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- Everton up to third in Premier League despite being held by Crystal Palace
- Flood evacuation order issued for low lying areas of Condobolin
- Child dies in Dandenong house fire
- Police investigate after deer killed by car on busy road in Woollahra
- Hunt for ram-raid bandits who smashed into Gosnells bottle shop
- Sam Allardyce could be banned from football
- Ben Simmons breaks bone in right foot
- AFL 2016: Sydney v Bulldogs a millionaire's grand final
- Women charged with attempted murder and assault after car and knife attack
- Sydney restaurant review: David Thompson's Long Chim
- Maureen Gasnier, Reg's wife, dies aged 77
- US election: at all hours, Donald Trump wakens a Twitter fury
- Boy filmed while in public toilet in Batemans Bay
- Queensland's culling program is not the solution to NSW's shark problem
- Melbourne Victory, Western Sydney Wanderers lead membership table, Melbourne City showing improvement
- World's deepest water cave found in Czech Republic
- Rosetta spacecraft crash lands on comet, brings historic mission to an end
- Ryder Cup 2016: Gutsy Europe hit back against US
- Dynasty: peak reboot achieved with plans for a revival of the 1980s supersoap
- Dangerous weather warning for south west of WA - homes and property under threat
- Queensland's regional politicians spending $90,000 each on travel
- More than 150 private schools over-funded by hundreds of millions of dollars each year
- The benefits of including childless adults in your parenting village
- The WA abalone diver capturing close encounters with white sharks
- Man stabbed after leaving party in Noble Park
- Perth international 'students' linked to sex work, human trafficking
- Teenager stabbed near Luna Park after altercation between two groups
- Victorian courts' video-link trials override accused's right to appear: lawyers
- AFL grand final 2016 live: Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs
- Knife-wielding intruder cuts Gold Coast man then steals and crashes ute
- What Donald Trump's 'Miss Piggy' comment shows us about the sin of weight gain
- Motorway reopens on Sunshine Coast after fatal accident
- Reality bites for Bachelor's Richie Strahan and Alex Nation
- Hazelwood coal mine in the Latrobe Valley could become a lake after mining ceases
- Ryder Cup 2016: Americans honour Arnold Palmer with foursomes whitewash
- Wanniassa shops building fire causes $50,000 damage
- Megacap techs driving S&P 500 higher
- Sea World hopes to reopen rollercoaster
- AFL and NRL grand finals 2016 Kiss of Death to Melbourne Storm and Sydney Swans
- Rugby Championship: Stephen Larkham says Israel Folau has never been more motivated ahead of Springboks clash
- Quinton de Kock destroys Australia's bowling as South Africa cruise to ODI win
- WRX driver nabbed at 170 km/h on the Eastern Freeway
- Why the ASADA doping scandal was the best thing to ever happen to the Cronulla Sharks
- Private Sydney: Brothels attract lucrative new clientele
- Sydney real estate agents pull out all stops to lure Chinese buyers during Golden Week
- Ford shutdown: Auto manufacturing workers fear for their futures
- Oil mixed, Brent up 4pc on month
- Deutsche Bank surges on $US5.4b settlement report
- Wall St lifts on Deutsche Bank settlement speculation
- Sydney real estate agents pull out all stops to lure Chinese buyers during Golden Week
- Mexico ETF offers bet on Donald Trump's bid for the White House
- Donald Trump uses sex tape allegation to attack Miss Universe Alicia Machado in Twitter tirade
- Petronas may sell majority stake in Canadian LNG project
- Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury tests positive for cocaine: reports
- Bulgaria the latest European country to ban the burqa and niqab in public places
- Base metals extend rally as quarter ends
- Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte likens himself to Adolf Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users
- Bradley Wiggins defends taking banned drug before Tour de France win
- European Union pushes Paris climate change deal to the brink of reality
- Hope, belonging and a full life - just win the premiership
- Australian fish fossil could help find the key to the evolution of teeth
- Lessons to be learnt in funding debate
- India and New Zealand evenly poised at stumps on opening day of second Test
- HSC reform fears: Jihad Dib says NAPLAN change labels students as failures
- Cronulla Sharks keep the porch lamps burning throughout the Shire
- Racing: Extreme Choice blows away sprinting stars in group 1 Moir win
- AFL grand final parade: for this day, all Melbourne is Footscray
- Brisbane Broncos centre James Roberts reportedly checks into rehab
- Queensland Investment Corporation pays out $70 million in bonuses
- Queensland clan labs disappearing as imported drugs 'flooded' in
- Member for Bulimba Di Farmer exceeds allowance for office expenses
- Devastating crash does nothing to dampen Queenslander's love of Cambodia
- Man arrested at gunpoint after Frankston pub brawl
- Auditor finds questionable payments, poorly justifed land purchases
- How Simon Birmingham unleashed his inner Frank Underwood and turned school funding on its head
- Thousands gather for the funeral of Israel's 'man of peace' Shimon Peres
- Arsene Wenger open to England job after Arsenal 'love affair' ends
- Toorak siege: Five hour stand-off ends as man taken to hospital
- Monster Jam coming to Brisbane, and our reporter takes it for a test drive
- Machine men: How the AHA and ClubsNSW seek political influence
- Two American sisters died at a luxury Indian Ocean resort. Now their family is searching for answers
- Global season hopes falter ahead of World Rugby meeting in Buenos Aires
- Vincent Van Gogh paintings stolen 14 years ago recovered from Italian mafia
- AFL grand final 2016: Dennis Cometti will call his last game this weekend
- For Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy, there's no school like old school
- Detectives descend on home of missing Humevale woman Debra Barbu
Everton moved up to third place in the Premier League despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace as Belgium strikers Christian Benteke and Romelu Lukaku both got on the scoresheet.
Residents in low lying areas of Condobolin ordered to evacuate within the next 24 hours.
Police are investigating the cause of a Dandenong house fire where a child was found dead this morning.
How did a deer find its way into peak hour traffic near Bondi Junction?
Police are hunting for a man and woman wanted over a Gosnells bottle shop ram raid in the early hours of Saturday.
Sam Allardyce could face Football Association charges and even a ban following the controversy that brought his England reign to an abrupt end.
Ben Simmons has broken a bone in his right foot during the Philadelphia 76ers' final NBA training camp scrimmage at Stockton University.
This is the flag of the millionaire recruit. Bulldog or Swan it does not matter, both have chased the big-dollar recruit and won.
Two women are due in court after what police say was an attempted murder in Coolbellup on Friday.
Sydney has waited a long time to get David Thompson back and this CBD eatery celebrates Thai street food in all its sweet, sour, salty, bitter and hot glory.
She called him 'Reggie'; his teammates knew him as 'Gaz' and the rugby league world referred to him as 'Puff', as in the Magic Dragon.
Inside Trump Tower, a restless figure stirred in the pre-dawn darkness, nursing his grievances and grabbing a device that often lands him in hot water.
A man filmed a child using a public toilet in Batemans Bay last week, police say.
Sharks are back in the headlines this week following the attack of 17-year-old Cooper Allen off the coast of New South Wales.
Tim Cahill's signature has ensured that much of the hype and hoopla around the new A-League season has been centred on Melbourne City.
Polish explorer Krzysztof Starnawski feels like a "Columbus of the 21th century".
The European Space Agency said the Rosetta spacecraft has crash-landed on a comet after an historic 12 years spent chasing it across more than 6 billion kilometres of space.
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson inspired a bold fightback by holders Europe in Friday afternoon's (local time) fourball matches before the United States ended a gripping first day at the Ryder Cup with a 5-3 lead.
The US network The CW has commissioned a remake of Dynasty, the 1980s prime time soap opera which defined the excesses of that decade.
Dangerous winds and heavy rain began lashing the south west of WA on Saturday morning.
Highest costs in massive western Queensland electorates.
EXCLUSIVE: Data reveals some wealthy schools are over-funded by up to $7 million a year while many others remain significantly underfunded.
They say it takes a village to raise a child, so why are we leaving childless adults out of the family picture.
When WA abalone diver Marc Payne spotted a four metre great white shark heading straight for him, he lay on the sea bed, just metres from the protection of his shark cage, and prayed it would swim past him.
A man is being treated in hospital for stab wounds received after leaving a party in Noble Park.
Police, border authorities link Perth international 'students' to the sex trade, money laundering, human trafficking.
A 16-year-old boy is in a stable condition at Royal North Shore Hospital after he was stabbed in the chest and back near Sydney's Luna Park on Friday night.
"Efficiency and justice don't always go together."
Join us for live coverage of the biggest day on the AFL calendar.
A knife-wielding robber is on the run after a violent home invasion at the Gold Coast on Saturday morning.
Today's world is increasingly body-positive, but overweight women still face discrimination at work.
A pedestrian has died after an accident on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday morning.
Three weeks ago, the media couldn't get enough of Richie Strahan, this year's pretty, blue-eyed sacrificial lamb on the dating slaughterhouse that is Channel Ten's hit show The Bachelor.
The massive Hazelwood Coal Mine would become a lake - which could take decades to completely fill - under a plan for the property after mining ceases.
The last time the United States swept the opening session 4-0 in a Ryder Cup was in 1975. Their captain that year was Arnold Palmer, who died on Sunday. His golf bag was on the first tee here in honour of the player they called the 'King'. However, these awesome foursomes were the most appropriate commemoration Davis Love III's team could have made.
A fire at Wanniassa shopping centre has caused $50,000 damage, but fire fighters were able to contain it to one room and prevent it spreading.
When all was said and done, tech companies in the index beat the S&P 500 by 9.1 percentage points.
Sea World hopes to have its Storm Coaster attraction back in action this weekend after it came to a sudden stop on Friday, leaving thrill-seekers stranded.
In my bones, I feel it will be ...
Wallabies assistant coach Stephen Larkham says Israel Folau has never been more motivated and believes he has grown as a player in the last 18 months.
Australia's understrength bowling attack has been destroyed by South Africa's Quinton de Kock in the opening match of the one-day series in South Africa.
A man caught driving almost 70 kilometres per hour over the speed limit in Melbourne's east is expected to be charged on summons.
It nearly broke the club in two ? but two years of pain has led the Sharks to the grand final against Melbourne at ANZ Stadium on Sunday night
On a busy night, things were positively jumping behind the "privacy screens" adorning A Touch of Class.
From the back seat of a $1 million Rolls Royce Phantom, James Man ? who divides his time between Sydney and Shanghai ? is being given a tour of some of the city's highlights.
By this time next week hundreds of Ford workers will be out of a job.
Oil prices posted their second straight monthly gain after news of OPEC's planned output cuts.
Deutsche Bank jumped on a report the lender is near a settlement with the US Department of Justice.
Speculation Deutsche Bank will pay less than half of a penalty sought by the US sparked a rally.
"Sightseeing is secondary, their main purpose is to view properties."
The performance of the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF is increasingly linked to Donald Trump.
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has again disparaged former Miss Universe Alicia Machado's character during a tweet storm on Friday, accusing her of having a "sex tape."
Petronas may sell a majority stake in its recently approved $US27 billion Canadian LNG project.
The lineal heavyweight champion, who shocked Wladimir Klitschko in November to win the crown, tested positive for cocaine on September 22, according to reports.
Bulgaria's parliament on Friday banned the wearing of face veils in public in a move tha drew immediate criticism from Amnesty International.
Lead paced base metals higher as copper, tin and zinc posted huge monthly and quarterly gains.
The longest serving Democratic Senator said he is "deeply concerned" by the extra-judicial killings.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has again defended being granted permission to receive injections of a banned drug before three major races, including his historic win in the 2012 Tour de France.
European Union countries on Friday agreed to fast-track joint ratification of the Paris accord to combat climate change, pushing the landmark global pact to the brink of reality.
The forces of good will ensure the Sharks beat the Storm, but even the hardiest Sydneysider must have a soft spot for the Western Bulldogs against the Swans.
A 400-million year old fish fossil found near Lake Burrinjuck could help Australian researchers find the key to the evolution of human teeth.
Jessica Irvine ("The truth behind the great schools debate", SMH September 30) omits one very obvious difference between Australia and other countries such as Finland.
Gutsy fifties from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have helped India to reach 7-239 in the second Test against New Zealand after a see-saw opening day.
Critics say the government's new NAPLAN prerequisite puts pressure on kids before they are mature enough to handle it.
The porch lamps in Holt Street, Taren Point, in the heart of Sharks territory, have been burning through the night this week.
The kings ? Chautauqua and Buffering ? may not be quite dead, certainly not on the evidence of one run.
All Melbourne appeared to have turned out...and all Melbourne, it seemed, was there for the Western Bulldogs.
Controversial Brisbane NRL centre James Roberts has reportedly checked into a rehab facility in Thailand.
More than $70 million in bonuses has been paid out to workers at the government-owned Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) in the past year.
Queensland's criminal drug manufacturers are being run out of business as cheaper, higher quality narcotics flood through the state's borders, police say.
Letter mail-outs to residents blamed.
When Peter Maitland was knocked off his motorbike in Cambodia, nearly severing his leg, he could have been forgiven for never wanting to visit again. His reality, however, is very different.
A man was arrested at gunpoint following a brawl at a Frankston pub on Friday afternoon.
Auditor foreshadows wider investigation into the activities of the Land Development Agency after the release of a damning report.
George Christensen agreeing with Sarah Hanson-Young. Labor defending wealthy private schools. What on earth is going on?
Shimon Peres was honoured as a father, husband, leader of vision, and above all, a man of peace.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is open to managing England in the future but is currently committed to the Premier League side.
Police are negotiating with a man who has holed himself in an apartment in Melbourne's inner east.
I can't say driving a monster truck was on my bucket list, because I never imagined it would actually happen.
In the world of politics, where fundraisers refer to big donors as 'outstanding citizens', pubs and clubs could nominate for Australian of the Year.
Few details are known about the deaths of Annie and Robin Korkki, who were found dead in a hotel room on an island in the Indian Ocean.
The RFU are sitting pretty on the field and off it. It appears its position of strength has left it in no mood to compromise on Australia and New Zealand's campaign for a globally aligned ? and fairly remunerated ? season.
Italian police have recovered two paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh that were stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago, as part of an operation against the Camorra mafia group that operates around Naples.
It's over. Dennis Cometti, the man with tonsils of silver and a wit that can cut like a hot knife through butter, will call his last AFL game this weekend.
When Craig Bellamy came to Melbourne 13 years ago to coach the Storm, he asked a staffer to paint two slogans on the walls of the gymnasium of the club's then Olympic Park headquarters.
Detectives from the missing person squad have descended on the home of a missing woman in Melbourne's north-east.
Brisbane Times National Headlines
- The many talents of Yassmin Abdel-Magied, an activist not afraid to cause a stir
- The collected works of Bob Ellis
- Millions in taxpayer dollars spent on training staff at McDonalds and other corporations
- Job losses in steel industry linked to rise in domestic violence
- Telstra to 'consolidate and strengthen' by shedding 300 retail jobs
- Wanted Australian paedophile free in Ireland after bungle
- Australian researchers are a step closer to a peanut allergy vaccine
- Phoebe Handsjuk's waste chute death unlike anything else
- Major shake-up in Surf Life Saving NSW
- South Australia blackout: Once in 50-year storm lashes state
- State in the dark: South Australia's major power outage
- Australia runs risk of driverless cars becoming modern-day version of state railways
- The collective cost of late fees is close to $300 million, Commonwealth Bank research shows
- Australian steak wins world best title for second year running
- Retailers and toy makers call for mandatory injury reporting timeframe to be extended
- NDIS verdict: Daunting but worth it
- 'I'd rather have the nuggets' petition against same-sex marriage plebiscite
- Asylum seekers on bridging visas conditions
- Unregulated au pair industry puts young women at risk of exploitation
- Carrying a secret: foster father charged with Tiahleigh Palmer's murder
- Baby Boomers prepare to support children for decades
- Hazelwood shutdown: Victoria's dirtiest power station set to close early next year
- Just one electorate opposed to same-sex marriage
- What if I told you we could have marriage equality and free nuggets?
- Consumer watchdog ACCC urged to investigate cartel claims against surgeons
- Fisherman must shell out $100,000 for three rock lobsters caught illegally in marine park
- Jetstar flight JQ956 from Sydney to Cairns shuts off engine after smoke fills cabin
- Fairfax Cartoons, 23rd September, 2016
- Australian surgeons accused of cartel behaviour to control fees
- Death in a garbage chute: a new investigation into the mysterious death of Phoebe Handsjuk
- Royal commission: Monsignor John Usher denies protecting Cardinal George Pell
- How early Aboriginal Australians journeyed from Africa
- Australia gets a 'high quality' census despite the problems
- Senior church figures under police investigation, royal commission told
- HSU called before NSW Industrial Relations Commission to defend chalk
- Penguin published Belle Gibson's lies despite 'gaps' in her story
- Derryn Hinch hits back at claim he is back on the booze
- Three men rescued from Uluru
- Most children's daily screen time far above two-hour guideline
- Early childhood educators protest being paid as little as $20 an hour
- Cancer con Belle Gibson's $75,000 payday for 60 Minutes interview
- Three people stuck on Uluru
- Big supermarkets blamed for driving 'ridiculous' strawberry prices
- Refugee welfare service provider Connect abandons Nauru
- Australian Indigenous road fatalities as bad as sub-Saharan Africa
- Miraculous point wins SANFL under-18 grand final
- Former HSU boss Kathy Jackson confronted outside court
- Paedophile priest said children 'enjoyed' sexual activity: royal commission
- Cheesed off Pizza Hut franchisees make last grab for piece of the pie
- Karl Stefanovic break up: On the way to joining a surprising list
- Refugee waits for 'urgent' evacuation from Nauru three weeks after suspected heart attack
- Disabled and in jail: a double punishment
- Jonny 'Tupac' nails his craft in the search for the world's Next Top Nail Artist
- Australia's knowledge revolution goes unnoticed
- Assisted suicide and the death that divided Sean Davison's family
- Australia's forgotten detention centre: the peculiar torture of Christmas Island's asylum seekers locked up with hardened criminals
- Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
- Finance Department secretary Jane Halton quits
- Editorial cartoon
- Government launch dedicated support groups for veterans concerned by mefloquine
- Teen strapped to chair, Dylan Voller, has parole bid rejected
- Officer claims AFP discrimination over her sexuality
- Psychologists issue official apology to Aboriginal people
- Bishop Bede Heather 'destroyed' documents: Royal Commission
- Airport baggage handler unfairly sacked over 'sarcastic' Facebook post supporting ISIS
- Surf Life Saving NSW manager embezzled $3 million
- The NASA jet taking 'naked' pictures of Great Barrier Reef to help save it
- New national gun amnesty to be announced
- Corporal Cameron Baird VC remembered at Australian War Memorial
- Secret video shows Penguin had concerns about Belle Gibson's lies
- One in five bosses is a psychopath, research reveals
- Former Knox Grammar headmaster Ian Paterson 'covered up' abuse, Royal Commission finds
- Gender pay gap: Would you risk your job over a pay rise?
- Turning up the heat to push many Australian plants to the brink, new study finds
- Northern Territory government has most female represensation in cabinet in Australian history
- Sydney warms up as gathering clouds point to big wet inland
- Sex abuse royal commission to wind down public hearings
- Narendra Modi's yoga diplomacy, or how India is winning friends and influencing people
- What's in a name? "Organic" orange juice claims questioned
- US citizens renouncing because of tax laws affecting Australian superannuation
- ATO warns of phone scammers requesting payment for tax debts
- Green slip reforms would leave most motorists to fend for themselves
- Tromp walkabout was no picnic, more a fresh entry in grim Australian storybook
- Royal commission into child sex abuse: 'All I could think about was ... killing Father Ryan. I didn't do it. I should have.'
- World Suicide Prevention Day: Research shows far-reaching impact of a lost life
- Another Australia Post truck catches fire on the Hume Highway
- The wellbeing cost of mental health hits $200 billion
- Child dresses as Hitler in Alice Springs as visiting Jewish student look on
- 'Innocent mistake' greets Alice Springs school's Jewish guests - Hitler on parade
- Australian DJ Jake Mastroianni a victim of legal bungle in Thailand, says lawyer
- CSIRO board extends CEO Larry Marshall's contract until mid-2020
- Sam Dastyari's lasting damage to our policy on China
- Best of the world: September 9, 2016
- James Packer donates $250,000 to the Australian Republican Movement
- Andrew Churchyard sex abuse cases now top 70, with law suit to come
- Australia's carbon budget to be exhausted in six years, Stockholm group says
- Chinese media a threat to social cohesion, but propaganda overstated: report
- Swiss village mourns Australian David Jewell, killed in New Caledonia shark attack
- Australian women can be as successful as men in getting a pay rise (it helps if you are young)
- Australian doctor praises WHO safe sex advice for travellers to Zika countries
Mechanical engineer, activist, writer, television presenter, and now - international troublemaker: 25-year-old Yassmin Abdel-Magied's accomplishments will make you feel guilty for spending a night on the couch.
"He would love this book. Its a real pity he had to die to get it," says Anne Brooksbank, Ellis' wife.
The NSW government has given tens of millions in taxpayer dollars to help train staff at private corporations.
Job losses have been linked to a rise in domestic violence rates in a new analysis of the impact of a major downturn in the steel industry.
Telstra will shed 300 jobs as part of an overhaul of its retail business.
A serial paedophile and former Geelong Grammar teacher who Victoria Police was set to charge with abusing students at the elite school is roaming free in Ireland after being deported in an extraordinary inter-agency bungle.
Australian researchers are recruiting children with peanut allergies to try an experimental vaccine that could free them of their life threatening condition.
In 30 years in the waste game, Neil Bone had never heard of anybody falling to their death down a garbage chute until Phoebe Handsjuk died.
Surf life saving is facing one of its biggest crisis with the departure of a third of the NSW organisation's executive and ongoing recrimination over its former general manager's admission to defrauding the charity of more than $3 million.
The entire state of South Australia was without power for several hours, with the region in the grip of what could be one of the most extreme weather systems to hit in 50 years.
The entire state of South Australia is currently without power.
A national approach is needed to overseeing the roll out of autonomous vehicles on the country's roads, an inquiry has found.
Those pesky late fees can quickly add up to a massive sum of money.
The next time you order a steak, try asking for a rib-eye from an F2 crossbred Wagyu, fed on grain for 450 days, slaughtered at 30 months with a marbling score of 8, from Jack's Creek.ribeye steak
An injury reporting system designed to keep the public safe is now a target of retailers and toy manufacturers.
The $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme means improved financial freedom for participants and their families.
The time has come for chicken nuggets, the time has come for marriage equality.
Asylum seekers on bridging visas - conditions.
There are growing calls for the Federal Government to regulate the mushrooming au pair industry to protect both au pairs and their host families.
As Richard Thorburn carried the small white coffin holding the body of his 12-year-old foster daughter towards the hearse, he also carried the weight of a dark secret that would unravel around him almost a year later, police say.
Baby Boomers are preparing for a retirement where they financially support their children.
Victoria's dirtiest power station will be switched off permanently as early as April next year, with more than 1000 jobs in the Latrobe Valley under threat.
Just one electorate in the country has a majority of voters opposed to same-sex marriage, according to research that suggests MPs and public debate are significantly trailing voters in backing change.
What if I told you we could have marriage equality and free nuggets?
Allegations that Australian surgeons are running cartels to protect their lucrative private markets will be discussed at a meeting of health ministers next month.
A fisherman may have caught the most expensive rock lobsters ever in 2014, paying close to $100,000 for three of the prized shellfish.
A Jetstar flight diverted to Brisbane and was left with just one operational engine on Thursday afternoon after an incident where the cabin filled with smoke.
A unique take on the news of the day by Fairfax cartoonists, artists and illustrators.
Patrick Tansley was mingling at a party when the first warning shot was fired.
On December 2, 2010, the concierge at a luxury apartment tower made her way to the garbage room. She was looking for a broom. But something was blocking the door. She gave it a shove with her shoulder and caught sight of a young woman lying in a pool of blood among the fallen bins.
The former chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney denied he was trying to save Cardinal George Pell from embarrassment by sticking to his claim about a paedophile priest in the face of conflicting accounts, a royal commission has heard.
Aboriginal Australians are found to have the closest genetic links to Highland Papua New Guinea populations, providing new insights into the movement of early humans following their dispersal from Africa.
Five things we know about this year's unusually controversial census.
Senior Catholic Church figure John Usher said he and others have been investigated over an alleged failure to report a paedophile priest to police.
Whether a peace sign or a hopscotch court, chalk markings can be a contentious subject.
Internal files reveal publishing giant Penguin was warned about "gaps" in cancer conwoman Belle Gibson's story at least five months before releasing her book, but still failed to fact-check it.
Newly elected Senator Derryn Hinch has hit back at allegations by his former partner that he is "back on the booze", about five years after a life-saving liver transplant
Three men stuck on Uluru were safely rescued on Tuesday morning after delicate rescue mission, which lasted more than six hours.
For the majority of Australian children, screen time takes up more of their leisure hours than any other recreational activity.
Patricia Rosas has a second job as a cook on Saturdays to supplement her salary as an early childhood educator.
Disgraced author Belle Gibson was secretly paid $75,000 for appearing on Channel Nine's flagship current affairs show, 60 Minutes, after her global cancer hoax and charity fraud were first exposed.
Three people have become stuck on Uluru after ignoring pleas by the site's traditional owners not to climb it.
Have you noticed strawberries are berry cheap at the moment?
An Australian company that provides welfare services for refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru has told the Turnbull government it no longer wants to do its work on the island.
The number of Indigenous Australians dying on the roads was similar to the rate in Sub-Saharan Africa, and three to five times the national average, an international conference was told on Monday.
This has to be the craziest and most dramatic ends to a grand final ever seen.
The sister of a man who died at the home of former Health Services Union secretary Kathy Jackson has demanded she return his belongings, including his Bible.
Convicted paedophile priest John Joseph Farrell told a bishop children "enjoyed" sexual activity and "came looking for it", according to evidence tendered to an inquiry.
Pizza Hut had been Adam Gordon's life. He started doing dishes and making dough for the family restaurant at 14; he was a shift manager at 17, an assistant manager at 18 and a store manager at 20.
Every day, more than 125 marriages fail in Australia. On Sunday, a 42-year-old commercial breakfast television presenter who has been married for 21 years appeared to be on the road to joining the list.
An Afghan refugee sent to Nauru by the Australian government remains on the Pacific island nearly three weeks after a doctor advised he needs to be urgently evacuated to treat a potentially fatal heart condition.
Disabled prisoners are invisible in the official records and receive little support inside jail.
Inside the competitive and curious world of fingernail art with one of Australia's leading nail artists.
There's a know-how revolution but we've hardly noticed.
A loving son's fatal decision to help his mother die opened a wound in his family that is unlikely to ever heal.
Amir never had a birth certificate, or a passport, or anything else that provided proof of who he was until he received his P-plate driver's licence after being released from immigration detention on a bridging visa while his claim for refugee status was assessed.
Australia's Antarctic Division has backtracked on its decision to close the Macquarie Island Research Station in 2017.
Rosemary Huxtable confirmed as acting Finance Department boss as Jane Halton has announces her resignation after 15 years as a department head.
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of the Herald's editorial cartoonist.
The federal government has launched new initiatives to support veterans concerned about mefloquine.
The teenager who was filmed being shackled to a mechanical chair in a Darwin detention centre has had his application for parole knocked back.
A senior federal police officer has launched legal action against the AFP, claiming she was discriminated against, and her career ruined, because she tried to transfer interstate to be with her girlfriend.
Australia's peak psychological body has officially apologised for its treatment of Aboriginal Australians over more than 200 years.
Former Catholic Bishop of Parramatta Bede Heather told the sex abuse royal commission he destroyed material relating to crimes by clergy.
An airport baggage handler was unfairly sacked for making a "sarcastic" Facebook post supporting Islamic State, the Fair Work Commission has found.
The head of Surf Life Saving NSW embezzled more than $3 million before he resigned from his job in July.
The US space agency is taking images of the Great Barrier Reef from 8.5 kilometres up in a specially equipped jet to gain a better understanding of what humans are doing to the largest living thing on Earth.
The federal government is poised to announce a national gun amnesty following an unprecedented wave of violent firearm-related crime in Melbourne.
The kit Corporal Cameron Baird VC was wearing on the day he was killed during the action that saw him awarded Australia's 100th Victoria Cross is now on display along with his medals at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Publishing giant Penguin harboured major concerns about conwoman Belle Gibson's "survival" story before it released her book that promotes dumping conventional medicine to beat cancer.
You are just as likely to come up against a psychopathic boss in your office as you are in the prison population.
Former headmaster of Knox Grammar Ian Paterson deliberately covered up allegations about child sexual abuse because he placed the reputation of the school ahead of student welfare, a royal commission has found.
Heidi Sundin remembers biting the bullet and confronting a former employer about a male colleague who was being paid more for the same work she was doing.
Australia's inland plants are among those most likely to be affected by rising temperatures, challenging the concept that the country's weather extremes would make them less susceptible to global warming, a new study has found.
The Northern Territory will have the largest female majority cabinet in the country after its Labor government elected five women to its eight person leadership team.
Sydney may be in the midst of one of its mildest starts to any spring but clouds are gathering over inland Australia in a big way.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will continue its inquiries into the Catholic Church with a hearing into jailed former priest John Joseph Farrell.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a big fan of yoga.
When "organic" is in the name, it's reasonable to think the folksy-looking orange juice you're paying a premium price for is just that.
When Karen Alpert renounced her US citizenship she was angry, fed up with paperwork and about $70,000 poorer.
An elderly woman who received a threatening phone call demanding she pay a "tax debt" over the phone is among thousands of Australians being targeted by tax scammers.
Most people injured on the road face losing their common law rights to sue insurance companies for ongoing medical costs and lost wages.
The family-jaunt-gone-awry narrative is straight from an Australian horror-story, the road-trip turned nightmare journey into a netherworld.
Four years after the Hunter region campaigned for a royal commission following the suicide of child sex abuse victim John Pirona, public hearings have taken place in the region.
John Bradley has three children: the eldest is in Melbourne, the youngest lives in Paris, and the middle one is buried in Springvale.
Another Australia Post truck carrying parcels in transit has caught fire on the Hume Highway destroying its contents.
The trust cost of one of our "most intractable" problems
A child dressed up as Adolf Hilter for Book Week while visiting Jewish students look on, sounds like a comedy devised by Woody Allen and Mel Brooks.
A student at an Alice Springs private school was allowed to dress up as Adolf Hitler for a Book Week parade which coincided with a visit by exchange students from a Melbourne Jewish school.
An Australian DJ jailed for life in Thailand was the victim of a critical legal error that put him behind bars for life, his lawyer says.
Embattled CSIRO boss has been given another four year to right the science agency.
The fallout from Sam Dastyari's entitlement and stupidity is considerably greater than his unimportant political career.
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Billionaire James Packer has donated close to $250,000 to the Australian Republican Movement.
More than 70 people are now alleging they were sexually abused by prominent neurologist Andrew Churchyard in what has become one of the most serious medical abuse scandals in Australian history.
A "fair share" of the country's allowable carbon emissions will soon be burnt through, a think tank says.
New online Chinese language media outlets have the potential to "polarise the Australian Chinese community against mainstream Australian society", a report has found.
David Jewell was a man not afraid to take a risk in life, his friends say.
New research shows young Australian women are just as successful as their male peers at asking for and negotiating a pay rise.
Australians who travel overseas should take notice of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) advice to practice safe sex or abstain from sex for 6 months after returning from an area affected by the Zika virus.
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