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- Home to glitz, glamour...and a 'standover'
- Sailing just part of Race Week
- Inside billion dollar inner-city land debate
- New Farm film festival picketed
- Warning over 'Blue Batman' drug
Notorious gangland figure Mick Gatto was often seen enjoying the sun and a cigar in a robe at the Gold Coast's luxurious Versace Hotel.
Between the fashion parades, cocktail soirees and gourmet dinners around Hamilton Island this week, it's a wonder any yachts make it onto the azure waters of the Whitsundays to go racing.
You can see how out-of-place the series of industrial sites along the Brisbane River opposite Milton are in 2014.
Heavy rain did not deter pro-Palestinian protest outside an Israeli film festival in Brisbane on Saturday night.
"Blue Batman" has been linked to the death of a Sydney teenager and caused chaos at a party last weekend.
Brisbane Times National Headlines
- What lies beneath
- Jihadist was a 'muscle for hire'
- G(irls)20 Summit in Sydney aims to empower young women
- Shepparton artists kicking goals with unique exhibition
- Dangerous liaisons: How George Alex and his gang corrupted the building industry
- Chris Shanahan's wine reviews
- And then there were six: secrets of longevity from the supercentenarians
- Kim Williams not alone in believing News Corp is 'unfair' making him the fall guy
- Religious leaders reject negativity directed at Australian Muslims
- Muslim leaders worried about new terror laws
- Melbourne Response reveals considerations when weighing up abuse payouts
- Division on paying ransom leaves journalists at risk from terrorists
- Much of Transpacific's fleet 'un-roadworthy': WA employee
- Sydney workmates claim half of $70 million Powerball jackpot
- Topless barmaids ban order ignored at SAS base
- Curse of the lottery winners
- 'The trucks are s--t, I don’t want to kill somebody': ex-Transpacific driver
- Shifting sands
- Australian Federal Police seize millions from the bank accounts of nine Russian business people
- Book Review: The Severed Streets by Paul Cornell
- Top five: critics' picks
- French dung beetle release in WA
- Gang-gang 100 years ago, the phoney war
- It's tax season, and the scammers are out in force
- Besties for 40 years, Bert and Ernie have plenty still to teach
- Asylum staff hit by mental health crisis
- PNG quiet over expat lead on Manus murder
- Britain under siege from Zeppelins - 99 years ago
- Fairfax wins Consumer Campaign of the Year at PANPA for supporting amateur photographers
- Church's investigator grilled on independence
- Peptide investigation into bisexual soldier sparked topless bar revelations
- There is nothing Islamic about a beheading: Muslims v extremists
- TWU slush fund bankrolled intervention in other unions, royal commission hears
- Explore the Southern Highlands with Tim the Yowie Man
- Maps clue to Sydney bomb plot, police suspect
- Children freed as Morrison plans to push for TPVs
- Abbott's one-year roads promise 'about to be broken'
- Medicines price rise effect hosed down
- Asia-born residents out-live native Australians, data shows
- Illegal cigarettes 'easy' to obtain in Sydney, say teens
- Dentists brush up on teeth care techniques in different countries
- Topless barmaids no longer welcome at Defence club after soldier's mother discovered photos
- Tradesman accused of murdering Shahnaz Qidwai fabricated intruder story, court told
- Independent Commissioner Peter O'Callaghan appears at Royal Commission
- Royal commission delves into transport union money transfers
- Surrogacy advocates urge Australian parents to stay calm
- 'It's the media's fault': Wang on Palmer Chinese 'bastard' comment
- Perth Commonwealth bank manager in court on stealing charges
- ALP vice-president Tony Sheldon backed allies with international cash transfer
- Call to change passports after research finds officers poor on photo ID
- National Museum the new home of 4ENSIC, the car Azaria Chamberlain allegedly killed in
- Clive Palmer vows to block RET changes as industry fears worst
- Royal Commission witness testimony
- Victims speak out on Catholic Church's Melbourne Response
- First three years crucial in a child's life: childcare hearing told
- Stonnington lights up for Glow festival
- Australians to spend $761 million this Father’s Day: report
- Weaker RET would transfer $10b to big power firms, study finds
- RET review swamped by pro-clean energy submissions
- Peter Singer questions ethics of suspending Dr Philip Nitschke
- Two of Bali Nine may avoid death row
- Future terror: Indonesia's young men respond to the siren cry of Islamic State
- Penalty rates: Fair pay or job killer?
- Private schooling no better than public in jobs market
- Geoffrey Edelsten facing financial investigation
- Wide, brown land becomes a home to carbon farming
- Immigration blacklist still in operation
- The big switch
- First Australians from MH17 identified, on their way home
- Mountains refugee crisis in Iraq not over, says United Nations
- Dreaming in the forgotten lands
- Tackling the fire threat on the home front
- Childcare reforms would still punish mothers who work too much
- Marcus Lee opens fire on Matt Joyce after five years trapped in Dubai
- The smile on Nicko's face launches Boots for Kids
- Australia hanging up on payphones
- ANU ranking slides on respected global research league table
- Belconnen Arts Centre's Synergy: Shibori Down Under and A Printed Space reviews
- Australia will supply fleeing Iraqis until safe, says PM
- CBA mines 'big data' in effort to stay competitive
- How Harriet Wran, the daughter of a Labor legend, came undone
- Book review: Kin, by Anne Elvey
- Book review: The Wild Goose, by Mori Ogai
- Book review: The Luck of the Irish, by Babette Smith
- Scientists discover killer cells' 'on switch'
- Khaled Sharrouf mental health problems left untreated in prison
- How Islamic State wins supporters
- ACCC accuses Bet365 of misleading advertising
- Two Australian couples with surrogate babies stopped at Bangkok Airport as new laws revealed
- Bill Shorten visits Perth, calls Joe Hockey 'out-of-touch'
- Scammers use carbon tax repeal to target consumers
- Australian troops may join aid mission to help rescue stranded Iraqi refugees
- How you can help South Sudan
- Uni begins at 68 for former motor mechanic
- Sexual harassment damages payouts soar
- Boy, 16, slashes arms to avoid being sent to Nauru
- Former NRL 'bad boy' John Elias pleads guilty over Cadbury Schweppes assault
- 'I thought it would be easier to say Gammy died': Farnell daughter
The Top End's crocodile population has bounced back since the animals were protected, and stakeholders agree that resolving the sometimes deadly conflict between crocs and humans is a priority. They just can't agree how.
An underworld clash between Khaled Sharrouf and other crime figures over attempts to collect a disputed $9 million debt precipitated Sharrouf's departure to the Middle East to join murderous extremist group, the Islamic State.
The fifth G(irls)20 Summit is to open in Sydney, uniting female delegates aged between 18 and 20 from a range of countries.
Shepparton recently came up with a far more cheerful way of welcoming migrants than quizzing them on Don Bradman's batting average.
George Alex's ambition to control building construction in Australia was enabled by the backing of ruthless criminals, big building companies willing to turn a blind eye to his phoenixing operations and Mick Gatto, who convinced top CFMEU officials to sign off on lucrative EBA deals.
Good wine that is worth drinking. By Chris Shanahan.
Redefining the phrase “morbid fascination”, the world is waiting for the moment when six people living on three continents draw their last breaths.
Efforts to blame the decline of News Corp's Australian newspapers on former chief executive Kim Williams are "weird" and "unfair", according Mr Williams, who claims his old colleagues are targeting him in a "festival of vengeance".
Religious leaders of multiple faiths gathered at Lakemba Mosque on Friday to express solidarity with Islam and reject what they called a "barrage of negativity" directed at Australian Muslims.
The Abbott government faces an uphill battle to win Muslim community support for new counter-terrorism laws and to dispel fears they are fighting Islam, some community leaders and members say.
The way the Catholic Church calculates harm and awards money to victims of clerical abuse has been questioned at the Royal Commission.
Four months ago, four French journalists held by ISIL in Syria were freed after, it was claimed, Francois Hollande's government paid a hefty ransom.
An employee of the waste management company which took its fleet of trucks off the road nationwide after a fatal crash says many of the trucks have since been found to be un-roadworthy.
A group of workmates have become multimillionaires after winning the Powerball overnight.
Troops disregarded a command to ban topless barmaids from a government military recreation club adjoining Australia’s main special forces base in Perth, the Defence Department has admitted.
If the traffic at newsagenices on the eve of a lottery is anything to go by, there is no shortage of people keen to disprove the timeless aphorism that money can't buy happiness. A massive haul of cash is still seen as the great liberator from the much-maligned daily grind.
A former employee of the firm which took its fleet of trucks off the road nationwide after a fatal crash says he quit his job with the waste management company a year ago because he did not want to accidentally kill someone.
A dream job in the Dubai property market turned into a nightmare for Marcus Lee when he was imprisoned on a false bribery charge. In a new book, he describes how he survived five years of living hell, sustained by the support of his wife.
The Gold Coast branch of the ANZ Bank sees its fair share of wealthy new customers, but few could match the depositing power of the smartly-dressed tourists with Russian accents who opened accounts in 2011.
The Severed Streets by Paul Cornell. Tor. 402pp. $34.99.Reviewed by Colin Steele
From the classic rock of Queen to Nick Cave's imagined 20,000th day on earth, we have the week covered.
The nifty insect is much-loved by farmers here and throughout the world. By David Ellery.
World War I, like World War II 25 years later, began more with a whimper than a bang if you take the contemporary news reports at face value.
Scammers using tax-related reclaim schemes have stolen more money from Australians in the first month of the financial year than from January to June combined, figures from the consumer watchdog show.
They've been best friends for more than 40 years, showing pre-schoolers that even people who are completely different can get along famously.
Mental health crisis inside detention centre on Christmas Island is now taking its toll on those who guard the asylum seekers.
AFP say they've received no request from their PNG counterparts to trace or interview expatriate suspects in the murder of Iranian asylum-seeker Reza Barati on Manus Island.
On this day 99 years ago the Sydney Morning Herald reported the results of the latest aerial attacks on London by German Zeppelins, the monstrous rigid airships pioneered by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin in 1895 after more than two decades of research.
The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age have been awarded the Consumer Campaign of the Year for their "Clique" campaign at the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association (PANPA) awards on Wednesday night.
The Catholic Church's independent commissioner was unable to explain how he received confidential information from a victim of serial paedophile priest Kevin O'Donnell or why it was passed on to the church's lawyers in an apparent breach of confidentiality.
An investigation into peptide use in the military is at the centre of a row over alleged discrimination against a bisexual soldier and complaints about topless barmaids partying with special forces at a Defence Force club.
Curtin University research fellow Anne Aly says there are a lot of misconceptions about people who follow Islam.
A slush fund directed by national Labor vice-president and Transport Workers Union head Tony Sheldon spent more than $300,000 in just two years to bankroll interventions in three unions, the royal commission into union corruption has been told.
Boasting some of the Australia’s most celebrated open gardens, spring is the best time to explore the NSW Southern Highlands. However, Tim the Yowie Man discovers that a visit to the villages of Bowral and beyond can be so much more than daffodils and tulips. By Tim the Yowie Man.
He has blown up a love rival's car and survived an attempt on his life. Now Queensland police investigating whether Newcastle man Daniel Fing was behind something even more sinister: plotting a mass attack on Sydney and his home town.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison is trying again to restore temporary protection visas after announcing 150 children would be removed from immigration detention centres and placed on bridging visas in the community.
Labor transport spokesman Anthony Albanese says PM is poised to break an election promise to begin building work on two key roads projects within a year of the election.
There is no evidence to suggest increasing charges for medicines will deter people from filling their prescriptions, Health Department officials told a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
Overseas-born Australian residents can expect to live longer than those born in Australia, data to be released on Thursday shows.
Despite aggressive anti-tobacco legislation, teenagers are still purchasing illegal original branded cigarette packets, claiming that the original packaging makes them “cooler.”
For something we do twice a day, advice on how we should brush our teeth is "unacceptably inconsistent", finds a new study comparing recommended methods in Britain, Australia and around the world.
Defence has moved to ban topless barmaids from a government recreation club set up for for the nation’s elite special forces soldiers.
The Catholic Church's independent investigator into allegations of clerical abuse has been asked by the Royal Commission whether he discouraged victims from reporting abuse to police and taking legal action against the church.
The Transport Workers Union used an international redraw facility to transfer money interstate to another union and kept poor records of tens of thousands of dollars in other cash payments, a royal commission has heard.
Surrogacy advocates advise Australian parents they could be stuck in Thailand for months while the country's government decides the fate of them and their babies.
The Chinese-born West Australian Senator of the Palmer United Party, Dio Wang, has blamed the media for the furore following comments made by Clive Palmer on ABC’s Q&A program.
A former manager of a West Australian branch of the Commonwealth Bank appeared in court on Tuesday in regard to charges of stealing and fraud.
National Labor vice-president and Transport Workers Union head Tony Sheldon requested that an international money transfer be used to send $20,000 to his political allies in another union.
Passport officers can be just as good (or bad) as the next person at identifying fake passports, research published on Tuesday reveals.
Clive Palmer has vowed to block any move by the Abbott government to weaken or abolish Australia’s renewable energy target (RET) during this parliament.
Paul Hersbach kept his composure until the end.
Victims of clerical abuse have told the Royal Commission that the Catholic Church's response was primarily concerned with avoiding civil litigation and limiting compensation pay outs.
The first three years of a child's life are the period of greatest developmental plasticity, and disruption at this age can have lifelong consequences to their physical or mental health, medical experts have told a hearing into the future of childcare in Australia.
There is a theme of light and dark with this year's events reports John Bailey.
Dads around Australia will be smiling this Father’s Day, as spending on gifts such as hardware tools and skincare is tipped to increase by 3 per cent.
Reducing the national Renewable Energy Target (RET) would generate $10 billion in extra profit over the next 15 years for owners of coal and gas-fired power plants, according to new analysis commissioned by green groups.
The overwhelming majority of submissions received by the Abbott government’s hand-picked panel reviewing the Renewable Energy Target back its goals.
Ethicist Peter Singer has questioned the Medical Board of Australia’s decision to suspend euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke’s medical registration and says the only way to protect vulnerable people from him is to legalise voluntary euthanasia.
Two Australians on death row in Bali should have their sentences reduced to life, the Kerobokan prison governor has announced.
The allegiance of the man who inspired the Bali bombings may galvanise other radicals, writes Michael Bachelard.
Fair compensation or job killer? The government has penalty rates in its sights, with one minister claiming it has become impossible to dine at his favourite restaurant on New Year’s Eve. An impost on your weekend beer and latte and economic handbreak or fair compensation for unsociable hours? Peter Martin blows the froth off a hot topic?
Paying private school fees will not guarantee a better job after university, new research reveals.
Geoffrey Edelsten is facing an investigation into his financial affairs in Australia amid allegations the disgraced businessman has been siphoning money from a secretive trust account despite declaring bankruptcy in the United States.
On Peter Yench’s sheep farm the bulldozers are ready. When they surge forward trees will be ripped from the earth, clearing the land for grazing and crops.
Secret blacklists of immigration lawyers and migration agents compiled by the Department of Immigration which were discovered earlier this year sparking outrage and calls for an inquiry, are still being used despite the government promises the lists are no longer in use.
Was 19th-century Irish maid Ellen Tremaye Australia's first transgender person?
Who's the daddy? A sperm-donor daughter's quest to discover her real father.
Wayne Swan was treasurer to both Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard between 2007 and 2013. In this section of his upcoming memoir, he reveals the machinations behind Rudd's removal as prime minister in 2010.
The family of the first Australian victims of the MH17 tragedy to be identified said they looked forward to Mary and Gerry Menke coming home.
Last weekend, Squadron Leader Cameron Clark was in Sydney playing with his daughter when the decision was made to prepare a humanitarian mission to help stranded Yazidi refugees in Iraq.
When Tjariya and Inpiti were little girls, the black-footed rock-wallabies were so abundant that their fathers would hunt and spear them for dinner, cooking them in ovens of hot coals in the red dirt of their country in remote north-western South Australia.
Up at the top end of a cul-de-sac, amid towering eucalypts at Durren Durren, north of Sydney, Mike White has been getting expert advice on how to prepare the family home for the coming fire season.
Proposed childcare reforms aim to encourage an extra 47,000 mothers to join the workforce, but the Productivity Commission modelling suggests marginal tax rates would discourage them from working more than two days a week.
Marcus Lee, one of the Australian property executives trapped in Dubai for almost five years, has described tensions with his fellow countryman and prisoner Matt Joyce and the day that Mr Joyce confronted him in jail and said: “The only reason I’m not going to beat the shit out of you is that I don’t want another case against me.”
When five-year-old Nicko King was given a pair of brand new football boots, the look on his face said it all.
There used to be one on every street corner, now they're getting rarer. But payphones aren't dead yet, just endangered.
The Australian National University has continued its slide down international performance rankings.
Traditional tie-dyeing techniques are showcased in a new exhibition at Belconnen Arts Centre writes Kerry-Anne Cousins.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia will continue flying humanitarian missions over Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq until safety can be guaranteed for the thousands of Yazidi refugees hiding in the barren region.
The analysis of ''big data'' has become one of the biggest strategic focuses for Commonwealth Bank chief executive Ian Narev.
Just after 7 pm last Sunday, former private schoolgirl and daughter of a Labor legend, Harriet Wran, was captured on CCTV footage walking through the lobby of a rundown housing commission block in Redfern. The pretty 26-year old took the stairs to level one, seeking apartment B30.
Kin is Anne Elvey’s first full poetry collection, following on from three chapbooks, and its maturity shows.
The Wild Goose, by Mori Ogai, translated by Meredith McKinney. Finlay Lloyd. 158pp. $24.95.
A shipwreck proves catalyst for story of the Irish in colonial Australia and it is filled with human interest stories.
The body’s natural killer cells, as their Hollywood-style name suggests, are key to the immune system. They are programmed to hunt out and destroy foreign and disease cells. But they don’t always identify their targets. When this happens, diseases such as cancer can set in.
Sydney jihadist Khaled Sharrouf's mental health issues were left untreated for almost all of his four-year incarceration and would only have worsened while he was in jail for terrorism offences, the psychiatrist who treated him says.
The siege by Islamic State on Mount Sinjar has apparently been broken but an enduring reversal of the terrifying advances of the militants across Syria and Iraq remains highly uncertain.
The ACCC has launched legal action against three Bet365 companies in the Federal Court, accusing them of misleading new customers with false advertising.
Airport intervention comes after it was revealed up to 150 Australian couples caught up in Thailand’s crackdown on surrogacy will have to obtain permission from court to take their babies home.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten has labelled the federal treasurer “out-of-touch” while in Perth on Thursday.
Scammers are attempting to steal money and identity details from consumers by taking advantage of the carbon tax repeal, the ACCC has warned.
Australian soldiers could join a limited US-led ground force to help rescue tens of thousands of stranded Iraqi refugees who have fled an onslaught by fighters from the brutal Islamic State.
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At 68, most people are settling into retirement not planning a career change and studying for the first time in 50 years.
Sexual harassment victims are more likely to receive six-figure damages payouts due to recent rulings that have "raised the stakes" for companies on the wrong end of workplace complaints.
A sixteen-year-old Pakistani refugee has reportedly slashed his arms in a bid to prevent being sent back to Nauru.
Former NRL player and self-confessed "bad boy" John Elias has pleaded guilty to the assault of a man he "put the frighteners on".
The daughter of the man at the centre of the baby Gammy surrogacy saga is standing by her dad, saying David Farnell will be a wonderful father to baby Pipah.
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