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- Rescue mission underway off WA for injured English rower on Indian Ocean crossing
- Markets, economists adjust bets on another RBA rate cut
- Industrials sector the surprise winner in ASX meltdown, consumer stocks hit hardest
- S&P raises risk warning on Australian life insurers, from 'very low' to 'low'
- Michael Rogers believes in Alberto Contador's pursuit of Tour-Giro double
- How to tell if you're a passive aggressive housemate
- 60 free and easy home DIYs to yry
- Jimmy Carter says US influence waning in world affairs
- Getting women into top political roles starts before the job does
- Peak sports body disbands after 30 years of advocacy
- State of Origin: If the NSW playmakers get it right when it matters the Blues will triumph
- Live cricket: England v Australia, first Test, Cardiff, day one
- Fire chief shuts down Lockyer Valley fire trap
- Bomb blasts kill dozens in north Nigeria, gunmen open fire on crowd
- Giant Shenhua Watermark coal mine wins federal approval from Environment Minister Greg Hunt
- Ex-NRL player at 'rock bottom' before hotel was robbed
- Borallon prison to reopen in 2016
- Complaints against L'Oreal ad featuring Helen Mirren dismissed
- Magic Mike XXL: building a body of work
- Scott Thompson: Grieving Crows players are ready for action
- What is Creutzfeld-Jakob disease?
- Hail our new death stare queen: Delta Goodrem cracks it at Jessie J on The Voice
- WA road toll at 85: Police Minister Liza Harvey reveals grim stats so far
- Attorney-General's Department votes no on proposed enterprise agreement
- Official Afghan delegation meets Taliban
- Daejeon announcement caps Brisbane's ideas-rich cities summit
- Markets Live: China panic spreads
- Chopped-down Grocon tower on parliament's doorstep approved
- Nine upgrades that will put your home on the cutting edge
- Canberra radio ratings: Canberra 104.7 claims top spot overall, ABC for breakfast
- Paralympian not judged disabled enough for companion disability discount card
- Michael Matthews suffers fractured rib in Tour de France crash
- Investigation underway into a water leak at the National Library of Australia
- Geelong Cats' Daniel Menzel makes his comeback
- Breakthrough in contract dispute allows cricketers to join Women's BBL teams
- Disgraced 'hateful' X Factor judge Natalia Kills changes name to Teddy Sinclair
- Bill Shorten appears before the royal commission into trade union corruption: live
- GOLF: Jason Day fit to start British Open after vertigo attack at US Open
- Ballarat train commuters suffer after Regional Rail Link opens
- Aussie ski slopes with a touch of luxury
- HSBC says China buyers hunting Australian infrastructure assets
- Short Cuts: Nowhere Boys heads for cinemas and more news from Australian film
- ACT police believe organised crime behind Canberra cannabis grow house network
- Asia Pacific Cities Summit: Randi Zuckerberg address live coverage
- Indonesia's president Joko Widodo wants an end to 'flip-flops'
- nib acquires World Nomads Group for $95m
- Chinese share market: Offshore investors will flock to Australian real estate
- Five-year-old Perth girl Rose Vassiliou enters Archibald Prize
- Man killed after being hit by car in Kingaroy
- A-League hopes revamp to guest player rules will attract big names
- Dan Carter saves All Blacks from Samoa upset
- Ashes to Ashes, lust but no rust
- Qld sniffles through highest flu count
- Ex-Eagle Daniel Kerr's court case over restraining order breach adjourned
- Former Socceroo Robbie Cornthwaite brings scoring boots to Selangor in Malaysia
- Second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek could require $1b in subsidies: Deutsche
- RSPCA launches petition calling for harsher penalties for animal abusers
- Collingwood expecting powerful Port Adelaide effort
- Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson banned from launching new show until 2017: report
- Seven wealth secrets of the super-rich
- Man killed in light plane crash in Lethbridge
- How to have an edible garden, even if you live in an apartment
- Mum's the word: Jackson Hastings thanks mother for Sydney Roosters opportunity
- State of Origin: How David Klemmer earned the respect of his NSW Blues teammates
- BHP Billiton wants to accelerate emissions-cutting technology
- Moroccan women prosecuted for wearing tight dresses
- Greek debt crisis: Greece doesn't offer new proposal at emergency meeting in Brussels
- WA's Department of Culture and Arts under fire for 'turning hoses' on homeless
- Malcolm Turnbull seethes with style, nicking Abbott's artery. By mistake, of course
- Forever Young: a fluffy, saccharine Chinese coming-of-age tale
- Greece fails to offer a new bailout plan at emergency meeting in Brussels
- Photojournalist Stephen Dupont captures modern-day Papua New Guinea
- 'Ice dealer' charged with brutal attack leaving toddler in wheelchair for life
- Philae and Rosetta's search: is there life on comet 67P?
- Composer Danny Elfman takes centre stage for Music from the Films of Tim Burton
- A '90s revival would be awful for Australia's economy
- Kings ransom to scuttle holiday highway tossers at Nelligen
- Ferrari picks UBS to help with IPO, while Fiat revs Maserati
- Perth stargazers submit Noongar name to celestial competition
- The Tibby Cotter Walkway to the SCG: a bargain at $1700 a trip
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Which local success story has more than 120,000 clients in 170 countries?
A helicopter and an oil tanker are headed for coastal waters off Kalbarri, where two English rowers - one an epileptic with head injuries - have run into trouble during an attempted Indian Ocean crossing.
Recent upheavals in global markets and economies have already taken their toll on the outlook for Australia, if a broad shift in thinking on the central bank's next move is anything to go by.
The Australian sharemarket has posted some hefty losses across the board over the past three months - but one sector has defied the selloff.
Ratings house Standard & Poor's has dialled up its risk warnings for Australian life insurers after a spike in claims.
Michael Rogers admits it took him longer to recover from his efforts in the Giro d'Italia than he had anticipated before backing up for the Tour de France.
How do you let your housemate know they're two stolen Lean Cuisines away from you changing the lock without actually saying it? If you're the passive-aggressive type, you'd likely be familiar with these tried and tested methods ?
You may be strapped for cash, but that doesn't mean your home has to be strapped for style. If you're seeking free ways to hit the refresh button, here are 60 ideas to update your digs on even the smallest of budgets.
China will probably become the world's most influential economy while US will retain global military superiority, 90-year-old says.
Women looking to parliamentary roles could benefit from career training as much as men, writes Jenny Morris.
The peak body for the sports industry in the ACT has been disbanded after a review of accounts and the growth of commercial sporting organisations.
Engage your brain. The team that thinks the longest wins.†This should be the simple message to the NSW players in preparation for tonight's State of Origin decider in Brisbane.†
The Ashes are here once again. Join Jesse Hogan for live and interactive coverage of the first day's play in the first Test between England and Australia in Cardiff.
Queensland's fire chief has won a Supreme Court injunction to shut down a budget accommodation fire trap in the Lockyer Valley, which she said would inevitably claimed lives in event of a blaze.
Bombings killed at least 26 people across northern Nigerian cities since late Monday, the latest attacks in the worst spate of violence since President Muhammadu Buhari took office.
The $1.2 billion Shenhua Watermark has won federal government approval despite claims by the peak NSW farm group that the open-cut mine would "blow a 35-square-kilometre hole" in some of Australia's most productive farm land.
Former NRL player Anthony Fowler was at "rock bottom" before allegedly organising an armed robbery at a southeast Queensland hotel, a court has heard.
Borallon prison is back.
L'Oreal has been cleared by the advertising standards authority in the UK for photoshopping Helen Mirren.
In its own brash, shameless way, the tale of male stripper Mike and his buddies is a considered, wry account of the dream of success.
Scott Thompson believes his grieving teammates are as best prepared to play as they can be in extraordinary circumstances.
NSW health authorities are assuring the public that the variant of mad cow disease that's left a Sydney man clinging to life is not contagious.
Step aside, Julie Bishop. Australia has a new death stare champion: Delta Goodrem.
Motorists are being urged to drive safely with the release of statistics that show 85 people have been killed on WA roads so far this year.†
Attorney-General's public servants reject 1.5 per cent pay deal
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sent a delegation to Pakistan to meet representatives of the Taliban, his first acknowledgement of official talks with the insurgents fighting to topple the government in Kabul.
Korea's Daejeon will host the 2017 Asia Pacific Cities Summit, Brisbane's Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced on Wednesday in Brisbane.
Shares take another hit as China's equity carnage spooks and commodity prices sink.
A 39-storey apartment tower will be built just a few doors down from Victoria's Parliament House, after Planning Minister Richard Wynne approved a plan by developer Grocon.
Some are functional or aesthetic. Others are a bit of both. Since we have the unique vantage point of seeing lots of homes and working with many sellers/buyers, we thought we'd share with you 10 of our favourites.
The radio ratings are in and show Canberra's loyal listeners are tuning in for chart-topping tracks.
An Australian Paralympian born with one arm and no legs has been given a special†disability discount card after initially being told she was not disabled enough because she can ride a skateboard.†
Canberra cycling sensation Michael Matthews has reportedly suffered a fractured rib from the horrendous Tour de France crash that forced six riders to abandon the famous race.
A team of National Capital Authorities contractors are working to isolate and contain a water supply leak at the National Library of Australia.
The 23-year-old has had an extraordinary run of bad luck, repeatedly rupturing his ACL - a knee ligament.
Australia's elite female cricketers have been cleared by their union to start negotiating and signing with fledgling Women's Big Bash League teams after Cricket Australia agreed to formally consider moving them onto a collective pay agreement.
What do you do when your reputation is so shot that your name seems forever tainted?†
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten appears before the royal commission into trade unions.
Jason Day's vertigo has been linked to a viral infection in his right ear and he insists he'll be raring to go at next week's British Open.
Punctuality for regional train lines has plummeted since the highly-anticipated Regional Rail Link opened last month, with Ballarat commuters feeling the brunt of slow and cancelled services.
Forget Verbier and Aspen. A salubrious ski holiday could be right on your doorstep.
Several of China's largest state-run infrastructure groups will bid for a string of port and utility deals in Australia by year's end, according to key debt bankers at HSBC.
The hit ABC young adult series Nowhere Boys heads for the big screen, as does cricketer Brett Lee in the romantic comedy UnIndian.
Police have seized more than 900 cannabis plants that they say are worth more than $6 million in an investigation into grow houses they believe are linked to organised crime in the ACT.
New York best-selling author, former Facebook Director of Marketing, and Zuckerberg Media Founder and CEO Randi Zuckerberg addresses the Asia Pacific Cities Summit in Brisbane.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered ministers and top officials to avoid flip-flops following several policy u-turns that are denting investor confidence.
Private health insurer nib has snapped up World Nomads Group,†Australia's third-largest distributor of travel insurance, for $95 million as it diversifies away from the heavily regulated health insurance space.
The Chinese sharemarket collapse could see a flight to the relative safety of Australian property, experts believe.
Forget art school, Rose Vassiliou hasn't even started primary school yet, but that hasn't stopped her from entering Australia's most prestigious portraiture prize.
A 22-year-old man has suffered fatal head injuries after being hit by a car during a fight in Queensland's South Burnett region.
Having seen the pool of potential A-League marquee players shrunk significantly by emerging Asian and North American markets, Football Federation Australia is hoping to revitalise the long-forgotten "guest player" rule.
Daniel Carter's left boot underlined why the five-eighth will be so valuable at this year's World Cup as he slotted 20 points to give the All Blacks a tense 25-16 victory over Samoa in their first visit to Apia on Wednesday.
It's Ashes morning. It so often is nowadays. By early September, Australia and England will have played each other 15 times in Test matches in little more than two years.
Queensland's total of 3940 cases so far in 2015 exceeds NSW (2845), South Australia (2696) and Victoria (2457).
Kerr made an appearance at Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday after allegedly repeatedly breaching a violence restraining order against his ex-partner
No matter where he goes, Australian centre-back Robbie Cornthwaite manages to score crucial goals. From the A-League, to the K-League and now in Malaysia's top flight, the beanpole defender continues to defy expectations to regularly find the back of the net.
A planned $2.7 billion airport at Badgerys Creek in Sydney could require $1 billion of government subsidies to make it a financially viable proposition for Sydney Airport, Deutsche Bank says.
The RSPCA has launched an online petition urging magistrates to hand down harsher penalties for Canberrans convicted of animal abuse.
Collingwood are expecting Port Adelaide's very best football in Thursday night's AFL clash, the Power's first game since the shock death of Phil Walsh.
Top Gear fans hoping to see Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond reunited for a new motoring show will be bitterly disappointed by news the men have been banned from launching a new program until 2017.
Expand rapidly, turn complex regulations to your advantage - a new book lays bare the tactics of billionaires.
A man has been killed in a light plane crash in Lethbridge, north-west of Geelong.
Banish the thought that you need a huge vegetable plot to grow your own edible plants.
Jackson Hastings believes he is ready to fulfil his twin dreams - of wearing the Roosters No.6 jersey and paying back his mother for giving him the opportunity to contend for it.
Some in the NSW camp aren't sure how to take David Klemmer.
BHP Billiton's new chief commercial officer Dean Dalla Valle says the miner is hunting for partners in government and industry to invest in technology to reduce carbon emissions, including power generation and battery storage.
Hundreds of lawyers have mobilised to defend two women in Morocco who are being prosecuted for indecency after wearing "tight" summer dresses in a souk.
After an emergency meeting in Brussels, European leaders express disappointment at the lack of progress.
The WA Department of Culture and Arts has turned off a controversial sprinkler system used to prevent homeless people bedding down in the inner city - because it "wasn't to specification".
Malcolm Turnbull does a seethe with some panache. Ever so politely, his barrister's voice purring, he finds a jugular and gives it a bit of a nick. Oops.
This Chinese coming-of-age film marks the directorial debut of the media personality He Jiong and draws inspiration from Gardenia in Blossom, a hit song he recorded a few years ago.
After an emergency meeting in Brussels, European leaders express disappointment at the lack of progress.
Internationally acclaimed photographer Stephen Dupont's series on Papua New Guinea is on show in Sydney.
A Sydney toddler had only just learnt to walk when his mother's boyfriend allegedly attacked him in February.
You may have seen internet whispers that life could be hiding on a distant comet. But despite the media hype, experts on these matters, including Australians, say it's very unlikely.
"I sure wish I could be in Sydney right now," says Danny Elfman. "The Lincoln Centre is a real biggie and there are eight shows I have to do. This is the uh-oh. This is like real work."
The 1990s revival sweeping through pop culture at the moment could extend to Australia's economy. And that's a real concern.†
Kings Highway residents are becoming increasingly fed up with travellers brazenly dumping rubbish at their front gates.
Ferrari, the supercar maker being spun off by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, picked UBS Group to help manage its initial public offering in New York later this year.
It might be nearly 38 light years away, but a distant planet could soon be given a distinctly West Australian name, if local skywatchers get their way.
If the Albert "Tibby Cotter" Walkway to the Sydney Cricket Ground had never been built, the NSW government would have a spare $38 million to spend on other transport projects, hospitals or schools.
Brisbane Times National Headlines
- Giant Shenhua Watermark coal mine wins federal approval from Environment Minister Greg Hunt
- Public service strike could kill, warns boss
- Public service sickies: the world gets tough
- El Nino tracks path of most intense event as bureau expects further strengthening
- Police shooting at Moonee Ponds linked to Williams crime clan
- Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson accused of setting up secret slush fund
- Dawn Fraser apologises 'unreservedly' for Nick Kyrgios comments
- Dawn Fraser's comments about Kyrgios and Tomic were racist, say experts
- Planning rule change gives hope to Bulga, other communities facing big mines
- Not one more Niki: a brother's plea
- Nikita Chawla: Loss of a daughter haunts a grief-stricken family
- $2.2m in Mafia bribes to NSW judges alleged in top-secret police reports
- Australian Mafia: the more it changes, the more it stays the same
- Power sector's emissions accelerate one year after carbon tax's demise
- Judge bribes, military arms sought: the Mafia's alleged Australian operations
- Madafferi's son facing theft and weapons charges
- Mafia figures given free rein at Queensland casinos
- Weeks of chill ahead as polar air moves in over Australia
- Social media war: Kurdish supporters vie with Islamic State in bid to win recruits
- Terror diverts focus as Mafia 'board of directors' thrives
- Mining boss Craig Ransley loses $2 million bid for ICAC legal fees
- Australian Tax Office pays to fire, pays to hire
- NAIDOC Week kicks off in Canberra with museum celebrations and Reconciliation Place upgrades
- Record support for Indigenous recognition ahead of summit
- CFMEU, member cop $24,000 fine for racial abuse against American
- The Breakfast Clubbing: Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard sent to detention
- Circular economy to become $26bn industry in Australia by 2025: World Economic Forum
- Pet industry's top dogs overlooked puppy factory cruelty complaints
- The bottom line: Adultery thrives in the market place
- Outrage over new child abuse, mismanagement claims at Nauru detention centre
- Muslim leaders urged to boycott Eid dinners held by AFP in 2015
- Bali flights cancelled amid volcanic ash threat
- Extended supervision orders keep track of the state's worst offenders
- Tonga coronation: celebrations in Polynesia's constitutional monarchy
- Australian packaging industry falling short of recycling goal, may cut target
- Phil Walsh's 'nomad' son spoke of father's iron will
- Drought spreads into key farming areas as El Nino gets going
- Trial of former Health Services Union boss Kathy Jackson to go ahead
- Volunteers decline for the first time : Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Kewell made payments to Fiat Chrysler boss after $1m deal: court
- The town in the midst of a woman drought, and 9 other places with quirky claims to fame
- New Crows Nest high school to replace TAFE
- Defence deparment's DIE killed-off after a day
- Identity of mystery 'Australian' woman with amnesia revealed as Ashley Menatta
- Outspoken Hillsong critic arrested for trespass at Sydney conference
- Joe Hockey defamation case highlights need for law to adapt to social media, experts say
- Queensland surfie Reece Harding dies fighting with Kurds in Syria
- Stop family violence: Homicide list 2014 - present
- Tim Fischer says public servants 'played god' with Vietnam National Service ballot
- Awake review: admiring portrait of a guru
- Bans on smoking and poor living conditions may spark riots, bosses warned
- Julie Bishop vows to get tough on Papua New Guinea money laundering
- Mystery 'Australian' woman found on US street with amnesia makes TV appeal
- Prime Minister's department offers another $8 million in wages
- Hillsong conference shows interview with controversial US Pastor, Mark Driscoll
- Joe Hockey's defamation win highlights the legal pitfalls of social media
- Objectors block out Marriage Act's 'union of man and woman' words at civil weddings
- Child sexual abuse inquiry: critical shortage of foster carers, feedback opportunities
- Free public libraries are thriving in the digital age
- Khaled Sharrouf's mother-in-law makes an emotional plea on ABC's 7.30
- Islamic State supporters sent Lindt chocolates to recruitment target: report
- Mystery woman in US hospital has memories of Australia, but nothing else
- Furniture king Nick Scali investigated over $3m bribe allegations
- Prominent Liberal donor investigated over bribery claim
- Canberra could lose Border Force, says airport
- Khaled Sharrouf's in-laws haven't ruled out sending family member to rescue wife and children
- Controversial unionist Kathy Jackson declares bankruptcy throwing trial into doubt
- Political donations wide open to Mafia corruption
- Mafia godfather's son in Australian Rome embassy under Amanda Vanstone
- Glad-handing and influence: mafia taking fast track to the powerful
- Seatbelts fastened for turbulent week as Greek exit weighs on markets
- Federal funding cuts force closure of vital disability support service
- How to Not Pay Your Debts author, Doug Constable, in debt again
- Student teachers to undergo new literacy and numeracy exams
- Pet industry peak body in turmoil after consumers misled about puppy farm
- How the child bride of ISIS terrorist Mohamed Elomar broke news of his death, to her gran
- US Ambassador John Berry welcomes same-sex marriage Supreme Court decision
- HMAS Stirling: lack of action over suicides raised concerns in Navy, document shows
- Australia reacts to American same-sex marriage decision
- Birds of war fly high to celebrate Australia's pigeon corps
- Australia to build a French village school after ruination a century ago
- George Alex and his high life with low-lifes: standover men, unionists and terrorists Sharrouf and Elomar
- Japanese ambassador says relationship is strong, despite whaling
- 'Enough is enough': Clementine Ford to lodge police complaint over trolling
- Scott Morrison calls on private sector to invest more in welfare
- Gareth Huntley's Australian girlfriend seeks answers after his death in Malaysia
- Renewable Energy Target deal clears way for $450 million wind farm investment
- Battlelines drawn at the Public Service Commission
- Man shamed for trolling Clementine Ford apologises for online attack
- Lindt Cafe siege survivor donates TV appearance fee to hospital
- Belle Gibson on 60 Minutes: don't expect an apology
- Child doctors improve Indigenous health where governments have failed
- AFP launches raids in Melbourne over Malaysia property 'kickback' deals
- Melbourne property deal rocks Malaysian government
- Unsympathetic response to widow's plight
- Concerned parents seek help over threat of radicalised kids
- Melbourne suburbs property packages China-style: house, land and a visa
- Australian snow fields anxious for some good falls as holidays beckon
- Diamonds back experience in Netball World Cup as five NSW Swifts make squad
- Citizen scientists: How you can contribute to climate science
The $1.2 billion Shenhua Watermark has won federal government approval despite claims by the peak NSW farm group that the open-cut mine would "blow a 35 square-kilometre hole" in some of Australia's most productive farm land.
Union criticises "wild assertion" from senior public service official.
Getting tough gets results in Ireland while Canada muscles up to PS unions, and business as usual in Australia.
The El Nino climate pattern taking hold in the Pacific remains on track to be one of the strongest on record - a trend that may be lost on many Australians in the coming couple of weeks as a cool spell arrives.
Victoria Police are examining links between the wounding of a young police officer in Moonee Ponds and a firebomb attack and drive-by shooting targeted at family members of slain underworld figure Carl Williams.
Former high-profile unionist Kathy Jackson used a secret slush fund to ensure her lavish spending sprees and a slew of unauthorised payments were hidden from oversight, a court has heard.
Australian sporting icon Dawn Fraser has "unreservedly apologised" for her controversial comments about Australian tennis stars Nick Kyrgios.
Dawn Fraser's comments about two Australian tennis players are clearly racist despite her denials, according to an RMIT associate professor.
The Baird government will restore a balance between economic and environmental considerations for major mining projects in a move that has cheered communities such as Bulga in the Hunter but sparked alarm within the industry.
My sister Nikita was killed in January. If she hadn't been killed, she would have just turned 24 years old.
The last conversation Tarang Chawla had with his sister was so very ordinary.
An Australian Mafia boss allegedly paid $2.2 million in bribes to NSW judges to get lighter jail sentences, top-secret police intelligence reports reveal.
Perhaps as befits a godfather of the Italian-Australian Mafia, Frank Barbaro was, in 2003, attending a funeral every fortnight.
Emissions from Australia's main power sector are rising at an increasing rate one year after the end of the carbon price, with plants in Victoria fired by brown coal the biggest contributors, according to an energy consultancy.
An Australian Mafia boss allegedly paid $2.2 million in bribes to judges to get lighter jail sentences, and have approached defence force personnel to supply them with military grade weapons, top-secret police intelligence reports reveal.
The son of prominent Mafia figure and convicted drug trafficker Francesco Madafferi has been charged with serious weapons and theft offences.
Bans imposed by Victoria and NSW police to stop money laundering and other criminal activity at the country's largest casinos are being circumvented by underworld figures, who are increasingly travelling to Queensland to gamble.
Sydney's run of exceptionally chilly mornings will take a break for a few days but a return to sustained milder conditions may be weeks away.
Kurdish supporters are using social media to rally foreign fighters - including Australians - to join them in the fight against Islamic State.
Italy's top anti-Mafia prosecutor and Australian police are warning that the massive diversion of law enforcement resources to combat terrorism is eroding the fight against the Mafia and other serious organised crime groups.
One of the Newcastle mining entrepreneurs adversely named in a corruption inquiry has lost his bid to be indemnified for up to $2 million in legal costs.
Tax Office hiring tax specialists just months after making hundreds of them redundant.
About $100,000 of works to upgrade a national memorial dedicated to Australia's journey toward Indigenous reconciliation has been completed in time for NAIDOC Week 2015.
Support for recognising Indigenous Australians in the constitution has reached a record high of 85 per cent as the Prime Minister hosts an unprecedented summit of Aboriginal leaders to plot a "road map" to the referendum.
The national construction union and one of its members have been fined a total of $24,000 for abuse on a building site.
Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard have thrashed out their differences in detention – in an episode of The Breakfast Clubbing.
Recycling, re-using and re-purposing is being revived in a world that will see an extra three billion middle-class consumers by 2050.
Exclusive: Australia's pet industry peak body has been rocked by allegations that two successive chief executives overlooked advice relating to its retail stores selling puppies from inhumane breeding factories.
If you're troubled by an unpleasant squeaking sound that you can't put your finger on, it's probably the 34 million members of adultery website Ashley Madison getting it discreetly on with other people's husbands and wives. That's the combined population of Greece and Australia, by the way.
An asylum seeker accused of sexually assaulting four girls at the Nauru detention camp has been moved into isolation with his eight-year-old daughter, sparking concern for the child's welfare and fresh criticism of the centre's management.
The Muslim community are angry about being stabbed in the back and then invited to dinner.
A number of flights in and out of Bali have been cancelled due to the ash threat from the Mount Raung volcano in Indonesia.
When the state's worst sex and violent offenders finish doing time for their crimes, they are not completely free.
The king is everywhere. On street posters and water bottles and archways lit up like Christmas trees across Tonga. Bright balloons, flags and bunting line homes from the airport to the capital of Nuku'alofa. King Tupou VI's face – looking a little bored and bemused by the fuss – is on every crisp banknote.
The packaging industry is considering cutting its recycling target after an internal review found imports of plastics were far higher than thought, leaving waste reuse falling further shy of targets.
The son and accused killer of AFL coach Phil Walsh has spent his young life travelling the world in search of deeper spiritual meaning and written of admiring his father's incredible work ethic, something he felt he could never match.
Australia's drought-hit regions are expanding in the lower Murray-Darling Basin as key climate influences in the Indian and Pacific oceans tilt towards drier conditions.
A long-awaited trial over former union leader Kathy Jackson's alleged misuse of $1.3 million in union funds will go ahead, despite her last-minute declaration of bankruptcy.
The number of Australians doing voluntary work has fallen to 31 per cent from 36 per cent, Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows.
Soccer star Harry Kewell made personal payments into the bank account of Fiat Chrysler boss Clyde Campbell after signing a $1 million a year deal to become a brand ambassador for Jeep, according to documents filed with the Federal Court.
From the shire with the most campervans to the community where women give birth at four times the national rate, this is "the Lucky Country" you won't find in tourist brochures.
The TAFE campus in Crows Nest will be replaced by a new high school for year 11 and 12 students, with TAFE programs to be moved to St Leonards, Ryde and Northern Beaches campuses.
Giant department's new DIE acronym doesn't even last a day.
A mystery woman, whose identity had perplexed the FBI, Interpol and thousands of online amateur sleuths, has been named after her nephew saw her call for help in the avalanche of media coverage that her plight generated.
An outspoken critic and former church member was arrested for trespassing at Hillsong's national conference in Homebush on Tuesday.
Treasurer Joe Hockey's defamation win against Fairfax Media over posts on Twitter has highlighted the need for Australian law to evolve to deal with defamation on social media, legal experts say.
His parents believed it was the rapes and beheadings by Islamic State fighters that prompted Reece Harding to die fighting for the Kurdish peshmerga in Syria.
They were somebody's mother, daughter, child, colleague, friend. Victoria was their home, from tiny rural townships through to the bustling heart of Melbourne.
National Service ballot organisers 'played god' in drafting over 60,000 men says former deputy PM.
Awake: The Story Of Yogananda
Prison bosses in NSW have been given repeated warnings that smoking bans, crammed prison cells and terrible conditions may spark a riot similar to events in Victoria.
Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has promised that Australia will not be "a safe haven for the proceeds of corruption" in Papua New Guinea, as police in both countries probe the role of Australian lawyers there.
A mystery woman who turned up in a coastal Californian town suffering from amnesia says she has had vivid dreams about an unknown man.
PM&C public servants get "significantly better offer" as bosses try to break deadlock.
Hillsong has played an interview with controversial US pastor Mark Driscoll at its national conference on a giant screen at Allphones Arena in Sydney this week despite Church organisers saying they had cancelled his appearance.
Joe Hockey has become the first Australian politician to successfully sue for defamation over a tweet.
From wedding guests blocking their ears to celebrants apologising for their own words, straight couples are protesting Australia's ban on gay marriage in innovative ways.
Caroline Carroll did not look forward to the rare occasions that a welfare officer visited her foster home.
Public libraries are thriving in the digital age.
The mother-in-law of terrorist Khaled Sharrouf has made an emotional plea on national television for her daughter and grandchildren to return home.
IS supporters sent Lindt chocolates to a potential recruit as part of an indoctrination campaign that referenced the deadly siege at Sydney's Lindt Cafe, according to The New York Times.
She remembers eating breakfast at Perth's Cottesloe beach, dining out in Byron Bay and dreams of Sydney's Bondi. But this mystery woman knows nothing else about her life.
A prominent Australian political donor, furniture king Nick Scali, was subject to a serious investigation by Italian police over allegations that he tried to bribe a politician.
A prominent Australian political donor, furniture king Nick Scali, was subject to a serious investigation by Italian police over allegations that he tried to bribe a politician.
"The rest of Australia is well and truly in the game."
The family of notorious terrorist Khaled Sharrouf have not ruled out sending a male relative to Syria to spirit the terrorist's wife and children back to Australia as their situation becomes increasingly desparate.
An attempt by the Health Services Union to claw back $1.3 million allegedly misappropriated by former national secretary Kathy Jackson is on hold amid claims of a rapid deterioration in her finances.
Calabrian Mafia infiltrates Australian politics using donations, personal appeals and ingratiation.
The son of an Australian Mafia godfather did work experience in our Rome embassy
When Tony Madafferi met John Howard, he was no ordinary glad-hander.
Financial markets are braced for upheaval during the next few days as investors weigh the possibility of a Greek exit from the eurozone after the country failed to secure European Union bailout funds, which it needs to pay creditors.
Cost-effective, essential disability support service forced to shut its doors after federal cuts.
Marketing consultant Randal Glennon concedes he should have seen the warning signs when he agreed to work on a campaign for "insolvency expert" Doug Constable, who authored a book called How to Not Pay Your Debts.
Aspiring teachers who can't spell or count will no longer graduate, with a new national literacy and numeracy exam being introduced in Australia's universities.
When this $2300 puppy collapsed nine days after being taken home, it triggered a scandal that stretched far beyond the pet store in which he was paraded.
Zaynab Sharrouf had just become the 13-year-old widow of infamous terrorist Mohamed Elomar. When she reached out to her Sydney gran, she did not hold back.
John Berry declared it a proud day to be an American and lauded Australia's leadership on equality after the US Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage was legal in all 50 states.
A spate of suicides among young sailors from HMAS Stirling naval base rang alarm bells at the highest levels in the Australian Navy.
Australians have taken to social media following a Washington Supreme Court decision that found the American constitution guaranteed a right to same-sex marriage.
They're ideal soldiers, says Keith Wrightson, looking down at the pigeon in his weathered hands.
Imagine a gigantic ash heap, a place where dust and rubbish have been cast for years outside some dry, derelict, godforsaken up-country township.
The name George Alex is rarely printed without the prefix "underworld figure". This anti-honorific was attached to Alex's name long before it was officially blemished with his first criminal conviction.
The Japan-Australia free trade agreement will have a significant impact on the economies of both nations.
Clementine Ford has had enough with online trolls, and says she will report a man who abused her online to police.
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison calls on private sector to invest more in programs to help vulnerable people.
The last time Melbourne woman Kit Natariga spoke on the phone to her boyfriend Gareth Huntley, they were brimming with excitement about the new life they were about to embark on together.
The bipartisan deal to cut the renewable energy target for 2020 by about one-fifth has at least restored some certainty to the industry.
Union vows to make a scrap of it as Treasury, A-G's and Communications wait to vote.
A South Australian man has been shamed nationally across social media for writing threatening and derogatory comments to a media personality on Facebook.
Lindt Cafe siege survivor launches fund to help nurses at the hospital where she was treated after being shot during the 17-hour hostage ordeal.
Belle Gibson does nothing without weighing up the margins.
They don't wear white coats or stethoscopes, but 500 "young doctors" are improving health in their indigenous communities.
Australian properties valued at a total of about $80 million are implicated in dealings by a group of high-ranking Malaysians.
The Malaysian Prime Minister has been forced to order an investigation into his own government's role in the allegedly corrupt payment of $4.75 million emerging from the sale of a Melbourne student accommodation block.
Tara Nettleton, the widow of violent terrorist Khaled Sharrouf, made contact with police to discuss returning home from Syria with her five children but received an unsympathetic response, her lawyer claims.
A growing number of parents are contacting a specialist counselling service amid fears children are being targeted online by religious extremists and at risk of becoming radicalised.
It's not just high- end property that Chinese investors are being encouraged to buy: it's house and land packages in the vast suburban hinterland.
Australia's main ski resorts are anxious for a change in the weather, with a lack of recent snow falls limiting their operations just as school holidays loom in NSW and Victoria.
Australia will go into this year's Netball World Cup as favourites - and Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander has settled on a collection of seasoned veterans to handle the expectations.
You're probably familiar with celebrity selfies, or those posted by your Facebook friends, but soon the internet will be flooded with a new kind - animal selfies.
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