tales of daring do.
The AFL anti-doping tribunal that cleared 34 Essendon players was highly critical of the club's conduct in 2012, describing its supplements program record-keeping as "deplorable."
It had been 19 months since the fake turf mounds outside AFL House had hosted the media in such numbers. Not to mention a lone fan in black and red making a public display of loyalty, a mandatory heckler, and a woman cradling a poodle.
Surprise. I have to admit that was my first reaction when I heard that the Essendon players had been found not guilty.
Veteran player agent Peter Jess has called for AFL chairman Mike Fitzpatrick to step down and says disgruntled former Essendon players may have no choice but to follow the legal action initiated by Hal Hunter.
Essendon captain Jobe Watson has described his freedom, and that of 33 of his past and present teammates, from the ASADA investigation as a "surreal feeling", revealing he has forgotten what it's like to prepare for a game without the stress of the supplements saga.
HBO hired 160 lawyers when the network decided to air 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,' the two-hour documentary based on Lawrence Wright's book. This makes sense when you watch the film, directed by Alex Gibney, which aired Sunday night. Ex-Church of Scientology members and officials reveal secrets of the organisation, and tell horror stories of psychological and physical abuse during their time in the controversial religion ? and after they escaped. (For the record, the church unleashed a series of attack ads against the film and says that it's 'bigoted propaganda' and 'built on falsehoods invented by admitted liars.')
The acts at the National Folk Festival will be diverse but all have one thing in common ? they're making music on their own terms.
Now that the 34 players, 17 of those remaining at Essendon, have been cleared of doping charges, the lawyer who represented 24 assistant coaches, trainers and staffers has described his clients as the true "collateral damage" of the club's dangerous 2012 drugs program.
If only football did not have to go through the last 26 months. That figure fell as readily from Jobe Watson's lips on Tuesday as if it was a jail term: it was the time he had spent worrying "last thing at night, first thing in the morning" about what would become of him and his team.
The heavily anticipated ''not guilty'' verdict handed down to 34 past and present Essendon footballers was not only a brilliant result for those players but also the integrity of the 2015 AFL competition.
The nation's biggest review of competition policy in more than 20 years has thrown a spotlight on restrictive regimes in Western Australia.
Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory have distanced themselves from a radical plan to convert the A-League into a South-East Asian competition as Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop confirmed there was "no enthusiasm" from head office to expand the league into Asia.
Relief. Joy. Vindication. You could throw in another half-dozen descriptions of the emotions swirling around the Essendon Football Club and their playing list on Tuesday afternoon.
Essendon was not the only club caught in no-man's land leading up to the AFL doping tribunal's announcement on Tuesday, with the Swans facing just four days' preparation time to play either a full-strength Essendon or a decimated one.
Musician Mike Brady, of Up There Cazaly footy anthem fame, has kicked a goal in a Melbourne courtroom and settled a potential costly legal mess.
Lachie Keeffe and Josh Thomas will be sacked by Collingwood if they are found guilty of taking the performance-enhancing drug Clenbuterol, according to president Eddie McGuire.
The AFL's anti-doping tribunal will release its verdict on the case involving Essendon, the AFL and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority on Tuesday. The hearings began in December last year and concluded on February 17.
Frustrated Cronulla players are questioning why they didn?t receive the same support and advice from the Sharks to fight doping allegations as their Essendon AFL counterparts after 34 current and former Bombers were cleared of any wrongdoing.
A Mandurah mother whose stillborn son's ashes were stolen in a burglary has received an outpouring of support from people offering up donations, gifts and even a $5000 reward.
Banks face growing competition from nascent online industries including peer-to-peer lending, which allow savers to directly fund borrowers via a digital platform, and crowdfunding, which raises an small amount from a large number of funders.
Jackie Trent, the singer and songwriter, who has died aged 74, co-wrote the theme for the soap opera Neighbours, cited as the world?s most recognisable television melody.
Gene Saks, an actor who switched to stage and film directing in mid-career, winning three Tony Awards and becoming the leading interpreter of the plays of Neil Simon, has died at his home in East Hampton, New York. He was 93.
Australia's banks have warned that the cost of small business loans will rise and business credit may be curtailed if the government extends unfair contract laws to credit contracts as proposed by the financial system inquiry.
When will Canberra's young guns make their AFL debuts?
The previous chairman and previous managing director of PanAust have criticised the strategy deployed by the new management.
The private equity owner of accounting software company MYOB says the "outrageous" accusations made by rival Xero about its customer numbers and growth prospects will not deter investors in the lead-up to what is likely to be the biggest float on the ASX this year.
The toy wholesaler backed by Gerry Harvey and Lachlan Murdoch is at rock bottom but says it can return to profit this half.
Police are calling for urgent help to find a woman believed to have been abducted north of Brisbane on Tuesday morning.
Evidence from a residential advisor at an Australian National University dormitory has contradicted the version of events of a student who alleges she was raped in an on-campus room.
A man has been injured during a shooting at The Caves, near Rockhampton.
South Sydney have lost their battle to avoid sanctions for the club?s handling of the Arizona preseason scandal, with the NRL?s $20,000 fine to stand.
For three years under the Michael Maguire regime, South Sydney refused to look ahead - now they are hell-bent on not looking back.
An 11-year-old boy who crashed his parents' car after a police chase through a town near Auckland had been seen driving erratically earlier in the day.
Taxi fares could fall as the industry is opened up to greater competition, according to the national review of competition policy, released on Tuesday by Small Business Minister Bruce Billson.
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The city grew by a record 84,230 people in 2013-14.
The offbeat English funnyman James Acaster delivers an hour of fresh comedy.
Canterbury players believe their ability to win close matches is evidence of the close bond within the team.
The photographs showed three large white pointer sharks feeding off a large school of salmon, just past the breakers at Surf Beach in Kiama - but that wasn't enough to deter one surfer.
The memory of defeat in last year's grand final is being used by Bulldogs players as motivation to go one better this season but most say they have never watched a replay of the 30-6 loss to South Sydney.
A major review has recommended the women's basketball season moves to winter but most clubs are against the move.
The fear of failure is a "security blanket" Jason Day is finally prepared to shed as he embraces the expectation he will become Australia's second US Masters winner.
A coroner's report has found an Australian woman and her daughter who died in mysterious circumstances in Bali were likely killed by the fish they ate at a hotel restaurant.
Manly star Daly Cherry-Evans believes being forced from the field without a head knock is proof the NRL's concussion crackdown has gone too far and fears it could unnecessarily cost teams a vital victory.
The former chief financial officer of ABC Learning Centres, James Black, has escaped a maximum possible penalty of a five year jail term and fines of up to $22,000.
The Cesar winner, who in recent years was voted the most popular personality in France, returns from the US to star as an illegal immigrant struggling to stay ahead of the law.
A court hearing has been adjourned into an incident in which former AFL star Daniel Kerr was accused of splashing petrol around a suburban Perth home.
Brisbane Times National Headlines
- Prison radicalisation expert Clarke Jones says segregation only strengthening terrorists' beliefs
- New report: Australia needs to radically rethink its housing policy for ageing population
- The $400,000 Department of Human Services jobs the Australian Public Service can't fill
- Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis playing a high-stakes political game
- Keep the goal posts in place
- Peanut allergy treatment success by Melbourne researchers brings hope of cure
- Cutters pay tribute to 'natural leader' Hayden Butler
- Australian man found dead in Bali was a 'get-rich-quick' motivational speaker
- Malaysian convicted murderer in state of limbo in Sydney detention centre
- Energy retailers letting down customers in financial hardship, says regulator
- Jewish sex abuse victims pressured not to assist police, secret tapes and emails reveal
- APS outsourcing: no-one is safe, says 1990s outsourcing guru
- Customs officers' allowances in firing line
- Most asylum seekers 'economic opportunists' says PNG Prime Minister
- Junk food ads saturate cricket
- Mystery utility seen tailing body-in-boot car
- Microburst storm snapped as Sydney endures soggy start to school year
- Giant east Antarctic glacier melting with warmer oceans
- Warmer, mostly drier future predicted with climate change
- Extreme El Nino and La Nina events to increase in a warming world, researchers say
- Editorial cartoon
- Bid for 38-hour public service week fails
- Better data needed to track family violence
- Non-stop march around ASIO headquarters to protest indefinite detention
- Knighthood for Prince Philip: MPs question Abbott's judgment
- Ex-Labor head Matthew Gardiner 'defriended' Facebook friends before 'joining Kurdish fighters in Syria'
- Australia Day 2015: long journey leads to Australian citizenship
- On knighthood: Why Sir Nick, Sir Tim and Sir Shane are more deserving than Sir Philip
- Australia Day: 824 Australians honoured
- Australia Day Honours: Moustafa Fahour OAM, founder of the Islamic Museum of Australia
- Australia Day honours: Judy Nunn, actress and author, awarded AM
- Dr Jeremy Chapman receives Australia Day honour
- Australia Day honours: Obesity expert John Funder sees hope for 'Eureka' medication
- Australia Day honours: Former radio host Elaine Canty awarded AM
- Australia Day honours: Layne Beachley
- Australia Day honours: Frank Costa named Officer of the Order of Australia
- Australia Day honours: Lawyer John Denton awarded AO for business and social welfare work
- Australia Day honours: Flower Drum founder Gilbert Lau awarded AM
- Australia Day honours: Mark Bouris receives AM for services to finance industry
- Australia Day honours: TV presenter Jessica Rowe appointed AM for mental health advocacy
- Capital Football's Heather Reid and Canberra Capitals Carrie Graf receive AM in general division of honours list
- Australia Day honours: Bernard Wright
- Australia Day honours: Detective receives OAM
- Australia Day honours: Veteran politician Richard Alston recognised
- Australia Day honours: Ad legend Clemenger and wife score the "double"
- Melbourne billionaire Marc Besen's long love of art recognised in Australia Day honours
- CriSTAL test determines likelihood of death within 30 days
- Editorial cartoon
- By the numbers - the average Australian doesn't exist ... not a single one of us is 'normal'
- Rosie Batty is Australian of the Year
- Author Jackie French named Senior Australian of the Year
- Senior Labor figure Matthew Gardiner leaves Australia to fight against Islamic State: report
- Aussies on death row part of a grim line to have faced possible death sentence
- International adoption reform signalled opening doors for Australian families to welcome children from more countries
- Australian stars and public figures plead for mercy for Bali nine
- Inside Melbourne's maximum security purgatory
- What's happening to me?
- G20 bill still rising as Tony Abbott accused of hollow words on downsizing the hosting spend
- Execution-style death of great grandmother in her Sydney home baffles police and family members
- Australians are using less cash and more card to pay and play every day
- Man with replica machine gun in Sydney CBD granted bail
- Flags at half-mast to mark death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah
- Work like it's 1987
- Work is good for you
- Health: Exercise physiologist lends a hand up
- Making start-ups stand out
- Hockey: income tax burden to increase if Labor keeps blocking savings measures
- Waverley cemetery: suburban wildlife haven for high-flying raptors
- Cost of cancer drugs rises sharply to $586 million
- The summer I . . . didn't kiss Mal but I learnt to fly
- Old or young, no rush to remake Australia
- Photojournalist Ingetje Tadros documents indigenouos life in remote Kennedy Hill
- Coles turnaround king Ian McLeod off to new US challenges
- Photojournalist Ingetje Tadros documents indigenous life in remote Kennedy Hill
- Best of the world - January 24, 2015
- Jon Stanhope launches tirade against Bill Shorten over asylum seeker treatment
- FWA verdict: Public servants cannot demand discretionary leave
- Review of penalty rates: Nurses and hospitality workers hit out at proposed changes
- Tracking crocodile movements could reduce attacks on humans, researchers say
- Unions vow to mobilise as Abbott plans to make industrial relations a major election issue
- Annabelle Chauncy receives Medal of the Order of Australia for School for Life Foundation
- Mixed reaction in Australia to ECB's asset-buying program
- Dairy cows 'suffer' from doubling of milk production in 30 years: Voiceless report
- Government siege inquiry may undermine coronial inquest, former coroners say
- David Hicks terrorism charges: US admits he is innocent
- Asian Cup betting limits placed after match-fixing fears
- APS "work cultures" in the spotlight
- The nine-year-old who rode a pony 1000km to Sydney
- Davidson Brothers living up to high praise as nominations for awards mount
- Shared Services Centre to boom as Australian Public Service outsources
- Midsumma festival: What a Drag! a subculture comes of age
- Email charging scam targets Aussie businesses netting thousands of dollars
- How did daddy die? New book counsels honesty
- Sydney jihadist Mohamed Elomar boasts of conversion of Yazidi child
- Cyclist crashes into kangaroo on Canberra road
- Inquest into youth suicide cluster in Tasmania
- DVD review: Angelina Jolie shines in Maleficent but her Beauty keeps sleep at bay
- Solar industry gets $33.3m boost to fuel commercial take-up
- Best of the world - January 21, 2015
- Council to pursue Labor MP Robert Furolo over $2441 debt
The state's worst terrorists are not being deradicalised in prison, prompting calls to keep radical inmates behind bars even after their sentences expire.
Australia has it wrong when it comes to housing policy for an ageing society, a new report has found.
Dozens of top public service jobs at the giant Department of Human Services are sitting vacant.
As a young man lecturing in Sydney, the economist's area of expertise was game theory. Now he gets to put it into practice.
The importance of goal-setting and keeping employees on track.
More than 80 per cent of children with peanut allergies were able to tolerate peanuts after being given a new treatment by Melbourne researchers, providing hope for a cure.
Mackay Cutters chief says club in shock after death.
The Australian man found dead in Bali was a self-styled motivational speaker who gave presentations on how to "get rich quick" across the world.
The police commando at the centre of a Malaysian murder scandal could be held in a Sydney detention centre indefinitely according to leading international law experts.
Some power companies are failing to promptly identify and offer help to struggling customers who, in a growing number of cases, have amassed debts worth thousands of dollars, the energy regulator says.
Members of Australia's Orthodox Jewish community who assist police investigating alleged child sexual abuse have been pressured to stay silent, secret tape recordings and emails obtained by Fairfax Media reveal.
No public servant is safe from the Abbott government’s privatisations agenda, one of the pioneers of federal government outsourcing has warned.
Australian Customs and Border Protection officers will be forced to give up some of their lucrative allowances in return for any pay rise offer this year.
Papua New Guinea's government believes most asylum seekers being held on Manus Island are economic opportunists whose protection claims will be rejected.
Junk food branding is being shown thousands of times during cricket broadcasts, a study has shown, prompting calls for Cricket Australia to phase out sponsorships with unhealthy brands.
Detectives have discovered footage of an unidentified utility vehicle tailing a Peugeot 307 inside which the charred remains of Kenan Balikel would later be discovered.
Images of a rare microburst storm have been captured by a photographer near Roma in outback Queensland.
Warming ocean water is said to be melting the largest glacier in East Antarctica, underscoring climate change's assault on the continent’s ice cover.
Sydney’s climate can be expected to warm across all seasons, with less rainfall in winter but more intense rain events, according to the latest projections by the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.
The global climate is likely to become increasingly prone to extremes with super La Nina and El Nino events in the Pacific to almost double in frequency this century, according to Australian-led research.
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of The Sydney Morning Herald's editorial cartoonist.
The Abbott government has lost a legal bid to force public servants to spend an extra week-and-a-half at their desks each year.
While Rosie Batty has called on people to learn the data on family violence, the statistics themselves often prove elusive.
Protesters will march non-stop around ASIO headquarters in Canberra for 32-hours to draw attention the plight of at least 32 refugees locked in indefinite detention.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott's surprise decision to knight Prince Philip has infuriated his colleagues, with a pair of Queensland MPs breaking ranks to criticise the decision publicly.
An Australian politician under investigation for joining the civil war in Syria claims to have 10 years experience in the army and left behind his wife and three sons when he disappeared several weeks ago.
For Anthony and Beatriz Matheson, Australia Day bookends a journey that began with a holiday abroad almost a decade ago. It also marks a new beginning in the life of a young Australian family.
Our Sir Prince Flipper, that Australian nonpareil, wasn't at Melbourne Park on Monday, nor Her Majesty, His Missus. That was a bit of a surprise, because there can be no more Australian place on Australia Day than the Australian Open (see, three in one sentence).
Former ABC broadcaster Elaine Canty along with advertising legend Peter Clemenger and wife Joan were among 824 Australians named by the Governor-General for honours and awards on Australia Day.
The founder of the Islamic Museum of Australia, Moustafa Fahour, has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australia Day Honours announced on Australia Day.
The international sales of Judy Nunn's books, all of them set in Australia, make her something of an ambassador, she says.
He's ranked number one kidney transplant specialist in the world, but his career could have taken a completely different road.
Obesity expert John Funder gets top Australia Day honours
A brilliant career of three parts has seen Elaine Canty involve herself in the different strata of Australian society, Lawrence Money says.
Seven-time world champion surfer Layne Beachley is keen to support women and girls who want to make it to the top.
Frank Costa has vivid memories of Geelong Football Club winning the 2007 premiership - its first in 44 years.
Refugees at an Iraqi border post opened top lawyer's eyes.
Veteran Chinese restaurateur Gilbert Lau is over the moon about being named a Member of the Order of Australia for services to hospitality.
Entrepreneur, philanthropist and mentor Mark Bouris has been made a Member of the Order of Australia.
The 44-year-old television presenter says she is "incredibly humbled and just blessed" to be honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia for her long commitment to mental health advocacy and her 20-year career in broadcasting.
Capital Football boss Heather Reid and Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf have been recognised for their years of toil promoting female sport by being appointed as Members (AM) in the General Division in this year's Australia Day honours list.
When Bernard Wright started working in the Department of the House of Representatives, handing out documents to MPs, it was 1972 and Billy McMahon was the Prime Minister.
Award-winning Victorian detective Ron Iddles says being nominated for the Order of Australia Medal by the community makes it special.
In a week where the current Prime Minister is fighting off backbench detractors after 15 months and a decade that has seen the leadership change hands five times, the nostalgia coming from Australia's longest-serving communications minister is understandable.
Peter Clemenger met his future wife, Joan Richards, while she was working for noted Melbourne photographer Athol Shmith. Almost 60 years later the pair have scored a rare double in the Australia Day honours, each becoming Officers of the Order (AO) for their support of the visual and performing arts and their philanthropic work.
The philanthropy of one of the country's most influential and generous art benefactors has been recognised as part of Australia Day honours.
Doctors and nurses applaud a new tool invented by a Sydney researcher to help them assess the likely causes of a patient's death.
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of The Herald's editorial cartoonist.
You are 37, and a woman. You have a son and a daughter, aged six and nine. You live in a three-bedroom, free-standing house. You have about $200,000 still to pay on your mortgage. You are the statistically average Australian today.
Australians of the Year share some common features. In the main, they are individuals who stand out in their chosen fields: those who can hit or kick a ball, can act or sing, excelled in their professions. But no one has been like Rosie Batty.
After two decades of writing more than a hundred books, children's author Jackie French is honoured as one of our top Australians.
The head of the Northern Territory branch of the Labor party has reportedly flown overseas to fight in Syria against terror group Islamic State.
One third of Australians arrested abroad for capital crimes in the past 30 years were sentenced to death. Fewer than one in five walked free.
The new Intercountry Adoption Support Service will be a "one stop shop" for prospective families. Anna Whitelaw reports.
Asher Keddie, Germaine Greer and Alan Jones are among those who have thrown their support behind two Australians facing the death penalty in Indonesia, in a powerful star-filled video calling for mercy.
This maximum security cell has all the subtle markings of a college dormitory.
Parents may need to have 'that conversation' even earlier as researchers find early signs of puberty common from age seven.
In the lead-up to the G20 leaders' summit in Brisbane, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the government was rolling back the red carpet.
Police hope an appeal for information about a maroon car with distinctive orange striped seat covers will aid their investigation. Rachel Olding reports.
if we want to pay private music teachers and plumbers, we're still happy to use cash, Gareth Hutchens reports.
A 31-year-old man charged with threatening people with a replica machine gun on George Street in Sydney’s CBD has been granted bail before his next court appearance in February.
Flags on government buildings around the country were being flown at half-mast on Saturday to mark the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdilaziz.
Don't worry, don't dally, grab your career with both hands.
Stop giving work bad press - it's good for you.
Getting patients back on their feet motivates leading physiologist.
With the market place flooded with technology products, how do start-ups stand out from the crowd?
Treasurer Joe Hockey has warned that if Labor continues to block savings measures in the Senate he will not be able to stop Australians' income tax burden increasing through so-called "bracket creep".
A group of silent overseers is keeping watch above the Waverley cemetery.
Australian cancer patients are missing out on new treatments due to delays in having them listed on the PBS, Kate Hagan reports.
I am in a small tent somewhere on the southern New South Wales coast. It is night, and beyond the pitched nylon skin is – or must have been – the scrape of eucalypts and the push-pull of the ocean, wind, moon, stars etc. I don't remember. What comes instead, when I reconfigure this particular memory, is the sound of sex.
Chris Holzer counts herself part of a generation of Australians who went with the flow.
Taking Country away from people is like committing Spiritual Genocide says photojournalist Ingetje Tadros who spent over six months in Kennedy Hill, a remote Aboriginal community in Western Australia.
The wily Scotsman Ian McLeod resuscitated the ailing retail giant Coles in a manner not seen in Australia since the legendary Paul Simons undertook the massive turnaround of Woolworths in the late 1980s.
Taking Country away from people is akin to spiritual genocide says photojournalist Ingetje Tadros who spent over six months in Kennedy Hill, a remote Aboriginal community in Western Australia.
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Former Labor ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has launched an angry and emotional tirade on his party for its treatment of asylum seekers.
Public servant fails in legal bid to force boss to grant discretionary leave.
Nurses and hospitality workers have lashed out at the Abbott government's Productivity Commission industrial relations review, which was accidentally released early on Thursday.
Scientists can predict when and how crocodiles move through river systems at different times of the year, saying this information should be used to educate the public on how to behave around waterways and reduce the risk of attacks.
Unions have vowed to mobilise tens of thousands of members and to revive a militant WorkChoices-style campaign, as Prime Minsiter Tony Abbott signals industrial relations will be a key election battleground.
Annabelle Chauncy survived a military evacuation in Kenya when the 2007 elections erupted in civil war, but the main impression she remembers is the heartbreak she saw was kids hungry to learn despite broken desks and understaffed schools.
Australia's market response to details of the European Central Bank's long-awaited quantitative easing program was mixed on Friday, with the Aussie dollar holding steady after briefly dipping below US80 cents but shares taking heart from the additional monetary stimulus to end the week higher.
Intensified farming practices to meet the growing demand for milk are pushing dairy cows to "exhaustion" and exacerbating welfare problems such as mastitis and lameness, animal activists claim.
Former coroner Mary Jerram says should the inquiries produce different findings, the coroner's word should be considered final, because the process was "independent and judicial". Nicole Hasham reports.
The US government has admitted that former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks is innocent of terrorism charges.
An international sporting corruption body says leading bookmakers have reduced maximum bet limits for the Asian Cup amid concerns some matches could be rigged.
The Abbott government has ordered a sweeping review of the workplace rights, entitlements and "long-held work cultures" of 160,000 federal public servants.
A farmer's son's horseback ride to Sydney for the opening of the harbour bridge captured the Depression-era public's imagination.
Lachlan and Hamish Davidson "the best young Bluegrass pickers" in Australia are also winning a swag of new fans around the country. Martin Boulton reports.
The Australian Public Service's fledgling Shared Services Centre looks set to boom from the Abbott government's "contestability" outsourcing push.
What A Drag!, part of this year's Midsumma festival, hones in on Melbourne's drag scene from the 1960s to today.
Corrupted emails appearing to be genuine are fleecing some Australian businesses of thousand of dollars. Beau Donelly reports.
Every parent wonders how they will respond when their growing child asks the big questions. Where do babies come from? What is war? What is death? But how to answer if your child knows someone who has died, and their death was a suicide?Support After Suicide, a program run by Jesuit Social Services, has launched an Australian-first book called Tell me What Happened, a guide for parents and carers when talking with children about suicide.
Notorious Sydney jihadist Mohamed Elomar has boasted online about the conversion of a young Iraqi boy from the minority Yazidi sect to the brutal Islamic State ideology.
Footage has emerged of a former Australian cricketer being flung off her bike and colliding with a kangaroo in Canberra on Monday afternoon
An inquest into the deaths of six young people in Tasmania has heard that cumulative harm through their lives preceded suicide.
Following in the vein of the book and musical "Wicked", this Disney film takes a classic tale - "Sleeping Beauty" - and retells it from a different perspective.
The flagging Australian solar industry will get a $33.3 million boost as the government's green investment bank combines with a Chinese partner to spur companies to take up more photovoltaic panels.
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Labor MP Robert Furolo, the former mayor of Canterbury council, was pursued for years by the council over a $2441.81 debt, which was subsequently written off.
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