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- Donald Trump uses Conservative conference speech to attack media and promise military buildup
- India condemns deadly shooting of engineer in Kansas as FBI probes 'hate crime'
- Leicester should name stadium after sacked Ranieri, says Mourinho
- Judge limits the number of witnesses at Bill Cosby sexual assault trial
- Donald Trump slams FBI 'leakers' amid reports the bureau refused to deny Russian links
- Why Ellie Brush was always made for AFL Women's success at the GWS Giants
- From Trinidad to Sydney: the rise of Swifts super import Sam Wallace
- NRL season 2017: Manly Sea Eagles recruit Jackson Hastings wants to end feud with Roosters
- Pushed around at work? Here's how to stop the bully
- Australia v India Test series: Sridharan Sriram, the spin guru behind Steve O'Keefe's stunning spell in Pune
- 'So, do you think I did it?': Court sees infamous Gordon Wood interview
- Bill Shorten raises settlements 'clearly and unambiguously' in meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu
- Reality check on insanity of wage growth
- How Brad Pitt went from Hollywood hunk to movie mogul
- The $18,000 taxpayers paid to bed down Jillian Skinner's legacy
- Egyptian Eman Ahmed's weight-loss target: from 500kg to 300kg
- New board signals end of factionalism at Parramatta Eels
- Six Nations: Ben Te'o handed England start as Eddie Jones makes four changes for Italy clash
- Bumper crowd expected at first Super Netball double-header
- Road toll climbs higher after crash in country Victoria
- Assistant Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke intervenes to stop deportation of Sydney girl with autism
- Great Sydney Harbour Walk push: The trail from Eora Nation to the Opera House
- Sydney back to winning ways as Bobo double helps sink 10-man City
- Sekope Kepu relishing front-row battle with old teammate Tatafu Polota-Nau
- Queensland Reds survive roller-coaster night to eclipse Sharks in opener
- To move ahead, it?s time for Essendon to stop looking back
- You've read about his rescue, now meet Lochie, and his loving new owners
- Australia v India Test series 2017: Wonder spell from Steve O'Keefe hits hosts for six
- Labor and LNP heartland merge in western Brisbane
- Queensland inches closer to $5 billion new Army contract
- Richmond and Adelaide both have something to smile about
- Major breakthroughs, startling revelations and unanswered questions in the Ristevski case
- Tinder taking away brothels' 'bread and butter': owner
- New York Times to air TV ad to highlight truth and independent journalism
- Australia vs India First Test 2017: Day Two live cricket scores from Pune
- NRL began investigating Tim Simona last season after social media post
- Oscars 2017: Does an Oscars win even mean anything anymore?
- Netflix picks up $100 million Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro mob epic The Irishman
- I'm a Celebrity feeds on 'nasty women' like Keira Maguire and Tziporah Malkah
- President Trump used to live-tweet the Oscars and thought he would make the perfect host
- Pregnant Beyonce pulls out of Coachella music festival
- House of Hancock will not be shown again after Channel 9 apologises to Gina Rinehart
- Record-breaking Sydney auction weekend to attract 'monster crowd' as homeowners rush to sell
- Donald Trump wants to expand US nuclear arsenal, make it 'top of the pack'
- Pope suggests 'better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic'
- Storm Doris: woman killed by debris in UK
- Britain eyes Cornwall for take-off into space
- Former US spy Sabrina de Sousa to be extradited for role in rendition of cleric
- South Sudan famine: 1.4 million children could die and the world isn't doing enough
- Julie Bishop and Theresa May divided on Syria and Bashar al-Assad
- Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport and military base in offensive against Islamic State
- Jessica Bibby 'petrified' by what AFLW means for basketball
- Electricity prices tipped to rise in Queensland
- Sydney Rugby Union confident Shute Shield will return to Channel 7 in 2017
- Swedish town considers paying residents to go home and have sex one hour a week
- Eastwood president Brett Papworth vows not to waste any proceeds from TG Millner sale
- Trade and investment focus of President Joko Widodo's trip to Australia
- Simulation ? aka cheating ? is a blight on the A-League and must be eradicated
- The poisoner's handbook: What Israel and North Korea have in common
- Storm of voices rate the cuts
- Buy property in Sydney and you're 'pretty well set for life': Housing Minister Anthony Roberts
- Royal commission: Outrage over church's financial support for paedophile priests
- Woman dragged by hair in west Melbourne abduction
- Moves to scrap 1am lockout given green light by parliamentary committee
- From shabby to sensational: Rebecca Judd's bayside cottage renovation
- Only seven suburbs in Melbourne are affordable for first-home buyers
- Sydney woman Margaret Goodwin struck by lightning in Bowral dies in hospital
- Murray Goulburn discloses losses, ASIC and ACCC investigations
- Penalty rates kick: farewell to Sunday, the day of rest
- Judge rules against CFMEU on Games site
- Ben Smith injured as Waikato Chiefs end losing streak to Otago Highlanders
- Perth property for sale: Homes to see this weekend
- One step at a time, Nestle slowly changes its ways
- Fell Swoop returns at Oakleigh Plate with Damien Oliver gunning for trifecta
- Donald Trump calls China the 'grand champions' of currency manipulation
- Paralympian Scott Reardon cops cheeky taunt from Usain Bolt at Nitro Athletics
- Lead paint and asbestos being handled by unskilled painters: industry
- Canberra Grammar School students spell out the importance of organ and tissue donation ahead of DonateLife Walk on Wednesday
- ANU artist inspired by abusive tweets from politicians
- Ricky Stuart says Edrick Lee departure leaves Canberra Raiders 'skinny'
- Canberra's small business, casual employees on Fair Work Commission rate cuts
- Dargues gold mine near Majors Creek going ahead
- Androgynous queen: Canberra model Stefania Ferrario blurs gender lines
US President Donald Trump declared himself among friends as he began speaking Friday at an annual gathering of conservative activists and told the crowd that he would serve them well.
A shooting in a Kansas bar on Wednesday that left one Indian engineer dead and another injured has escalated into an international incident amid fears the attack was motivated by race.
Leicester City should honour sacked title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri by naming their stadium after him, says Manchester United's Jose Mourinho.
A judge will let only one other accuser testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial to support charges the comedian drugged and molested a woman at his estate near Philadelphia.
President Donald Trump has lashed out once again at US intelligence agencies, calling out the Federal Bureau of Investigation over leaks that have hobbled his administration amid reports of pre-inauguration contacts with Russia.
Ellie Brush has always had AFL footy in her blood, and she's making every post a winner at the Giants.
Sam Wallace has traded the beaches of Trinidad for the hustle and bustle of Sydney to play with the Swifts.
Jackson Hastings is hoping to end his family's feud with the Roosters after making the transition from Bondi to Brookvale.
Sometimes it can be obvious, like a manager repeatedly yelling at and calling an employee offensive names, but bullying can also occur between work colleagues on social media.
Game breaker Steve O'Keefe paid tribute to Cricket Australia's spin guru for sparking the change that enabled the left-armer to produce a potentially match-winning spell in the first Test.
"So, do you think I did it?"
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has conveyed Labor's concern about Israel's construction of settlements in occupied territories to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a meeting he described as "warm and productive".
Do we have record low interest†rates? Tick. Stagnant wages and chronic underpayment of workers? Definite tick. Added to that, wages for many actually will fall thanks to the Fair Work Commission decision on Sunday†penalty†rates ("Paying the penalty: thousands face wage cuts", February 24).
For more than a decade Brad Pitt has been carefully building a plan B, as a producer. It looks to be paying off big time.
Retired North Sydney MP Jillian Skinner spent her last†days in office bedding down her legacy with a final newsletter to constituents and a friendly interview with her local newspaper.
Eman Ahmed has spent 20 years in bed, only capable of limited movement, but surgery to help her lose 200kg is giving her new hope.
The days of factionalism are over at Parramatta after the club announced a new board of directors to replace the ones sacked by the government.
Ben Te'o will make his first international start after being named at outside-centre for England in Sunday's Six Nations clash against Italy at Twickenham, one of four changes to the team that beat Wales two weeks ago.
Giants shooter Jo Harten says her side must improve ahead of their clash with West Coast this weekend.
A crash between a car and a small truck in country Victoria has claimed the life of a man, pushing the Victorian road toll to 32 so far this year.
A teenage girl with autism facing deportation after eight years living in Australia has been granted permanent residency, following an eleventh-hour intervention by the Assistant Immigration Minister.
Aboriginal sites, a nudist beach, guns that held France, Russia and Japan at bay, an oval named after a beauty queen, a house built by a man who wanted an Australian aristocracy....
When you fall off a horse the best way to regain confidence is to get straight †back on.
Waratahs prop Sekope Kepu says he can't wait to pack down against former teammate Tatafu Polota-Nau on Saturday but has warned the Western Force's new recruit they won't be mates when they get onto the turf of Allianz Stadium in the opening round of Super Rugby.
A new-look Reds side took plenty of time to click while Pat Lambie missed the kick that counted as Queensland started their Super Rugby season with a narrow victory in Brisbane.
If there has been a recurring theme in the fallout from Australian football's blackest scandal it has been the failure by the key players behind its inception to read the play.
His neglect sparked outrage; his rescue, wonder. Now meet Lochie, Canberra's transformed dog.
Australia have a priceless opportunity to post a rare Test victory in India after Steve O'Keefe made spin great Shane Warne eat his words by producing a stunning career-best performance to turn the series opener on its head.
Labor and Liberal National heartlands have merged in one of the more intriguing electoral redistributions ahead of the next Queensland state election.
Queensland is inching slowly closer to winning a $5 billion Australian Army contract to build up to 10,000 new-generation army vehicles.
It was all eyes on the middle of the ground for Richmond fans on Friday night at Etihad Stadium. So, too, for any Adelaide supporters looking on, but for very different reasons.
It was a week that saw major breakthroughs in the mysterious disappearance of Avondale Heights woman Karen Ristevski.
Queensland brothel licensees are calling for a ban on the use of mobile phones in all prostitution advertising in a bid to stamp out illegal operators.
The New York Times will air its first TV ad in seven years during the Academy Awards, as the paper looks to highlight independent journalism amid US President Donald Trump's attacks on the media as "fake news".
After reaching stumps on 9/256 on Day One, Australia will need to do everything right from here if they are to snap their nine-Test losing streak in Asia.
A social media post linking Tim Simona to alleged gambling activity and behavioural misconduct raised concern over the Wests Tigers centre during last season.
In the past, the statue might've kickstarted a career, earning its winner plum roles and hefty paycheques. But that's not the case anymore.
Just like TV, it seems the future of cinema is streaming.
There's nothing reality TV likes more than a vulnerable, sobbing woman.
Before his presidential campaign, the former reality TV show host thought he'd make a great host for the Oscars.
Pregnant singer Beyonce on Thursday pulled out of performing at California's Coachella music festival in April, citing doctor's orders.
Hit TV mini-series House of Hancock will not be broadcast or streamed again after Channel 9 made a grovelling apology for its portrayal of mining magnate Gina Rinehart and her family.
Sydney's housing market is set to break a record on the last weekend of summer.
President Donald Trump says the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity.
Earlier Francis said Christians should see atheists as good people if they do good.
BROAD HAVE, WALES, Feb 23 Reuters - A woman has been killed by flying debris as storm Doris batters Britain and Ireland, disrupting travel and leaving thousands without power as it swept in from the Atlantic.
The wind is roaring off the Atlantic at Cornwall airport, blowing patterns in the puddles on the tarmac. In the brief silences between the gusts you can hear the sheep baa.
Portugal wants her retried but Italy has already sentenced her to six years in prison.
The return of the F-word.
The last time Malcolm Turnbull spoke with one of the handful of world leaders Australia might consider among its closest friends,†the verbal stoush that ensued ended up becoming a global story.
US-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport on Thursday, state television said, in a major gain in operations to drive Islamic State from the western half of the city.
Basketball has plummeted into an abyss, in terms of attractiveness to Australian women, compared to the sporting steam train launched by the behemoth AFL.
Electricity prices are tipped to rise by $25 a year for regional Queensland households from July.
There is uncertainty over the Shute Shield's future on free-to-air television, but the Sydney Rugby Union says it will find the money in time for kick-off on April 1.
A local official in Sweden has a novel proposal to improve work-life balance and lift the local birthrate: give municipal employees an hour-long paid break each week to go home and have sex.
Eastwood rugby club is on the verge of a game-changing land sale. Its administration is determined to make sure the proceeds are not frittered away.
Joko Widodo's ambitious program to develop tourism beyond Bali will be among the issues discussed.
Enough is enough. Players milk penalties. And yet as the honour system in the A-League disintegrates week-by-week, who gets the blame? Not, mostly, the players. Rather those who are supposed to see it, in a split second. Am I missing something here?
The fallout from the assassination of Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia will remind Israel's prime minister of his own international humiliation nearly 20 years ago.
Cutting income of the lowest earners in the country makes absolutely no sense.
A state policy on housing affordability will be announced in the "very near future", says new Planning Minister Anthony Roberts.
An admission that the Sydney Catholic Archdiocese financially supports convicted pedophile priests has drawn outrage from sex abuse survivors at the royal commission.
Terrifying images have emerged of a woman being abducted from a petrol station in west Melbourne.
Moves to scrap the 1am lockout in Queensland have been given the green light, with a parliamentary committee recommending a bill be passed.
One rule when transforming a compact room is to get the proportions of the furniture just right.
The average first home buyer in Melbourne could only afford to buy a house in seven suburbs last year. In 2000, they had the choice of 53 postcodes.
A Sydney woman who was struck by†lightning while sitting in a park with her two sisters†has died in hospital, five days after a series of severe thunderstorms battered parts of NSW.
The downturn in the dairy industry has taken its toll on the country's largest milk processor, Murray Goulburn Co-Operative.
Double-time has run out for the traditional day of rest.
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union unlawfully and intentionally held up work at a $126 million Gold Coast Commonwealth Games site for three weeks in 2016, a Federal Court judge has found.
James Lowe pounced on two wayward passes while Hika Elliot took advantage of a day-dreaming defence to give the Waikato Chiefs a 24-15 victory over a wasteful Otago Highlanders side who lost All Blacks fullback Ben Smith to a head injury on Friday.
If you're after a home that stands apart from the crowd, these distinctive properties may catch your eye.
It doesn't take long to appreciate that Magdi Batato has one of the biggest private sector jobs in the world.
Damien Oliver will look to guide Fell Sweep tor a breakthrough Group 1 victory at the Oakleigh Plate.
President Donald Trump declared China the "grand champions" of currency manipulation on Thursday, just hours after his new Treasury secretary pledged a more methodical approach to analysing Beijing's foreign exchange practices.
Paralympian sprinter Scott Reardon copped some cheek from Usain Bolt at the inaugural Nitro Athletics.
Australia's peak body for the painting industry has expressed concerns for tradespeople who have been issued qualifications to handle toxic materials without the requisite training.
Canberra Grammar School year nine students together on Friday to help promote organ†and tissue†donation.
Artist Jen Fullerton drew on abusive tweets as ammunition for her latest project.
Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart admits winger's departure has left his squad "skinny".
Canberra's small business owners and casual employees have weighed in on Thursday's recommendation by the Fair Work Commission to cut weekend penalty rates.
Work is about to begin on the Dargues gold mine at Majors Creek.
There's an Instagram†photo of model†Stefania†Ferrario†in a black suit, and you'd swear it was a bleached blonde Justin Bieber.
Brisbane Times National Headlines
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- Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett launch Orange Sky Digital
- 'Going gangbusters': Solar surge has only just begun and batteries' charge close behind
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- Plane crash lands near Princes Highway, pilot and passenger 'shaken' but unharmed
- Victoria demands answers from AEMO for blackout risks during NSW heatwave
- Penalty rate cuts: Who gains, and who will be hit the hardest
- Catholic leaders speak of church's 'catastrophic failure' in past approach to child abuse
- Victorian cities faced power cuts to ensure NSW made it through big heatwave
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- Bishop of Parramatta Vincent Long Van Nguyen tells royal commission he was abused
- Children's futures sacrificed for positive school PR: secret teacher speaks out
- Commonwealth Bank faces claim it owes millions of dollars in unpaid super to part-time workers
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- New Catholic standards body to crack down on clergy: Royal Commission
- War on feral cats: Australia aims to cull 2 million
- Bombing of Darwin: 75th anniversary brings new recognition of attacks
- Victoria to get its first large-scale solar plants
- As Australia scorches, sea ice spread around Antarctica hits a record low
- How technology can be the abuser's best friend
- Award for feeding Africa's hungry a feather in vet's cap
- 'This place is mad': As politicians bicker, Australia's energy security is at risk
- Victim tracking: How smartphones and location apps become weapons of abuse
- Homes lost, firefighter injured as Queanbeyan blaze burns out of control
- ASIC reprimands insurance industry for selling junk products
- National program to tackle 'boys' club' bias in legal profession
- ABC boss Michelle Guthrie aims to save millions by taking axe to management
- 'Rubbish': Mark Butler denies Labor has ditched 2030 renewable energy goal
- Royal Commission hears Catholic church paid $280 million in sex abuse claims
- Gig economy puts pressure on businesses to cut wages: Unions NSW
- Yassmin Abdel-Magied says Jacqui Lambie Sharia law comments 'the last straw'
- And the most criminal name in Australia is ...
- Coral bleaching threatens Sydney and returns to Great Barrier Reef amid unusually warm waters
- RSPCA threatens to quit poultry standards advisory group, as integrity of process is questioned
- 'A person diagnosed with dementia has no chance': disease a growing cost for families and society
- One in three principals victims of physical violence at school, survey finds
- Q&A: Muslim leaders demand apology from ABC over Jacqui Lambie's 'racist' views
- Centrelink robo-debt: government pledges fairer deal after backlash
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- Food industry's voluntary codes failing to reduce junk food ads viewed by children
- Firstborns both older and wiser because, study says, they don't share mum and dad
- What your spending habits (and other everyday behaviour) reveal about your politics
- 'Doesn't make sense': New guidelines threaten booming home storage market
- Senate inquiry told ABCC law will not 'level the playing field' for all
- A 'network of sexual perpetrators' operated in Anglican church youth group, royal commission finds
- The US Republican spreading the conservative case for acting on climate change
- Red hot: NSW smashes February statewide heat records two days in a row
- Man charged with lighting bushfire on NSW central coast during total fire ban
- Liberal president Kent Johns blasts Ross Cameron as 'nothing more than a circus act'
- Consumers urged to avoid some flower retail websites this Valentine's Day
- Donald Trump's Asia-Pacific policy still a work in progress
- As Victoria weighs forestry's future, report says national park could be jobs boon
- Australian teenage science prodigys discover ways to reduce antibiotic resistance, among other "phenomenal" findings
- Three Canberra Daramalan College girls and their teacher selected as finalists in prestigious BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards
- 'Bloody hot': shearers and graziers battle extreme temperatures as state roasts
- 'We need to significantly lift our game': Australia is not the innovation nation we like to think it is
- Catholic education system under a cloud after child sex abuse commission findings
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- Heatwaves hit ACT, SA and NSW, while Tasmania prepares for snow
- 'Capitulation': Clive Hamilton exits Climate Change Authority, blasts Turnbull
- Little sympathy for 'evil' Family cult leader Anne Hamilton-Byrne as health wanes
- Vatican under pressure to speed up abuse investigations: Royal Commission
- Sydney weather: Energy Minister pleads for help to avoid heatwave power blackout
- Whether it be Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, 'private' social media comments can get you sacked
- Warning of future blackouts as politics rules energy and climate debate
- 'Going to be a big day': Heatwave to strain hospitals, power supplies in NSW
- Sally McManus firms as first female secretary of the ACTU
- Who you love shouldn't make you depressed but, study finds, everybody else might
- Warning of NSW power shortages after soaring temperatures stoke demand
- Cardinal George Pell slams Greens push demanding his return a 'political stunt'
- Comparing the seven Aussie personas on education, age, income and voting habits
- Facebook launches Community Help: a new disaster relief tool
- Fashion models at risk of underpayment and exploitation in gig economy
- Murder Uncovered reveals more possible victims of David and Catherine Birnie
- Welcome to hell on Earth: Heatwave builds across eastern Australia
- Sydney Opera House renewal program prompts fierce debate
- Centrelink robo-debt scheme an 'absolute atrocity' but class action not on cards
- Credit reporting agency Veda changes its scoring model
- Renewable energy the only source of new capacity despite blowback
- Sydney weather: Biggest burst of summer to have records teetering
- Mother of slain backpacker condemns Trump for including Queensland attack on terror list
- Study reveals Australia no longer the 'lucky country' for millennials
- Father Thomas Doyle tells royal commission Vatican failed sex abuse victims
- It's not just the working class that's disillusioned with politics
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- How income, age and education affect your world view
- How the Political Persona Project works
- Almost 4500 alleged abuse in Catholic institutions over 35 years, royal commission told
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A third of Australians – about 7 million people – are now at their peak, but it is not when most people think.
An admission that the Sydney Catholic Archdiocese financially supports convicted pedophile priests has drawn outrage from sex abuse survivors at the royal commission.
Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett were crowned Young Australians of the Year in 2016 after creating a mobile laundry for the homeless. But experts argue their good intentions are harming, not helping people who are homeless.
A new wave of solar energy is about to crest and it won't just be households benefiting.
The time you spend working on a Sunday is still worth more than it is on a Saturday, but not as much as it was in the past, according to the Fair Work umpire.
Two people have had a lucky escape after a light plane crashed in Traralgon on Thursday afternoon.
The Victorian government is demanding the operator of Australia's main electricity grid explain how the state came close to losing electricity during the recent extreme heatwave to ensure NSW avoided power outages, adding to calls for a wider inquiry.
Who will gain the most from the changes, and who will be the hardest hit? The penalty rates decision in a nutshell.
Five Australian Catholic archbishops have given a scathing assessment of the church's past response to sexual abuse victims.
Ballarat and Bendigo faced losing electricity during the recent great eastern Australian heatwave so NSW could avoid power cuts, underscoring the parlous state of the country's grid.
Here's what the ACCC says you can do to help reduce petrol prices at a time when costs are going through the roof.
The Christian Brothers underpaid sexual abuse victims by $14 million, a royal commission has heard.
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The small aircraft carrying four wealthy American passengers to King Island to play golf was on runway 17 at Essendon Airport. It was two minutes before 9am.
Major air disasters are rare in Australia, but it wasn't always so.
Essendon, July 10, 1978: Catastrophe and comfort, the warmth of the burning plane and the blazing house somehow made a haunting contrast that cold winter's evening.
Environmental groups want more time to consider the impacts of Santos' Narrabri CSG project that will include as many as 850 wells, producing more than 100 tonnes of waste salt alone per day.
The Bishop of Parramatta Vincent Long Van Nguyen has told a royal commission he suffered sexual abuse by a member of the clergy after arriving as a refugee.
Students at the bottom end are being pressured to stop pursuing an ATAR in order to boost the school's average study score.
More than 7000 Commonwealth Bank of Australia part-time staff are owed millions of dollars in unpaid superannuation entitlements, according to legal advice.
By any Melbourne standard, 310 St Kilda Road is prime real estate: opposite the Royal Botanic Gardens, metres from the Shrine and National Gallery of Victoria, and a short stroll to the city centre.
Housing wouldn't define rich and poor and same-sex marriage and voluntary euthanasia would be legal.
Food and drink company PepsiCo will boost paid parental leave for employees from 12 to 16 weeks and double paid leave for carers from one to two weeks.
A new national Catholic oversight body will publicly name dioceses and orders which fail to meet its standards, a royal commission has heard.
The federal government is about to declare war on feral cats – and wants to use community groups in the battle.
Australia marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin on Sunday but for generations the country was kept in the dark about the true dimensions of the Japanese attack.
After years of failed promises, Victoria is on the cusp of getting its first large-scale solar power stations.
As parts of Australia set heatwave records and the government considered building new coal-fired power stations, the vast continent to the south last week quietly marked a milestone.
Nearly all family violence involves technology, from location trackers to spyware and webcams. But a new program is providing help and support.
A humble Australian vet has saved millions of chooks - and maybe helped feed a few million people in Africa, too.
"All the arrows are pointing in a very bad direction," says Danny Price, who sits on the government's Climate Change Authority.
Location tracking devices in walking sticks and prams, webcams hidden in children's toys. Technology is the new weapon of choice in family violence, according to those on the front line.
A firefighter is injured and at least 15 homes lost in an out-of-control grass fire burning east of Queanbeyan.
The corporate watchdog says the insurance industry is doing itself no favours by selling junk products that hurt the most vulnerable.
It is a profession where the old school tie or friendships forged on the football field can make or break careers.
ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie is poised to announce a sweeping overhaul of the broadcaster's management structures that is designed to free up tens of millions of dollars to invest in programming.
Labor's climate change spokesman Mark Butler has dismissed as "rubbish" widely circulating claims that Federal ALP had dropped its goal of achieving half of the nation's electricity will be supplied by renewable sources by 2030.
Catholic church authorities have paid almost $280 million in compensation to victims of alleged child sexual abuse in the past 35 years, a royal commission has heard.
The gig economy has been blamed for putting pressure on fast food, retail, hospitality and transport services to cut costs, fuelling wage theft in those industries.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied never really wanted to wage the battle to defend Muslims' right to exist.
Forget Carl (Williams) and Tony (Mokbel). The most criminal name in Australia is ... Leon.
Unusually warm sea temperatures and the prospect for more to come have reef scientists worried that the Great Barrier Reef may experience another major coral bleaching event. And Sydney is also under threat.
Consumers are demanding more free range eggs, but the industry is doing everything it can to keep using battery cages by shaping the new batch of animal welfare laws.
The number of people with dementia is predicted to soar. How will we afford it?
If Australian principals received a collective health check, it would be summed up in four words: stressed and under attack.
Muslim leaders, academics and activists have taken aim at the ABC's Q&A program after an explosive confrontation between independent senator Jacqui Lambie and a Muslim panelist.
But burden of proof still on welfare agency's clients.
The vitamins and supplements you buy could soon have a government of tick of approval if they are found to be evidence-based.
The industry' voluntary codes were meant to reduce unhealthy food ads targeting children, but there's strong evidence they're not working.
Scientists from Australia and Scotland have found that firstborns may have better thinking skills and higher IQs because their parents gave them more mental stimulation in their early years.
Your everyday behaviour betrays a surprising amount about your political views, new research from the Political Personas Project shows.
The booming market for home storage could be thrown into disarray if proposed safety guidelines force owners to move their battery units outside.
Not all building and construction companies will benefit from the "level playing field" the federal government promised to create with the introduction of its Australian Building and Construction law.
A "network of sexual perpetrators" used an Anglican church youth group to prey on young victims from the 1970s to the 1990s, a royal commission has found.
Former Republican congressman Bob Inglis knows something about the cost of climate change. It included his job.
Meteorologists were predicting NSW would set a state-wide record for February warmth during the current heatwave but few would have tipped the mark would be broken two days in a row.
Police have charged a man with starting a fire in bushland at Mangrove Creek on the NSW central coast.
Kent Johns says the former federal MPs comments at a Q Society event do not represent the party's views
The flowers may be beautiful, affordable and perfect for your valentine, but consumer watchdogs are warning people to do their research and steer clear of dodgy websites.
With the future of US-China relations still unclear, Australia and other Asia-Pacific nations can only wait in hope that level heads prevail in the White House.
The creation of a long-mooted national park on Melbourne's fringe could create up to 750 jobs by turning the area into an eco-tourism hub, an analysis has found.
"In a world of rampant change, science literacy is one of the most important tools we can give to our youth," Dr Finkel said.
In the past three years, Daramalan College has produced eight of the finalists in the most prestigious student science competition in the country.
Wayne "Bronco" Lunn has endured many summers in the shearing business in north-western NSW over four decades but he's never seen one like this year's.
We brought the world wi-fi, black box flight recorders, cochlear implants and dual-flush toilets, but a new report shows Australia isn't tracking well against other nations.
The royal commission has uncovered abuse on a staggering scale inside the Catholic church, particularly inside religious orders which ran schools. Can the church be trusted with your children?
Worries over housing at a record high in NSW
Snow is expected to fall in Tasmania this weekend while most of the nation swelters in a heatwave.
The Turnbull government's recent embrace of coal-fired power shows it has "abandoned all pretense of taking global warming seriously", prompting Clive Hamilton to resign as a member of the Climate Change Authority.
Australia's most notorious cult leader, Anne Hamilton-Byrne, is now in palliative care in a suburban Melbourne nursing home.
A Vatican panel which examines allegations of sexual abuse against clergy can take up to three years to hand down findings, a royal commission has heard.
Authorities are pleading for public help to avoid blackouts and limit fire risks as a record-breaking heatwave sets in across eastern Australia.
When commenting on your workplace on social media, you should avoid saying anything you would not be willing to shout out in the middle of the office, workplace academics have warned.
Victoria and NSW have been warned they could follow South Australia in being hit by electricity blackouts in years ahead unless Canberra comes up with a bipartisan national plan to deal with energy and climate change.
NSW faces biggest test of the summer, with soaring temperatures set to bring "catastrophic" fire conditions to some areas.
Union official Sally McManus looks set to become the first female secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions following her endorsement this week by left-wing unions.
Being gay doesn't have to mean a life sentence of unhappiness, if homosexual and bisexual Australians are raised in a loving, accepting family, a new study shows.
NSW faces potential power shortages during the coming heatwave, prompting the electricity market operator to demand additional supply.
Cardinal George Pell has dismissed a Greens motion in the Senate calling on him to return to Australia to aid a police investigation into misconduct as a "political stunt".
Who do you think is most likely to vote Labor: the social conservative or the social progressive?
First it was Safety Check. Now Community Help, but will this really make disaster relief easier?
Fashion models are increasingly at risk of exploitation in the gig economy with little protection against being underpaid and sexual harassment under fair work laws.
Australia's worst serial killer couple, David and Catherine Birnie, may be responsible for at least two more murders than the four they confessed to, according to a new television show.
Pity the poor souls who live in Bourke, Birdsville and Moomba.
The Sydney Opera House is facing criticism from heritage experts, architects, the City of Sydney and Jørn Utzon's son as it ploughs ahead with its $300 million renewal program.
The odds of a joint action against the federal government's Centrelink debt recovery program have narrowed, with lawyers saying it's unlikely such an action would succeed.
Veda has made changes to its scoring model but hasn't made a public announcement about it.
Pointing our solar panels in the wrong direction is only one quirk in our strained energy system.
The most extensive heatwave of the summer is building over inland Australia, setting up Sydney and much of the state for record-tilting heat over the coming weekend.
Trump is using her daughter's killing for 'insane persecution' of innocent people, Rosie Ayliffe said in a social media post.
Millennials in Australia no longer consider it the lucky country and are less optimistic about the future than their counterparts in developing economies.
The Vatican has failed sex abuse victims, the second day of a hearing into widespread pedophilia in the Catholic church has heard.
Rich or poor, young or old, one thing that unites Australians seems to be our mutual disillusionment with politicians.
Opening up the electricity market to competition may have been touted by government as opening the door to lower bills, but large numbers of households are disengaged, with only a relatively modest number of families chasing cheaper suppliers
It's the difference between being stuck or being able to escape when society and politicians have let you down.
How we identified the seven political personas found in Australia today.
Research undertaken by the sex abuse royal commission has revealed the extent of alleged crimes in Catholic institutions for the first time.
Don't recognise the name? You'll probably recognise the description.
Politics is changing fast. Where do you fit in?
Our research indicates Australians cluster around seven new political personas.
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