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- Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, 90, becomes African Union chairman
- Kit Willow Podgornik makes her fashion comeback with ethical new brand KITX
- Two strikes, but have we Hird the last?
- Cadel Evans rides off into the sunset: 'I am just original'
- Australia go left field as Mitchell Johnson makes return for tri-series final
- Kim Sears serves up foul-mouthed rant during Andy Murray's Australian Open semi-final
- How does Maria solve a problem like Serena?
- Dandenong factory workers claim 'significant win' after four-day lunchroom protest
- Poll Call: Friday, January 30
- Shorten shortening, but does Labor deserve it?
- Singing karaoke on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Australian Open: Novak Djokovic defeats Stan Wawrinka in five-setter to enter final
- Giulia Jones talks on juggling her coming fifth child and politics
- Australian Open 2015 Men's Semi Final: Novak Djokovic v Stan Wawrinka
- Notorious rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight interviewed by police over fatal hit and run
- The Shorten challenge
- Wycliff Palu urges Waratahs not to desert Sydney's west
- Bush to Beach celebrates 10 years of showing indigenous children the wider world
- Inside the jungle camp of I?m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
- Melbourne United finals hopes in jeopardy after losing to Wollongong Hawks
- Queensland Election 2015: It's Mansfield, not Ashgrove, that counts
- Queensland Election 2015: Premier Campbell Newman on brink of losing his seat
- Matt O'Sullivan book tallies cost of Qantas brinkmanship
- Omar Abdulrahman masterclass sinks Iraq in Asian Cup third-place play-off
- French tourists arrested for nude photos at Angkor Wat
- Queensland election 2015: North Queensland seats barometer of government's future
- Karmichael Hunt itching for success at the Reds
- Worshippers killed in bomb attack at Pakistani Shiite mosque
- Canberra Capitals finals hopes take huge hit after Adelaide pull off upset of year
- Al Pacino ever-energetic in the The Humbling and Manglehorn
- Gallipoli relics recovered in Emerald
- Essendon supplements saga: James Hird loses Federal Court appeal
- Older Queensland women are happiest in Australia
- After six of the best, Ange Postecoglou chases his Socceroos' seventh heaven
- Farmer captures tornado-like 'water bomb'
- Press Club speech critical moment for floundering Abbott
- Rain brings higher prices for cattle producers
- Small plane gently merges onto highway as engine fails
- Younger children are funnier, YouGov survey finds, but Clyde Rathbone disagrees
- Vulnerable: Abbott still standing, just
- Judicial review into Bali Nine pair 'would not stop executions': Attorney-General
- Medicare changes are disincentives to becoming a GP
- Rugby backline moves could light up the NFL
- Nick Kyrgios ? give a kid a break
- NSW police plunged into controversy by sensational bugging inquiry claims
- Queensland election 2015: Minister rejects Buderim pork barelling
- The many debuts of Karmichael Hunt
- South Africa grants parole to 'Prime Evil' apartheid killer Eugene de Kock
- Concern for three Perth children missing for four days
- Processes to find missing children in care not good enough: opposition
- Socceroos' Mat Ryan has the mother of all inspirations
- South African murder victims planned permanent return
- Stuart Law steps down as Bulls and Heat coach
- Lenient handicapping again cruels Sydney's Saturday field sizes
- England stutter, but make it over the line against India
- Canberra cricketers stay positive despite Manuka let-down
- Brisbane Lions midfielder Pearce Hanley out for three months
- Malaysia's announcement on MH370 just 'another step' for Danica Weeks
- We want your metadata kept for two years, says ASIO director-general Duncan Lewis
- Super Bowl half-time shows: the good, bad and the Phil Collins
- Asian Cup a success despite FIFA's wet blanket rankings
- Abbott faces leadership questions on tour of regional Victoria
- CPI: How the ABS gets the measure of the inflation situation
- Column 8: Readers caper with carbide soot
- Constant change risks breeding timid leaders
- Elite field makes Cadel Evans road race worthy of world tour status
- Bombings of security facilities in Sinai kill at least 26
- Dandenong Rangers, Melbourne Boomers fight WNBL home battles
- Mile Jedinak just enjoying the moment of the Asian Cup final
- Super Bowl poised for great game and great debate
- Parramatta Road information campaign shut down
- Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch lets rip at Super Bowl reporters
- Saudi Arabia's King Salman gives citizens an extra two months' salary
- Road to Rio proving bumpy for Brazil, Australian Olympic chief Kitty Chiller tells athletes
- Bali Nine meted out blind justice without mercy
- Iggy Azalea blasts shoe designer Steve Madden for leaking unauthorised photos
- Teenage surfer Storm Portman may lose eye after mishap
- Attempted abduction of four-year-old boy in Middle Swan
- Sydney inner-ring property may be 'hot forever', says John McGrath
- Reaching out to radicals: government needs to build better bridges to counter violent extremism
- Asian Cup critical in delivering Socceroos' future
- Michael Clarke will face no restrictions in comeback game
- Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran puts contract discussions on hold at NRL Auckland Nines
- Draftee Jack Steele making an impact at GWS Giants, says Stephen Coniglio
- Queensland election 2015: Latest poll: LNP maintains election-winning lead
- Humans of New York blogger raises more than US$1 million for students
- Melbourne property market steadies, good news for home buyers
- Out-of-control grass fire threatening homes at Tongala under control
- Tony Abbott's options to tackle domestic violence
- Asian Cup victory would give Socceroos their mojo back
- South Korea yet to concede ? can Australia breach their defences?
Western nations "not thrilled" at appointment as Zimbabwe president denounces "imperialists, colonialists".
The designer has sought suppliers who share her environmental values.
Next Thursday, it will be two years since the Essendon drugs scandal first burst into public view.
Cadel Evans will compete in his final race on Sunday - it's been quite a ride for Australia's first Tour de France winner.
Two Mitchs are better than one.
It was a tense semi-final showdown between Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Thursday night, none moreso than in the stands surrounding Rod Laver Arena on Thursday night.
Since Maria Sharapova last beat Serena Williams, Australia has had five changes of prime minister, Melbourne seven different coaches, the Socceroos have played in three World Cups, 90s neon has made a comeback and Mariah Carey has made way for Taylor Swift.
Dozens of workers have walked out of a factory where they spent four days holed up in the lunchroom as part of a heated industrial dispute.
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This might have been the week where Abbott made a Gillard of himself. This involves achieving that critical mass of active antipathy in the electorate where a majority of voters would vote for anyone who wasn't him.
Chinese tourists will be able to bust out their favourite karaoke songs as they reach the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge over Chinese new year.
Novak Djokovic was again extended by the troublesome Stan Wawrinka, but this time he survived the insurrection to reach his fifth Australian Open final.
The debate over Tony Abbott's paid parental leave policy is a disgrace, Liberal Assembly member Giulia Jones says, preparing to have her fifth child and to bring the baby into the party room, the chamber, or wherever it needs to go so she can remain at work.
Live coverage of the second men's semi-final from Melbourne Park.
Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has turned himself into authorities after his lawyer said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man.
The government's predicament has put Bill Shorten in an extraordinary position. How tempting it must be for him to simply keep his head down.
Waratahs player Wycliff Palu has urged his club not to desert western Sydney as the reigning Super Rugby champions lock in a deal to play all their games at Allianz Stadium from next year.
Nothing was going to stop these energetic youngsters from running straight into the cool waters of South Narrabeen beach.
'Never smile at a baboon,' a security guard warns me before I enter the stars' new home on Ten's reality show, premiering Sunday night.
Two games ago Melbourne United beat reigning NBL champions Perth Wildcats in Perth and had their finals future in their own hands.
It's the seat of Mansfield, held by Ian Walker, the LNP's Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts where the LNP should be worried.
?Campbell Newman heads into polling day on the cusp of making history as the first Queensland Premier to lose his seat in a century.
Matt O'Sullivan gives a dramatic account of the most radical decision in Australian industrial relations history.
Omar Abdulrahman provided one final Asian Cup masterclass in Australia on Friday night as he inspired the United Arab Emirates to a 3-2 victory over Iraq in the third-place play-off at Hunter Stadium.
Three French tourists have been arrested by Cambodian authorities for taking nude photos of each other inside the country?s famed Angkor temple complex.
The north Queensland LNP-held seats of Cairns and Barron River are the barometer of today's Queensland election outcome, one of Queensland's voting strategists said on Friday.
Barring a stint as a stout-legged, holding midfielder for the Roar, Karmichael Hunt has pretty much seen it all on his Tour De Australian Sport. Even so, this promises for be a season of firsts for rugby union's newest showpiece.
A bomb blast at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan has killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens more in the deadliest sectarian attack to hit the country in more than a year.
Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf insisted they didn't take struggling Adelaide lightly after Lauren Jackson was sidelined for the boilover home loss, adamant her knee wasn't fit to play.†
At 74, Al Pacino is still chasing that next great role.
Emerald surveyor Mark Murray is celebrating after an arrest led to the return of his grandfather's priceless war relics, which are due to go on display at the Australian War Memorial as part of the Anzac Centenary.
The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority re-affirmed that it must work closely with key sporting bodies after James Hird's appeal in the Federal Court failed on Friday.
If you're a woman older than 50 living in Queensland, chances are you are one of Australia's happiest people.
For some, there's a certain cultural cringe when it comes to Australian football and the playing of finals. But not for Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou. And if there's an edge the Socceroos need going into Saturday night's Asian Cup final, his unbelievable finals record might well be it.
In meteorological circles, it's known as a microburst.
When the Prime Minister stands on the podium at the National Press Club on Monday, he has one chief task: to wrench our gaze forward and make his listeners, from the journalists in the room to the ordinary voters who consume their politics via snippets on the nightly news, focus on the future.
Rain causes 30 per cent spike in cattle prices and boosts beef exports.
A small airplane was cruising about 3,500 feet over the northwest corner of New Jersey on Thursday afternoon when its single engine sputtered out, rendering it powerless as it descended several kilometres from a landing strip.
New research has found first-borns consider themselves more successful and organised, while youngest siblings think they're funnier and more relaxed.
The besieged leader of Australia's least popular government in 40 years has one unique advantage.
A judicial review into the condemned Bali Nine members filed on Friday would not stop executions proceeding, according to a spokesman for Indonesian Attorney-General H.M Prasetyo.
It is fantastic that the Abbott government has decided to consult doctors on the viability of Medicare in the future, however more needs to be done.
It's been a long, hot summer, but I'm baaaaack!
Is Nick Kyrgios an excitable kid or the next superbrat?
The highest levels of the NSW Police have been plunged into controversy after an inquiry heard evidence of potentially illegal bugging of corruption suspects and deputy commissioner Nick Kaldas launched an extraordinary attack on the Ombudsman charged with investigating.
Queensland sports minister Steve Dickson has rejected claims he has been pork barrelling his Buderim electorate by bestowing more than $2 million in sports grants in less than two years.
The many debuts of Karmichael Hunt
Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed ''Prime Evil'' for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, was granted parole on Friday after more than 20 years in prison.
Police and government authorities are trying to find three young boys missing since Monday.
Processes to help find missing children in care have been slammed by the state opposition, which labelled them long-winded and not in the best interest of children.
†If the character of the mother forged the mettle of her son Socceroos' supporters would have good reason to believe that whenever goalkeeper Mat Ryan is put to the test in Saturday night's Asian Football Cup final he'll fight like hell.
A former Sunshine Coast man killed with his wife and one of his three children in a brutal triple axe murder in South Africa had planned to return to Australia to live, a former colleague said.
Stuart Law has resigned from his positions as Queensland Bulls and Brisbane Heat coach.
Lenient handicapping of last-start winners will again be tested at Rosehill Gardens today, emphasising how Sydney Saturdays are being allowed to wither on the numbers vine.
England has more than a few nervous moments but finally manages to defeat India by three wickets to set up a tri-series final against Australia.
Canberra's cricketers are disappointed they will not get to play their finals on Manuka Oval this summer, but hope it will benefit ACT cricket long-term through the impending arrival of the World Cup.
Lions midfielder Pearce Hanley will be out of action for 12 weeks with a hip injury.
As relatives of MH370 victims overseas reacted with fury to news the air disaster had been declared an accident and all on board "presumed dead", the family of Perth woman Danica Weeks said it was "just another step" in the grieving process.
The head of the nation's main spy agency has strongly defended proposals to require phone and internet providers to store customer metadata for two years, declaring this was the "minimum" period of time it would †consider acceptable.
Listed as one of the world's most watched television events annually, with more than 110 million viewers expected on Monday in the US alone, the Super Bowl half-time show has become a phenomenon transcending NFL decider itself.
On behalf of all the world's sportspeople, sports communities and sporting bodies, may I take this opportunity to reject any suggestion that the term 'Captain's Pick' has anything to do with us.
After a week of stinging criticism sliding opinion polls and leadership rumours, for the Prime Minister's press team it was the best laid plan.
So, the Bureau of Statistics has spoken. But how does the bureau come up with its figures? And who believes them?
A reader observes front page lesson in egalitarianism.
On Saturday Queenslanders will head to the polls, with many eyes watching the outcome closely as a barometer of the popularity of the conservative parties at the federal level.
Even before its inaugural edition, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race has been described as worthy of World Tour status; the highest international classification for a cycling event.
A series of simultaneous bombings targeting security facilities in the Sinai killed at least 26 people on Thursday, prompting fears that the Egyptian government's campaign of home demolitions, curfews and sweeping arrests has failed.
Dandenong Rangers host West Coast Waves at Dandenong Stadium on Saturday then Melbourne Boomers face title-favourite Townsville Fire at the State Basketball Centre on Saturday night.
It has been a long road for Mile Jedinak. In June 2006, he was an unemployed footballer driving three hours a day just to land a job in the A-League. On Saturday, he will lead Australia out of the tunnel in front of 80,000 people in the 2015 Asian Cup final.†
The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots could produce one of the greatest Super Bowls of all-time on Sunday but the real winner may be debated for decades given the "deflategate" scandal hanging over the game.
Barbecues were planned, stalls were booked and staff were rostered on. But it all got cancelled weeks before the launch.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ? whose preference not to talk to the media has cost him plenty in fines ? finally opened up on Thursday, US time, as he blasted reporters for continuing to badger him.
Less than a week after assuming the throne, Saudi Arabia's new king has given all state employees a bonus two months salary and reshuffled top government jobs while firing two sons of the late Addullah in the process.
From no air-conditioning in village accommodation, to satellite lodgings that are still not booked, Australian Olympians are learning about significant quirks awaiting them in Rio.
You can be sure that the Bali Nine's heroin has long ago been redistributed by corrupt police in Indonesia.
Iggy Azalea's 'most disgusting photo shoot ever'.
Reigning teen surfing champion Storm Portman faces the prospect of losing her eye after a surfing mishap.
Police are hunting a man who attempted to abduct a four year old boy at a play equipment on the grounds of Swan Districts Hospital in Middle Swan on Friday.
INTERACTIVE: See how much house prices grew in your suburb in 2014.
Strategies for social harmony with Islamist groups are complex and may require more than a year's worth of program funding.
A player operating in the lowly third tier of English football has suddenly become one of the most crucial members of the Australian line-up.
Michael Clarke has been given the green light to bat for as long he wants when he makes his return to competitive play in grade cricket on Saturday.
Kieran Foran says he will put his contract negotiations on hold this weekend despite being in Auckland at the same time as those club's chasing his signature.
Greater Western Sydney draftee Jack Steele caught the eye of AFL recruiters, and now he is catching the eye of his new teammates.
The Liberal National Party has maintained †its lead over Labor, according to a poll out on Queensland election's eve.
What started out as a fail for blogger/photographer Brandon Stanton has turned into a major success for him and a group of Brooklyn, New York, schoolchildren.
INTERACTIVE: See how much house prices grew in your suburb in 2014.
Firefighters battled to save homes in the state's north on Friday night when an out-of-control grass fire charged towards a rural community.
The Herald understands the scepticism but we accept Tony Abbott's sincerity at face value. We will, however, hold him to his word: tackling domestic violence is a top priority this year.
Saturday's final against South Korea is a seminal moment for the Socceroos.
They have made the final despite two of their 23-man squad - Koo Ja Cheol and Lee Chung Yong - being missing through injury and their star player, Son Heung Min, affected by illness.
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.
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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.
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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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