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- Mobile World Congress 2015: Optus to launch own-branded smartwatch for cashless payments
- Cricket World Cup: Spinner has fun, but not the last laugh
- My Kitchen Rules 2015 episode 19 recap: Annie and Lloyd, not needing it, struggle for redemption
- South Africa victory over Ireland marred by Imran Tahir's run-in with Manuka Oval crowd
- Welcome to 'Cat Island', where felines outnumber humans
- Red liquid splattered at Indonesian consulate in Sydney in apparent protest
- NSW state election 2015: Betting opens on a hung parliament
- Cricket World Cup 2015: Hashim Amla shines as South Africa thrash Ireland
- Royal commission: former Knox headmaster Ian Paterson's testimony raises more questions than answers
- Melbourne Demons name Aaron Vandenberg for Fremantle Dockers clash
- Bali nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to be transferred to Nusakambangan on Wednesday
- Canberra driver Molly Taylor not content to be the 'token female' in the Australian Rally Championship
- Multitalented model had a life on the move
- Tendai Mzungu re-signs with Fremantle Dockers
- Russia bids farewell to slain Putin critic Boris Nemtsov
- Cold case rapist jailed for prostitute attack
- Minister for Encryption: metadata avoidance app Wickr shoots to top of charts after Malcolm Turnbull revealed as a fan
- The Sound of Music turns 50: Why critics ate their words
- Game of Thrones season 5: Meet 'game-changing' character High Sparrow
- For Christians who missed the memo: the Bible abhors all domestic abuse
- Netflix confirms Australian launch date of March 24; House of Cards and Frozen to headline
- 'Green' cleaning products may not be what they seem
- Google expands 'virtualisation' of Australian cultural institutions
- Westside container village ready to launch on Lake Burley Griffin
- Rick Stone names Sione Mata?utia on bench for Knights? season opener
- Teams for round one of the NRL
- 'My ticker is in very good shape': Malcolm Turnbull responds to questions on Tony Abbott challenge
- Tara Costigan's family pays tribute - 'So, so hard to believe she's gone'
- Tinder's new paid service will cost more for over-30s
- Mother of killed Australian Ashley Johnston did not know he was on the frontline against Islamic State
- Thousands of dollars raised in online campaign for Tara Costigan
- Abbott government approves sweeping Australia Post changes, price rises
- Rick Ottons and his one dollar housing scheme We Buy Houses taken to court by ACCC
- Ball rolling on University of Canberra growth
- Abbott government considers mining-style tax to break Senate deadlock over uni fees
- Actor turned background TV role into 'everybody's favourite alien'
- Jarryd Hayne's relationship with San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula key to decision
- Senior Essendon players hold secret meeting with Gillon McLachlan ahead of Anti-Doping Tribunal verdict
- Just a little respect - NRL refs no longer in the pink
- Essendon to be 'topped up' with up to 14 players for NAB Challenge clash
- WADA unlikely to impose penalties on players charged with cocaine offences
- Essendon rejoices as Kevin Sheedy is set to return home
- Time to deliver after Swimming Australia secures new backer in Gina Rinehart
- Instagram account @themurdermall targets homeless and disadvantaged near Surry Hills Shopping Village
- Royal commission into sex abuse: Knox Grammar headmaster Ian Paterson 'did not realise groping was a crime'
- Paedophile teacher's actions just a 'silly mistake': former Knox headmaster tells royal commission
- A massive increase in coal mining is a cause for concern
- WorkSafe heads sacked over Fiskville CFA centre contamination
- Michael Clarke BBL stint worthwhile if it spares him from one-dayers
- Afghanistan believe they are 50-50 chance to beat Australia in World Cup
- Cash notes gone in a decade, says academic
- Michael Clarke the 'fittest he has been in five years' amid taxing World Cup fixture
- Domestic violence workers see spike in demand for services after Tara Costigan death
- The Department of Human Services' world-first apps slammed as 'truly awful'
- Farmer Ned Callow is battling the CFA over smoke risks from its Fiskville station
- Children swamp emergency departments
- Benn Robinson to become NSW Waratahs' most-capped player
- GP co-payment fee is 'dead, buried and cremated': Tony Abbott
- Jesse Hogan ready and here to stay in 2015
- A dollhouse to inspire young women into science, engineering and technology ?
- NRL backflips on plans to allow integrity unit to seize phones
- ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr defends choice of David Flannery to lead Heritage Council
- ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr urges the Remuneration Tribunal to be restrained as it considers rise in MPs' pay
- Borda exit from Santos surprises market
- Corralled and controlled: Journalists the collateral in Parliament clampdown
- Meet Hamid Hassan, the Afghanistan paceman who has become the World Cup cult hero
- Co-payment may be gone but government reservations on bulk-billing remain
- Tony Abbott announces extra 300 Australian troops to be sent to train Iraqis
- Ralph Churches' great World War II escape proved the 'Crow' could fly
- Reserve Bank fears weakening economy
- Markets moved ahead of the RBA's interest rate announcement
- Queensland?s 'beautiful but fragile' environment needs attention
- Preventing family violence should not be victim's responsibility
- No place for women's submission in today's church
- 'Regrets, I have thousands': King's headmaster Tim Hawkes apologises for 'insensitive' remark outside child abuse royal commission
- Metadata retention a step closer as Abbott government backs changes
- Port Hedland tugboat deal unravels as BHP pushes contractors to reduce costs
Optus has announced it will release a smartwatch that will enable consumers to pay for goods via its Cash By Optus app by the end of the this year. It's also looking at releasing smart wristbands.
Rookie Irish off-spinner Andy McBrine bowled what is likely to remain the over of a lifetime against South Africa.
Welcome to the Redemption Round, or more accurately, the Teams Not In Need Of Redemption Being Given A Chance To Fail Round.
South Africa captain AD de Villiers says he's been confident for the last year his side is capable of winning the Cricket World Cup, but the massive 201-run win over Ireland was marred by spinner Imran Tahir's second run-in with the Manuka Oval crowd in four months.
'I carry tourists every week, even though the only thing we have to offer is cats,' a ferry captain said.
An air of ?insecurity? lingers at the Indonesian consulate in Sydney, after an incident in which red liquid was splattered at the gates of the premises, the Indonesian Consul General to NSW has said.
Psephologist Antony Green pointed out the Baird government's vulnerability. Odds were quickly being offered.
South Africa put one foot in the World Cup quarter-finals by batting past the 400-run mark for the second successive match to hand Ireland a thumping defeat by 201 runs with five overs to spare at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.
After six days of damning claims that Dr Ian Paterson actively covered up evidence of child sexual abuse during his time as headmaster of Knox Grammar School, the time had come for him to explain the inexplicable.
Melbourne has named former Ainslie midfielder Aaron Vandenberg for their pre-season opener against Fremantle
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be transferred to the execution island of Nusakambangan on Wednesday, it has been announced.
Her mother is the long-time navigator for Australian rallying great Neal Bates. Now Molly Taylor has returned from Europe to make her assault on the Australian Rally Championship.
Bobo Faulkner, who has died in England aged 73, †had her ups and downs. From days when the longest trip she made was to the dole office, to international travel, from modelling to television, from England to Australia to America and back to England, she had a life constantly on the move.
Fremantle utility Tendai Mzungu has re-signed with the Dockers until the end of the 2016 AFL season.
Thousands of mourners have filed past the coffin of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, bidding farewell to a charismatic activist whose brazen assassination shocked the country.
Karl Boyd Bryhn lured a prostitute to a house in Perth, handcuffed her and then dragged the woman to a vacant block where he repeatedly raped her.
When did Malcolm Turnbull become a salesman for online encryption services?
As anyone who watched the Oscars telecast now knows, The Sound of Music has just turned 50.
Actor Jonathan Price has spilled a delicious little detail about Game Of Thrones season five ? he only took on his character because it's a game changing role.
Scripture about marriage should not be twisted as a cover for abuse.
The long-awaited local launch of TV and film streaming service Netflix has been confirmed for March 24.
Consumers buying products marked "green" or "natural" may think they are doing the right thing for the environment, but scientists have discovered a link between many common ingredients and risks to human health.
Want to wander around Bondi's Sculptures By The Sea or jump into the cockpit of a Lancaster bomber from the handset of your smartphone?
Canberra's new shipping container village opens this weekend, ahead of a local art festival on March 14.†
Knights coach Rick Stone has named Dane Gagai and Joey Leilua in the centres and teenager Sione Mata'utia on the bench in an 18-man squad for Newcastle's NRL season-opener against New Zealand Warriors at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.
Teams named for round one of the NRL (all times local):
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared his "ticker is in very good shape" when asked if he has the courage to challenge Prime Minister Tony Abbott for the Liberal Party leadership.
Tara Costigan put her three children above all else, right till the end, her family says.
Tinder's new paid service will cost a user more if they are aged 30 or older.
The mother of the first Australian to die in battle against Islamic State has spoken of her heartbreak in discovering her son was fighting for the Kurds in Syria at the same time as receiving the devastating news he had been killed on the frontline.
A campaign to raise money for the children of domestic violence victim Tara Costigan has spread rapidly across the capital.
Cabinet has approved a proposal by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to introduce a two-tiered pricing scheme for letter deliveries that is expected to see basic stamp prices increase to $1.
The consumer watchdog has launched a legal challenge to shut down a $1 home scheme that allegedly targets low-income customers.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr and University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker will on Wednesday sign a Statement of Strategic Intent, committing the government to legislative changes that vary the Crown lease and Territory Plan to allow massive commercial growth within the university?s Bruce precinct.
The Abbott government is trying to strike a last-minute compromise deal with Senate crossbenchers on university fee deregulation by proposing the equivalent of a mining "super profits tax" for universities that increase their fees over current levels.
Leonard Nimoy, who has died aged 83, was an obscure character actor in films and on television before achieving celebrity as the logical, emotionless alien Mr Spock in the 1960s television series Star Trek.
The uncertainty surrounding the future of then-San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh took the shine off initial interest from the 49ers, but Jarryd Hayne?s relationship with new coach Jim Tomsula helped lure him to the golden state.
The AFL has confirmed a secret meeting between members of Essendon's leadership group and league boss Gillon McLachlan took place last Monday night.
The senior referee in each game this season will have a soccer-style armband to signify he is the man in charge, but the days of NRL match officials wearing pink jerseys have gone as it is believed the uniform made it more difficult for the officials to be taken seriously.
Essendon are expected to field a team with 13 or 14 top-up players ? a narrow majority or exactly half the side ? for their NAB Challenge game against St Kilda on Saturday.
A new approach to "trafficking" under the 2015 WADA Code means the supply of cocaine charges levelled against eight past and present Titans players, together with the Reds Karmichael Hunt, means they may escape any anti-doping sanctions.
Essendon's desperate but determined campaign to lure Kevin Sheedy back to the Bombers has been successful.
Swimming Australia chief executive Mark Anderson has declared 2015 'a year to deliver' after the sport sealed a major partnership with Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting group.
An Instagram account making light of homeless and disadvantaged people in Surry Hills has been described by Mission Australia as ?heartless?.
The former headmaster of Knox Grammar School Ian Paterson did not realise that it was a crime for a teacher to grope and sexually proposition a student, a royal commission has heard. Dr Paterson, who ran the school for almost three decades, also admitted he did not regularly conduct background checks on teachers employed at the elite boys school and nor was he aware of child protection laws introduced in the 1980s.
The former headmaster of Knox Grammar School Dr Ian Paterson dismissed a claim that former teacher Craig Treloar watched pornography with a student as just a "silly mistake", a royal commission has heard.
Premier Mike Baird is very open about his plan to privatise the state's poles and wires.
WorkSafe heads have been sacked over the contamination of water at Fiskville CFA training facility.
The only rationale for Melbourne Stars to be chasing Michael Clarke is if the World Cup is his swansong for limited-overs internationals.
Many people give Afghanistan no hope of toppling Australia in Perth on Wednesday but the sentimental favourites of the World Cup are daring to dream the impossible.
Cash will be gone in a decade, predicts an academic, and a new national property exchange says the vast majority of property sales will happen without cheques in three years, but not everyone?s buying the claims.
Michael Clarke says he is the fittest he has been for five years but remains unsure whether his body will be able to withstand the punishing World Cup schedule dished out to Australia.
The ACT's domestic violence crisis service has seen a spike in demand for support and information since the killing of Tara Costigan, 28.
Centrelink, Medicare apps are improving all the time, Human Service says.
After a long-running battle, Ned Callow and the Country Fire Authority's Fiskville training centre are searching for a solution.
Young children and people aged in their 20s are visiting Victorian public emergency departments in greater numbers than the elderly, a surprising new study that calls for more resources to better match demand has found.
Benn Robinson has instructed Michael Cheika to tear up his contract if the Waratahs prop ever loses his "hunger".
Tony Abbott has declared the GP co-payment as "dead, buried, cremated" after it was finally dumped on Tuesday.
Catching glimpses of Jesse Hogan's talent in pre-season matches only has tested Melbourne fans for two years, but coach Paul Roos thinks the gifted key forward will look back at the stalled start to his career as a "blessing in disguise".
For Alice Brooks a pathway into engineering was a somewhat natural course. When she asked her father, robotics expert Rodney Brooks, who was one of the founders of iRobot, if Santa Claus could bring her a Barbie. She received a saw instead so that she could make her own dolls and dollhouses.
The NRL has been forced into an embarrassing backflip over plans to allow its integrity unit to confiscate mobile phones after outraged players vented about the governing body?s new ?police? powers.
The appointment of Canberra architect and urban transformation expert David Flannery to lead the ACT Heritage Council won't significantly benefit the government's push for light rail, Chief Minister Andrew Barr said on Tuesday.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr has urged the Remuneration Tribunal to limit any pay increase for politicians to the 1.5 per cent given to public servants, pointing to Canberra's difficult budget.
News of the imminent departure of Santos chairman Ken Borda has taken the market by surprise as the oil and gas player deals with the fallout from the slumping oil price and rumours circulate of tensions with chief executive David Knox.
New restrictions at Parliament House that are designed to improve security have the potential to impede on the freedom of the press.
There is more to Hamid Hassan than the headband, war paint and the adorably clumsy cartwheels which have made the Afghanistan paceman the cult hero of the World Cup.
The dreaded Medicare co-payment may be gone, but the Abbott government has not abandoned its belief that those who can afford to pay more for their healthcare should do so.
An extra 300 Australian troops are being sent to train Iraqis in the fight against the Islamic State terror group, with Tony Abbott refusing to rule out boosting the deployment further.
In March 1941, Ralph Churches was seconded to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACS), supporting Greece in the Allied Greek campaign against the Germans.
Tuesday's RBA board meeting has considered new data released since its last meeting showing much lower than expected investment intentions for the third quarter of this year.
The most interesting thing about the Reserve Bank?s decision to hold its cash rate at 2.25 per cent on Tuesday was that there was market price action immediately before the announcement went out.
The importance of the environment in the recent Queensland state election is beyond doubt.
Last week in Canberra, a one-week-old baby and her two brothers, nine and 11, had their mother snatched away from them when Tara Costigan, 28, was allegedly killed with an axe in her home. Her ex-partner Marcus Rappel†has been charged with her murder and is accused of also seriously injuring two other people in the attack.
Archbishop Glenn Davies' condemnation of violence against women †(Letters, March 3) is reassuring as far as it goes but it doesn't address the question raised by Julia Baird and others ? to what extent does the doctrine of headship (wives' subordination to their husbands) condone and lead to violence against women? Based as it is on obscure and contested texts in the Bible, headship should have no place in our modern egalitarian society.
King's headmaster Tim Hawkes has apologised to his school community and admitted he was stupidly insensitive to say he had ?no regrets? about his actions almost 30 years ago at Knox Grammar, where he failed to report the sexual abuse of a Year 8 boarder.
The Abbott government has agreed to adopt changes to its controversial plan to force phone and internet firms to keep customers' data for two years.
Tugboat operator Teekay is scrambling to cut costs amid fears that BHP Billiton may not renew its contract to work at Port Hedland.
Brisbane Times National Headlines
- Prison radicalisation expert Clarke Jones says segregation only strengthening terrorists' beliefs
- New report: Australia needs to radically rethink its housing policy for ageing population
- The $400,000 Department of Human Services jobs the Australian Public Service can't fill
- Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis playing a high-stakes political game
- Keep the goal posts in place
- Peanut allergy treatment success by Melbourne researchers brings hope of cure
- Cutters pay tribute to 'natural leader' Hayden Butler
- Australian man found dead in Bali was a 'get-rich-quick' motivational speaker
- Malaysian convicted murderer in state of limbo in Sydney detention centre
- Energy retailers letting down customers in financial hardship, says regulator
- Jewish sex abuse victims pressured not to assist police, secret tapes and emails reveal
- APS outsourcing: no-one is safe, says 1990s outsourcing guru
- Customs officers' allowances in firing line
- Most asylum seekers 'economic opportunists' says PNG Prime Minister
- Junk food ads saturate cricket
- Mystery utility seen tailing body-in-boot car
- Microburst storm snapped as Sydney endures soggy start to school year
- Giant east Antarctic glacier melting with warmer oceans
- Warmer, mostly drier future predicted with climate change
- Extreme El Nino and La Nina events to increase in a warming world, researchers say
- Editorial cartoon
- Bid for 38-hour public service week fails
- Better data needed to track family violence
- Non-stop march around ASIO headquarters to protest indefinite detention
- Knighthood for Prince Philip: MPs question Abbott's judgment
- Ex-Labor head Matthew Gardiner 'defriended' Facebook friends before 'joining Kurdish fighters in Syria'
- Australia Day 2015: long journey leads to Australian citizenship
- On knighthood: Why Sir Nick, Sir Tim and Sir Shane are more deserving than Sir Philip
- Australia Day: 824 Australians honoured
- Australia Day Honours: Moustafa Fahour OAM, founder of the Islamic Museum of Australia
- Australia Day honours: Judy Nunn, actress and author, awarded AM
- Dr Jeremy Chapman receives Australia Day honour
- Australia Day honours: Obesity expert John Funder sees hope for 'Eureka' medication
- Australia Day honours: Former radio host Elaine Canty awarded AM
- Australia Day honours: Layne Beachley
- Australia Day honours: Frank Costa named Officer of the Order of Australia
- Australia Day honours: Lawyer John Denton awarded AO for business and social welfare work
- Australia Day honours: Flower Drum founder Gilbert Lau awarded AM
- Australia Day honours: Mark Bouris receives AM for services to finance industry
- Australia Day honours: TV presenter Jessica Rowe appointed AM for mental health advocacy
- Capital Football's Heather Reid and Canberra Capitals Carrie Graf receive AM in general division of honours list
- Australia Day honours: Bernard Wright
- Australia Day honours: Detective receives OAM
- Australia Day honours: Veteran politician Richard Alston recognised
- Australia Day honours: Ad legend Clemenger and wife score the "double"
- Melbourne billionaire Marc Besen's long love of art recognised in Australia Day honours
- CriSTAL test determines likelihood of death within 30 days
- Editorial cartoon
- By the numbers - the average Australian doesn't exist ... not a single one of us is 'normal'
- Rosie Batty is Australian of the Year
- Author Jackie French named Senior Australian of the Year
- Senior Labor figure Matthew Gardiner leaves Australia to fight against Islamic State: report
- Aussies on death row part of a grim line to have faced possible death sentence
- International adoption reform signalled opening doors for Australian families to welcome children from more countries
- Australian stars and public figures plead for mercy for Bali nine
- Inside Melbourne's maximum security purgatory
- What's happening to me?
- G20 bill still rising as Tony Abbott accused of hollow words on downsizing the hosting spend
- Execution-style death of great grandmother in her Sydney home baffles police and family members
- Australians are using less cash and more card to pay and play every day
- Man with replica machine gun in Sydney CBD granted bail
- Flags at half-mast to mark death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah
- Work like it's 1987
- Work is good for you
- Health: Exercise physiologist lends a hand up
- Making start-ups stand out
- Hockey: income tax burden to increase if Labor keeps blocking savings measures
- Waverley cemetery: suburban wildlife haven for high-flying raptors
- Cost of cancer drugs rises sharply to $586 million
- The summer I . . . didn't kiss Mal but I learnt to fly
- Old or young, no rush to remake Australia
- Photojournalist Ingetje Tadros documents indigenouos life in remote Kennedy Hill
- Coles turnaround king Ian McLeod off to new US challenges
- Photojournalist Ingetje Tadros documents indigenous life in remote Kennedy Hill
- Best of the world - January 24, 2015
- Jon Stanhope launches tirade against Bill Shorten over asylum seeker treatment
- FWA verdict: Public servants cannot demand discretionary leave
- Review of penalty rates: Nurses and hospitality workers hit out at proposed changes
- Tracking crocodile movements could reduce attacks on humans, researchers say
- Unions vow to mobilise as Abbott plans to make industrial relations a major election issue
- Annabelle Chauncy receives Medal of the Order of Australia for School for Life Foundation
- Mixed reaction in Australia to ECB's asset-buying program
- Dairy cows 'suffer' from doubling of milk production in 30 years: Voiceless report
- Government siege inquiry may undermine coronial inquest, former coroners say
- David Hicks terrorism charges: US admits he is innocent
- Asian Cup betting limits placed after match-fixing fears
- APS "work cultures" in the spotlight
- The nine-year-old who rode a pony 1000km to Sydney
- Davidson Brothers living up to high praise as nominations for awards mount
- Shared Services Centre to boom as Australian Public Service outsources
- Midsumma festival: What a Drag! a subculture comes of age
- Email charging scam targets Aussie businesses netting thousands of dollars
- How did daddy die? New book counsels honesty
- Sydney jihadist Mohamed Elomar boasts of conversion of Yazidi child
- Cyclist crashes into kangaroo on Canberra road
- Inquest into youth suicide cluster in Tasmania
- DVD review: Angelina Jolie shines in Maleficent but her Beauty keeps sleep at bay
- Solar industry gets $33.3m boost to fuel commercial take-up
- Best of the world - January 21, 2015
- Council to pursue Labor MP Robert Furolo over $2441 debt
The state's worst terrorists are not being deradicalised in prison, prompting calls to keep radical inmates behind bars even after their sentences expire.
Australia has it wrong when it comes to housing policy for an ageing society, a new report has found.
Dozens of top public service jobs at the giant Department of Human Services are sitting vacant.
As a young man lecturing in Sydney, the economist's area of expertise was game theory. Now he gets to put it into practice.
The importance of goal-setting and keeping employees on track.
More than 80 per cent of children with peanut allergies were able to tolerate peanuts after being given a new treatment by Melbourne researchers, providing hope for a cure.
Mackay Cutters chief says club in shock after death.
The Australian man found dead in Bali was a self-styled motivational speaker who gave presentations on how to "get rich quick" across the world.
The police commando at the centre of a Malaysian murder scandal could be held in a Sydney detention centre indefinitely according to leading international law experts.
Some power companies are failing to promptly identify and offer help to struggling customers who, in a growing number of cases, have amassed debts worth thousands of dollars, the energy regulator says.
Members of Australia's Orthodox Jewish community who assist police investigating alleged child sexual abuse have been pressured to stay silent, secret tape recordings and emails obtained by Fairfax Media reveal.
No public servant is safe from the Abbott government’s privatisations agenda, one of the pioneers of federal government outsourcing has warned.
Australian Customs and Border Protection officers will be forced to give up some of their lucrative allowances in return for any pay rise offer this year.
Papua New Guinea's government believes most asylum seekers being held on Manus Island are economic opportunists whose protection claims will be rejected.
Junk food branding is being shown thousands of times during cricket broadcasts, a study has shown, prompting calls for Cricket Australia to phase out sponsorships with unhealthy brands.
Detectives have discovered footage of an unidentified utility vehicle tailing a Peugeot 307 inside which the charred remains of Kenan Balikel would later be discovered.
Images of a rare microburst storm have been captured by a photographer near Roma in outback Queensland.
Warming ocean water is said to be melting the largest glacier in East Antarctica, underscoring climate change's assault on the continent’s ice cover.
Sydney’s climate can be expected to warm across all seasons, with less rainfall in winter but more intense rain events, according to the latest projections by the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.
The global climate is likely to become increasingly prone to extremes with super La Nina and El Nino events in the Pacific to almost double in frequency this century, according to Australian-led research.
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of The Sydney Morning Herald's editorial cartoonist.
The Abbott government has lost a legal bid to force public servants to spend an extra week-and-a-half at their desks each year.
While Rosie Batty has called on people to learn the data on family violence, the statistics themselves often prove elusive.
Protesters will march non-stop around ASIO headquarters in Canberra for 32-hours to draw attention the plight of at least 32 refugees locked in indefinite detention.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott's surprise decision to knight Prince Philip has infuriated his colleagues, with a pair of Queensland MPs breaking ranks to criticise the decision publicly.
An Australian politician under investigation for joining the civil war in Syria claims to have 10 years experience in the army and left behind his wife and three sons when he disappeared several weeks ago.
For Anthony and Beatriz Matheson, Australia Day bookends a journey that began with a holiday abroad almost a decade ago. It also marks a new beginning in the life of a young Australian family.
Our Sir Prince Flipper, that Australian nonpareil, wasn't at Melbourne Park on Monday, nor Her Majesty, His Missus. That was a bit of a surprise, because there can be no more Australian place on Australia Day than the Australian Open (see, three in one sentence).
Former ABC broadcaster Elaine Canty along with advertising legend Peter Clemenger and wife Joan were among 824 Australians named by the Governor-General for honours and awards on Australia Day.
The founder of the Islamic Museum of Australia, Moustafa Fahour, has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australia Day Honours announced on Australia Day.
The international sales of Judy Nunn's books, all of them set in Australia, make her something of an ambassador, she says.
He's ranked number one kidney transplant specialist in the world, but his career could have taken a completely different road.
Obesity expert John Funder gets top Australia Day honours
A brilliant career of three parts has seen Elaine Canty involve herself in the different strata of Australian society, Lawrence Money says.
Seven-time world champion surfer Layne Beachley is keen to support women and girls who want to make it to the top.
Frank Costa has vivid memories of Geelong Football Club winning the 2007 premiership - its first in 44 years.
Refugees at an Iraqi border post opened top lawyer's eyes.
Veteran Chinese restaurateur Gilbert Lau is over the moon about being named a Member of the Order of Australia for services to hospitality.
Entrepreneur, philanthropist and mentor Mark Bouris has been made a Member of the Order of Australia.
The 44-year-old television presenter says she is "incredibly humbled and just blessed" to be honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia for her long commitment to mental health advocacy and her 20-year career in broadcasting.
Capital Football boss Heather Reid and Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf have been recognised for their years of toil promoting female sport by being appointed as Members (AM) in the General Division in this year's Australia Day honours list.
When Bernard Wright started working in the Department of the House of Representatives, handing out documents to MPs, it was 1972 and Billy McMahon was the Prime Minister.
Award-winning Victorian detective Ron Iddles says being nominated for the Order of Australia Medal by the community makes it special.
In a week where the current Prime Minister is fighting off backbench detractors after 15 months and a decade that has seen the leadership change hands five times, the nostalgia coming from Australia's longest-serving communications minister is understandable.
Peter Clemenger met his future wife, Joan Richards, while she was working for noted Melbourne photographer Athol Shmith. Almost 60 years later the pair have scored a rare double in the Australia Day honours, each becoming Officers of the Order (AO) for their support of the visual and performing arts and their philanthropic work.
The philanthropy of one of the country's most influential and generous art benefactors has been recognised as part of Australia Day honours.
Doctors and nurses applaud a new tool invented by a Sydney researcher to help them assess the likely causes of a patient's death.
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of The Herald's editorial cartoonist.
You are 37, and a woman. You have a son and a daughter, aged six and nine. You live in a three-bedroom, free-standing house. You have about $200,000 still to pay on your mortgage. You are the statistically average Australian today.
Australians of the Year share some common features. In the main, they are individuals who stand out in their chosen fields: those who can hit or kick a ball, can act or sing, excelled in their professions. But no one has been like Rosie Batty.
After two decades of writing more than a hundred books, children's author Jackie French is honoured as one of our top Australians.
The head of the Northern Territory branch of the Labor party has reportedly flown overseas to fight in Syria against terror group Islamic State.
One third of Australians arrested abroad for capital crimes in the past 30 years were sentenced to death. Fewer than one in five walked free.
The new Intercountry Adoption Support Service will be a "one stop shop" for prospective families. Anna Whitelaw reports.
Asher Keddie, Germaine Greer and Alan Jones are among those who have thrown their support behind two Australians facing the death penalty in Indonesia, in a powerful star-filled video calling for mercy.
This maximum security cell has all the subtle markings of a college dormitory.
Parents may need to have 'that conversation' even earlier as researchers find early signs of puberty common from age seven.
In the lead-up to the G20 leaders' summit in Brisbane, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the government was rolling back the red carpet.
Police hope an appeal for information about a maroon car with distinctive orange striped seat covers will aid their investigation. Rachel Olding reports.
if we want to pay private music teachers and plumbers, we're still happy to use cash, Gareth Hutchens reports.
A 31-year-old man charged with threatening people with a replica machine gun on George Street in Sydney’s CBD has been granted bail before his next court appearance in February.
Flags on government buildings around the country were being flown at half-mast on Saturday to mark the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdilaziz.
Don't worry, don't dally, grab your career with both hands.
Stop giving work bad press - it's good for you.
Getting patients back on their feet motivates leading physiologist.
With the market place flooded with technology products, how do start-ups stand out from the crowd?
Treasurer Joe Hockey has warned that if Labor continues to block savings measures in the Senate he will not be able to stop Australians' income tax burden increasing through so-called "bracket creep".
A group of silent overseers is keeping watch above the Waverley cemetery.
Australian cancer patients are missing out on new treatments due to delays in having them listed on the PBS, Kate Hagan reports.
I am in a small tent somewhere on the southern New South Wales coast. It is night, and beyond the pitched nylon skin is – or must have been – the scrape of eucalypts and the push-pull of the ocean, wind, moon, stars etc. I don't remember. What comes instead, when I reconfigure this particular memory, is the sound of sex.
Chris Holzer counts herself part of a generation of Australians who went with the flow.
Taking Country away from people is like committing Spiritual Genocide says photojournalist Ingetje Tadros who spent over six months in Kennedy Hill, a remote Aboriginal community in Western Australia.
The wily Scotsman Ian McLeod resuscitated the ailing retail giant Coles in a manner not seen in Australia since the legendary Paul Simons undertook the massive turnaround of Woolworths in the late 1980s.
Taking Country away from people is akin to spiritual genocide says photojournalist Ingetje Tadros who spent over six months in Kennedy Hill, a remote Aboriginal community in Western Australia.
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Former Labor ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has launched an angry and emotional tirade on his party for its treatment of asylum seekers.
Public servant fails in legal bid to force boss to grant discretionary leave.
Nurses and hospitality workers have lashed out at the Abbott government's Productivity Commission industrial relations review, which was accidentally released early on Thursday.
Scientists can predict when and how crocodiles move through river systems at different times of the year, saying this information should be used to educate the public on how to behave around waterways and reduce the risk of attacks.
Unions have vowed to mobilise tens of thousands of members and to revive a militant WorkChoices-style campaign, as Prime Minsiter Tony Abbott signals industrial relations will be a key election battleground.
Annabelle Chauncy survived a military evacuation in Kenya when the 2007 elections erupted in civil war, but the main impression she remembers is the heartbreak she saw was kids hungry to learn despite broken desks and understaffed schools.
Australia's market response to details of the European Central Bank's long-awaited quantitative easing program was mixed on Friday, with the Aussie dollar holding steady after briefly dipping below US80 cents but shares taking heart from the additional monetary stimulus to end the week higher.
Intensified farming practices to meet the growing demand for milk are pushing dairy cows to "exhaustion" and exacerbating welfare problems such as mastitis and lameness, animal activists claim.
Former coroner Mary Jerram says should the inquiries produce different findings, the coroner's word should be considered final, because the process was "independent and judicial". Nicole Hasham reports.
The US government has admitted that former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks is innocent of terrorism charges.
An international sporting corruption body says leading bookmakers have reduced maximum bet limits for the Asian Cup amid concerns some matches could be rigged.
The Abbott government has ordered a sweeping review of the workplace rights, entitlements and "long-held work cultures" of 160,000 federal public servants.
A farmer's son's horseback ride to Sydney for the opening of the harbour bridge captured the Depression-era public's imagination.
Lachlan and Hamish Davidson "the best young Bluegrass pickers" in Australia are also winning a swag of new fans around the country. Martin Boulton reports.
The Australian Public Service's fledgling Shared Services Centre looks set to boom from the Abbott government's "contestability" outsourcing push.
What A Drag!, part of this year's Midsumma festival, hones in on Melbourne's drag scene from the 1960s to today.
Corrupted emails appearing to be genuine are fleecing some Australian businesses of thousand of dollars. Beau Donelly reports.
Every parent wonders how they will respond when their growing child asks the big questions. Where do babies come from? What is war? What is death? But how to answer if your child knows someone who has died, and their death was a suicide?Support After Suicide, a program run by Jesuit Social Services, has launched an Australian-first book called Tell me What Happened, a guide for parents and carers when talking with children about suicide.
Notorious Sydney jihadist Mohamed Elomar has boasted online about the conversion of a young Iraqi boy from the minority Yazidi sect to the brutal Islamic State ideology.
Footage has emerged of a former Australian cricketer being flung off her bike and colliding with a kangaroo in Canberra on Monday afternoon
An inquest into the deaths of six young people in Tasmania has heard that cumulative harm through their lives preceded suicide.
Following in the vein of the book and musical "Wicked", this Disney film takes a classic tale - "Sleeping Beauty" - and retells it from a different perspective.
The flagging Australian solar industry will get a $33.3 million boost as the government's green investment bank combines with a Chinese partner to spur companies to take up more photovoltaic panels.
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Labor MP Robert Furolo, the former mayor of Canterbury council, was pursued for years by the council over a $2441.81 debt, which was subsequently written off.
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