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- Sydney Road bicycle death: Labor minister Jane Garrett sets emergency meeting as Greens MP Greg Barber renews call for TAC-style dooring campaign
- Hundreds of cyclists geared up for Amy's Big Canberra Bike Ride
- Prime Minister Tony Abbott's 'absolutely crystal clear' claim shattered
- Wally Masur says Australia can win Davis Cup
- Thorburn closes in on MLC, Clydesdale action plan
- Cricket World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka effortlessly put struggling England to the sword
- Bulldogs turn to young guns to cover loss of injured Tom Liberatore
- Bendigo Spirit beat Sydney University Flames, win through to third WNBL grand final
- Melbourne Vixens open season with win over Central Pulse
- It's beyond comprehension why Warwick Farm is like quicksand
- Sydney Opera House under fire for security lapse on New Year's Eve
- From sweltering to savage: Sydney's stormy Sunday
- Avalon airshow an explosion of colour
- Adore Me outshines Beautide's second Inter Dominion title
- Alpine Eagle soars, but where will he land?
- Golden Slipper rivals Headwater and Vancouver may clash in Todman Stakes
- Team Snowden eyes group 1 winning streak
- Chris Waller holds back Catkins for Canterbury Stakes
- ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia left with treacherous path to World Cup final after loss to Kiwis
- Tony Abbott rubbishes leadership spill speculation
- Plan for Alphington paper mill site 'sardine central', says Yarra councillor Stephen Jolly
- Jogger finds bodies in car in Otway Ranges
- Canberra brigade in running in Country Championships
- Cyclist killed in Tour de Hills charity event
- Poll to firm resolve of MPs wanting to give Abbott more time
- Two men in custody after Northbridge brawl
- Cricket World Cup: M.S. Dhoni says India's dance card is full
- Bruce Willis to buy luxury duplex overlooking Central Park
- Vixens defeat Pulse in sterling effort
- Tony Abbott makes light of leadership speculation
- Man charged over Calwell axe murder
- Storms expected to batter parts of WA, including Perth
- Melbourne's planning disaster: jobs boom in CBD while affordable housing grows ever outwards in suburbs
- I'm a Labor celebrity, let me in there
- Lockout keeping tourists from Mardi Gras, venues say
- Melbourne storms: The Patch mourns boy killed in wild weather
- View from the Street: Is Tony Abbott still Prime Minister? How about now? Or now?
- China's president Xi Jinping presents China by the numbers, again
- In the shadow of death, Andrew Chan is ordained a minister
- Police searching for missing 44-year-old Kojonup man
- Australian Council for International Development warns aid cuts will hurt global relations
- Digital inventory in wills provides access to social media pages after death
- ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Glenn Maxwell's choking taunt proves to be premature celebration
- Sunday afternoon storms hit Sydney
- Court decison could stall proceeds of crime law reforms
- Bali nine executions: Governor of Jakarta urges president to reconsider death penalty
- Bali nine executions still some way off, says prison chief
- Toddler drowns in family pool in Upper Orara, Coffs Harbour
- Man who caught a serial rapist says he'll always stop to help
- Clean up Australia campaign still finding tonnes of rubbish 25 years after it began
- Future Music Festival review: Drake and friends give the EDM stars a run for their shmoney
- Luke Foley banking on history to give Mike Baird an electricity shock
- Live NAB Challenge scores: Adelaide v North Melbourne
- Better planned bush burns needed
- Man dies in hospital after being hit by car in February
- Live NAB Challenge scores: Gold Coast Suns v Geelong
- European recovery on the way: JP Morgan
- Lydia Ko cruises to NZ Women's Open victory
- Police search Brisbane River for stricken swimmer
- Marcos Ambrose shoots up V8 grid
- In this game of thrones, Scott Morrison is now key
- Abuse inside Christian marriages ? a personal story
- Closer tracking of oceanic flights trialled
- Satellite company executives sue for unfair dismissal, as profit plummets
- Jarrad McVeigh not certain to fill half-back role
- Melbourne thunderstorms: Toddler killed
- VenuesWest involved in WA ticket scandal
- Mercedes and Williams still fastest in Formula One
An emergency meeting of VicRoads, police, cycling groups, Moreland Council and Yarra Trams has been called by a state government minister after the death of a young cyclist on Sydney Road, Brunswick.
More than 1300 Canberra cyclists got the opportunity to turn their spokes beside eleven times world champion Anna Meares on Sunday.
Payslips unravel PM's pledge to the men and women vacuuming public service buildings.
In the early days of Wally Masur's five-year stint as Australia's Davis Cup coach from 2001, the former world No.15 was so enthusiastic about the prospects of a marquee squad that included Pat Rafter, Mark Philippoussis, and a young Lleyton Hewitt that he made what he now calls a "bizarre" declaration to then-captain John Fitzgerald about what endless glories could lie ahead.
Investors best brace themselves as NAB is ready to push the button on the sale of about $7 billion worth of poorly performing assets
World Cup pressure continues to pile up on abject England after they succumbed by nine wickets to Sri Lanka, off the back of unbeaten centuries from Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara.
The Western Bulldogs will turn to their next batch of midfield talent and a more versatile approach to cover for the massive loss of Tom Liberatore after confirmation their most important player will miss the entire 2015 season.
Bendigo Spirit won the WNBL preliminary final, beating Sydney University Flames 85-77 on Sunday.
The unfurling of the 2014 premiership flag preceded the possible first step towards an historic title defence for the Melbourne Vixens, who marked netball's debut on Margaret Court Arena with a 64-40 †thrashing of the Pulse on Sunday.†
Track bias is an important ?string to my bow?. I?m very aware of it, when it happens. It gives me a real advantage and I make my book fully conscious of which horses, I think, are suited and which aren?t.
Security at the Sydney Opera House has been called into question after thieves stole a valuable musical instrument following a New Year's Eve concert.
Sydney beachgoers went from sunning themselves in sweltering 37 degree heat to running from a storm which cleared eastern suburbs beaches in a matter of minutes.
A "bumper" crowd attended the Avalon International Airshow on Sunday, featuring†bone-shattering aerobatics and†battle re-enactments aided by pyrotechnics.
Beautide's second commanding Inter Dominion Grand Final victory was overshadowed on Sunday by Adore Me smashing the Menangle mile and going within a tick being the fastest mare in the world.
Legendary trainer Bart Cummings always said there was a simple formula to getting racehorses to deliver on their potential: patience.†
Gai Waterhouse and Team Hawkes will wait until later in the week to decide if unbeaten colts Headwater and Vancouver will clash in Saturday's Todman Stakes at Randwick or wait for the Golden Slipper.
Peter and Paul Snowden?s first year as a training partnership again has a million-dollar gleam with another group 1 win and there might be more to come.
Premier trainer Chris Waller was tempted to run Catkins in Saturday?s Guy Walter Stakes but the group 1 lure of the Canterbury Stakes made him wait a week.
The failure of Australia's batsmen to combat the swinging ball against New Zealand has left the tournament favourite one false turn away from having to take a nightmare path to the World Cup final.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott any thrown out any suggestion there will be a leadership spill this week, labelling continued speculation as "recycled rubbish".
Plans will be released on Monday for the massive redevelopment of the former Amcor paper mill in Alphington.
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of two people found in a car in the Otways bush.
Leading Canberra trainer Nick Olive says Racing NSW's backflip on banning ACT horses from the Country Championships is common sense, admitting he was "shattered" at originally being excluded from an event he helped pioneer.†
A cyclist taking part in the "Tour de Hills" charity bike ride has died after colliding with a motorcycle in Kellyville on Sunday morning.†
Coalition MPs inclined to give Tony Abbott more time to recover now have a strong argument to back their instincts and resist any move to topple him this week.
Two men are in police custody after a wild brawl in Northbridge on Sunday morning.
India captain M.S. Dhoni believes the Associate nations should be playing more cricket against the sport's top countries, just not against his team.
It's not quite the New York pad you'd expect of the star of the Die Hard movie serie
Melbourne Vixens have started their ANZ Championship defence as they mean to continue, just as 2014 grand final MVP Tegan Caldwell, now Philip, opened with another exceptional three-vote game. The premiership flag was unfurled, a new stadium christened, as the Vixens dominated the Pulse 64-40 at Margaret Court Arena.
Tony Abbott has laughed off the latest round of leadership talk as recycled rubbish, saying the matter was settled by the party room three weeks ago.
Police say an axe lay beside the body of a woman found dead at a Calwell home on Saturday.
Severe thunderstorms are expected to batter parts of WA, including some suburbs north of Perth on Sunday afternoon.
The divide between where people live and work in Australian cities is growing - most new jobs are close to city centres while most population growth is in the outer suburbs.
Suddenly, NSW Labor seems less ashamed of its past. Well, the distant past, anyway.
The state government's lockout laws are keeping tourists away from Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and have turned the city into a "laughing stock overseas", according to venue owners around Oxford Street.
A community has been left "shattered" after a toddler was tragically killed when a tree fell on his family's Dandenong Ranges home during a wild thunderstorm on Saturday night.
And we have a foolproof solution for the Liberals to retain NSW: dance! It's your news of the weekend, reduced to a snarky rant.
With an audacious anti-corruption campaign still very much the centrepiece of his two years in power, President Xi Jinping has shown a willingness to deviate from the norm.
One month ago, in the chapel in Kerobokan prison, a small group of family and pastors gathered for the ordination of Andrew Chan, former heroin smuggler, as a Christian minister.
Police are chasing information about missing man Darryl George Spark who was last seen in Kojonup on Saturday night.
The ACID has called for the aid budget to be restored by $1 billion in this year's May budget and another $2.7 billion to be repaired in the forward estimates.
There is a booming trend towards making a written plan of what happens to your social media pages and other digital assets after you die.
Already jubilant with a dramatic win over big brothers Australia, New Zealanders are having a field day with a video clip showing Glenn Maxwell displaying a choking gesture to the Eden Park crowd as Saturday's Group A epic went down to the wire.
Sydney is being lashed by Sunday afternoon storms after the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm and warning of winds of up to 90km/h for the greater Sydney region.
A Melbourne man accused of living off the earnings of illegal sex workers is at the centre of a High Court decision that threatens threatening to stall federal police attempts to seize proceeds of crime.
Opposition to capital punishment within Indonesia is mounting, with the Governor of Jakarta now urging President Joko Widodo to commute the death sentences of reformed drug felons to life imprisonment.
Cilacap: The head of the supermax prison on "death island" has revealed he does not believe the executions of Andrew Chan and Sukumaran and eight other drug felons will take place soon.
A two-year-old toddler has drowned in the family swimming pool in Coffs Harbour on Saturday.
The 20-year-old man who helped a woman attacked by a serial rapist says he didn't want to "be one of those people to leave it and let it go by".
Twenty-five years on from the first Clean Up Australia Day, event founder Ian Kiernan can still barely believe the event's continued success.
Strip-club anthems, big-room bass and a charismatic Canadian headliner help make this year's FMF one to remember.
Luke Foley takes pride in his knowledge of political history and it took him only a couple of minutes to underline what will be energising him over the four weeks before the March 28 election.
Follow the pre-season action as Adelaide takes on North Melbourne.
Victoria must use risk-based land management burns to prevent bushfire, and dump an annual target, national parks groups say.
A man has died in hospital three weeks after being hit by a car in Melbourne's north.
Follow the action as the Cats head north to play the Suns.
Growth in Europe could recover to about 2 per cent this year, as extreme monetary easing, a pick-up in lending and less drag from fiscal austerity combine to end the eurozone?s flirtation with stagnation, according to JP Morgan?s head of global economic research.
Kiwi golf star crowned NZ Women?s Open champ for second time in three years after strolling to victory in Christchurch.
An air, land and water search is under way in the Brisbane River after reports of a swimmer in trouble in Hamilton.
Marcos Ambrose has shown speed beyond his team's expectations, qualifying eight for the V8 Supercars Clipsal 500.
In an interview with Tony Abbott in 2010 about his shadow ministry, what struck me most was his singling out of one person above all, describing him as having prime ministerial potential. That person was Scott Morrison. I didn't see it then. I see it now.
Ten years ago I was in the middle of a situation that an anti-domestic expert called 'intimate partner terrorism' on Q and A this week. My then husband was supposedly a Christian, a very pious, rather obsessive one. He was a great amateur preacher, very encouraging to his friends and evangelistically inclined. He led Bible studies. He wanted to train for the ministry.
Planes flying over water for long distances will now be more closely tracked, Deputy Prime Minsiter Warren Truss announced today.
Two senior NewSat executives are suing for unfair dismissal, as the Melbourne-based company reveals it must renegotiate hundreds of millions of dollars in loans within weeks or face liquidation.
Jarrad McVeigh may have won Sydney's best and fairest playing across half-back, but says he's no guarantee to take on the role vacated by Nic Malceski this AFL season.
Winds gusting at up to 130 kilometres an hour were sweeping through the city, as Melburnians are being warned to brace for a ?very dangerous? thunderstorm.
A second West Australian agency is under scrutiny for misusing tickets after two board members at VenuesWest gave away Katy Perry concert tickets to family and friends.
World champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest on the third day of the final Formula One pre-season test in Barcelona as Mercedes proved they remain well ahead of the chasing pack on Saturday.
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.
The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
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.
The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
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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