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- Beat the post holiday blues
- Six top business lessons
- What price exotic beer?
- The Aussie email marketing gurus
- How the Count Basie Orchestra swings under Scotty Barnhart
- Stupid Saturday: Wests Tigers v North Queensland
- NSW Waratahs face search for hooker after Tolu Latu, Will Skelton cited over lifting tackle
- Eurovision 2015: The best, the worst and why Guy Sebastian will win votes
- Swans captain Jarrad McVeigh leads from the front in narrow win
- Highlanders set up mouthwatering clash after overrunning Western Force
- Tragedy drove NSW State of Origin skipper Robbie Farah's mental health mission
- Shiite militias take on Islamic State as US launches air strikes near Ramadi, Iraq
- Nope, Mr Abbott, not good enough
- Islamic State flag flies at Palmyra citadel
- LNP preselects Ted O'Brien to challenge Clive Palmer in Fairfax
- Five-minute calls to Centrelink come with a catch
- Centrelink audit reveals chronic understaffing
- Ireland backs gay marriage in poll, ministers and opponents say
- Are encrypted phones allowing criminals to get away with murder?
- Capital Metro light rail agency to receive $50 million over four years in 2015-16 ACT Budget
- Canberra breast cancer survivor has scars tattooed
- Bankstown woman is the latest jihadist who wants to come home
- Support grows for medical marijuana before Federal Parliament vote
- Hundreds of Victoria mental health patients die prematurely each year
- Fremantle keep clean slate with 73-point win over North Melbourne
- Jason Taylor says Wests Tigers can't rely on playing like it's 2005
- AFL round eight 2015: Live Saturday footy
- NSW fire service was warned 10/50 bushfire laws could lead to more danger
- Sydney edge Hawthorn in MCG show-stopper
- Caroline Buchanan on spin-cycle towards Rio
- Private eye to investigate shenanigans at Hurstville Council
- Melbourne auction clearance rate hits year-high
- North Queensland Cowboys outlast Wests Tigers with points at a premium
- NSW Waratahs survive Crusaders fightback to top Australian conference
- BMX superstar Caroline Buchanan inspired by botched Olympic campaign
- 'I'm putting my money on Sweden': Guy Sebastian rates the finalists he faces at Eurovision
- The problem with following your dreams
- Ireland backs gay marriage in historic vote, ministers say
- Irish gays will wed: 'No' campaigner
- Courting Warnie and Liz: Clyde Campbell's big-spending celeb fest
- Hurricanes beat Blues to maintain momentum
- Raising a Smile fundraising dinner raises money for Cerebral Palsy Alliance
- Gold Coast Suns need to hang in ahead of AFL bye
- State of Origin: NSW halfback Trent Hodkinson fears axe if Blues lose opening clash
- Mick Malthouse to remain in charge, insists manager
- My Place: A peaceful deck and the scent of flowers belie central city location
- Canberra Brave into Australian Ice Hockey League top four
- Review launched into supervision of sex offenders
- Barry Humphries guides Adelaide Cabaret Festival with uncanny ability to offend
- Vin Diesel remembers Paul Walker with moving karaoke tribute
- Coles workers worse off under deal with shoppies union
- From the cheap seats
- Joanne Metcalfe welcomed to the council of the University of Canberra
- Team to share blame after James O'Connor's howler sinks Queensland Reds
- Women more likely to drop out of surgical training than men
- Suns easy pickings as Magpies find form
- What it's like to go to Eurovision
- St Kilda coach Alan Richardson says Riewoldt retirement calls 'over the top'
- Pine Island Reserve rabbit control program to begin on Monday
- Tweeting your way to unemployment
- Power failure: less than vintage Port goes off
- Rowan Andrews comes out of retirement as Ainslie hold off Redland in NEAFL
- Belconnen United back on top after 2-0 win against Woden-Weston FC
- Wests withstand Royals fightback for ACT rugby victory
- Coach Cowan on mission to break more new ground
- Jeremy Cameron reported as Greater Western Sydney snap their Crows hoodoo
- Rebuilding talk may be affecting Blues, says Marc Murphy
- The Goss
- Class action planned over Montara oil spill
- US Senate rejects compromise bill on surveillance reform
- Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe strike military deal
- Lions could be first Queensland women's AFL team
- Big spending Jeep boss a king of Melbourne's party set
- Out of the closet ? meet the woman stripping mums of their clothes
- La Amistad wins Flemington?s listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes
- Classy filly Lumosty wins listed Straight Six at Flemington
- Kristina Keneally and husband Ben sell Pagewood home for $2.27 million
- Future beef: CSIRO technologies transform cattle production and meat
- Buyer frustration mounts as heat spreads to bridesmaid suburbs
- Boban wins Doomben 10,000 to give Chris Waller 12 group 1s for season
- Indianapolis: Proud history of speed
- Senator David Leyonhjelm wants government to monitor wind turbine noise
- Wests Tigers rookie Obed Karwhin fled civil war to make a new start in Sydney
- Melbourne Rebels looking for wins, growth from South African tour
- Jo Weston waiting in the wings to spread her own
- Police officer run over by fellow cop during chase
- North Korea gives Chinese ambassador Li Jinjun the cold shoulder
- Sydney siege inquest opening to be live-streamed
- To halt the spread of dengue fever, scientists genetically engineer female mosquitoes into males
- Skinny Surry Hills house sells for $965,000 at auction
- Three left in battle for two finals spots in ACT netball
- Chinese developer made secret bid to NSW government for Sydney Fish Market
- West Coast Eagles down noble St Kilda Saints
- VFL wrap: Port Melbourne grind out vital win over Geelong
- Sculptor Wona Bae finds beauty in fine lines
- Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival warms up
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A local craft brew portal wants to know which overseas ales local drinkers admire.
Which local success story has more than 120,000 clients in 170 countries?
When players in the Count Basie Orchestra feel the presence of an extra player on stage they know that they're "in the groove".
Follow full live coverage of the clash between the Wests Tigers and the North Queensland Cowboys.
The Waratahs will spend two crucial rest days desperately hunting for a hooker after Tolu Latu and Will Skelton were cited for a lifting tackle on Crusaders second rower Sam Whitelock on Saturday.
There is a glorious madness to the Eurovision Song Contest, coming off a six decade history which has been largely defined by glittery pantsuits, typically worn by men with unnaturally hairy chests, and song names like Boom Bang-a-Bang, Ding-a-Dong and Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley.
Sydney captain Jarrad McVeigh stood up in the last quarter to help his team snatch a thrilling win over arch-rivals Hawthorn on Saturday night.
The Western Force remain winless against all Super Rugby teams bar the defending champions in 2015 with the Highlanders winning 23-3 in Perth on Saturday night.
Footballer urges troubled men to speak up and seek help.
A convoy of Shiite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces commenced a counter-offensive to reverse gains made by Islamic State in Ramadi on Saturday as the US-led coalition launched air strikes against the jihadi insurgents.
Nope, nope, nope. The language of leadership demanded more than this, Prime Minister.
Islamic State fighters have raised their flag over an ancient citadel in the historic Syrian city of Palmyra and destroyed statues in a local museum.
The Liberal National Party has selected Ted O'Brien to take on Clive Palmer in the federal seat of Fairfax for the second time.
Centrelink phone lines have their best day in years - while the heat is on.
Centrelink is asking the public for more empathy as insufficient staff numbers are causing longer wait times and aggression towards workers.
Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Saturday.
Sydney crime and bikie gangs are using uncrackable mobile phones to arrange murders, shootings and drug deals ? hampering the ability of investigators to solve the crimes.
Canberra's light rail agency to get more than $50 million in 2015-16 ACT Budget.
The friendship between a tattooist and a breast cancer survivor seems an unlikely one.
A former Bankstown woman who had her passport cancelled when she left Australia wants to return and provide information about terrorist groups.
A new survey will add to the momentum behind a bill to legalise medical marijuana.
Hundreds of mental health patients are dying in unexpected, unnatural or violent circumstances every year, with the Andrews government conceding it is "extremely concerned" about the rate of deaths.
Fremantle's impressive and unbeaten start to the season continued at Domain Stadium on Saturday night.
Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor called on fans to stick by his team as they set around changing the style of play the joint venture club is renowned for.
Follow our live and extensive coverage of the Saturday round eight matches, culminating in the grand final re-match between Hawthorn and Sydney.
Home owners in built-up urban areas appear to have misused the code to clear land for development and to improve harbour views.
Sydney held their nerve to edge out a dogged Hawthorn by four points on Saturday, in a thrilling rematch of last year's grand final.
Locker Room: Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.
Just what has been going on at Hurstville council?
Melbourne's buoyant housing market produced a year-high auction clearance rate of ?? per cent on Saturday, continuing the very strong growth trajectory seen in real estate sales since late-January.
A 77th minute try by North Queensland winger Antonio Winterstein saved the Wests Tigers v Cowboys match at Campbelltown Stadium the embarrassment of being the lowest scoring match in 33 years.
A defiant Waratahs win will not silence questions about the champions' campaign, but it will prove beyond doubt that they possess belligerence in spades.
She's super-fit and fearless, but BMX Supercross World Cup series leader Caroline Buchanan revealed her botched London Olympics campaign in 2012 made her realise she needed to tap into a different kind of strength.
Guy Sebastian isn't a betting man, but if he was he says he'd back Sweden for the win in the 60th anniversary Eurovision Song Contest.
"Follow your dreams" may be a hackneyed cliche but a realistic outlook will keep your life interesting.
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A leading campaigner against gay marriage has conceded defeat in Ireland's historic referendum on the issue as the count took place.
The former Australian boss of automotive giant Fiat Chrysler, Clyde Campbell, has been accused of misappropriating and misusing more than $30 million in company money to fund an extravagant lifestyle for his family and business associates.
Runaway leaders the Hurricanes have added to a miserable Super Rugby season for the Blues with a 29-5 win in slippery conditions at Eden Park.
Exactly five years ago on Friday, Craig Robberds lost his little girl Gabby to cerebral palsy. In tragic circumstances, the two-year-old suffered a massive seizure, from which she never recovered.
Three more weeks. That's how long the Gold Coast Suns have to wait for a chance to stop and take a breath in the midst of their disastrous year.
Trent Hodkinson knows his Origin future is on the line come Wednesday night.
Mick Malthouse's manager expects the AFL's most capped coach to remain in charge of Carlton next weekend and will not approach the club to bring forward contract discussions.
The deck is merbau brown and warm and welcoming at day's end when I return home tired from work. Sun is still shining through a quivering curtain of tall trees just beyond the backyard fence.
The Canberra Brave showcased their attacking brilliance, Kelly Geoffrey the hat-trick hero in an 8-2 thumping of the Adelaide Adrenaline on Saturday night.
An independent review is being launched into Victoria's system for managing serious sexual offenders amid growing concerns it is failing to protect the public.
Barry Humphries promises some "very disreputable moments" in his latest role as director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, which starts on June 5.
Vin Diesel has brought a whole karaoke room and half the internet to tears with a moving tribute to good friend Paul Walker who died in a car crash in 2013.
Thousands of low-paid workers will be worse off under a deal struck between supermarket giant Coles and the shop assistants union.
It is not exactly a state secret that the AFL cops its share of criticism on matters of match scheduling. Friday night was no exception.
The authority governing the University of Canberra has welcomed Joanne Metcalfe to a position on the council, to share her expertise in business, architecture and construction.
James O'Connor won't bear the burden of blame on his own for Queensland's deflating 21-14 Super Rugby loss to the Sharks on Friday.
Women are at least twice as likely to drop out of surgical training programs as men, fuelling concerns the prestigious profession is too patriarchal and in need of a cultural revolution.
In hindsight, the last encounter between the Suns and the Magpies cruelled both clubs' 2014 campaigns.
Thousands of Aussies have flocked to Eurovision - but just a few years ago it was unheard of.
St Kilda coach Alan Richardson believes that calls last week for Nick Riewoldt to retire were "a bit over the top."
Public urged not to interfere, and to closely mind pets at Pine Island reserve during rabbit cull.
It's easy to say "I've just lost my job" in 140 characters - so many people are doing it.
It has often been said that, it is much easier getting to the top than staying there for a sustained period of time and this pertinent saying has Port Adelaide's name written all over it.
Ainslie forwards Nick Salter and Josh Bennett warmed up for next week's North-East Australian Football League representative clash by contributing ten goals in a tense four-point win over Redland in Brisbane on Saturday.
Belconnen United has a share of the lead in the Capital Football National Premier League after grinding out a 2-0 win against Woden-Weston FC on Saturday night.
Wests withstood a last-ditch attacking raid from Royals after the siren to hang on for a gutsy seven-point win at Jamison Oval on Saturday.
Pioneering coach Michelle Cowan wants to follow fellow trailblazer Peta Searle into the AFL but hopes, by that stage, she's not just the second to crack the elite ranks.
The report of Jeremy Cameron for forceful front-on contact on Adelaide Kyle's Cheney was one of the few blemishes as Greater Western Sydney notched a sixth win, broke their duck against the Crows and celebrated three wins on the trot for the first time.
Carlton captain Marc Murphy admits the declaration of a rebuild may have impacted on players "sub-consciously", as the Blues admitted they had been guilty of "pathetic" on-field performances this year.
Model Nicole Trunfio has taken to motherhood the way she took the catwalks of New York and Paris ? naturally and with aplomb.
An Australian law firm is preparing a class action on behalf of Indonesian fishermen and seaweed farmers who say their livelihoods were devastated by one of Australia's worst oil disasters.
The US Senate has turned back legislation that would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of private telephone records.
Australia hopes to ink a deal with Japan this year that would smooth the passage of military personnel into one another's country for joint exercises in a further tightening of strategic bonds amid concern about Chinese ambition in the region.
AFL Queensland boss Michael Conlan says we could see a Brisbane Lions women's team in 2017.
There is little doubt Clyde Campbell and wife Simone loved the high life.
It's been a month now and Ruby Hoppen, 25, mother of one, has suffered through withdrawal and come out the other side.
It might not have been the first Tuesday in November but anyone who witnessed Makybe Diva?s ?threepeat? of Melbourne Cup wins would have been having flashbacks on watching La Amistad?s win Flemington?s other ?two miler?, the listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (3200m) on Saturday.
Classy filly Lumosty confirmed a trip to Queensland after outclassing her older rivals to win the listed Straight Six (1200m).
The former NSW premier has left her former electorate.
From imported dung beetles to friendship-detecting collars, Australia's beef industry is in an innovation frenzy to boost cattle welfare and the quality of what we eat.
Melbourne's outer east is in "boom-time" mode with nine out of 10 properties selling under the hammer on most weekends.
Many had written him off. But master trainer Chris Waller knew there was still life left in one of his old favourites.
There was a time when record speeds were, if not routine, then at least regular at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm claims he has "credible evidence" that wind farms are damaging people's health and he wants government to take action.
Rugby league is often referred to as a battle, but Obed Karwhin has seen the real thing.
Rebels co-captain Scott Higginbotham says his side uses milestones and records as motivation as they seek a first win in South Africa.
When the much-loved and respected Bianca Chatfield runs out onto Margaret Court Arena on Sunday for her last home game as a Melbourne Vixen, her understudy will be in the familiar position of not knowing if, or when, her own opportunity will come.
A policeman is currently undergoing surgery after being run over by a fellow officer during an operation on the north coast of NSW.
China's new ambassador to North Korea has been frozen out in an unprecedented snub that underscores deteriorating relations between the rogue state and its principal ally.
The first two week-block begins on Monday and will focus on gunman Man Haron Monis and his background.
Several hurdles to overcome before the technique can be used to control mosquito populations in the wild
A two-bedroom Surry Hills terrace on a paltry 38 square metres stunned onlookers at auction on Saturday
Five teams remain in the battle for a top-four spot heading into the last day of the ACT state league netball regular season.
One of Shanghai's richest men purchased a key parcel of waterfront land in the zone earmarked by the Baird government for the Blackwattle Bay redevelopment within weeks of a government summit to spruik the project.
Was it a slight on West Coast or a compliment to St Kilda that many came to Etihad Stadium on Saturday thinking it very possible the Saints would expose the Eagles as being, not yet anyway, as good as their second-placing on the ladder might suggest?
The big one: Strong tackling and fierce in the clinches, Port Melbourne inflicted one of its most important wins since its premiership era by five-points against Geelong at Simonds Stadium; its first win against the Cats from five attempts.
Wona Bae sculpts the most ordinary of materials into highly structured yet organic forms such as Pebbles, which graced the grounds of Heide Museum of Modern Art. She is also a florist, and teaches floral design at her Collingwood studio, Loose Leaf.
The races tend to be about the haves and have nots.
Brisbane Times National Headlines
- Five-minute calls to Centrelink come with a catch
- Time for heritage council to drop all-or-nothing approach to development
- Transgender kids' parents are seeking a law change to speed up treatment process
- Copenhagen Consensus Centre's Bjorn Lomborg unfazed by criticisms and setbacks
- Senior Monash surgeon accused of bullying
- Editorial cartoon
- Best Brekkie: Kew's Adeney Milk Bar, where everybody knows your name
- ACT government says infrastructure report bolsters case for light rail
- Mass dance protest against cuts to Australia Council funding
- A public servant's account of what it's like to work in a Centrelink call centre
- ABC takes public servants off the air
- Days of drudgery, abuse and threats on Centrelink's phones
- Captain Cook Jet back in action from next week
- Cambodia approves taking first four refugees from Australia as part of $40m deal
- Santos plan for CSG wastewater cops government agency flak
- Armenian genocide panel cancelled as minister withdraws amid 'denial' claims
- Firearms database aims to stop gun trafficking
- Age subscribers' forum puts federal budget under the microscope
- Australian group forces Japanese aquariums to stop buying dolphins caught in harrowing chase
- How times have changed for Parliament House's security
- Cardinal George Pell denies allegations of involvement in abuse cover-up
- Warm seas keep planet on course for a hot 2015 as El Nino builds
- Acid threat sent to Indonesian consulate in Sydney over executions of Bali nine pair
- Fair Work Commission battles its own public servants
- Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs: 'I'm not going anywhere' message for government
- Child offenders of domestic violence remain in the shadows, ABC's 7.30 reports
- Islamic State defector says he never went to Syria to fight
- Energy subsidies top $6.6 trillion, lift carbon emissions by a fifth: IMF study
- Why the empty guardhouses at Parliament House?
- Baby Gammy's father trying to access donations, charity claims
- Time to move on after tortuous debates over renewable energy
- PNG imposes ban on Australians travelling to Bougainville
- Sending troops to war the 'hardest thing': John Howard
- Defence planners grapple with poor state of Iraqi forces as Islamic State captures Ramadi
- Good budget for the ATO won't stop austerity, says Tax Office boss Chris Jordan
- Healthy Kids Check axed by Abbott government
- Retail therapy: Small Pieces at Northcote Pottery showcases work big on impact
- Deep heat: geothermal energy an earthly power to be reckoned with
- Cash reserves for Australian farmers top $3.5 billion
- Right to die: Push to protect doctors who assist terminal patients
- 'Wife basher' tells violent men to seek help in 60 Minutes interview
- People with work-related cancer miss out on compo
- Recognition closer as Indigenous leaders meet
- Not a cent more: secret APS wage cap revealed
- Decades-long wait pays off for Australian koi fish champion breeder
- Generation Sponge: Home loans, bills paid for by parents
- Thousands of NSW motorists are having cars captured in an elaborate ransom scam worth millions of dollars
- Landmark court victory exposes criminal collusion on state roads
- Winter means more early morning wake-ups for Sydney Airport neighbours
- Human frailty and masculinity: Mitch Clark shows their compatibility
- Children free to dance as they please
- Canberra fish seller lost thousands in $40m South African cash move
- Death penalty is 'easy way out' says Boston runner Bobby O'Donnell in Australia
- Johnny Depp's dogs flying home in corporate jet luxury
- Terror casts a long shadow
- Melbourne's bluestone laneways get sleek makeover
- Lunch with Dick Warburton: cricket tragic, climate criminal?
- Students with disabilities: One in four refused enrolment, most get inadequate support, survey shows
- Labor slams 'lazy' government after delay on domestic violence action
- Abbott government faces legal damages over Middle Head U-turn
- Maritime workers protest at jobs lost to 'unsafe' overseas crews
- The more we fear Islam, the greater the danger from terrorists
- Going with the flow: scientists probe changes in the East Australian Current
- HCCC 'failed' victims of paedophile doctor John Rolleston
- Tasmanian woman dies after being shot in roadside attack
- B-1 bombers coming to Australia to deter Beijing's South China Sea ambitions: US
- Islamic State recruiter makes contact with popular Melbourne sheikh
- Green light for Finance Dept's swanky new building
- Novice runner embarks on Herald half marathon to raise funds for endangered rhinos
- Turning back double-dipping mums blunted by Barnaby's war on Depp's terriers
- Prevention better than deradicalisation as number of teenage jihadis grows
- Struggle Street: DJ Zehrish Naera putting a fresh spin on Mount Druitt
- Struggle Street: No budget help for ice addicts like Corey
- Struggle Street: What happened to ice addict Corey?
- Malaysia Airlines MH370: search for missing aircraft uncovers shipwreck in Indian Ocean
- SIMple plan: More consumers taking existing mobile phones to new plans to 'enjoy freedom'
- 'Distressing' cuts to Australia Council halve discretionary budget
- Regional Rail Link savings move to country roads
- GP visit costs tipped to rise because of budget benefits freeze
- David Jones sets ambitious target for every product to be ethically sourced
- Sydney's Harbour Bridge Olympic rings up for auction on eBay
- Heart transplant recipient finds running a positive thing
- Children's hospitals fail safety standards: sex abuse royal commission
- Federal Budget 2015: Relief as Joe Hockey turns down heat on public service
- Bureau of Meteorology declares El Nino event in Australia
- Photographer Kate Geraghty on the privilege of witnessing history
- What if John Singleton was someone else - or somewhere else?
- 'It's shattered my life': sexual harassment victim Jemma Ewin recounts traumatic experience
- Empty office black hole dogs the Public Service
- Princess Charlotte's new baby blanket ready for delivery
- Treat teenage extremists like young drug users, experts say
- Flying high on taste: the science behind airline food
- Sydney's rich and poor: the rising crisis in our suburbs
- Calls for Mike Baird to ban puppy factories: animal activists expose cruel facility
- Before the Bali nine's arrest, Mick Keelty and the AFP sent a furniture salesman on a secret high-risk drug sting in Indonesia
- Obese, smokers and elderly more likely to be turned down for surgery
- Keyboard warrior: Anzac terror plot accused Sevdet Besim allegedly guided online
- How Courtney Barnett's Melbourne songs went global on Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
- Unregulated stem cell therapy: TGA urged to crack down on autologous treatments
- Williamsdale farmers call for solar farm move
Centrelink phone lines have their best day in years - while the heat is on.
Preserving the city's heritage should not require locking away vast swathes of land that are no longer useful as public housing.
Time-sensitive second-stage treatment for transgender kids is costly and subject to delays, which is causing massive distress to to this vulnerable group.
Amid uncertainty over his planned expansion into Australia, sponsored and part-funded by the Abbott government, the Danish climate contrarian is unapologetic over secret donor funding and his own, at times, very large salary.
A senior surgeon who has been responsible for training junior doctors at Victoria's largest public hospital service has been accused of bullying, triggering multiple investigations into her conduct.
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of The Herald's editorial cartoonist.
The friendly vibe at Adeney helps to keep customers coming back.
The ACT government says a new report highlighting booming congestion on Northbourne Avenue has bolstered its case for light rail as gridlock on some of Canberra's busiest roads increases as much as 20 per cent by 2031.
Arts leaders have stepped up their campaign against the federal government's cuts to the Australia Council at a national day of protest that included a "mass dance action" to demonstrate their displeasure.
I answer the phones for Centrelink. I see abuse, tears and anguish. And new measures mean it's not getting better.
Public service bosses accused of "leaning on" national broadcaster.
Centrelink call centre worker tells of her days filled with threats, abuse, unpaid overtime and desperate attempts to help clients in trouble.
One of the most recognisable features of Canberra's skyline is set to be back at full strength from next week.
Iranian couple and two men were the only Nauru refugees who agreed to go to - if no others agree, Australian taxpayers will fork out $10 million for each of the four.
Santos's plans to treat and dispose of coal seam gas waste water from its $2 billion project in northern NSW would pose a "significant environment risk" and face rejection, government agencies said.
A session planned to follow The Cut, from acclaimed Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin, has been cancelled following genocide denial claims.
A national firearms database has been fast-tracked in the wake of concerns about how Martin Place shooter Man Haron Monis had access to guns.
The job of the journalist is to sift and synthesise. It is to cut through spin, dissect important details and scrutinise opposing arguments to better inform readers.
A small Australian group has done what years of vigils, arrests, and even the plea of a Kennedy could not: knock the wind out of Japan's dolphin hunt.
What would Robert Menzies think if he was still around to see a police officer carrying a rifle at the front door of Parliament House?
Cardinal George Pell has strongly denied being involved in an alleged sex abuse cover-up within the Catholic church after a royal commission heard he tried to bribe a victim to keep quiet.
The world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures and more signals indicating the emerging El Nino event will be a strong one.
An anonymous letter threatening a vicious acid attack on Indonesian citizens in Australia in retaliation for the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran had been sent to the Indonesian consulate in Sydney.
The Fair Work Commission challenged legally by its own public servants.
Human Rights Commissioner says she is going nowhere.
One of the most insidious qualities of domestic violence is that victims rarely report their abuser. Imagine if that abuser was your child?
An Islamic State defector who sparked controversy over whether those who join the terrorist group should be allowed to return to Australia, has denounced the slaughter of innocent civilians and told of his wish to rejoin his Melbourne family.
The world subsidises energy consumption to the tune of more than $200,000 per second, with about 60 per cent of that going to support coal.
Why are new gatehouses being built at Parliament House as part of a $108 million security upgrade when four of the original guardhouses are disused?
The charity set up to support baby Gammy, the Thai infant at the centre of an international surrogacy battle, claims his Australian biological father is now seeking to access more than $235,000 in funds it has collected.
In an ideal world, we would not have had the torturous year and a half of debate over the Renewable Energy Target.
The Papua New Guinean government has banned Australians from travelling to Bougainville.
Sending troops to war was the toughest decision John Howard made during his lengthy time in leadership, the former prime minister has revealed.
The dramatic fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi to the Islamic State terror group is unlikely to prompt a rethink of the strategy being pursued by Australia and its allies, Fairfax Media understands.
But the ATO's public servants have been warned there will be no respite from the austerity of the past two years.
A comprehensive health check for children aged three to five has been scrapped by the federal government to save about $144 million over four years, angering GPs and speech pathologists.
You can buy, learn or just be inspired at this ceramics powerhouse.
In the first of a two-part series on geothermal energy, we investigate how countries such as Iceland, New Zealand and the United States use the earth's natural heat for anything from power generation to the warming of homes, greenhouses and outdoor pools.
Australian farmers have more than $3.5 billion in special savings accounts, but more and more are turning to the funds as drought begins to bite.
Doctors who help people die should be better protected under national and state laws which put them at risk of being criminally charged, says prominent Victorian ethicist.
A man who admits to attacking his former wife has urged other violent men to seek help for their behaviour before it ruins their families and communities.
Fewer than 10 per cent of people with work-related cancers receive compensation, with the Cancer Council Australia urging employees and their bosses to be more vigilant about occupational risks such as exposure to the sun and dust.
The push to recognise Indigenous Australians in the Constitution has received a huge boost ahead of one of the biggest meetings of Indigenous leaders in more than a decade.
An "unofficial" cap on public servants' wages has been blamed for the collapse of pay talks at the National Broadband Network.
Measuring 63cm and with brightly coloured white and orange porcelain skin, Australia's grand champion koi fish for 2015 is a scale of beauty and elegance.
Most parents help their grown-up children secure home loans and pay bills, despite warnings it's to the families' detriment.
Special investigation: Thousands of motorists are having their cars illegally captured by tow truck operators and affiliated crash repairers as part of an elaborate ransom scam worth tens of millions of dollars.
Ruling significant for insurance and smash repair industries, NSW Supreme Court judge says.
Favourable treatment lets planes land between 5am and 6am, the so-called shoulder period.
Raw and unedited, this was a private hell made instantly public.
The children at Melbourne's Yellow Dance Spot don't wear make-up or skimpy 'dance-wear' and rather than copy sexy routines from music videos and TV shows they are free to dance as they please.
The judgment described evidence Mr Fragopoulos withdrew nearly $US30,000 from a money transfer store in Amsterdam on March 1, 2001, then returned with Mr Godfrey to a hotel where Mr Godfrey understood the money was handed to a courier in exchange for a bottle of some chemical liquid.
Bobby O'Donnell was less than a kilometre from the finish of the Boston Marathon when the home-made bombs detonated.
It's a long flight and big adventure without your owners but at least Pistol and Boo are travelling in the lap of luxury.
They are meatballs, not martyrs.
Global warming has been a deep interest of Dick Warburton's for years, he says.
One in four students with disabilities have been refused enrolment and many are regularly excluded from excursions and extra-curricular activities a new survey has found.
Decades before Paul* murdered his wife, two grandchildren and the family dog, the magnitude of his brutality was emerging.
The developers of an aged care home at Middle Head that was scuttled seven months after receiving approval to build will sue the Abbott government.
The crew of an Australian petrol tanker have lost their jobs after fuel giant BP removed one of the last local ships from coastal transportation.
We're getting worse at keeping Australia socially cohesive, which all agree is the key to fighting terrorism at home.
A pivotal driver of climate for Australia's eastern states is changing as the planet warms, but scientists aren't sure why.
When a former patient of a paedophile doctor filed a complaint, the watchdog failed to alert the police or the hospital, a royal commission has heard.
A woman has died from a gunshot wound to the head following a roadside attack in Hobart's northern suburbs.
The US military plans to station B-1 strategic bombers and surveillance aircraft in Australia as part of efforts to deter Chinese ambitions in the South China Sea, a senior US government official has revealed in comments later downplayed by the Australian government.
Australia's top Islamic State recruiter, Neil Prakash, has sought out and connected via social media with a radical Melbourne-based sheikh who has a large following among young Muslim men in the city's northern suburbs.
The Parliament's public works committee had given its approval for the Finance Department to move ahead with its $220 million deal for the massive new office headquarters at 1 Canberra Avenue.
Since Danielle Fryday went to Africa in 2007, rhinos number have plummeted. But she has a plan to revive their numbers.
The newly invigorated, post-budget Abbott government very likely didn't foresee that its latest battle-cry, "have a go", would backfire quite so spectacularly.
Mohammed could have fallen under the spell of extremist Islam, but a leadership seminar he attended as an 18-year-old set him on track.
Meet Zehrish Naera, who recently supported Katy Perry and is now trying to challenge Mount Druitt stereotypes.
Many in the drug treatment sector are wondering what help will be available for people battling ice addiction, such as Struggle Street's Corey Kennedy.
The devastating impact of crystal meth is told with seemingly no sugar-coating by the SBS documentary Struggle Street.
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 aircraft has found a previously unknown shipwreck at the bottom of the Indian Ocean.
More Australians are holding on to their existing mobile phones when signing up to post-paid plans, saying they enjoy the "freedom and flexibility" the choice offers, new research shows.
Cuts of $104.7 million to the Australia Council announced in the Federal Budget will in effect halve the arts body's discretionary funding, according to Shadow Arts Minister Mark Dreyfus, who says they will cause major disruption.
The Abbott government's second budget has diverted $187.5 million in savings from the Regional Rail Link towards the duplication of two regional highways.
Australians should expect to pay more to see their GP as fewer practices offer free bulk-billing services.
Shoppers will one day walk into David Jones and be completely surrounded by ethically made and sourced products, whether fashion, cosmetics or electronics, says the department store chain's boss.
They were the centrepiece of the 2000 Olympic Games. Mounted on the east-facing arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and radiant with thousands of lightbulbs, the gigantic Olympic rings illuminated the Sydney skyline for the duration of the Games.
A year ago, Grant Marjoribanks could barely walk more than 400 metres on a treadmill.
Some children's hospitals fail to meet contemporary building standards which would help protect the safety of young patients, a royal commission has heard.
It looked for a while like they they were in trouble again this year, but most public servants would breathe easy.
Prepare for hotter days and a worsening drought - a ''substantial'' El Nino event is underway.
A five-time Walkley winner believes people deserve to tell their stories and she is there to capture that emotion.
The finger wharf at Woolloomooloo is 43 kilometres from the Mount Druitt mall, but it might as well be a different country. What if John Singleton was on Struggle Street instead of easy street? What if the antagonists were poor and Indigenous instead of white millionaires?
Jemma Ewin is wracked with anxiety, dreading the end of the week. This Friday will mark six years since she was sexually harassed in her work place, culminating in a sexual assault in her office after her complaints to management fell on deaf ears.
Nearly 29,000 APS desks showed no "signs of life" in the last audit.
It's taken 200 hours to complete, with thread sourced from across Canberra and only centimetres to spare but these volunteers are proud to have created Princess Charlotte's new baby blanket.
Australian Muslims trying to address religious extremism in their family need the same type of support given to parents dealing with their children's drug addiction, terrorism experts say.
Food-science experiments are bringing a welcome taste lift to once-bland inflight meals.
Beyond Struggle Street is a band of working poor across Sydney. And the gap between them and the rich is getting wider.
Cute puppies for sale in online classifieds and pet shop windows are being bred in confined and cruel conditions.
A furniture importer has revealed how the Australian Federal Police abandoned him in Indonesia after convincing him to go undercover in a high-risk sting targeting an international drug-smuggling syndicate.
Obese people, smokers and the frail elderly are being increasingly turned away from surgery because the risks outweigh the benefits for them, surgeons say.
A new breed of online, largely anonymous supporters of Islamic State are inciting jihad from the comfort of their homes.
The singer-songwriter's new album paints a picture of Melbourne for the world to see.
Patients searching for cures could be paying huge medical bills to become research subjects without safeguards, doctors warn.
Williamsdale residents have called for the re-located Uriarra solar farm to be moved away from the busy Monaro Highway.
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