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- Super League stars deserve more respect in NRL circles
- Bindi Irwin: from Jungle Girl to dancing queen Steve Irwin's daughter wins DWTS
- The Block 2015: live coverage of the auctions
- Are A-list actors a waste of money?
- Short Cuts: Film on gambling addiction rolls out and more news from Australian film
- The Hayden Orpheum celebrates its 80th birthday and history of glitz, ghosts and spoon-throwing
- Sex abuse commission: Was there a sign above your head saying 'come and get me'?
- Erik Jensen's biography of flawed artist Adam Cullen wins Sydney literary award
- Visa delays sideline Diggers as chaos deepens in Syria
- Paul Keating is wrong: the Art Gallery of NSW?s expansion keeps art at its core
- Kicking Singapore out of Malaysian football helps nobody, shades of Wellington Phoenix situation
- WA couples abandoning church weddings, getting married older
- 'Phuc Dat Bich' faked it: the man with awkward name turns out to be a hoax
- Time to get real on reform plans: Malcolm Turnbull
- Cycling World Cup attracts stellar field
- Kylie Minogue brings Christmas to the ARIA Awards
- Canberra's Jessica May receives National Disability Award
- Russian jet shot down: Second pilot picked up by Syrian army
- The Josh Dunkley dilemma: why Sydney opted out
- Third arrest over Dufty murder in Qld
- Sail boat capsizes in Sydney Harbour
- Regan Bayliss saved by Hawkeye as whip action is questioned
- Harper review competition law changes: what they mean for you
- Reef a great barrier against underwater landslides and tsunamis
- Transgrid deal: NSW power network asset sale proceeds set to top $20b
- Dan Hughes hits triple century in Futures League but NSW will retain Ben Rohrer
- Canberra and the AIS could host multiple teams for Rugby League World Cup
- Body found in Majura confirmed to be missing Evatt man Andrew Carville
- Qld man faces more child sex charges
- WA death in custody inquest: Medical errors before Ms Dhu's death
- MasterCard head says customer is king in payments battle
- Eastlake coach Ben Waite says there's more Harrison Himmelbergs in pipeline for AFL draft
- AFL national draft 2015: Your club's approach
- Ex-Minnesota Twins reliever Aaron Thompson comes into Canberra Cavalry roster
- Triple J fan predicts Major Lazer's Lean on will win Hottest 100, tips Florence + the Machine to dominate
- Paul Walshe takes out ACT Heart Foundation's Celebrity Challenge -
- Kimberley cops remove Facebook post bragging of 'granny' pot bust
- Five Black Lives Matter protesters shot in Minneapolis as police search for white men
- Charlie Dixon finds Port in a storm
- Obituary: Founding figure of modern psychiatry
- Concerns about banks keeping S&P analysts awake at night
- Cyber security spending to grow: Stevens
- Extra 1000 operations to ease Canberra's elective surgery waiting times
- Autism cage inquiry leads to 8 public servants being counselled
- Public service money makers: Defence has handed redundancy payments to people they have re-employed as contractors
- Morrison's Joondalup model key to fed's competition cash
- Chris Cairns trial: Nervous wait begins for Cairns, Fitch-Holland as jury retires
- Neil D'Costa and Chris Rogers question whether more could be done to honour memory of Phillip Hughes
- PayPass thefts: WA Police need to train more 'cybercops'
- Nine years for man who brought cocaine to Qld
- Site for Molonglo Valley's first petrol station sells for $5.75m at auction
- Deal-hungry investors eye pokie powerhouse
- Squabble unseemly
- $10.3 billion NSW power sale a good deal for the Baird government
- Bids made for Windsor Hotel as planning dispute deepens
- Two motorcyclists injured in Snowy Mountain Highway crash
- Move aside Wi-Fi, there's a new super-fast wireless internet coming called Li-Fi
- Why Malcolm Turnbull will be our longest-serving PM since Robert Menzies
- Multi-year, free-to-air WNBL television deal 'imminent'
- Footscray Primary School students banned from playing on unsafe oval
- National Trust slams Northbourne Avenue heritage "call-in" moves
- Melbourne City in battle to hold on to Socceroo Aaron Mooy as European clubs circle
- ACT government unmoved as NSW considers of compensation for taxi plate owners
- Ombudsman asked to investigate alleged Labor rorts
- Australia vs New Zealand: Players to share $1m in pink-ball prizemoney
- Senate committee calls for royal commission into disability abuse
- Alleged wife killer Mark Caleo granted $1 million bail
- Woman fighting for life after Thomastown house fire
- Cricket: ACT Meteors bowler Jodie Hicks kicks goals with Sydney Sixers WBBL contract
- Australia vs New Zealand: Search for Williamson's weakness could lead to O'Keefe
- Super industry in the dark on 'fit and proper' guidance
- Indonesia raises airports security level
- Love the Coopers review: Yule have seen it all before
- The Program review: Stephen Frears movie follows Lance Armstrong downhill
- War on drugs 'a war against our own children': Harm Reduction Australia
- Government is paying up to $1750 each to help hundreds of public housing tenants move
- WA Senator Chris Back dons firefighter uniform in tribute to Esperance victims
- Hotel Transylvania 2 review: Grotesque visual gags and anarchic impulses lurk behind family facade
- Cricket: In the beginning, there was ... a no-ball
- When the rush to develop becomes an imperative
- Iron ore mine closures only a matter of time
- Victoria braces for fire danger with day of high temperatures and strong winds
- Swimming: Canberra's Ben Treffers chases down Mitch Larkin for Rio Olympic Games spot
- Michelle Payne, Jarryd Hayne, Steve Smith ... who to buy in the sporting sharemarket
- Man discovered drowned at Frankston Beach
- Parramatta Eels get new home away from home in Top End
- Collingwood takes punt on the draft's mystery man Brayden Sier
- Australia becoming increasingly isolated on human rights: Gillian Triggs
Willie Mason is to join Glenn Stewart, Todd Carney and Frank Pritchard in Super League next year. Is it time the European competition tried to get a slice of the Australian market?
She was tipped as the favourite from the very beginning, so it was no big surprise that the late Steve Irwin's daughter Bindi won the US version of Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
The Block live blog.
Some of Hollywood's brightest stars headlined the year's biggest flops. Are A-List actors over-rated?
A new Australian film about gambling addiction in sport ? how it can devastate the lives of former star players ? has started rolling out in festival screenings.
When Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 17, the Hayden Orpheum won't be alone in launching the biggest movie of the year with a midnight screening.
A young girl who was sexually abused by a paedophile priest, after already suffering abuse at the hands of a family member, was later asked by police if she was "wearing a neon sign above your head saying 'come and get me'," the royal commission has heard.
Erik Jensen's ''smashed apart'' portrait of Archibald Prize-winning artist Adam Cullen wins major literary award.
Three hundred Australian soldiers sent to help Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State were stalled for weeks due to Baghdad's visa bungling as international players enmeshed in the Syrian war clashed for the first time, risking a dangerous deterioration of the situation.
The Sydney Modern Project is a significant infrastructure project that provides an opportunity for the cultural transformation of this city and it should rightly be the subject of community discussion.
Tuesday night's Malaysia Cup quarter-final underlined all that was good about Singapore's involvement, with a big crowd in Kuantan watching regional superstars such as Safuwan Baharudin and Faris Ramli duelling with Pahang's import players, including Dickson Nwakaeme, Matias Conti and Zesh Rehman.
The 2014 figures, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, showed church weddings made up about 20 per cent of Perth weddings compared to more than half of Australian weddings in the mid-90s.
The Australian man who claimed his name was 'Phuc Dat Bich' has admitted it a was hoax.
Malcolm Turnbull has called on business and the states for a "new dialogue on economic reform" in pursuit of meaningful change based on a "full and genuine buy-in".
New Zealand's first track cycling World Cup event has attracted an impressive array of Olympic and world champions.
Raising Frank Sinatra from the dead and putting the disco into Christmas are all part of a regular day's work for Australia's biggest pop star at this time of year.
A Canberra businesswoman has been honoured for her work connecting people with a disability with well-paid jobs.
The second Russian pilot who ejected from a jet shot down by Turkey has been picked up by the Syrian army, Russia's ambassador to France says.
Josh Dunkley didn't have anything against the Swans.
Police are questioning a third person over the suspected murder of missing man Greg Dufty.
Emergency services are racing to Watsons Bay after reports a boat has capsized leaving several people struggling in the water.
The stewards latest technological tool had apprentice Regan Bayliss down the gun in a protest then an inquiry for his whip action but the Hawkeye system finally proved his friend clearing him at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
As a Myer retail worker of 35 years, Sue Barros has always found the days leading to Christmas particularly hectic.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is doing Queensland a great service because of its ability to absorb some of the potential wave energy released by tsunamis.
Strong global demand for Australian infrastructure has delivered the NSW government a record $10.26 billion from the sale of one of its power networks.
Daniel Hughes belted an unbeaten triple century in a Futures League match on Wednesday but NSW selectors will stick with Ben Rohrer at number six for their Sheffield Shield match at the SCG on Friday.
Chief executive backs Canberra as ideal venue for teams to prepare for World Cup.
Friends have remembered Evatt man Andrew Carville? as a gentle soul and humble man who "wouldn't hurt a fly".
A man who went missing after he was charged with child pornography offences is facing a dozen more charges.
An Aboriginal woman who died in custody after days of pain could have survived had she been given antibiotics, a West Australian inquest has heard.
MasterCard co-head of Asia Pacific Ling Hai says the company wants to accommodate all the new players in payments, including Apple and Google, apparently confirming a split with Visa, which looks to be siding with the banks in their fight with Apple.
Demons' tough 2015 could reap rewards at next year's AFL draft.
Every AFL club's draft selections analysed.
Canberra recruit says the joke's on anyone who doesn't take the opportunity to do what he's doing.
Predictions of who will win Triple J's Australia Day Hottest 100 song countdown just seem to get earlier and earlier. Now a clever fan, using a mix of analysis of previous countdowns and well, sensible-sounding hunches has issued a number of forecasts two months out from what the ABC calls 'the world's biggest music poll'.
Fourteen of Canberra's busiest people lost the combined weight of an industrial truck tyre to prove anyone can make time to improve their health.
Kimberley police have pulled down a Facebook post boasting of a 50-gram cannabis bust on a 57-year-old woman in Halls Creek, after a heated online backlash.
Since the shooting of a young black man, the protesters have held daily demonstrations. Then a group white men reportedly 'opened fire on about six protesters'.
For Charlie Dixon, the cultural and geographical distance from the Gold Coast to Port Adelaide was just one part of the long journey he has travelled from those dark days earlier this year.
Dr Joel Elkes helped doctors understand how brain chemistry shapes behaviour and published the first scientific trial of a medication for schizophrenia.
A cooling of the property market has averted a cut to the banks' credit ratings but still poses a risk should national house prices keep rising, Standard & Poor's says.
The RBA governor says "the already-considerable resources devoted to IT security will grow" as awareness increases of cyber risk and its consequences".
Doctors will perform an extra 1000 procedures in the first half of 2016 in a bid to slash the number of Canberrans waiting for elective surgery.
Eight public servants within the ACT Education Directorate have been disciplined over their role in Canberra's autism cage scandal.
Inquiry told federal public servants walking out one door with package, and waltzing straight back in as contractors. On Australia's most expensive contracts.
Western Australia, NSW and Victoria are already using Treasurer Scott Morrison's preferred model of allowing private operators to manage public hospitals.
When water goes out ahead of a tsunami there is trepidation about it coming back in.
Phillip Hughes' long-time coach and mentor has questioned whether cricket administrators are doing "everything humanly possible" to ensure player safety and honour the memory of the late opener, while Chris Rogers said he could not believe the clip-on helmet guard was not yet mandatory ahead of cricket's new unknown spectacle - the pink ball Test.
PayPass theft leaves 'a trail a mile wide', but police don't have the resources to follow up each individual case, according to a WA cybercrime expert.
A Spanish man who says he thought he was carrying money when he was stopped with 2.3kg of cocaine at Cairns Airport has been sentenced to nine years jail.
A first petrol station for the Molonglo Valley is one step closer after its site was sold at auction on Wednesday for $5.75 million, well over the reserve.
Poker machine operator Aristocrat Leisure says it has been urged by shareholders to prioritise scouring the globe for more deals during the next 12 months rather than returning excess cash to investors.
How unseemly is this competition between town centres for the limited supply of public servants?
The Baird government would have been nervous as it fielded bids for the State's high voltage electricity network.
Bids made for Windsor Hotel as planning dispute deepens Windsor Hotel to close, tower plans dumped - http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/windsor-hotel-to-close-tower-plans-dumped-20150710-gi9i6v.html
Two people have been injured in a motorcycle crash on the Snowy Mountains Highway.
Scientists develop a new form of wireless communication for computers that is 100 times faster than Wi-Fi.
It is such a relief to have a leader who uses intelligence to connect with the rest of us.
Basketball Australia chief executive Anthony Moore says a new WNBL television deal is close to being signed off.
Students have been banned from playing on a dusty oval at Footscray Primary School that is riddled with asbestos.
The National Trust has slammed fast tracked demolition plans for the Northbourne Avenue public housing precinct, calling Planning Minister Mick Gentleman's decision predictable and disappointing.
Melbourne City are hoping to keep hold of in-demand marquee Aaron Mooy who is becoming subject of a high-profile transfer move to a major European club in the January window.
Taxi plate owners knew change was coming, says government
The Victorian Ombudsman has been instructed to investigate allegations Labor misused electorate officer entitlements in the lead-up to the November state election.
Most of Australia's players will be in line for a bonus of at least $60,000 if they can avoid defeat in the inaugural day-night Test.
A Senate committee has found a royal commission is needed into the abuse of people with disabilities, after a parliamentary inquiry heard "shocking" and "cruel" examples of violence and neglect around Australia.
Mark Caleo, accused of masterminding the stabbing death of his wife Rita Caleo and the shooting death of her brother Michael Chye 25 years ago, was granted bail, with relatives agreeing to put up $1 million surety.
A woman is fighting for her life after suffering critical burns to her face and airway during a fire in Melbourne's north.
ACT Meteors bowler Jodie Hicks has signed with the Sydney Sixers for the Women's Big Bash League after playing for the Melbourne Demons in the women's AFL this year.
Australia's best chance of finally stopping Kane Williamson could rest with the newest member of their Test squad: Steve O'Keefe.
The prudential regulator has refused to confirm or deny whether being an undisclosed and undischarged bankrupt should exclude an individual from being considered "fit and proper" to hold a senior investment role at a superannuation fund.
Indonesia has raised the security level for all airports in response to recent terror attacks and threats.
Love the Coopers is a movie about the festive season, but it isn't exactly what you'd call a Christmas cracker.
It would be comforting to think of this as a movie about one particular sport and one ethically inadequate rider, but that would be just another fairy story.
Australia is caught in an irrational, un-winnable war against drugs that is actually just a "war against its own children", according to health and legal experts.
Government is paying removal costs and electricity and phone connections for Northbourne tenants
West Australian Senator Chris Back has donned his old firefighter uniform to pay tribute to the victims of the Esperance bushfires and those who fought the deadly fires.
Like its predecessor, this film offers a appealingly frenetic, vulgar alternative to the solemnity of Pixar.
There's a first time for everything, and Friday's pink-ball Test match isn't really it.
The Barr Government's "go along with you, but only so far" approach to how much of the Bauhaus-inspired housing on Northbourne Avenue should be preserved always meant there was a high probability of ministerial call-in powers being exercised.
The iron ore industry's junior producers have dramatically cut costs to chase down the plummeting price, but according to some analysts, the continued cost reductions are only delaying the inevitable.
Wild and hot winds have hit Melbourne as much of the state remains on high alert for extreme fire danger as a cool change approaches.
Canberra backstroker Ben Treffers is hunting down world champion Mitch Larkin on his way to forcing his way in to the Australian team for next year's Olympic Games.
It's that time of year again. In that time when the flood of muddied oafs has receded, and the tide of flanelled fools has not fully engulfed all, it is time to take pause, to survey the sporting world, and to work out who's who in the zoo, and just whether their stocks are rising or falling.
A man has drowned off a pier at Frankston Beach in the wild weather on Wednesday afternoon.
Parramatta won't have to wait for Pirtek Stadium to be refurbished to be playing out of a brand new home ground.
There are not many big surprises in the national draft these days, but Collingwood managed to pull one off with the selection of Brayden Sier.
The erosion of fundamental freedoms and overreach of ministerial discretion is leaving Australia increasingly isolated from international community standards, the president of the Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs has warned.
Brisbane Times National Headlines
- 'Phuc Dat Bich' faked it: the man with awkward name turns out to be a hoax
- George Pell asked for payments for paedophile priest, commission heard
- Employing Syrians is good business, Gerry Harvey says
- 'Captain's call' plea as more CSIRO job cuts loom on eve of PM's address to Paris climate summit
- Catholic Church does not rule out statute of limitations in abuse claims
- 'Charity' that spent $1m on luxury cars, holidays and gambling loses tax-free status
- Sex abuse commission: Rome 'pulled strings' on sex abuse cases, claims former priest
- Jon Stanhope appalled by ACT federal seat renamed from Fraser to Fenner
- Asbestos waste piling up with fewer places to put it
- Sex abuse commission: Catholic Church has paid out more than $16.8 million to child victims
- Home loan customers urged to switch, as banks stand to reap an extra $9.9 billion
- Education scandal: ACCC hits Phoenix Institute for false, misleading, unconscionable conduct
- Sydney's rental squeeze: About 122,000 people to need low-cost housing under NDIS
- Alcohol sending hundreds of thousands into hospital each year: ACEM study
- Kerry O'Brien says ABC is vital for our future, as he bids Four Corners goodbye
- Mild weather for Sydney before the mercury starts to climb again
- HIV medication and 'ice' a deadly mix
- Royal Commission sex abuse inquiry censures Hillsong head Brian Houston
- Hunters & Collectors frontman Mark Seymour condemns use of Holy Grail at Reclaim Australia anti-Muslim rallies
- Paris attacks: Survivor Emma Parkinson says young people were targeted to incite hate
- Dodgy vocational colleges using laptop lure despite government crackdown
- A collection of Adele Horin's work
- 'Dr Ageless', Shane Charter, chasing missing millions in Cayman Islands
- 'I know they will come for her': Australian toddler at risk of genital mutilation
- Josephine Gibson and Sovannmony Leang named as two Australians killed in New Zealand helicopter crash
- Writer Adele Horin dies after battling cancer
- Giant RAAF Globemaster makes first cargo flight to Antarctica
- Call yourself a woman? Feminists take on transgender community in bitter debate
- No racquets, balls or boots but plenty of money in e-sports
- Women take up family violence leave as ACTU lobbies employers to step up
- Women more likely to die in natural disasters
- How witnessing domestic violence damages children
- Diary of a storm chaser
- What Australia has not done well since the 9/11 attacks
- Australian Paris attack survivor Emma Parkinson speaks about Bataclan massacre
- Why do women stay with bullies?
- Lucy Perry threatened with legal action over sexism comments on social media
- Perinatal depression: 'In just a few short weeks I went mad'
- Andy Griffiths, the rebel with a cause who rose to the top of the treehouse
- Singing, dancing Hugh Sheridan: shaking off Ben Rafter, opening for Liza Minnelli
- Phuc Dat Bich, the Australian man with a name so awkward no one believes him
- How to create a wonderland garden in a terrace house
- What do the Paris attacks mean for Australia?
- The Geelong College
- Yarra Valley Grammar
- Westbourne Grammar School
- Paris 2015: Soaring temperatures in hot October to prompt a record overhaul
- Melbourne Grammar School
- Case of Indonesian teen jailed for people smuggling referred to WA courts
- Anglican Church Southern Queensland ignored sex abuse policy, royal commission told
- Australian children fear alcohol and violence: ChildFund Alliance research
- Korowa Anglican Girls’ School
- JMC Academy
- Camberwell Grammar School
- Paris 2015: Australia's quiet climate commitment to decarbonise the economy
- Carey Baptist Grammar School
- Australian Linguistics Roadshow: words that divide the nation
- Free range egg producers feel powerless because of 'ridiculous' industry voting system
- Kathy Jackson 'too sick' to turn up as court hears her appeal over $1.4m repayment doesn't have legs
- Two charts that show Australia's human rights crisis
- Treasurer Scott Morrison blocks sale of nation's biggest cattle station
- Helping students bridge digital literacy gap will be no quick fix
- Federal Court fines Japanese whaler Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha $1m over illegal whaling in Australian Whale Sanctuary
- Lindt siege gunman Man Haron Monis: The lone wolf who cried wolf too many times
- Sex, schoolies and the age of consent
- Teachers and principals left on their own to manage the most challenging students
- "No justification for the taking of innocent lives": Mufti clarifies statement
- Remains of body-in-suitcase child Khandalyce Pearce start journey home
- Australia backs down on coal stand-off
- Coconut drink importer fined over labelling after child's death
- Control orders 'must be extended' to avoid Paris-style attack in Australia
- Terror attacks: France pursues new laws similar to Australia's
- Cormac Ryan, the eight-year-old who wants to change the world
- The downside to globalisation no one warned us about
- Mobile users hang up on phone calls
- Optus removes Arabic ads from shopping centre after alleged threat to staff
- Government to pursue Asia links in war on terror
- Australia is the 'true model' of immigration, French ambassador says on Q&A
- He’s fine, assured the shrink, until patient peed on the office floor
- Calls for child sex abuse royal commission to investigate sterilisation
- Paris attacks: Why France? Is it particularly vulnerable to terrorism?
- Writer Adele Horin reveals cancer has 'raged back' and 'prognosis is poor'
- Myer, David Jones will swing Christmas for everybody
- The girl who has 500 million reasons to live with hope: the global battle against trachoma
- Quality of care in Australian hospitals lacks oversight
- Paris attacks: War to protect values forged in trenches, French ambassador says
- Paris attacks: Australian Emma Parkinson recovering in hospital after being shot at Bataclan
- Paris Attacks: Australian authorities urged to take stock and bolster resources
- PNG politician's company gets Australian refugee centre work, prompting conflict concerns
- Red carpet and paparazzi formals for the selfie generation
- Turnbull government refuses to rule out return of death duties
- Royal visit: Prince Charles back in swimmers 40 years after Jane Priest kiss
- Paris attacks: Counter-terrorism experts warn of copycat attacks following atrocities
- Backyard bandits
- Australian research shows the benefits of early adoption
- George Hubert Wilkins: Australia's brave cameraman and explorer, rediscovered
- Who killed the car industry?
- 'Fazel is free now, God gave him a visa'
- Here's how you break the nation's thirst for ice, and reduce crime
- Ken Dacomb won a bravery medal but his greatest test was still to come
The Australian man who claimed his name was 'Phuc Dat Bich' has admitted it a was hoax.
Cardinal George Pell lobbied for payments to be made to a pedophile priest days before he was charged with sex offences, documents tendered to the child abuse royal commission show.
Gerry Harvey says Harvey Norman's willingness to offer work to some of the 12,000 Syrian refugees heading to Australia isn't just the right thing to do; it's also good business
Some of Australia's leading climate research programs are under threat even as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull prepares to address world leaders at next week's global climate summit in Paris.
The Catholic Church has not ruled out blocking compensation claims for child sexual abuse if it occurred before certain time limits.
A so-called charity that spent more than $1 million on luxury cars, overseas jaunts and gambling in the name of research has lost its appeal to keep it tax-free charitable status.
Decisions about how to deal with child sex abuse cases involving Catholic clergy in Melbourne were made by top church officials in Rome, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse has heard.
One of the ACT's two federal seats will be named Fenner to honour Australian scientist Professor Frank Fenner.
Every year about 20 kilograms of asbestos-contaminated waste is generated for every Australian but, a report says, there are 'no good plans' to deal with it.
A paedophile priest recorded "hot" confessions with children, showed students a dead body and carried a gun at school, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse has heard.
The can't-be-bothered attitude could potentially cost Australian mortgage holders $9.9 billion, new research shows.
Consumer commission moves against allegedly dodgy college, but can it get the taxpayers' $106 million back?
A massive group of tenants needing low-cost rentals are about to enter the already squeezed housing market.
Alcohol is sending hundreds of thousands of people to emergency departments each year, far outranking the scourge of ice, research on Australian and New Zealand hospitals has found.
Veteran ABC journalist Kerry O'Brien has bid his audience farewell and promised that he would not be retiring from journalism, but move "onto other things".
Sydney's break from late-spring heat will be short-lived with temperatures set to rise by Thursday.
Even though Richard Keane was HIV positive, he didn't think of the consequences when he started using the illicit drug ice.
Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston failed to inform police of sexual abuse allegations involving his father Frank and had a clear conflict of interest in dealing with the claims, an inquiry has found.
Hunters & Collectors frontman says protesters who have used his song at anti-Muslim rallies around the country have 'no place in Australian Society'.
"They were targeting young people who were having fun and laughing. And being happy. What young people do."
'The government is offering laptops'. Hidden video shows how dodgy vocational colleges are still selling courses to the poor.
Adele Horin's work often gave a voice to those otherwise unheard.
The self-styled biochemist known as Dr Ageless, Shane Charter, is chasing more than $11 million hidden in offshore tax havens by notorious conman Peter Foster.
Fatoumata Binta Conteh is like any other three-year-old Australian child. She's full of questions, playful, cranky when things don't go her way. But unlike other Australians, she's in danger of being forced to undergo female genital mutilation.
The names of seven people who are believed to have perished when a helicopter plunged into a glacier in New Zealand have been released.
Adele Horin, a former Sydney Morning Herald social affairs journalist, has died.
Plane fills gap in Australian polar capacity, adding heavy-lift capacity and reach.
Sarah is often asked to "prove" her womanhood.
Australian Tim Wendel does battle in an online gaming world that rewards the best players with mega-stardom and millions of dollars.
Women in crisis are increasingly accessing domestic violence leave as more Australian employers embrace a scheme allowing staff to take paid time off to attend court appearances and medical appointments.
A lethal gender gap causing women to die in natural disasters at up to 14 times the rate of men has sparked a Melbourne-based campaign to save lives by improving responses to catastrophes.
Children who witness domestic violence during the breakdown of their parents' relationship do worse than their peers socially and academically, become distrusting of adults, and can develop antisocial behaviours.
Stunning vision of storms lashing the Hunter Valley as Nick Moir takes us on the road armed with a camera and a weather forecast.
Experts say expanding cooperation between academia and government could improve counter-terrorist strategy.
"It just sort of came through my head, OK, I've been shot, did it hit anything important?"
After more than 10 years at the sharp end of policing, Jane was used to seeing the desolation and despair that is family violence.
A high-profile witness at the royal commission into child abuse has been threatened with defamation action over social media posts in which she accused a major organisation of sexism.
"No-one likes to see a pregnant woman cry": Age journalist Miki Perkins tells how she developed anxiety and depression after the birth of her first child.
The fifth installment in Andy Griffiths' bestselling Treehouse series, has sold over 400,000 copies since its August release, making it the fastest-selling book in the country.
The bill, please
He's the Melbourne man with a name so unfortunate that no one believes him.
Small spaces are always testing but single-fronted-terrace back gardens really take the cake. Narrow, shady, overlooked by the neighbours, underlaid with utilities pipes – the challenges are endless. I know because I have one. So has Anne Atkins, only she had the brainwave of introducing an arched black steel frame over hers.
Our geography, laws and the strength of our civil society help protect us from terrorist attacks.
Academic and music scholarships understandably make up the core focus of most schools’ scholarship programs.
The giving and receiving of scholarships should be for egalitarian rather than transactional reasons, believes Yarra Valley Grammar principal Mark Merry.
Westbourne Grammar School has two campuses – Williamstown (Prep-Year 3) and Truganina (ELC-Year 12). More than 1500 students attend the co-educational, non-denominational Christian school that has operated for almost 150 years.
September was hot enough to raise the bar for global temperatures – then along came October.
Melbourne Grammar School has offered scholarships since the 1880s, as a way of attracting academically talented students, and headmaster Roy Kelley believes the practice is just as important now.
Attorney-General George Brandis relents and refers case of an Indonesian teen wrongfully jailed as an adult for people smuggling back to WA court.
The Anglican Church Southern Queensland ignored its own policy on how to treat victims of sex abuse in its schools, an inquiry has heard.
Some 70 per cent of Australian children see alcohol and drugs as a threat. Globally, it's 4 per cent.
Many schools might appear alike in that they offer similar curriculum and extra-curricular choices, there are both historic and contemporary buildings on delightful grounds and they’re respected by the outside community.
Scholarship recipients usually need to meet requirements specified by the institution as a condition of acceptance.
Deciding to apply for a scholarship is the easy part. Undertaking the test and/or audition is a bit trickier.
The Turnbull government has quietly committed Australia to support decarbonising the world economy as one of the goals for this month's global climate summit in Paris, a move that has drawn applause.
It's nice to think of any school leaver going on to lead a happy and successful life, and there would be plenty of alumni at most schools who've done just that, including many who held scholarship positions.
A potato scallop by any other name would taste as delicious. Or would it?
Small-scale farmers say the free range egg labelling debate is being "twisted" by big producers that dominate the industry thanks to its "one chook, one vote" rule.
Former union leader Kathy Jackson had failed to establish any basis to appeal against an order to repay $1.4 million to the Health Services Union, a court has been told.
You may already know that Australia jails a disproportionate number of Aboriginal people, but these two charts, compiled from the latest figures from the Bureau of Statistics, starkly show how rapidly the problem has escalated in recent years.
The federal government says the location of one of the company's ten cattle stations in a weapons testing area could compromise national security.
There is no silcon bullet to improve digital technology use in schools but it's clear something has to be done to improve the fact that nearly half of the nation's secondary school students fail to meet minimum standards.
Japanese whalers have been fined $1 million by the Federal Court of Australia for killing Antarctic minke whales in the Australian whale sanctuary in clear breach of the law and a court injunction.
"All the world now knows that Monis was a dangerous deviant," Coroner Michael Barnes told lawyers at the third phase of the Lindt cafe inquest which opened on Wednesday. "The questions the inquest must grapple with are: should ASIO have predicted his violent outburst, and could its methods be improved to make such predictions more reliable in the future?"
The annual pilgrimage to schoolies for tens of thousands of high school graduates can throw up some tricky questions ... about sex.
Schools need to focus on students and not on exclusion says long-awaited review of students with complex needs and challenging behaviour
The Grand Mufti of Australia has hit back at criticisms that his comments following the deadly Paris attacks justified terrorism, saying he "unequivocally condemned all forms of terrorist violence".
Seven years after she died and four months after her discarded bones were found on the side of a dusty highway, Khandalyce Pearce is on her way home.
Standards set in deal on public funding of coal plants would make 80 per cent of plants funded in past decade ineligible, official says.
A Sydney food importer whose coconut drink has been linked to the death by anaphylactic reaction of a 10-year-old boy from Melbourne has been fined $18,000.
Authorities will need wider powers if Australia is to avoid a Paris-style terrorist attack.
The French government will move to introduce new powers that mirror Australia's widely debated control orders and dual citizenship legislation in the wake of the Paris attacks.
He may be small but Cormac Ryan has a big question for the government. Why can't everyone be treated the same?
When people were warning about the potential downsides to globalisation back in the 1990s, I don't recall anyone mentioning excessively uncomfortable clothing labels. They just kept banging on about an economic race to the bottom, not an itch on your bottom.
Fewer Australians are using their mobile or smartphones to speak with family and friends, as texting, Facebook or Skype become the preferred method of communication.
Optus has removed a new advertisement written in Arabic from a Sydney shopping centre after complaints from shoppers and customers following the Paris attacks.
The federal government will seek greater collaboration with Asian nations as Australia faces a "generational" battle to stamp out terrorism and radicalisation.
Christophe Lecourtier says his hometown was attacked because France is 'at war'.
The Royal Commission is being called to investigate the forced sterilisation of children, amid concerns young people with a disability are at much of higher risk of being sexually abused.
Why, for the second time in less than a year, has Paris been hit with a mass casualty attack by Islamist terrorists? Is France uniquely vulnerable to these attacks?
Award-winning journalist and social affairs champion Adele Horin has revealed the lung cancer first detected in 2014 "has raged back" and that her "prognosis is poor".
Retailers are hoping to hold back pre-Christmas price cutting this year to take advantage of rising sentiment.
She is one among millions fighting a global battle to defeat an agonising, blinding disease, but on Monday schoolgirl Tigist Teferi will stand apart from the crowd.
Australia needs to collect more information to measure the quality of care that hospitals provide to patients nationally, an OECD report says.
France and Australia are fighting a war to protect the shared values forged in the muddy trenches of the Great War, the French ambassador said in the wake of the Paris attacks.
The young Australian woman shot in the Paris attacks is in "good spirits" in hospital and expected to make a full recovery.
Australian police and intelligence agencies have been urged to take stock, bolster resources and undertake training exercises for mass terrorist attacks similar to the Paris tragedy.
A highly lucrative Australian contract for detention centre related work in Papua new Guinea has been given to a company part-owned by the country's Works Minister, raising potential conflict of interest concerns.
Black-tie glamour is in fashion Sydney high school students.
The Turnbull government is being urged to resurrect death duties and Treasurer Scott Morrison isn't ruling it out.
The flimsy powder blue shorts Jane Priest found so alluring in the '70s were replaced with a yellow version adorned with toy dolphins.
Counter-terrorism experts are warning that the multiple, simultaneous attacks in Paris on Friday night could inspire copycat acts around the Western world including Australia.
Private citizens are casting doubt on Australia's most expensive military purchase by sharing their expertise online - and proving a headache for the defence industry.
When Helmut Uhlmann tells people he was adopted, he's often met with sympathy. In fact, he feels lucky.
George Hubert Wilkins chose a splendid word to describe his profession when he signed up for World War I.
The end of of Australia's car manufacturing industry is approaching and it will be brutal. It is shaping as an extinction event of Australian jobs, an entire industry being wiped out.
When Peter Dutton was asked this week how it was that Fazel Chegeni, a traumatised and stateless refugee, came to be detained with some of the country's "most hardened criminals" (his words) on Christmas Island, he wasn't the least bit fazed.
Restorative justice – bringing a victim of crime face-to-face with their offender – cuts crime, Canadian campaigner says.
If there are more than 1000 victims a year there must be tens of thousands who become part time and full time carers for those who will never truly recover.
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