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- New law will compel websites, including IMDB, to delete actor's ages if they ask
- Sydneysiders lured to Blue Mountains as city's west develops
- Emma Watson's UN speech dismissed as 'whining, leftie, PC crap' by UK columnist
- Franco Cozzo shows his support for Western Bulldogs ahead of 2016 grand final
- Duterte's drug crackdown hits home as man shot dead in front of his pregnant wife, family
- Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman rejects call for sacking
- It pays to be a nerd: The Big Bang Theory tops highest earning TV actors list
- NRL grand final 2016: What time is kick off and how to watch
- 8@eight: Lower open in store after oil slide
- How to stop self-sabotage before it stops you
- NRL grand final: Cronulla Shark's route to the grand final
- NRL grand final: Melbourne Storm's route to the grand final
- Melbourne Express: Monday, September 26, 2016
- Doctors on alert for brain disease PAM in lakes, rivers
- Grandfather who abused family given 'lenient' sentence due to ill health
- Western Bulldogs' rebirth baptised in tears
- The dark side of AFL finals, when it all went horribly wrong
- Melbourne criminals increasingly seek to cover their tracks with gun silencers
- China's FAST telescope begins hunts for scientific glory, and aliens
- 'Dangerous process' to dismantle collapsed Sydney crane that left workers dangling
- Young Prince George shuns high-five, low-five from Canada's Trudeau
- Manchester City wait on Kevin de Bruyne injury news
- Sleeping 12-year-old girl dragged from Gladstone home
- NRL grand final: Marika Koroibete chooses money over love of Melbourne Storm
- Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar facing charge of 'insulting Islam' shot dead by assassin
- Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident
- West Ham suffer dismal 3-0 defeat at home to Southampton
- African elephant population tumbles but some countries want to lift the ivory ban
- Users slam #Vodafail after Vodafone outage
- UK accuses Russia of 'war crimes' as UN envoy says ending Syria war 'almost impossible'
- Rape victim speaks out after Glebe real estate agent Thomas Hofer sentenced to jail
- Trump's bizarre invite/uninvite to Bill Clinton's former mistress to first debate
- Airport delays expected as Border Force staff go on strike
- Donald Trump asks Gennifer Flowers to US presidential debate against Hillary Clinton
- VFL: Dogs star Lin Jong leads Footscray to grand final win over Casey
- Floodwaters peak in Forbes, but more wet weather is on its way
- Retiring Cronulla Sharks hooker Michael Ennis deflects attention before 'fairytale' NRL grand final finish
- 20 years in the making: Peel Thunder beat Subiaco to win WAFL premiership
- George Brandis warns same-sex marriage could be delayed until 2020s if Labor blocks plebiscite
- Retirement on hold: Penny Taylor, Phoenix Mercury into WNBA semi finals
- Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar shot dead outside court before trial over cartoon
- I am ashamed of what I did to my family: Ben Barba's emotional apology
- Australian Survivor: New Fia Fia tribe means one thing ... let the bloodletting begin
- MH370 wreckage hunter Blaine Gibson says he won't give up the search
- Australian diets below benchmark, construction workers main culprits
- LNP Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls faces tough choices
- Has the decline of sexism increased the rise in outsourcing services?
- Deputy Premier Jackie Trad searches globe for cross river rail funding options
- The women who lived in fear in Sir Joh's Queensland
- Southern Stars crush Sri Lanka to clean sweep ODI series
- Rider dies in crash near Flowerdale
- Oil output freeze deal unlikely, but OPEC is moving
- Charlotte police release video of deadly shooting of Keith Lamont Scott
- Tech firms eyeing $16 billion sale of Twitter
- Melbourne Storm complaint may rule referees out of decider after basic error
- Rohan Connolly: The Last Word on preliminary finals
- Sunday Night: Kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch bought Wolfgang Priklopil dungeon house to stop 'theme park'
- NRC: Melbourne Rising outlast Canberra Vikings, 60-44
- How a Canberra father beat an ice addiction to regain his daughter from foster care
- NRL grand final 2016: Paul Gallen called Cameron Smith to clear the air after State of Origin snub
- Western Bulldogs' Jordan Roughead set to play grand final
- Peel Thunder makes history with first WAFL premiership after 20 years
- Long lap for Transplant Games swimmer and Olympics beckon
- NSW Cup: Canberra Raiders feeder Mounties fall by one point to Illawarra Cutters
- Canberra Raiders back Edrick Lee to bounce back from Melbourne Storm loss
- ASX recovery rally set to fizzle as focus shifts to US election
- NSW's budget boost: From $36b to $77b in 15 years
- Living and dining room reveals on The Block 2016: one couple appears on the rocks
- AFL grand final 2016: Luke Parker adamant Sydney Swans have learnt lessons of 2014
- AFL grand final 2016: Injured Aliir Aliir still chance to play for Swans against Bulldogs
- The AFL must allocate more grand final tickets to members of competing clubs
- Sydney v Western Bulldogs grand final preview
- Western Bulldogs v Sydney Swans in the 2016 grand final: A romance we had to have
- Western Bulldog Clay Smith's tears for fallen friend
- Western Bulldog Jack Macrae's kick never in doubt
- Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says enjoy the moment, but not at the expense of grand final
- NRL finals 2016: Sharks coach Shane Flanagan won't use grand final build-up to question Storm tactics
- German discount supermarket Lidl seeks trademarks, stirs speculation of Australian launch
- AFL finals 2016: Painting the town red, white and blue after Western Bulldogs win
- Meet the boss: Institchu founder James Wakefield
- Canberra Raiders legend Brett Mullins blasts Jack Wighton's sin binning against the Melbourne Storm
- Goldman to slash 25pc of Asia investment bankers
- Emergency department wait times not so good
- Sydney set for a few dry days before wet weather returns
- Haddara men seriously hurt in high-speed Western Ring Road crash
- How to get your boss to listen to your next big idea
- Washington state mall shooting suspect Arcan Cetin 'zombie-like' when arrested
- SES volunteer in hospital after being injured during flood training
- Perth man charged with stealing $12k of jewellery from Andrew Forrest's home
- Labor seeks to wedge Liberals on public service job cuts
- Labor wants Mulligans Flat to become eco-tourism destination
- There in 1954, lifelong Dogs fan hopes to see premiership drought end this week
- Perth driver racks up 20 demerit points in less than two hours
- In Nillumbik, it's a family affair, while in Melbourne, the battle for mayor hots up
- Georges River Council revives Lower Gannons Park masterplan and dog owners are mad
- Retailers and toy makers call for mandatory injury reporting timeframe to be extended
- Anti-pollution advocate Philip Foxman and his companies receive huge fines for illegal waste dumping
- Government must show leadership on Muslim immigration
- GPs need government help to help the community
- Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as leader of Britain's Labour Party
Entertainment industry websites which publish the ages of actors will be forced to stop the practice, in the wake of new legislation in California intended to combat ageism in Hollywood.
Prices in the once-affordable Blue Mountains are surging.
Shocked that 'Hermione Granger' would be speaking at the UN, it is possible the man had just awoken from a two-year coma.
He's the furniture king of the west, and he's back, with a message for the (so far) all-conquering Western Bulldogs.
Manila woman says police assassinated her husband in case of mistaken identity.
Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman has rejected a call for her sacking, saying the system in Queensland is "under pressure" not in crisis.
The Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons has topped Forbes highest-paid TV actors for the second year in a row, taking home $US25.5 million ($33 million).
The NRL grand final will take place on Sunday October 2 at ANZ Stadium and sees the minor premiers Melbourne Storm take on the long-suffering Cronulla Sharks.
The local sharemarket is set to open lower after Wall Street retreated on Friday with energy and tech stocks leading the way down.
When I was 25 I signed up for a 10 kilometre run. I told people I intended to start running and the race was something to aim for. I scheduled a training plan that allowed me to start small and build up to the event. I was all in. Or at least I thought I was.
For long suffering fans, it was decades in the making. But now the Cronulla Sharks are within touching distance of an elusive premiership.
They may have been there and done that, but this season took all of the Storm's attacking prowess and defensive determination to make the grand final.
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Doctors are urged to be on alert this summer for a very rare but deadly brain disease in children that is contracted by swimming in lakes and rivers.
A seriously ill grandfather who sexually abused two generations of his family over a 30-year period is facing the prospect of dying behind bars.
At Spotless Stadium on Saturday night, the Bulldogs might have set a record for non-grand final tears.
The finals is a time when heroes are born and legends are made. But as this list illustrates, the month of September isn't always full of feel-good stories.
Usually associated with assassins or secret agents in Hollywood movies, silencers have become an increasingly popular tool in Melbourne's underworld.
World's largest single-dish radio telescope, in a majestic but impoverished part of china, looks deep into the universe.
Three workers have been taken to hospital after a crane collapsed and they were left suspended 60 metres off the ground in North Sydney.
Blame it on jet lag or maybe a precocious knowledge that his great-grandmother is Canada's head of state but Britain's three-year-old Prince George just wasn't going to be charmed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Manchester City are still waiting to discover the full extent of the injury to midfielder Kevin De Bruyne which saw the Belgian forced off towards the end of the club's Premier League win at Swansea.
A man who allegedly broke into a central Queensland home in the middle of the night and dragged a sleeping 12-year-old girl outside has been charged with her abduction.
With just 80 minutes remaining in the NRL, rugby-bound winger Marika Koroibete admits he's only leaving the Melbourne Storm for money.
Deborah Acosta contributed reporting.
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has died age 24, the team confirmed in a statement on Sunday with media reports saying he was killed in a boating accident on Miami Beach.
Southampton won 3-0 at West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday to record their fourth successive victory in all competitions.
* Ivory poaching seen as main cause of decline
Struggling to check your emails or send a text message? No, it's not just you. Vodafone has confirmed its network is suffered "intermittent" outages overnight.
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Russia may have committed war crimes in Syria, as the UK joined four other world powers in warning that patience with Moscow is wearing thin.
A young woman who was raped by a man who advertised a room for rent says she had never felt more powerful and strong after staring her attacker in the face as he was sentenced to six and half years' jail on Friday
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Significant delays are expected at Sydney's international airport as a series of rolling strikes by Border Force staff begins and their battle over employment conditions with the government continues.
Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump has threatened to bring Gennifer Flowers, who once had an affair with former president Bill Clinton, to a debate with Hillary Clinton.
Footscray upstage flag fancy Casey to claim their second VFL premiership in three seasons.
Floodwaters have peaked in the central western NSW town of Forbes overnight, but residents have been warned that more wet weather forecast for later in the week could cause river levels to rise again.
Michael Ennis described the prospect of winning a first grand final in his last game of rugby league as a "fairytale", but has a blunt message for those wanting to be swept up in the fanfare ? "this is not about me".
Peel Thunder have made history by taking out the 2016 WAFL premiership with a hard-fought win against Subiaco on Sunday.
George Brandis tells Fairfax Media that same-sex marriage law changes could be delayed many years if the plebiscite is not held.
Penny Taylor isn't going anywhere yet, neither are her Phoenix Mercury who are into the best of five WNBA semi finals.
A gunman has shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, witnesses and state media said.
The shame of what he forced his family to endure amid allegations of domestic violence almost tormented Ben Barba to the point of no return.
If you thought the backstabbing, blindsiding and all round bitching was good so far, it just got better.
Amateur sleuth Blaine Gibson was the first person to find any trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Too much fast food contributes to poor outcomes.
Tim Nicholls has held two of the toughest jobs in state politics. Opposition Leader and Treasurer.
Women still seen as 'the fixer' in households.
Deputy Premier checks out UK urban renewal.
Lesbian women take part in extraordinary photography project.
Australia's women's cricketers cruise to 137-run win over Sri Lanka to complete an emphatic 4-0 whitewash in one-day series.
A motorcyclist has died in Strath Creek, north of Melbourne, following a collision with a caravan.
An agreement to limit output at the OPEC meeting is unlikely, but pressure is growing for a deal that would boost prices.
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Under-performing social media giant is in talks about a sale.
The Melbourne Storm have asked the NRL for a please explain after an embarrassing refereeing error that could have had major ramifications on the outcome of Saturday night's preliminary final.
Painful selection decisions for both grand finalists, as well-earned good fortune and a proud achievement cap the weekend's action.
Sunday Night has revealed the reason Natascha Kampusch owns the house where she was kept prisoner for eight years.
Melbourne Rising edged Canberra Vikings in a 104-point NRC try-fest on Sunday.
A Canberra father who overcame an ice addiction to regain his young daughter from foster care has told how he threw his crack pipe away the day he lost her.
Paul Gallen was labelled disrespectful by the Maroons for turning his back on Cameron Smith while accepting the State of Origin shield this year, but Smith has accepted Gallen's reasons.
?Bulldogs quietly confident their key ruckman will be fully recovered in time for decider against Giants.
Peel Thunder has made history by taking out the 2016 WAFL premiership with a hard-fought win against Subiaco on Sunday.
Natalie Hazlewood has come a long way since she turned to her mother in the car and acknowledged she would have to stop competitive swimming.
The boot of Drew Hutchison has denied Raiders feeder club Mounties a NSW Cup premiership in heartbreaking fashion.
Raiders rally around winger Edrick Lee and are confident he will bounce back next season.
Local shares are ready to take a breather on Monday following last week's strong recovery rally and as investors ponder lofty valuations.
Mike Baird's $77 billion state budget is more than double what his predecessors had to spend just 15 years ago.
The pressure of one of the biggest weeks becomes too much for one team.
As the Western Bulldogs come down from the euphoria of breaking their grand final drought, Sydney star Luke Parker says the Swans did not handle the week well in 2014 and it played a part in their horrible performance against Hawthorn.
Sydney defender Aliir Aliir's grand final dream is still alive.
While many Doggies fans who've been watching their team 50-odd years and never got to see them at the "big dance" miss out, there's still a spot for those with enough money and the lust to be seen at "an event".
Saturday's grand final will be Sydney's third in the past five seasons and their fifth in the past 12 seasons, surpassing Geelong's four grand finals over the same period, and equal with Hawthorn.
The Western Bulldogs have already made history of sorts. After the events of the last few weeks, what?s a little more?
Amid the happy tears shed by Western Bulldogs people as their team booked a place in an historic grand final were the tears of a 23-year-old Bulldog player grappling with having his world rocked by a close-range tragedy.
Jackson Macrae didn't think of Isaac Smith. He didn't think of missing, or what was riding on his boot.
To win the grand final the Bulldogs must defeat cliche not just Sydney.
Opposition coaches have been lining up to question the tactics employed by minor premiers Melbourne during the finals series. But Shane Flanagan won't be doing it, claiming no amount of external pressure will sway the grand final referees.
German discount supermarket Lidl is applying for trademarks covering hundreds of products, stirring speculation the retail giant is looking into opening in Australia.
A lost footy bet has seen one man paint his front fence in the Western Bulldogs' club colours.
Most people thought an online suit tailor wouldn't work.
Former Canberra fullback Brett Mullins left scratching his head at referees' inconsistencies.
Goldman Sachs Group plans to cut about a quarter of its investment-banking jobs in Asia, excluding Japan.
Patients are presenting to a new $16 million Emergency Department extension at the Canberra hospital with acute conditions only to be moved from the acute unit to the sub-acute unit without being treated ? giving the impression that ACT Health's four-hour waiting period stats look good.
While floodwaters continue to rise in Forbes, Sydney is set for a dry few days before rain returns on Thursday.
The two young men seriously hurt in a Western Ring Road rollover are believed to be members of the Haddara family.
Your ideas may flow freely, but converting them can be the tough task.
The 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting said nothing and appeared "zombie-like'' when he was arrested nearly 24 hours into an intense manhunt, police say.
An SES volunteer is in a stable condition after he was injured during flood rescue training at Penrith Whitewater Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
A 31-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly broke into the home of Perth mining billionaire Andrew Forrest and stole jewellery.
The spectre of public service job cuts is likely to dominate the first day of week three of the ACT election campaign, after Labor promised it would maintain the size of the government workforce if re-elected.
Promise to pay $1.6 million for Mulligans Flat visitor centre to turn sanctuary into tourism destination.
Bob Edwards bought his first Bulldogs membership 63 years ago, and the next year he went to the MCG to see his club win their maiden VFL premiership, storming away to a giant win over the Demons.
A 44-year-old Perth woman has been slugged with 20 demerits points and $1350 worth of fines after being caught talking on her mobile phone while driving twice in the space of two hours.
Four members of a Melbourne family are running for Nillumbik Council.
Dog owners are urging Georges River Council to stop work on a $1.5 million shared cycle and pedestrian path at Lower Gannons Park in Peakhurst.
An injury reporting system designed to keep the public safe is now a target of retailers and toy manufacturers.
The founder of Clean Up Israel, Philip Foxman, and his two waste processing businesses have been handed down the biggest waste fine from the Land and Environment Court this year.
One of the ironies of the current debate over Muslim immigration to Australia is that followers of the prophet were visiting this continent for centuries before it even appeared on European maps.
The ACT general election is drawing near, with health and education proving to be issues strongly weighing on the minds of Canberra's voters.
Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party on Saturday, ending a "coup" attempt by more moderate lawmakers.
Brisbane Times National Headlines
- Retailers and toy makers call for mandatory injury reporting timeframe to be extended
- NDIS verdict: Daunting but worth it
- 'I'd rather have the nuggets' petition against same-sex marriage plebiscite
- Asylum seekers on bridging visas conditions
- Unregulated au pair industry puts young girls at risk of exploitation
- Carrying a secret: foster father charged with Tiahleigh Palmer's murder
- Baby Boomers prepare to support children for decades
- Hazelwood shutdown: Victoria's dirtiest power station set to close early next year
- Just one electorate opposed to same-sex marriage
- What if I told you we could have marriage equality and free nuggets?
- Consumer watchdog ACCC urged to investigate cartel claims against surgeons
- Fisherman must shell out $100,000 for three rock lobsters caught illegally in marine park
- Jetstar flight JQ956 from Sydney to Cairns shuts off engine after smoke fills cabin
- Fairfax Cartoons, 23rd September, 2016
- Australian surgeons accused of cartel behaviour to control fees
- Death in a garbage chute: a new investigation into the mysterious death of Phoebe Handsjuk
- Royal commission: Monsignor John Usher denies protecting Cardinal George Pell
- How early Aboriginal Australians journeyed from Africa
- Australia gets a 'high quality' census despite the problems
- Senior church figures under police investigation, royal commission told
- HSU called before NSW Industrial Relations Commission to defend chalk
- Penguin published Belle Gibson's lies despite 'gaps' in her story
- Derryn Hinch hits back at claim he is back on the booze
- Three men rescued from Uluru
- Most children's daily screen time far above two-hour guideline
- Early childhood educators protest being paid as little as $20 an hour
- Cancer con Belle Gibson's $75,000 payday for 60 Minutes interview
- Three people stuck on Uluru
- Big supermarkets blamed for driving 'ridiculous' strawberry prices
- Refugee welfare service provider Connect abandons Nauru
- Australian Indigenous road fatalities as bad as sub-Saharan Africa
- Miraculous point wins SANFL under-18 grand final
- Former HSU boss Kathy Jackson confronted outside court
- Paedophile priest said children 'enjoyed' sexual activity: royal commission
- Cheesed off Pizza Hut franchisees make last grab for piece of the pie
- Karl Stefanovic break up: On the way to joining a surprising list
- Refugee waits for 'urgent' evacuation from Nauru three weeks after suspected heart attack
- Disabled and in jail: a double punishment
- Jonny 'Tupac' nails his craft in the search for the world's Next Top Nail Artist
- Australia's knowledge revolution goes unnoticed
- Assisted suicide and the death that divided Sean Davison's family
- Australia's forgotten detention centre: the peculiar torture of Christmas Island's asylum seekers locked up with hardened criminals
- Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
- Finance Department secretary Jane Halton quits
- Editorial cartoon
- Government launch dedicated support groups for veterans concerned by mefloquine
- Teen strapped to chair, Dylan Voller, has parole bid rejected
- Officer claims AFP discrimination over her sexuality
- Psychologists issue official apology to Aboriginal people
- Bishop Bede Heather 'destroyed' documents: Royal Commission
- Airport baggage handler unfairly sacked over 'sarcastic' Facebook post supporting ISIS
- Surf Life Saving NSW manager embezzled $3 million
- The NASA jet taking 'naked' pictures of Great Barrier Reef to help save it
- New national gun amnesty to be announced
- Corporal Cameron Baird VC remembered at Australian War Memorial
- Secret video shows Penguin had concerns about Belle Gibson's lies
- One in five bosses is a psychopath, research reveals
- Former Knox Grammar headmaster Ian Paterson 'covered up' abuse, Royal Commission finds
- Gender pay gap: Would you risk your job over a pay rise?
- Turning up the heat to push many Australian plants to the brink, new study finds
- Northern Territory government has most female represensation in cabinet in Australian history
- Sydney warms up as gathering clouds point to big wet inland
- Sex abuse royal commission to wind down public hearings
- Narendra Modi's yoga diplomacy, or how India is winning friends and influencing people
- What's in a name? "Organic" orange juice claims questioned
- US citizens renouncing because of tax laws affecting Australian superannuation
- ATO warns of phone scammers requesting payment for tax debts
- Green slip reforms would leave most motorists to fend for themselves
- Tromp walkabout was no picnic, more a fresh entry in grim Australian storybook
- Royal commission into child sex abuse: 'All I could think about was ... killing Father Ryan. I didn't do it. I should have.'
- World Suicide Prevention Day: Research shows far-reaching impact of a lost life
- Another Australia Post truck catches fire on the Hume Highway
- The wellbeing cost of mental health hits $200 billion
- Child dresses as Hitler in Alice Springs as visiting Jewish student look on
- 'Innocent mistake' greets Alice Springs school's Jewish guests - Hitler on parade
- Australian DJ Jake Mastroianni a victim of legal bungle in Thailand, says lawyer
- CSIRO board extends CEO Larry Marshall's contract until mid-2020
- Sam Dastyari's lasting damage to our policy on China
- Best of the world: September 9, 2016
- James Packer donates $250,000 to the Australian Republican Movement
- Andrew Churchyard sex abuse cases now top 70, with law suit to come
- Australia's carbon budget to be exhausted in six years, Stockholm group says
- Chinese media a threat to social cohesion, but propaganda overstated: report
- Swiss village mourns Australian David Jewell, killed in New Caledonia shark attack
- Australian women can be as successful as men in getting a pay rise (it helps if you are young)
- Australian doctor praises WHO safe sex advice for travellers to Zika countries
- Australian doctor praises WHO abstinence advice for travellers to Zika countries
- Solar power sector handed huge boost by ARENA funding
- Students don't trust schools to protect them from abusers
- Childcare survey: Our readers reveal their views
- Former Marist Brothers head 'naive' to have believed Brother Romuald
- Australian killed by shark in New Caledonia was on kitesurfing catamaran tour
- Blue skies on the farm: Ella Shannon finds a future in her double life
- NDIS rollout: Research finds disability groups face collapse
- Australian man killed in shark attack while kitesurfing in New Caledonia
- Ezzit Raad funded, fought and recruited for Islamic State
- There's real and present danger in IS call for lone wolves to 'scorch with terror'
- Very interesting, very strange but should Tromp 'family matter' stay in the family?
- Time to lift bonnet on schools and student performance: Productivity Commission
- Foreign bribery exposed: New anti-corruption team announced in wake of explosive revelations
An injury reporting system designed to keep the public safe is now a target of retailers and toy manufacturers.
The $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme means improved financial freedom for participants and their families.
The time has come for chicken nuggets, the time has come for marriage equality.
Asylum seekers on bridging visas - conditions.
There are growing calls for the Federal Government to regulate the mushrooming au pair industry to protect both au pairs and their host families.
As Richard Thorburn carried the small white coffin holding the body of his 12-year-old foster daughter towards the hearse, he also carried the weight of a dark secret that would unravel around him almost a year later, police say.
Baby Boomers are preparing for a retirement where they financially support their children.
Victoria's dirtiest power station will be switched off permanently as early as April next year, with more than 1000 jobs in the Latrobe Valley under threat.
Just one electorate in the country has a majority of voters opposed to same-sex marriage, according to research that suggests MPs and public debate are significantly trailing voters in backing change.
What if I told you we could have marriage equality and free nuggets?
Allegations that Australian surgeons are running cartels to protect their lucrative private markets will be discussed at a meeting of health ministers next month.
A fisherman may have caught the most expensive rock lobsters ever in 2014, paying close to $100,000 for three of the prized shellfish.
A Jetstar flight diverted to Brisbane and was left with just one operational engine on Thursday afternoon after an incident where the cabin filled with smoke.
A unique take on the news of the day by Fairfax cartoonists, artists and illustrators.
Patrick Tansley was mingling at a party when the first warning shot was fired.
On December 2, 2010, the concierge at a luxury apartment tower made her way to the garbage room. She was looking for a broom. But something was blocking the door. She gave it a shove with her shoulder and caught sight of a young woman lying in a pool of blood among the fallen bins.
The former chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney denied he was trying to save Cardinal George Pell from embarrassment by sticking to his claim about a paedophile priest in the face of conflicting accounts, a royal commission has heard.
Aboriginal Australians are found to have the closest genetic links to Highland Papua New Guinea populations, providing new insights into the movement of early humans following their dispersal from Africa.
Five things we know about this year's unusually controversial census.
Senior Catholic Church figure John Usher said he and others have been investigated over an alleged failure to report a paedophile priest to police.
Whether a peace sign or a hopscotch court, chalk markings can be a contentious subject.
Internal files reveal publishing giant Penguin was warned about "gaps" in cancer conwoman Belle Gibson's story at least five months before releasing her book, but still failed to fact-check it.
Newly elected Senator Derryn Hinch has hit back at allegations by his former partner that he is "back on the booze", about five years after a life-saving liver transplant
Three men stuck on Uluru were safely rescued on Tuesday morning after delicate rescue mission, which lasted more than six hours.
For the majority of Australian children, screen time takes up more of their leisure hours than any other recreational activity.
Patricia Rosas has a second job as a cook on Saturdays to supplement her salary as an early childhood educator.
Disgraced author Belle Gibson was secretly paid $75,000 for appearing on Channel Nine's flagship current affairs show, 60 Minutes, after her global cancer hoax and charity fraud were first exposed.
Three people have become stuck on Uluru after ignoring pleas by the site's traditional owners not to climb it.
Have you noticed strawberries are berry cheap at the moment?
An Australian company that provides welfare services for refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru has told the Turnbull government it no longer wants to do its work on the island.
The number of Indigenous Australians dying on the roads was similar to the rate in Sub-Saharan Africa, and three to five times the national average, an international conference was told on Monday.
This has to be the craziest and most dramatic ends to a grand final ever seen.
The sister of a man who died at the home of former Health Services Union secretary Kathy Jackson has demanded she return his belongings, including his Bible.
Convicted paedophile priest John Joseph Farrell told a bishop children "enjoyed" sexual activity and "came looking for it", according to evidence tendered to an inquiry.
Pizza Hut had been Adam Gordon's life. He started doing dishes and making dough for the family restaurant at 14; he was a shift manager at 17, an assistant manager at 18 and a store manager at 20.
Every day, more than 125 marriages fail in Australia. On Sunday, a 42-year-old commercial breakfast television presenter who has been married for 21 years appeared to be on the road to joining the list.
An Afghan refugee sent to Nauru by the Australian government remains on the Pacific island nearly three weeks after a doctor advised he needs to be urgently evacuated to treat a potentially fatal heart condition.
Disabled prisoners are invisible in the official records and receive little support inside jail.
Inside the competitive and curious world of fingernail art with one of Australia's leading nail artists.
There's a know-how revolution but we've hardly noticed.
A loving son's fatal decision to help his mother die opened a wound in his family that is unlikely to ever heal.
Amir never had a birth certificate, or a passport, or anything else that provided proof of who he was until he received his P-plate driver's licence after being released from immigration detention on a bridging visa while his claim for refugee status was assessed.
Australia's Antarctic Division has backtracked on its decision to close the Macquarie Island Research Station in 2017.
Rosemary Huxtable confirmed as acting Finance Department boss as Jane Halton has announces her resignation after 15 years as a department head.
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of the Herald's editorial cartoonist.
The federal government has launched new initiatives to support veterans concerned about mefloquine.
The teenager who was filmed being shackled to a mechanical chair in a Darwin detention centre has had his application for parole knocked back.
A senior federal police officer has launched legal action against the AFP, claiming she was discriminated against, and her career ruined, because she tried to transfer interstate to be with her girlfriend.
Australia's peak psychological body has officially apologised for its treatment of Aboriginal Australians over more than 200 years.
Former Catholic Bishop of Parramatta Bede Heather told the sex abuse royal commission he destroyed material relating to crimes by clergy.
An airport baggage handler was unfairly sacked for making a "sarcastic" Facebook post supporting Islamic State, the Fair Work Commission has found.
The head of Surf Life Saving NSW embezzled more than $3 million before he resigned from his job in July.
The US space agency is taking images of the Great Barrier Reef from 8.5 kilometres up in a specially equipped jet to gain a better understanding of what humans are doing to the largest living thing on Earth.
The federal government is poised to announce a national gun amnesty following an unprecedented wave of violent firearm-related crime in Melbourne.
The kit Corporal Cameron Baird VC was wearing on the day he was killed during the action that saw him awarded Australia's 100th Victoria Cross is now on display along with his medals at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Publishing giant Penguin harboured major concerns about conwoman Belle Gibson's "survival" story before it released her book that promotes dumping conventional medicine to beat cancer.
You are just as likely to come up against a psychopathic boss in your office as you are in the prison population.
Former headmaster of Knox Grammar Ian Paterson deliberately covered up allegations about child sexual abuse because he placed the reputation of the school ahead of student welfare, a royal commission has found.
Heidi Sundin remembers biting the bullet and confronting a former employer about a male colleague who was being paid more for the same work she was doing.
Australia's inland plants are among those most likely to be affected by rising temperatures, challenging the concept that the country's weather extremes would make them less susceptible to global warming, a new study has found.
The Northern Territory will have the largest female majority cabinet in the country after its Labor government elected five women to its eight person leadership team.
Sydney may be in the midst of one of its mildest starts to any spring but clouds are gathering over inland Australia in a big way.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will continue its inquiries into the Catholic Church with a hearing into jailed former priest John Joseph Farrell.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a big fan of yoga.
When "organic" is in the name, it's reasonable to think the folksy-looking orange juice you're paying a premium price for is just that.
When Karen Alpert renounced her US citizenship she was angry, fed up with paperwork and about $70,000 poorer.
An elderly woman who received a threatening phone call demanding she pay a "tax debt" over the phone is among thousands of Australians being targeted by tax scammers.
Most people injured on the road face losing their common law rights to sue insurance companies for ongoing medical costs and lost wages.
The family-jaunt-gone-awry narrative is straight from an Australian horror-story, the road-trip turned nightmare journey into a netherworld.
Four years after the Hunter region campaigned for a royal commission following the suicide of child sex abuse victim John Pirona, public hearings have taken place in the region.
John Bradley has three children: the eldest is in Melbourne, the youngest lives in Paris, and the middle one is buried in Springvale.
Another Australia Post truck carrying parcels in transit has caught fire on the Hume Highway destroying its contents.
The trust cost of one of our "most intractable" problems
A child dressed up as Adolf Hilter for Book Week while visiting Jewish students look on, sounds like a comedy devised by Woody Allen and Mel Brooks.
A student at an Alice Springs private school was allowed to dress up as Adolf Hitler for a Book Week parade which coincided with a visit by exchange students from a Melbourne Jewish school.
An Australian DJ jailed for life in Thailand was the victim of a critical legal error that put him behind bars for life, his lawyer says.
Embattled CSIRO boss has been given another four year to right the science agency.
The fallout from Sam Dastyari's entitlement and stupidity is considerably greater than his unimportant political career.
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Billionaire James Packer has donated close to $250,000 to the Australian Republican Movement.
More than 70 people are now alleging they were sexually abused by prominent neurologist Andrew Churchyard in what has become one of the most serious medical abuse scandals in Australian history.
A "fair share" of the country's allowable carbon emissions will soon be burnt through, a think tank says.
New online Chinese language media outlets have the potential to "polarise the Australian Chinese community against mainstream Australian society", a report has found.
David Jewell was a man not afraid to take a risk in life, his friends say.
New research shows young Australian women are just as successful as their male peers at asking for and negotiating a pay rise.
Australians who travel overseas should take notice of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) advice to practice safe sex or abstain from sex for 6 months after returning from an area affected by the Zika virus.
Australians who travel overseas should take notice of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) advice to practice safe sex or abstain from sex for 6 months after returning from an area affected by the Zika virus.
Australia is set to triple its large-scale solar energy capacity as costs dive almost to those of wind farms.
An alarming number of Australian students don't trust schools to keep them safe.
Fairfax Media asked readers to share experiences of the childcare system. This is what they told us.
Brother Michael said he was now embarrassed that he had taken the subsequently disgraced Brother Romuald at his word.
An Australian kitesurfer who died after being bitten by a shark in New Caledonia was on a 10-day organised luxury catamaran expedition, seeking out remote surfing locations in the region, when the tragedy occurred.
Ella Shannon saw an opportunity in the disconnect between the demand for good farm labour and the willing supply of backpackers, uni students and "grey nomads" seeking to supplement their travel or studies with work.
Two reports have raised the spectre of "market failure" under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, with participants running the risk of long waiting lists or missing out on support.
An Australian man has died after he was bitten by a shark while kitesurfing in New Caledonia on Tuesday afternoon.
Melbourne terrorist Ezzit Raad has funded and fought for Islamic State, and after his recent death in Syria, now provides the inspiration for further terrorist attacks on Australian soil.
Ignore the alliteration, the scary part of the Islamic State call for attacks on Bondi, Brunswick and beyond is the author's detailed local knowledge.
The Tromp family have asked for privacy as they try to recover from their ordeal. But reporters and readers alike are curious. So what now? Do we leave the family to it, or pick over the entrails still more?
It's an equation that doesn't seem to add up. We are spending more money on education, but our students' performance is stagnating.
The federal government will hire a new team of specialist anti-corruption investigators in Perth after a series of revelations in Fairfax Media about high-level foreign bribery, including at WA mining company Sundance Resources.
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