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- What price exotic beer?
- The Aussie email marketing gurus
- How the Count Basie Orchestra swings under Scotty Barnhart
- How a Domino's pizza crust led police to a suspect in Washington DC slayings
- Suicide bomber kills scores at Saudi Shiite mosque, Islamic State claims attack
- The 10,000 people to thank for Sydney's improving rivers
- The one thing that will attract Sydney buyers to high-density living
- Sydney Writers Festival: Author Atul Gawande speaks about his book Being Mortal
- Egtved Girl: Scientists track a girl's travels 3400 years after her death
- Court frees Korean 'nut rage' executive
- Ireland votes in historic referendum on gay marriage
- Day of reckoning for Richie Porte arrives at Giro d'Italia
- Kerrin McEvoy wants soft ground for Bring Me The Maid
- French Open 2015: Andy Murray hoping to learn from Amelie Mauresmo's French lessons
- Australian Matildas can win World Cup: Michelle Heyman
- TMOs have too much influence in rugby
- Johnathan Thurston says send-offs are the only way to deal with lifting tackles
- State of Origin: Greg Bird brought in to NSW camp for opposed session
- Grand final rematch pits Dan Carter against Bernard Foley in World Cup preview
- Holocaust survivor made a name for herself in fashion
- Cannes 2015: 3D sex movie Love causes stir as critics dismiss as worse than porn
- Eurovision 2015 second semi-finals: What Guy Sebastian is up against
- Beyond Beyond Earth: sci-fi Civilization set for a major overhaul
- How we're butchering the emoji language
- The neocon supremacy
- State of Origin - Die-hard Blues fans switching allegiance to Maroons as colour becomes an issue
- State of Origin: The tears from Blues fullback Josh Dugan nobody saw
- The rise of Parramatta: 'Once in a lifetime opportunity'
- Carlton coach Mick Malthouse moves to defuse conflict with club
- Tom Latham and Martin Guptill half-centuries keep New Zealand in touch with England
- Shock rocker Alice Cooper tours haunted Fremantle Prison
- South Sydney Rabbitohs' win over Parramatta Eels their first without Adam Reynolds
- International students studying at the most over-crowded Sydney schools
- Radical feminist Sheila Jeffreys retires after 24 years at the University of Melbourne
- International cricket returns to Pakistan after six years
- Queensland Reds cough up golden opportunity, lose 21-14 to Sharks
- Sir Henry Parkes anniversary
- Julie Bishop: Smashing people smuggling the priority due to terrorism links
- South Sydney Rabbitohs young guns earn praise after win over Parramatta Eels
- Goalkicking cost Parramatta Eels another win, says coach Brad Arthur
- $1 million Australian penny on show in Brisbane
- Suicide bomber strikes at Saudi Shiite mosque, causing fatalities
- Who's the Goss? Kangaroos only a morning obstacle for Trevor McIlrick's pride and joy
- Mudlark Destiny's Kiss makes sense in McKell Cup
- Whatever you make of Chris Waller, when it comes to horses, he's got 'it'
- Neville Wran $40 million estate: Son Glenn Wayne Wran takes Jill Hickson Wran to court for bigger share
- Chiefs cement second place with win over Bulls
- Highfield Resources crew collect on some shares
- Myanmar rescues more than 200 Bangladeshis from boat offshore
- Top Melbourne Victory award for Fahid Ben Khalfallah
- Hong Kong's $44b share rout spurs oversight calls
- Low interest rates mean it's no longer business as usual
- Samsung washing machines: two more Sydney homes catch fire
- Oil's whodunit: Why millions of barrels are about to vanish
- Cannabis kids: the long wait for change
- Carlton suffer another thrashing, this time at Geelong's hands
- 2015 AFL round eight: Geelong v Carlton
- Iron ore inquiry loses out to more important matters ? like a fence
- Telstra considers legal action over Pacnet acquisition
- BHP's $US25 million fine rings the bell on corporate sponsorship
- How cricketer Claude Tozer was bowled by a bullet
- Labor lifts controversial 'gag clause' and lets health and welfare groups speak out
- Magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattles England's Kent
- Designer Bruno Schiavi likes everything about Kardashian Kids
- Forrest takes a black eye, but vows to punch on
- Super Rugby live: Queensland Reds v Sharks
- How the Rosewall family's stockbroking company BBY collapsed
- To serve and protect: welfare and policing spearhead new family violence effort
- Killer Gold Coast son stripped of mother's estate
- Morgan Stanley says peer-to-peer loans will soar to $22b in Australia by 2020
- Vale iron ore deal a 'reminder' for Australia: Roy Hill
- James O'Connor howler gifts Sharks win over Queensland Reds
- CD's death long way off says JB Hi-Fi's Richard Murray, but Kmart ponders exit
- Live NRL: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Parramatta Eels
- Queenslanders need to re-think paying tolls
- Karl Stefanovic dons bright red high heels on Today show
- Exhibition gives Canberrans a sneak peek at IKEA store
- Sexism is used to disempower and discredit the work of female journalists and broadcasters
- Monosyllabic Abbott pulls up drawbridge on diplomacy
- Tom Mitchell passes test of patience and focus in bid to join Sydney Swans in-form midfield
- Car crash closes Kings Highway near Bungendore
- Barnaby Joyce puts the world on notice
- Senior Monash surgeon accused of bullying
- Tony Abbott insulting Australia's intelligence on asylum seekers: Bill Shorten
- Car salesman's worst nightmare as Ford Falcon XR6 ruined on beach test drive
- Author Hazel Edwards at ALIA House
- Nice work if you can get it: making dough on YouTube
- Sam Stosur cops rough French Open draw
- Vivid Sydney gets off to slow start as wet weather keeps people at home
- More than 20,000 people sign change.org petition to keep disabled Canberra pensioner in her home
- Peace activists who plan to cross Korean border deny propaganda claims
- Nat Fyfe: up high, down low ... Brownlow?
- Plenty of odd couples in NSW Blues State of Origin camp
- Yeshivah Centre board on brink of collapse after abuse revelations
- Parramatta chairman Steve Sharp says Eels won't be 'bullied' into changes by NRL
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A local craft brew portal wants to know which overseas ales local drinkers admire.
Which local success story has more than 120,000 clients in 170 countries?
When players in the Count Basie Orchestra feel the presence of an extra player on stage they know that they're "in the groove".
The critical clue that led District of Columbia police searching for a suspect connected to the deaths of four people at a home in an upscale Washington neighbourhood was a leftover pizza crust.
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing at least 21 people and wounding more than 50, local residents and a hospital officials said.
When Diana Hill moved to Rhodes 40 years ago, the smell was appalling. Not any more.
As Sydney embraces medium- and high-density living, the pressure is on for homes to be more smartly designed in order to stay sunny and bright, and avoid being overshadowed by ever-higher neighbours.
Atul Gawande is thinking about death. Which is a funny thing, really, because he's the type of doctor who gives you the feeling he would definitely save your life.
Researchers in Denmark have published amazing details of the life story of pre-historic Egtved Girl.
A South Korean appeals court has freed the former Korean Air executive who was jailed for a year for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts.
Ireland has gone to the polls to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation.
It has been a tough week for Richie Porte at the Giro d'Italia.
Kerrin McEvoy sat in Sydney on Friday hoping that similar weather conditions might find its way north as he prepared to ride Bring Me The Maid in the Doomben 10,000.
Amelie Mauresmo never won the French Open, but her star pupil Andy Murray is hoping to break through on the Paris clay.
Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman says the Matildas can win next month's World Cup in Canada, the 26-year-old determined to prove herself on the international stage.
TMO means Too Much Officiousness in rugby rulings
Nearly 12 months after former Maroons teammate Brent Tate was dumped on his head in the most frightening moment of his career, Johnathan Thurston believes send-offs shape as the only genuine deterrent to the continued issue of dangerous lifting tackles.
From bash brother to brother bash: suspended NSW enforcer Greg Bird will put his body on the line this weekend as he helps his teammates prepare.
Saturday's grand final rematch pits the Kiwi old master against the Australian upstart. All Blacks legend Andrew Mehrtens believes Dan Carter and Bernard Foley will be wearing their countries' No.10 jerseys in four months' time.
Anna Reich was a survivor of the Holocaust, but was never defined by it. The story of her new, post-Holocaust life really begins with her words "What a wonderful country is Australia."
The Cannes Film Festival got its first taste of full-blown controversy after a late-night session with director Gaspar Noe's hyper-sexual 3D tale Love.
They say it is never darkest than before the dawn. That might explain why the second semi-final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest was, at times, an unrelenting assault of wind machines, stale lyrics and big wigs.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth received a tepid reaction from fans and critics last year, but Firaxis is giving it a major revamp with the Rising Tide expansion.
Emoji: we've been doing them wrong. There are rules about these matters, as it transpires - codes and regulations, guidelines and grammar, stipulations and intonations. And we've been butchering the language worse than an American in Paris.
Neoconservative hawks at Washington think tanks are a "government in waiting" if a Republican is elected president.
A 'blue-blood' NSW Aboriginal family have switched allegiance to Queensland because they feel the Maroons honour and provide opportunity to Aboriginal players.
The NSW Origin fullback nearly blew it all with a stupid Instagram pic
One of the state's grand old cities is now its great hope for economic prosperity - 'the infrastructure capital of the world', as the premier put it.
Embattled Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has moved to defuse any conflict with the club administration, saying that he backs the club's and chief executive Steven Trigg's rebuilding plans.
* Latham, 59, and Guptill, 70, out with score on 148
He's known for his mock executions on stage, but Alice Cooper got a confronting dose of Australia's convict history when ventured behind bars for a spooky prison tour.
Until Cameron McInnes's 75th-minute try, it appeared Parramatta were set to end a bad week on a high note, following the salary cap dramas that cost them a $525,000 fine.
International full-fee paying students are studying the most over-crowded schools in Sydney at the same time as the NSW Department of Education clamps down on out-of-area enrolments.
"Universities will never appoint someone like me again," Sheila Jeffreys says.
Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in the first Twenty20 on Friday, a match which marks the return of international cricket in Pakistan after six years.
Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham summed proceedings up pretty succinctly after his side's 21-14 loss to the Sharks.
He stood six feet tall in his socks, with a head shaped like a mammoth goose egg, big end up, it was said. Sir Henry Parkes seemed to lend himself to such flourishes. Here was a man of "colossal vanity" and "indomitable courage". A born leader wearing an ill-fitting coat over his wiry frame, with a shaggy beard, stroppy mane and left eyebrow set a smidgin higher than the right.
Destroying the people-smuggling trade remains a "national security priority" for Australia because it is being used globally to fund terrorism, Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has said.
Rookie hooker Cameron McInnes scored the match winner, while winger Aaron Gray took his tally of tries to five in four NRL matches with a double.
Parramatta coach Brad Arthur was left bemoaning his team's inability to kick a goal in the last two weeks after the Eels crashed to another narrow loss to South Sydney at ANZ Stadium.
Those who attend a Brisbane coin, banknote and stamp show this weekend will be in for a penny and in for a million dollars.
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing and wounding several people.
Dodging the pre-dawn kangaroos on the Barton Highway between Yass and Canberra can be trainer Trevor McIlrick's biggest challenge each morning, but when a horse like Got The Goss is waiting at the other end it is more than worthwhile.
A quick glance at the form of Destiny's Kiss would give rise to thinking his chances of success in Saturday's McKell Cup at Randwick are better than average.
Just how would the late Bert Lillye, who this week finally made Racing's Hall Of Fame, found Chris Waller's domination of Sydney racing?
The 68-year-old adopted son of former premier Neville Wran is taking his stepmother to court seeking a larger slice of the late Labor giant's multimillion dollar estate.
Augustine Pulu scampered in for two tries in two minutes to steer the Chiefs to a 34-20 win over South Africa's Bulls on Friday.
Director buying picked up this week but was overshadowed by directors taking some money off the table.
Myanmar's navy found two boats, one carrying more than 200 Bangladeshis, the government said on Friday, after the military chief said some migrants landing in Malaysia and Indonesia this month are pretending to be Rohingya Muslims so they can get United Nations aid.
Fahid Ben Khalfallah made an extraordinary impact in his first A-League season.
Should a stock exchange focus on business or regulation? After $US35 billion in market value was erased from three companies in two days, investors are asking if the city's regulator should have done more to prevent the stampede.
Say you win $10,000 in a lottery, but are offered the choice of receiving the money now or in three years time. Which would you pick?
Two more homes caught alight in NSW this week thanks to faulty Samsung washing machines, more than 83,000 of which are potentially still in use across Australia.
Millions of barrels of untapped oil that US shale drillers discovered during the boom years are about to disappear - at least from their papers.
Across Australia increasing numbers of families are turning to cannabis to relieve their children's suffering. But it's still illegal.
Carlton thrashings no longer hold shock value. They're becoming weekly rituals.
Carlton again take centre stage on Friday night. This time they take on the up-and-down Geelong.
After a brutal lobbying campaign by BHP and Rio, Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey knocked the idea for an inquiry into iron ore on the head. No big deal, there are far more important inquiries at hand. The parliamentary inquiry into a fence, for instance, proceeds apace.
Telstra is considering legal action against the three investment management companies that sold it Pacnet for $US697 million.
I know a bit about the BHP Billiton Beijing Summer Olympic Games extravaganza that breached the United States' Foreign Corrupt Practices Act because I was one of 650 people who participated in it in 2008.
A new book about the tragic death of a talented cricketer is just one example of the pressures facing athletes that we never hear about.
Health and welfare agencies have welcomed the decision by the Palaszczuk Government to axe the controversial "gag clause" from Queensland's welfare funding arrangements.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 has shaken windows and caused walls to creak when it struck in the middle of the night in Kent, England.
Sydney-born fashion designer Bruno Schiavi has big plans for his new baby, Kardashian Kids.
Accepting defeat does not come easily to Andrew Forrest, nor Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao.
Can the Reds notch back-to-back wins when they host the Sharks at Suncorp?
It was on a dusty road in the far flung coal fields of South Africa's northern reaches that the future of Australia's largest private stockbroker BBY started to unravel.
Taskforce Alexis is the first time ? anywhere in Australia ? that police officers, a social worker and mental health experts have been brought together in one station to work on high-risk family violence offenders.
A Gold Coast man who killed his mother just a month after she made him the sole beneficiary of her estate has been left with nothing after his older brother mounted a legal challenge to her will.
The value of loans made through peer-to-peer lending platforms in Australia will surge to $22 billion in the next five years, says investment bank Morgan Stanley, forcing the big banks to speed up investment in new technology.
Roy Hill chief executive Barry Fitzgerald says the iron ore expansion deals Brazilian miner Vale inked with China this week are a reminder Australian producers need to remain competitive in the global iron ore market.
The former Wallabies winger completely miscued an attempted kick to gift the Sharks a try and it blew the stuffing out of a Reds outfit in front of their home crowd.
JB Hi-Fi CEO Richard Murray says compact discs are an important core product and will be around for a long time yet. But retailing wizard Guy Russo, who has almost doubled profits at Kmart in the past five years, disagrees.
Follow full, live coverage as the South Sydney Rabbitohs host the Parramatta Eels.
Queenslanders will have to shake off their reluctance to pay tolls, and all levels of government will have to reject the pure politics of further infrastructure delays, if lessons from a major audit of Australia's road, rail, ports and tunnels is to be believed.
It appears there's nothing Today host Karl Stefanovic won't do in support of womankind.
A pop-up exhibit filled with Byholma armchairs, Hektar pendant lamps and jars of Lingonberry jam has opened to give Canberrans a first taste of what to expect when IKEA hits in the capital.
Politicians riding roughshod over interviewers is a disservice to the public and calling female journalists "aggressive" for doing their jobs is misogynistic, writes former 7.30 Report host Jane Singleton.
When we took in thousands of Vietnamese refugees following the war in that country and allowed thousands of Chinese students to stay after the Tiananmen Square massacre, we could hold our heads high as a compassionate nation.
Tom Mitchell admits to having been frustrated at starting this season back in the reserves. But it meant that when he got his opportunity, he wasn't going to miss out.
Two people have been injured in a head-on crash that closed the Kings Highway in both directions east of Bungendore on Friday.
After a year and a half of near invisibility, Barnaby Joyce emerged last week. The world noticed. His demarche to Johnny Depp's dogs that it was time they "buggered off back to the United States" won Australia more international attention than any event since Man Haron Monis took hostages in Martin Place.
A senior surgeon who has been responsible for training junior doctors at Victoria's largest public hospital service has been accused of bullying, triggering multiple investigations into her conduct.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has accused Prime Minister Tony Abbott of "insulting the intelligence" of Australians by refusing the offer any help to the thousands of asylum seekers fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh
Jared Bekhuis began to feel uneasy about 15 minutes after he let a customer and his two friends take a Ford Falcon XR6 for a test drive.
About Town: Scenes from reading by Author Hazel Edwards at ALIA House in Deakin.
YouTube videos can be a licence to print money if you build the right kind of audience.
The draw for the French Open has produced some unkind scenarios for the Australians.
Crowd numbers at Vivid Sydney were lower than expected as wet weather and chilly temperatures kept people away.
More than 20,000 people have signed a petition started by a Canberra disabled pensioner calling for the Federal Government to halt funding changes that could force her from her home.
A group of international women peace activists who plan to cross the border from North to South Korea this weekend have defended themselves against "overheated" charges that Pyongyang was manipulating them for propaganda purposes.
Lachie Hunter didn't really have a prayer. With minutes to play and the Western Bulldogs/Fremantle match in the balance, he'd made a strong lead to a Easton Wood's kick-in. Now the ball was tumbling towards him, but so in the corner of his eye to the left was Nat Fye.
Wrestling, footy and Facebook are the topics of conversation for the NSW front-rowers.
The board of the Yeshiva Centre is on the brink of collapse, following grim revelations at the Royal Commission and a community campaign.
Parramatta chairman Steve Sharp says the Eels will contest some of the salary cap breaches that led to their $525,000 fine and has hit out at the NRL.
Brisbane Times National Headlines
- Transgender kids' parents are seeking a law change to speed up treatment process
- CCC's Bjorn Lomborg appears unfazed by criticisms and setbacks
- Senior Monash surgeon accused of bullying
- Editorial cartoon
- Best Brekkie: Kew's Adeney Milk Bar, where everybody knows your name
- ACT government says infrastructure report bolsters case for light rail
- Mass dance protest against cuts to Australia Council funding
- A public servant's account of what it's like to work in a Centrelink call centre
- ABC takes public servants off the air
- Days of drudgery, abuse and threats on Centrelink's phones
- Captain Cook Jet back in action from next week
- Cambodia approves taking first four refugees from Australia as part of $40m deal
- Santos plan for CSG wastewater cops government agency flak
- Armenian genocide panel cancelled as minister withdraws amid 'denial' claims
- Firearms database aims to stop gun trafficking
- Age subscribers' forum puts federal budget under the microscope
- Australian group forces Japanese aquariums to stop buying dolphins caught in harrowing chase
- How times have changed for Parliament House's security
- Cardinal George Pell denies allegations of involvement in abuse cover-up
- Warm seas keep planet on course for a hot 2015 as El Nino builds
- Acid threat sent to Indonesian consulate in Sydney over executions of Bali nine pair
- Fair Work Commission battles its own public servants
- Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs: 'I'm not going anywhere' message for government
- Child offenders of domestic violence remain in the shadows, ABC's 7.30 reports
- Islamic State defector says he never went to Syria to fight
- Energy subsidies top $6.6 trillion, lift carbon emissions by a fifth: IMF study
- Why the empty guardhouses at Parliament House?
- Baby Gammy's father trying to access donations, charity claims
- Time to move on after tortuous debates over renewable energy
- PNG imposes ban on Australians travelling to Bougainville
- Sending troops to war the 'hardest thing': John Howard
- Defence planners grapple with poor state of Iraqi forces as Islamic State captures Ramadi
- Good budget for the ATO won't stop austerity, says Tax Office boss Chris Jordan
- Healthy Kids Check axed by Abbott government
- Retail therapy: Small Pieces at Northcote Pottery showcases work big on impact
- Deep heat: geothermal energy an earthly power to be reckoned with
- Cash reserves for Australian farmers top $3.5 billion
- Right to die: Push to protect doctors who assist terminal patients
- 'Wife basher' tells violent men to seek help in 60 Minutes interview
- People with work-related cancer miss out on compo
- Recognition closer as Indigenous leaders meet
- Not a cent more: secret APS wage cap revealed
- Decades-long wait pays off for Australian koi fish champion breeder
- Generation Sponge: Home loans, bills paid for by parents
- Thousands of NSW motorists are having cars captured in an elaborate ransom scam worth millions of dollars
- Landmark court victory exposes criminal collusion on state roads
- Winter means more early morning wake-ups for Sydney Airport neighbours
- Human frailty and masculinity: Mitch Clark shows their compatibility
- Children free to dance as they please
- Canberra fish seller lost thousands in $40m South African cash move
- Death penalty is 'easy way out' says Boston runner Bobby O'Donnell in Australia
- Johnny Depp's dogs flying home in corporate jet luxury
- Terror casts a long shadow
- Melbourne's bluestone laneways get sleek makeover
- Lunch with Dick Warburton: cricket tragic, climate criminal?
- Students with disabilities: One in four refused enrolment, most get inadequate support, survey shows
- Labor slams 'lazy' government after delay on domestic violence action
- Abbott government faces legal damages over Middle Head U-turn
- Maritime workers protest at jobs lost to 'unsafe' overseas crews
- The more we fear Islam, the greater the danger from terrorists
- Going with the flow: scientists probe changes in the East Australian Current
- HCCC 'failed' victims of paedophile doctor John Rolleston
- Tasmanian woman dies after being shot in roadside attack
- B-1 bombers coming to Australia to deter Beijing's South China Sea ambitions: US
- Islamic State recruiter makes contact with popular Melbourne sheikh
- Green light for Finance Dept's swanky new building
- Novice runner embarks on Herald half marathon to raise funds for endangered rhinos
- Turning back double-dipping mums blunted by Barnaby's war on Depp's terriers
- Prevention better than deradicalisation as number of teenage jihadis grows
- Struggle Street: DJ Zehrish Naera putting a fresh spin on Mount Druitt
- Struggle Street: No budget help for ice addicts like Corey
- Struggle Street: What happened to ice addict Corey?
- Malaysia Airlines MH370: search for missing aircraft uncovers shipwreck in Indian Ocean
- SIMple plan: More consumers taking existing mobile phones to new plans to 'enjoy freedom'
- 'Distressing' cuts to Australia Council halve discretionary budget
- Regional Rail Link savings move to country roads
- GP visit costs tipped to rise because of budget benefits freeze
- David Jones sets ambitious target for every product to be ethically sourced
- Sydney's Harbour Bridge Olympic rings up for auction on eBay
- Heart transplant recipient finds running a positive thing
- Children's hospitals fail safety standards: sex abuse royal commission
- Federal Budget 2015: Relief as Joe Hockey turns down heat on public service
- Bureau of Meteorology declares El Nino event in Australia
- Photographer Kate Geraghty on the privilege of witnessing history
- What if John Singleton was someone else - or somewhere else?
- 'It's shattered my life': sexual harassment victim Jemma Ewin recounts traumatic experience
- Empty office black hole dogs the Public Service
- Princess Charlotte's new baby blanket ready for delivery
- Treat teenage extremists like young drug users, experts say
- Flying high on taste: the science behind airline food
- Sydney's rich and poor: the rising crisis in our suburbs
- Calls for Mike Baird to ban puppy factories: animal activists expose cruel facility
- Before the Bali nine's arrest, Mick Keelty and the AFP sent a furniture salesman on a secret high-risk drug sting in Indonesia
- Obese, smokers and elderly more likely to be turned down for surgery
- Keyboard warrior: Anzac terror plot accused Sevdet Besim allegedly guided online
- How Courtney Barnett's Melbourne songs went global on Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
- Unregulated stem cell therapy: TGA urged to crack down on autologous treatments
- Williamsdale farmers call for solar farm move
- AIATSIS granted $5m to bring history into 21st century
- 'Then someone screamed run': A Canberran's experiences in the Nepal earthquake
Time-sensitive second-stage treatment for transgender kids is costly and subject to delays, which is causing massive distress to to this vulnerable group.
Amidst uncertainty over his planned expansion into Australia, sponsored and part-funded by Canberra, the Danish climate contrarian Bjorn Lomborg is unapologetic over secret donor funding and his own, at times, very large salary as head of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre
A senior surgeon who has been responsible for training junior doctors at Victoria's largest public hospital service has been accused of bullying, triggering multiple investigations into her conduct.
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of The Herald's editorial cartoonist.
The friendly vibe at Adeney helps to keep customers coming back.
The ACT government says a new report highlighting booming congestion on Northbourne Avenue has bolstered its case for light rail as gridlock on some of Canberra's busiest roads increases as much as 20 per cent by 2031.
Arts leaders have stepped up their campaign against the federal government's cuts to the Australia Council at a national day of protest that included a "mass dance action" to demonstrate their displeasure.
I answer the phones for Centrelink. I see abuse, tears and anguish. And new measures mean it's not getting better.
Public service bosses accused of "leaning on" national broadcaster.
Centrelink call centre worker tells of her days filled with threats, abuse, unpaid overtime and desperate attempts to help clients in trouble.
One of the most recognisable features of Canberra's skyline is set to be back at full strength from next week.
Iranian couple and two men were the only Nauru refugees who agreed to go to - if no others agree, Australian taxpayers will fork out $10 million for each of the four.
Santos's plans to treat and dispose of coal seam gas waste water from its $2 billion project in northern NSW would pose a "significant environment risk" and face rejection, government agencies said.
A session planned to follow The Cut, from acclaimed Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin, has been cancelled following genocide denial claims.
A national firearms database has been fast-tracked in the wake of concerns about how Martin Place shooter Man Haron Monis had access to guns.
The job of the journalist is to sift and synthesise. It is to cut through spin, dissect important details and scrutinise opposing arguments to better inform readers.
A small Australian group has done what years of vigils, arrests, and even the plea of a Kennedy could not: knock the wind out of Japan's dolphin hunt.
What would Robert Menzies think if he was still around to see a police officer carrying a rifle at the front door of Parliament House?
Cardinal George Pell has strongly denied being involved in an alleged sex abuse cover-up within the Catholic church after a royal commission heard he tried to bribe a victim to keep quiet.
The world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures and more signals indicating the emerging El Nino event will be a strong one.
An anonymous letter threatening a vicious acid attack on Indonesian citizens in Australia in retaliation for the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran had been sent to the Indonesian consulate in Sydney.
The Fair Work Commission challenged legally by its own public servants.
Human Rights Commissioner says she is going nowhere.
One of the most insidious qualities of domestic violence is that victims rarely report their abuser. Imagine if that abuser was your child?
An Islamic State defector who sparked controversy over whether those who join the terrorist group should be allowed to return to Australia, has denounced the slaughter of innocent civilians and told of his wish to rejoin his Melbourne family.
The world subsidises energy consumption to the tune of more than $200,000 per second, with about 60 per cent of that going to support coal.
Why are new gatehouses being built at Parliament House as part of a $108 million security upgrade when four of the original guardhouses are disused?
The charity set up to support baby Gammy, the Thai infant at the centre of an international surrogacy battle, claims his Australian biological father is now seeking to access more than $235,000 in funds it has collected.
In an ideal world, we would not have had the torturous year and a half of debate over the Renewable Energy Target.
The Papua New Guinean government has banned Australians from travelling to Bougainville.
Sending troops to war was the toughest decision John Howard made during his lengthy time in leadership, the former prime minister has revealed.
The dramatic fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi to the Islamic State terror group is unlikely to prompt a rethink of the strategy being pursued by Australia and its allies, Fairfax Media understands.
But the ATO's public servants have been warned there will be no respite from the austerity of the past two years.
A comprehensive health check for children aged three to five has been scrapped by the federal government to save about $144 million over four years, angering GPs and speech pathologists.
You can buy, learn or just be inspired at this ceramics powerhouse.
In the first of a two-part series on geothermal energy, we investigate how countries such as Iceland, New Zealand and the United States use the earth's natural heat for anything from power generation to the warming of homes, greenhouses and outdoor pools.
Australian farmers have more than $3.5 billion in special savings accounts, but more and more are turning to the funds as drought begins to bite.
Doctors who help people die should be better protected under national and state laws which put them at risk of being criminally charged, says prominent Victorian ethicist.
A man who admits to attacking his former wife has urged other violent men to seek help for their behaviour before it ruins their families and communities.
Fewer than 10 per cent of people with work-related cancers receive compensation, with the Cancer Council Australia urging employees and their bosses to be more vigilant about occupational risks such as exposure to the sun and dust.
The push to recognise Indigenous Australians in the Constitution has received a huge boost ahead of one of the biggest meetings of Indigenous leaders in more than a decade.
An "unofficial" cap on public servants' wages has been blamed for the collapse of pay talks at the National Broadband Network.
Measuring 63cm and with brightly coloured white and orange porcelain skin, Australia's grand champion koi fish for 2015 is a scale of beauty and elegance.
Most parents help their grown-up children secure home loans and pay bills, despite warnings it's to the families' detriment.
Special investigation: Thousands of motorists are having their cars illegally captured by tow truck operators and affiliated crash repairers as part of an elaborate ransom scam worth tens of millions of dollars.
Ruling significant for insurance and smash repair industries, NSW Supreme Court judge says.
Favourable treatment lets planes land between 5am and 6am, the so-called shoulder period.
Raw and unedited, this was a private hell made instantly public.
The children at Melbourne's Yellow Dance Spot don't wear make-up or skimpy 'dance-wear' and rather than copy sexy routines from music videos and TV shows they are free to dance as they please.
The judgment described evidence Mr Fragopoulos withdrew nearly $US30,000 from a money transfer store in Amsterdam on March 1, 2001, then returned with Mr Godfrey to a hotel where Mr Godfrey understood the money was handed to a courier in exchange for a bottle of some chemical liquid.
Bobby O'Donnell was less than a kilometre from the finish of the Boston Marathon when the home-made bombs detonated.
It's a long flight and big adventure without your owners but at least Pistol and Boo are travelling in the lap of luxury.
They are meatballs, not martyrs.
Global warming has been a deep interest of Dick Warburton's for years, he says.
One in four students with disabilities have been refused enrolment and many are regularly excluded from excursions and extra-curricular activities a new survey has found.
Decades before Paul* murdered his wife, two grandchildren and the family dog, the magnitude of his brutality was emerging.
The developers of an aged care home at Middle Head that was scuttled seven months after receiving approval to build will sue the Abbott government.
The crew of an Australian petrol tanker have lost their jobs after fuel giant BP removed one of the last local ships from coastal transportation.
We're getting worse at keeping Australia socially cohesive, which all agree is the key to fighting terrorism at home.
A pivotal driver of climate for Australia's eastern states is changing as the planet warms, but scientists aren't sure why.
When a former patient of a paedophile doctor filed a complaint, the watchdog failed to alert the police or the hospital, a royal commission has heard.
A woman has died from a gunshot wound to the head following a roadside attack in Hobart's northern suburbs.
The US military plans to station B-1 strategic bombers and surveillance aircraft in Australia as part of efforts to deter Chinese ambitions in the South China Sea, a senior US government official has revealed in comments later downplayed by the Australian government.
Australia's top Islamic State recruiter, Neil Prakash, has sought out and connected via social media with a radical Melbourne-based sheikh who has a large following among young Muslim men in the city's northern suburbs.
The Parliament's public works committee had given its approval for the Finance Department to move ahead with its $220 million deal for the massive new office headquarters at 1 Canberra Avenue.
Since Danielle Fryday went to Africa in 2007, rhinos number have plummeted. But she has a plan to revive their numbers.
The newly invigorated, post-budget Abbott government very likely didn't foresee that its latest battle-cry, "have a go", would backfire quite so spectacularly.
Mohammed could have fallen under the spell of extremist Islam, but a leadership seminar he attended as an 18-year-old set him on track.
Meet Zehrish Naera, who recently supported Katy Perry and is now trying to challenge Mount Druitt stereotypes.
Many in the drug treatment sector are wondering what help will be available for people battling ice addiction, such as Struggle Street's Corey Kennedy.
The devastating impact of crystal meth is told with seemingly no sugar-coating by the SBS documentary Struggle Street.
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 aircraft has found a previously unknown shipwreck at the bottom of the Indian Ocean.
More Australians are holding on to their existing mobile phones when signing up to post-paid plans, saying they enjoy the "freedom and flexibility" the choice offers, new research shows.
Cuts of $104.7 million to the Australia Council announced in the Federal Budget will in effect halve the arts body's discretionary funding, according to Shadow Arts Minister Mark Dreyfus, who says they will cause major disruption.
The Abbott government's second budget has diverted $187.5 million in savings from the Regional Rail Link towards the duplication of two regional highways.
Australians should expect to pay more to see their GP as fewer practices offer free bulk-billing services.
Shoppers will one day walk into David Jones and be completely surrounded by ethically made and sourced products, whether fashion, cosmetics or electronics, says the department store chain's boss.
They were the centrepiece of the 2000 Olympic Games. Mounted on the east-facing arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and radiant with thousands of lightbulbs, the gigantic Olympic rings illuminated the Sydney skyline for the duration of the Games.
A year ago, Grant Marjoribanks could barely walk more than 400 metres on a treadmill.
Some children's hospitals fail to meet contemporary building standards which would help protect the safety of young patients, a royal commission has heard.
It looked for a while like they they were in trouble again this year, but most public servants would breathe easy.
Prepare for hotter days and a worsening drought - a ''substantial'' El Nino event is underway.
A five-time Walkley winner believes people deserve to tell their stories and she is there to capture that emotion.
The finger wharf at Woolloomooloo is 43 kilometres from the Mount Druitt mall, but it might as well be a different country. What if John Singleton was on Struggle Street instead of easy street? What if the antagonists were poor and Indigenous instead of white millionaires?
Jemma Ewin is wracked with anxiety, dreading the end of the week. This Friday will mark six years since she was sexually harassed in her work place, culminating in a sexual assault in her office after her complaints to management fell on deaf ears.
Nearly 29,000 APS desks showed no "signs of life" in the last audit.
It's taken 200 hours to complete, with thread sourced from across Canberra and only centimetres to spare but these volunteers are proud to have created Princess Charlotte's new baby blanket.
Australian Muslims trying to address religious extremism in their family need the same type of support given to parents dealing with their children's drug addiction, terrorism experts say.
Food-science experiments are bringing a welcome taste lift to once-bland inflight meals.
Beyond Struggle Street is a band of working poor across Sydney. And the gap between them and the rich is getting wider.
Cute puppies for sale in online classifieds and pet shop windows are being bred in confined and cruel conditions.
A furniture importer has revealed how the Australian Federal Police abandoned him in Indonesia after convincing him to go undercover in a high-risk sting targeting an international drug-smuggling syndicate.
Obese people, smokers and the frail elderly are being increasingly turned away from surgery because the risks outweigh the benefits for them, surgeons say.
A new breed of online, largely anonymous supporters of Islamic State are inciting jihad from the comfort of their homes.
The singer-songwriter's new album paints a picture of Melbourne for the world to see.
Patients searching for cures could be paying huge medical bills to become research subjects without safeguards, doctors warn.
Williamsdale residents have called for the re-located Uriarra solar farm to be moved away from the busy Monaro Highway.
It's been described as a site of pilgrimage with priceless glimpses of indigenous Australian life dating back to the 19th century.
Canberra woman Pamela Steele Sherpa escaped the Nepalese earthquake unscathed but reveals ominous signs for survivors of the natural disaster and for the country's tourist trade, as the wet season looms.
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