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- Markson Sparks! presents Tony Abbott's latest employment initiative
- Byrnecut mining office at airport evacuated as woman runs amok, threats to kill
- School of Music students turn on management
- China puts on huge show of force at parade
- Man charged after random slapping attack at Central Station
- Tony Abbott says GST increase would be efficient way to raise tax
- Markets Live: Myer crash sours mood
- WACA to shift Test matches to new Perth Stadium at Burswood
- Comanchero bikie's insurance invalidated after Canberra brothel fire
- Tony Abbott's Nazi reference shows his penchant for alienating voters
- Oldest Sydney abortion clinic Preterm closes its doors
- Hugh Jackman discovers his darkside as child snatcher Blackbeard in Pan
- Who is the defiant US clerk Kim Davis who refuses to issue gay marriage licences?
- Perth is one of worst cities on the planet, says Huffington Post Australia blog
- Australian tourist Adam Dube drowns off Indonesia's Mentawai islands
- Richmond utility Ricky Petterd and Brisbane Lions forward Luke McGuane retire
- Shaun Kenny-Dowall's return a boost for Roosters against South Sydney Rabbitohs
- No red vest for Sydney Swans star Lance Franklin as he strives for form and fitness on eve of finals
- Refugee crisis: Squalid 'city' rises in Budapest as Europe seeks solutions
- UFC 191: NSW fighter Alex Chambers to feature in Las Vegas
- On Father's Day many dads will wake up wondering 'what were they thinking?'
- Chris Waller not daunted by record number of starters in Chelmsford Stakes
- Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo urged to pay urgent visit to Australia to improve ties
- China's middle class to get skirt that tastes as good as sirloin
- Why a blowout in third party deals could damage the NRL's pay TV hopes
- Oil Search to close Brisbane office as reshuffles jobs, reduces costs
- Feeling blue? Feeling sad changes our perception of colour
- Canberra's very woolly sheep questions answered
- The picture that moved a world: why it took little Aylan to make us notice
- Glencore to pay back $US350m of bonds in liquidity sign
- Suspicious package found inside Royal Perth Hospital
- The Suns review: rating Gold Coast's season
- Falling high-rise panels fall on Valley street
- Grand final hopes could rest on NRL bargain buys
- Skies are busy as drones take off
- Tourism Australia and Visa will work to get Asian tourists beyond the east coast
- Mel Gibson planning to sue over claims he allegedly pushed News Corp photographer
- This Canadian couple's 'divorce selfie' will change the way you look at breakups
- Jewish backlash after Tony Abbott says Islamic State terrorists are worse than the Nazis
- Make your holiday permanent in tropical North Queensland
- Rugby World Cup 2015: James Slipper takes over captaincy for Wallabies clash with US Eagles
- That's a bit different, isn't it: Unusual homes
- US Open 2015: Sam Groth to focus on Davis Cup, Australian Open after Flushing Meadow defeat
- Queensland to tackle NSW for NRL finals
- Melbourne train strike: Schools in chaos as trains grind to a halt on Friday
- How to beat the Melbourne train strike
- Texan teen Deleon Alonso Smith shoots himself dead while taking selfie
- Fee concerns cloud Australia corporate registry sale
- Emma Thompson says she is a 'card-carrying, radical feminist'
- Much maligned, there is beauty in AFL's congested stoppages
- RSPCA sheep gets massive fleece shorn in Canberra
- Unofficial world record: RSPCA sheep's massive fleece the heaviest in the world
- The hardest geography quiz you will take today
- Melbourne train strike: regional commuters spared pain
- NFL says chances of game in Australia 'almost non-existent' despite Jarryd Hayne success story
- AFL substitutes rule gone in 2016
- Trainers John O'Shea, Gai Waterhouse unfazed by Chris Waller's Chelmsford Stakes invasion
- Literary bodies call for more consultation on new Book Council of Australia
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Which local success story has more than 120,000 clients in 170 countries?
In Ringwood on Thursday Prime Minister Tony Abbott was merely one half of an odd pairing with the shiniest of Sydney PR impresarios.
Police negotiators are reportedly out at a mining office in the Perth Airport precinct on Thursday where a female employee is said to have run amok, allegedly threatening to kill.
Irate School of Music students jeered the Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University Professor Ian Young at crisis talks between management, students and staff on Thursday.
China put on its biggest display of military might on Thursday in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War II, an event shunned by most Western leaders but which underscored Beijing's growing confidence in its armed forces.
A man has been charged with assault after a random attack on two separate people at Central Station in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has kept alive the case for a rise in the GST, saying it would be a more efficient way to collect tax while cutting other taxes at the same time.
Another volatile day on the ASX as early gains swing to heavy losses.
Australia's blockbuster Test matches against India, England, and South Africa are set to be moved from the WACA Ground to the new Perth Stadium under a new plan.
Life just got tougher for outlaw motorcycle gang members. They will now struggle to get insurance.
Tony Abbott never uses the words, Islamic State, or IS, or ISIS, or ISIL.
When Preterm first opened in 1974, its first opponents were illegal abortionists.
There's a dark underbelly to Pan, and it's not in Hugh Jackman's villain. Just don't tell him that.
The job of Rowan County clerk is not one you take seeking celebrity. It mostly involves shuffling paper: maintaining voter registration rolls, overseeing elections, issuing licence plates, filing reports on the goings-on in the small north-eastern Kentucky county of roughly 23,000.
Perth is one of the 10 worst cities on the planet, according to a story featured on the newborn Huffington Post Australia.
An Australian has drowned in the Mentawai islands in Indonesia a week after surfer Ron Schneider was killed in a surfing accident at a nearby beach.
Injury-prone Richmond utility Ricky Petterd has announced his retirement, effective immediately.
All the late mail from round 26 of the NRL.
Lance Franklin is set to play his first full game in more than seven weeks on Saturday as part of the most potent forward line Sydney have assembled since the middle of the season.
A metropolis of thousands of weary and bedraggled refugees and migrants is forming outside Keleti train station.
As the bell rang to signal the end of the second round of her UFC Adelaide bout against Kailin Curren, New South Wales fighter Alex Chambers' was at a crossroads.
"The shelves are stocked with really stupid, wimpish cups, anything to do with beer, peanuts or tools ... books about WW2 that advertisers think speak to men."
For Chris Waller the thought of creating a world record number of starters in Saturday's $250,000 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick in Sydney is far from a daunting prospect, according to the trainer.
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo should urgently visit Australia to reset relations at the highest levels, a former Indonesian vice-foreign affairs minister says.
Australian beef usually destined for cheap hamburgers will instead be sold at a premium in China after a NSW cattle company struck a deal with JD.com, an online retailer headed by Chinese billionaire Richard Liu.
A rapid escalation in third party payments, concentrated in a small number of NRL clubs, threatens the competitive balance of the game, leading to blow-outs in matches, a turn off to TV viewers and a devaluing of future media rights.
Oil Search is set to close down its Brisbane office and has cut some jobs as part of a restructuring in response to low oil prices.
We're smart, instinctive little cookies underneath it all.
Will a sheep's wool just keep growing and growing if not shorn?
Confronting images have helped change history before. Now an image of a drowned boy is opening the world's eyes to the global refugee crisis.
Glencore will pay back $498 million of perpetual bonds next month, showing the company has cash to pay debt as it battles a commodity price slump and a slowdown in China.
Police and emergency services have rushed to Royal Perth Hospital after a suspicious package was found inside.
With an awful run of injuries and off-field dramas, Gold Coast slipped down the ladder
Two large metal panels fell from a Fortitude Valley highrise on Thursday afternoon, smashing on the road below, police said.
It's grand final week in Ultimate League.
Flying into hazardous spaces and collecting information have made drone technology the most important yet of the 21st century, but its rise breeds recklessness.
WA and South Australia are likely to feature as part of a multimillion dollar Visa campaign as part of the effort to get tourists beyond the eastern seaboard
Nearly two weeks following accusations she shoved and abused a Sydney photographer outside Paddington's Verona cinema, Mel Gibson's Sydney lawyer says police have been unable to find any evidence to substantiate criminal charges.
Divorces are ugly, terrible affairs, but a new trend sweeping the internet called the "divorce selfie" proves couples can still be friends after breaking up.
Australia's peak Jewish group has rounded on Prime Minister Tony Abbott for suggesting Islamic State are worse than the Nazis.
Would living in a holiday hotspot kill the joy in holidays? There's only one way to find out.
Queensland prop James Slipper has been named as captain of the Wallabies for their one-off Test against the US Eagles at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday.
Sick of red brick Californian bungalows and tastefully renovated federation-era terraces?
Sam Groth is dreaming of Davis Cup glory and an Australian Open seeding.
Mike Baird, Annastacia Palaszczuk wants you to know Queensland is coming for you.
Schools are bracing for major disruption to class tomorrow due to Melbourne's train strike, with one school expecting half of its students will be forced to stay home.
Commuters face a day of chaos when the train strike hits on Friday. Here are some options for those who need to get in and out of the city.
A 19-year-old Texas man is dead after he accidentally shot himself while posing for a selfie with a gun.
The Abbott government is under fire over proposed changes to the fees charged by ASIC's registry arm ahead of its possible sale.
She's one celebrity who isn't afraid of the "f" word.
Numbers around stoppages have led to the best blink-and-you'll-miss-it skills the game has ever seen.
Shearer believes a very woolly sheep found near Canberra believes has set a new Australian record with a 42.5kg fleece.
The shearing operation that potentially saved the life of an errant sheep near Canberra is being claimed as a world record.
Which country was named after a captain on the First Fleet and much, much more.
All V/Line trains will run on Friday, leaving regional commuters largely unscathed from Melbourne's day of rail chaos.
Despite a massive spike in interest in American football on the back of Jarryd Hayne's success, the NFL says there is next to no chance of playing a regular season game in Australia.
The red vest has been put on the substitute, with the AFL deciding on Thursday that the controversial substitution rule would not be in place in 2016.
Chris Waller's nonplussed rivals John O'Shea and Gai Waterhouse remain unfazed about the leading trainer's 11-strong Chelmsford Stakes army, preferring to focus on their own prospects in the Randwick feature.
There is widespread confusion within the book industry as to when the Book Council of Australia will be constituted, what its official function will be and when it will start work.
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- The picture that moved a world: why it took little Aylan to make us notice
- Documentary on Australia's elite SAS regiment goes beyond the stereotypes
- Samsung relents, offers money or new units to washing machine owners
- Melbourne's jewellers shine under a Radiant Pavilion
- Primo among pork brands caught making false 'free range' claims, says ACCC
- Author Suki Kim delves into North Korea to find brutality beneath the jokes
- 'Better than nothing': DHS battles for hearts and minds as CPSU fights back ahead of wage poll
- Shock! Belly-busting belt is a bunch of bull
- Bali police see tourists as ATMs: 'kick them and they spit out money'
- AFP bodyguard to East Timor president denied compensation
- Sex abuse royal commission: Geelong Grammar student has 'no memory' of repeated abuse at school
- Overseas students to fight for more hours of legal work
- Human Services' computers keep disabled out of work
- Magpies target their unwitting human prey, research suggests
- Chinese gymnast Zou Li Min drowns while rock fishing on Australia's south coast
- Pay gap 'unacceptable' says outgoing sex discrimination commissioner
- Flops at the top: what public servants really think of their bosses
- Myer takes stake in Topshop, plans to have outlets in 20 stores nationally
- Hotel threatened, hundreds evacuated as plumes of smoke blanket city
- Busy bushfire season predicted for Australia's most populous regions
- Girl douses train passengers with water after being asked to turn down her music
- Sailor considers appeal after losing compensation case over unwanted pregnancy
- Sydney weather: Mild start to spring ahead of warm burst
- Gay couples throw ring into the hat
- MH370: Science writer casts doubt on flaperon finding
- Sydney property developers Nati Stoliar and James Jariv jailed in US
- Public servants go thirsty as depts' budgets dry up
- Cummings family accept offer of state funeral from NSW
- Bart Cummings, the Cups King sits alongside the sporting greats
- Kununurra Cup signals the height of outback fashion - and end of the dry season
- Two asylum seekers need hospital care after reports of self-harm
- Scientific studies of animal intelligence and emotion reveal surprising traits
- Older women working longer - a hike of 300 percent
- Teenagers and sex: where parents go wrong
- Cancer study: Breakthrough reveals risks based on age, gender
- Birthday cakes banned at Only About Children childcare centre in Surry Hills
- Amal Clooney says Al Jazeera, Peter Greste guilty verdict 'sends a dangerous message'
- Peter Greste and al-Jazeera colleagues sentenced to three years' jail by Egyptian court
- Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed found guilty by Cairo court
- Women of the beyond find strength and beauty in a parched and emptied landscape
- Step aside, Steve McQueen. Here's the real Great Escaper, and he's Australian
- Jackie Kelly's struggle to balance motherhood and work as a Howard government minister
- Twitter tracked to downfall of Operation Fortitude one Simpsons meme at a time
- Sean Price's brutal criminal past detailed in new court documents
- Fit for purpose? Parliamentary Services to get full review
- DHS wage showdown looms
- Caravan park tenants concerned about development after site sale
- Sean Price was on bail when he killed teenager Masa Vukotic
- Australian dies surfing in Indonesia's Mentawai Islands
- Coles breaches its sustainable tuna policy by selling overfished yellowfin
- Census change: Is Australia losing its religion?
- Five signs your public service boss thinks you're a dud
- Tent embassy prepares to leave the Block as Indigenous housing 'guaranteed'
- Windsurfing a wild Southern Ocean wave
- Ambulance delays: calls for inquiry but minister says help is already on the way
- Commissioner warns public servants to get busy or get out
- Police raid CFMEU in search of evidence of bribery and blackmail
- Newcastle, home to world's biggest coal port, moves to curb fossil fuel links
- Ex-pub manager jailed for nine months after sexually abusing homeless teen
- Australia's ageing population placing additional demands on hospitals, says AIHW study
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- Security upgrades at Lucas Heights nuclear reactor not influenced by trespasser scare
- ANZ allows customers to reclaim money on expired travel cards after ASIC probe
- Russian arrest of Greenpeace Arctic 30 activists illegal, tribunal says
- Inquest: Asylum seeker 'entered brain death' before reaching Brisbane
- CFMEU bosses across nation may face criminal charges
- The 'Pizza Game' the latest way to romance on Tinder
- Peter Costello's former chief of staff Phil Gaetjens gets job as ATO reviewer
- 'Martyrs' Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran give momentum to a global campaign
- Damien Mantach's Liberal debt not questioned by Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman
- Anzac Day terror charges against Harun Causevic dropped embarrassing authorities
- 'Some popes gave out the wrong message', retired bishop tells sex abuse inquiry
- Mission Australia study finds children's goals differ by postcode
- Abbott government to take personal income tax cuts to the election
- Noisy tree frog sets a path to eco-destruction
- Young swear off booze as middle-age binge drinking grows - often on the quiet
- Parliament House set for $20 million surveillance upgrade despite concerns
- Mark Latham brings his bite to Melbourne Writers Festival event
- Opposition Leader Bill Shorten seeks briefing from Prime Minister Tony Abbott on bombing Syria
- Driverless cars: Baby, you can't drive my car
- Target drops pink for girls, blue for boys in toy department. Will the world end?
- The high road awaits, but hasten: the snow will melt soon
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- AFP woman staffer wins compensation after being sexually harassed and bullied by colleagues
- Former Liberal Party treasurer Phil Higginson wants federal accounts audited
- Attorney-General George Brandis to try raising divorce fees a third time
- Australian Financial Review editor in chief reveals the truth behind Mark Latham's resignation
- Lunch with Dave Andrews: Jihad for Jesus
- Trade union royal commissioner Dyson Heydon interprets the black and white letter of the law
- Winlaton centre staff did not report incest to police, royal commission hears
- Senate to investigate Defence's APS workforce
- Paris 2015: Australia's greenhouse gas emissions show 'disturbing increase' amid record global heat
- NSW Government and federal government poles apart on mining
- Suicide doctor Karen Mahlo's family call for judicial probe into new evidence
- Trade unions royal commission accused of not releasing all documents relevant to Dyson Heydon's invite to Liberal event
- Guard taken hostage at Tasmania's Risdon Prison
- Paul Keating's vision for the Barangaroo Reserve headland park
- Trade union royal commission: Dyson Heydon hears application to disqualify himself as commissioner
- So long and thanks for the sharks: kitesurfers' world-record 1000km journey
Confronting images have helped change history before. Now an image of a drowned boy is opening the world's eyes to the global refugee crisis.
It doesn't matter if you're Superman or Batman ... if you don't have this they won't take you, says doco maker.
Samsung has relented to consumer anger over its plastic bag-and-tape fix for recalled washing machines, explicitly offering a replacement or refund to tens of thousands of customers unhappy with the controversial repair.
A walk along the Radiant Pavilion trail reveals a city beaming with creativity.
If you buy "free range" pork believing it's from pigs that can move about in a paddock, the ACCC says you have most likely been misled.
American-Korean author Suki Kim posed as a teacher to visit North Korea and write about the hermit kingdom, the topic of her talk at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.
The APS's largest department is battling to win hearts and minds. With very simple mathematics.
It slices, it dices, it will give you rock-hard abs with no diet or exercises!
To corrupt police, foreigners are "fantastic, low risk targets".
Former AFP officer who claimed he suffered depression from acting as a bodyguard to the East Timorese president loses compensation bid.
A Geelong Grammar School student who was abused up to 40 times by a school tutor he considered a "father figure" has no memory of the abuse, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse has heard.
The body representing international students says granting them more work hours will help avoid exploitation by employers.
Disabled workers are caught in bureaucratic limbo by problematic computer systems.
Have you ever felt like magpies were out to get you? You might be onto something, according to a new Australian study.
Tributes flow for world-class gymnast who was swept off rocks on NSW South Coast on Sunday.
Gender pay gaps in Australia of nearly 20 per cent are "unacceptable" and will define the struggle for gender equality going forward, says outgoing Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick.
Canberra mandarins quite pleased with themselves, survey finds. Rank-and-file not so sure.
Fashion industry experts say Myer's 25 per cent stake in Topshop Australia will help refocus the department store's fashion offering after a "mish mash" approach in recent years.
There are reports a large hotel in the centre of Adelaide is ablaze, with hundreds of people being evacuated.
Another year of above-average fire risk is on the way as the long-term decline in cool season rainfall combines with a strengthening El Nino.
Commuters copped a spray - of water - from a woman on a train on Friday after they asked her to turn down her pounding R&B music.
Lawyers representing a sailor who sued the Department of Defence over an unwanted pregnancy are considering appealing a judge's decision to throw the case out.
After the coolest winter in years, the mercury is ready to rise, forecasters say.
A luxury jeweller is the latest company to throw its support behind marriage equality by becoming the first Australian business to use real gay couples in a mainstream advertising campaign.
"Goose barnacles" suggest key evidence could not have travelled as speculated, says science writer.
Although Sydney property developer Nati Stoliar once resided in the most palatial homes in the nation, on August 19 he celebrated his birthday in greatly reduced circumstances – a jail cell in Nevada.
Public servants in Canberra have been told to buy their own office tea and coffee as the Abbott Government's cutbacks start to bite.
The family of champion trainer Bart Cummings have accepted the offer of a state funeral from the NSW government.
Joe Agresta might not be most famous or influential figure to pay tribute to Bart Cummings following his death at 87, but he probably knew him the best.
Cup Day marks the end of the race season - and the dry season - in Kununurra, north east WA.
An Afghan man detained at a West Australian detention centre required hospital care amid reports that he tried to take his own life.
"There's virtually nothing a fish can't do."
The boom in older women working has been fuelled by social changes, with females over 55 among the first to expect a long-term career. Clare Kermond reports.
Teens want more than the standard sex talk, according to a new study.
People will be able to find out for the first time what their risk of developing cancer is based on their age and gender, after a ground-breaking study.
A childcare centre in Sydney has banned birthday cakes after parent complaints about excessive sugar and children with allergies being left out.
Amal Clooney has slammed the three-year prison sentences handed down by an Egyptian court to three Al Jazeera journalists, including Australia's Peter Greste.
Peter Greste "shocked, outraged, angry" at the three-year jail sentence handed down by an Egyptian court on him and his two Al Jazeera colleagues.
Australian journalist Peter Greste and his two Al Jazeera colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, have been sentenced to three years in prison by an Cairo court.
Surprisingly, hope is no rare sentiment in this drought-stricken land, its dry beauty still inspirational.
Truth is, no American took part in the great escape from Stalag Luft III in World War II.
Jackie Kelly was a mother and a Howard government minister. She says the result was 'chaos'.
Twitter tracked the downfall of Operation Fortitude one Simpsons meme at a time.
As a teenager, Sean Price followed a woman and her two young children from the shops, forced his way into her home, before punching her, threatening to kill the children, and digitally penetrating her as they watched on.
Troubled department to undergo full review.
Day of reckoning approaches for public service bosses and unions
Caravan park tenants feel insecure after site sale
"Our justice system failed Masa Vukotic. It failed her family and friends. It is a tragedy that must force change", said Victorian Premier Dan Andrews of the man who murdered the Doncaster teen while on bail over death threats as well as being under a court supervision order.
An Australian man has died surfing in Indonesia, according to reports.
Coles is breaching its new sustainable tuna policy, lining its shelves with yellowfin tuna.
Next year's Census has a very subtle edit that may completely change the way Australia sees itself and have drastic consequences for the way government money is spent on welfare and education.
Worried they think you're an APS dud? Here's how to tell.
The Redfern Aboriginal tent embassy has claimed moral victory amid legal defeat at the Block under a $70 million deal that will see 62 homes built for Indigenous families on the historic site.
With countless tonnes of Southern Ocean chasing him down, Melbourne student Alastair McLeod has become the first person to windsurf the fearsome Eddystone Rock wave off southern Tasmania.
Health Minister Jillian Skinner insists there is no problem with a shortage of resources for ambulances or hospital beds, despite a string of delays and deaths linked to long waits for ambulances and delays at public hospitals.
Commissioner John Lloyd warns public servants to get busy or get out.
AFP raids the Canberra head office of the powerful construction union in search of evidence of bribery and blackmail.
Newcastle, home to the world's biggest coal export port, has voted to curb its links to banks backing the fossil fuel industry in a move described by a dissenting councillor as taking the city "back to the Stone Age".
A man who preyed on a 14-year-old girl he came across living on the streets of Wodonga has been jailed for nine months.
The number of older Australians hospitalised after falls continues to increase due to an ageing population, placing additional demand on the health sector.
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Security upgrades at Australia’s oldest nuclear reactor were not triggered by the arrest of five men caught loitering outside the site last year, according to officials.
ANZ Bank will no longer seize leftover funds on travel money cards that have expired.
The Greenpeace Arctic 30, whose protest was criticised by the Abbott Government, were illegally arrested by Russia and should be compensated, according to an international tribunal.
An asylum seeker who died in a Brisbane hospital after a cut on his leg became infected on Manus Island was suspected to be entering the early stages of brain death before he left Papua New Guinea, a Brisbane court has heard.
The CFMEU's national president and Labor factional boss Dave Hanna has quit the union as a major criminal investigation examines allegations that he took secret commissions.
It's fairly straightforward – Twitter is for making sassy comments about politics; LinkedIn is for posting your career updates and Tinder is for, er, finding true love.
A key architect of the GST during time as a staffer in the Howard Government to front 'functional' review of ATO.
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran had become "martyrs" for the anti-death penalty cause, and their death may mean no more Indonesian prisoners are executed, their former lawyer has said.
Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman did not ask, and was not told, how former Liberal executive Damien Mantach incurred a $48,000 debt to the state party, ahead of his alleged $1.5 million Victorian embezzlement.
The terror prosecution of one of the alleged plotters of an Anzac Day attack on police officers has collapsed due to lack of evidence.
Retired Catholic Bishop Geoffrey Robinson speaks at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Rich or poor, kids are equally concerned about body image. The differences emerge when it comes to education, jobs and coping with stress.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has pledged that the Abbott government will take personal income tax cuts to the next election, ensuring they are a major poll issue.
Before feral species arrived, Australia's flora and fauna enjoyed millions of years of virtual isolation from the rest of the world. Now these invaders need to be controlled, scientists say.
Experts warn the health burden from binge drinking for those in their 40s, 50s and 60s is starting to bite.
Cameras should be used solely for security, not for identifying whistleblowers, senator says.
Mark Latham has refused to confirm whether he is behind a Twitter account that has attacked prominent Australians in a heated and hostile appearance at the Melbourne Writers Festival during which he verbally clashed with audience members and others.
"When it comes to fighting terror we're all in this together. Labor and Liberals, we're all Australians first," says Opposition leader Bill Shorten
Handing responsibility to computers will reduce the hazards of driving, but may well also take away much of the fun.
In the cut-throat world of children's toys, gender-based marketing is the most divisive issue of all. But does it matter if we buy pink toys for girls and blue toys for boys?
This morning, with a small band of old mates, I shall be be stamping in to skis in the late-winter chill of the Snowy Mountains.
The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images of the week from around the globe.
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An unsworn Australian Federal Police employee has won a compensation battle after being intimidated, bullied and sexually harassed by colleagues while working in Canberra.
The embezzlement scandal engulfing the Victorian Liberal Party has re-ignited tensions federal ranks, with the party's former federal treasurer calling for the accounts of the national secretariat and other state branches to be forensically audited.
Without Labor or the Greens, government must win support of six of the eight crossbenchers for increase to proceed.
The editor-in-chief of the Australian Financial Review Michael Stutchbury has poured cold water over the controversy surrounding the resignation of AFR columnist Mark Latham.
Dave Andrews has set himself a formidable task: to build understanding and trust between Muslims and Christians when anti-Islamist sentiment is running high.
It was a heart-warming beginning to an extraordinary judicial hearing, where a lion of the Australian law was excoriated by legal counsel for Australia's trade unions as unfit to preside over a royal commission.
Former staff at a Melbourne corrections centre never told police about a teenager being repeatedly raped by her father due to a philosophy of fixing problems from within the family.
The Defence Department will be forced to front a Senate committee to explain its approach to its scientific and engineering workforce.
The Abbott government says Australia remains on track to lower greenhouse gas emissions even though total pollution edged higher in the March quarter compared with a year earlier.
In a week when the Abbott government ratcheted up attacks on "vigilante litigation" by environment groups, its Coalition counterparts in NSW appeared more like foes than allies.
The family of a NSW doctor who died in a highly uncommon stabbing suicide have formally requested the Queensland Justice Department explain inconsistencies relating to an official investigation into her death and to consider new evidence.
The royal commission into trade union corruption has been accused of failing to release all relevant information its commissioner Dyson Heydon received from the organiser of a Liberal Party event he had agreed to address.
A guard has been taken hostage again at Tasmania's troubled Risdon Prison.
The headland park at Barangaroo will stand as a monument to Paul Keating's single-minded determination to recreate the original headland, which was destroyed 100 years ago.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions and others will today make an application for Commissioner Dyson Heydon to disqualify himself from the inquiry on the grounds of apprehended bias.
Seven kitesurfers are on track to complete a world record 1000-kilometre expedition on the Great Barrier Reef on Friday afternoon, having survived shark attacks, blistering sun and exhaustion to reach the tip of Cape York.
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