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- Germanwings plane crash: co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was 'happy he had the job' with airline
- Twitter launches live-streaming video app Periscope to take on Meerkat
- NSW state election 2015: Live blog, Friday March 27
- Saturday to smash Melbourne auction record
- New York apartment block collapses after fire tears through building in Manhattan's East Village
- Melbourne Express: Friday, March 27, 2015
- Second banking executive charged over corruption allegations
- Two men charged after separate attacks on children
- AllianceBernstein manager tells investors to be 'vigilant' ahead of Fed moves
- Peter Greste: in a room full of journalists, he gives a lesson in journalism
- Queensland Reds players Quade Cooper and James O'Connor return
- Body found in burnt-out car at Eumemmerring
- Brave Brisbane girl's battle with rare disorder
- Australia is in one of the worst housing bubbles we have ever seen
- Not to be sniffed at
- Sydney Writers' Festival 2015 program released: Jemma Birrell's festival tackles life and death questions
- Top Gear over? James May, Richard Hammond may not return after Jeremy Clarkson sacking
- NSW state election 2015: No Land Tax party's Peter Jones sends obscene texts to political rivals
- Queensland outshone, Victoria is Australia's No.1 destination
- ASX tipped to hold steady despite gains in oil price
- Power sector to get special treatment under Direct Action
- 2015 Cricket World Cup: Australia's Aaron Finch battles to shake form slump with hard-fought 81
- Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia haven't peaked yet, says Michael Clarke
- Bali nine: Joko Widodo too busy to talk to Tony Abbott about pair on death row
- ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final 2015: Steve Smith's golden run against India continues in World Cup semi-final
- Cricket World Cup 2015 semi-final: Mitchell Johnson and Steve Smith lead way as Australia join New Zealand in World Cup final
- Malcolm Fraser's unrealised manifesto - an Australian republic with green credentials
- Senate passes controversial metadata laws
- Michelle Obama: Twitter went crazy over hair malfunction on Jeopardy
- Can One Direction's Zayn Malik escape the perils of young fame?
- Downton Abbey season 6 will be the last, says Gareth Neame
- What's 'The One' when you have 'the many' on Tinder?
- Telstra buys UK's health analytics firm Dr Foster to boost profits
- GoCatch accuses Uber X of tax evasion
- Shiite militias quit siege of Islamic State in Tikrit over US role
- Ashleigh Humphrys hit-and-run: Owner of 'dark sedan' found dead
- AC/DC's Malcolm Young splashes $10 million in Palm Beach
- Oil surges after Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen
- Liberia's ex-president Charles Taylor will spend life in British jail: court
- Communication breakdown? Emails are the culprit
- Canberra mornings: March 27, 2015
- need2know: Flat open seen
- Chief Justice Tim Carmody fires back at Supreme Court judge Alan Wilson
- Man charged with Queensland toddler's murder
- Britain's greenhouse gas emissions fell 8.4 per cent in 2014
- Gina Rinehart steps up campaign against government costs
- Germanwings plane crash: Bereaved families of Flight 4U 9525 passengers gather in French Alps
- Study shows acceleration in melting of Antarctic ice shelves
- RayGen Resources targets China's giant solar market
- End of an era for Fitzroy North icon Kosovo Radio and TV
- Germanwings Airbus A320 crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz seemed to 'want to destroy' plane
- Committee calls for rethink on ATO powers to fight tax evasion
- Budget adviser lauds benefits of company tax cut
- Banks fear budget may slug depositors
- Financial advisers could lose hundreds of millions in commissions
- Former Leighton head Hamish Tyrwhitt joins Asia Resource Minerals as CEO
- Vodafone extends network deal with Nokia Networks
- Iran upbeat about reaching ground-breaking nuclear deal as talks hit final stretch
- Richard III finally gets burial fit for a king
- Alertness to mental disorders key to preventing youth suicides
- NSW state election 2015: Mike Baird and Luke Foley are both misleading us on power privatisation, says Ross Gittins
- Prince Charles' 'black spider memos' to be released following 10-year legal battle
- The area in Tunisia where Star Wars was filmed is now a 'way-station' for jihadists
- Saudi Arabia begins bombing, military operations in Yemen
- Australian businesses neither use nor know about trade agreements
- Adrian Bayley found guilty of raping three women before he raped and murdered Jill Meagher
- Port Adelaide extend Ken Hinkley's deal until end of 2018
- Player power: why Essendon coach James Hird can't afford to lose the players
- Health.com.au up for sale as iSelect chases $46 million debt
- Myer shareholder launches legal action after bungled profit downgrade
- Small town mourns 18 young lives lost in Germanwings crash
- Wall Street women start to narrow the gap in Silicon Valley
- Newcastle Knights surprise packets in many ways in 2015
- Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani leads cheers in corporate boxes
- Time to jump on global tide of green energy
- Mike Baird deserves chance to build on progress
- It was easy for Bayley to stalk, rape and murder
- What's on TV Friday: The Lorax adds bite to green message
- Soul Pattinson chairman Robert Millner hits back at Michael Malone's criticism of TPG bid price for iiNet
- Rio Tinto, Chinese Steel dismiss Andrew Forrest's cartel proposal as unworkable nonsense
- Bali nine: Mary Jane Veloso's key legal case delaying executions is rejected
- Doctor pioneered integration of psychiatry into hospital practice
- Banks fear budget may slog depositors
- Ugandan champ Moses Kipsiro out of worlds after death threat
- Musician scored with ode to unrequited love
- Luxury 'for the few', says car boss
- Germanwings pilot locked out of the cockpit before crash: reports
Andreas Lubitz first took to the skies as a teenage glider pilot flying from a grass runway in western Germany and never showed any sign he was anything but thrilled to have landed a job with Germanwings, those who taught him the trade say.
Twitter launches app that lets you stream live video to your followers from anywhere, days after blocking very similar app Meerkat.
The NSW state election 2015 live blog brings you all the news you need to know as voters prepare to head to the polls.
City's housing market has revived this year with a cut in official interest rates last month improving buyers' confidence.
A massive explosion has torn through a building in New York City, sparking a huge fire and emergency response and possibly sparking a building collapse.
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Police have charged a second banking IT executive for corruptly receiving payments from a supplier.
Police have charged a man with murder after the 18-month-old boy he allegedly tortured died in hospital.
Investor hunger for returns is driving up risk in some fixed-income segments, says a portfolio head at asset manager AllianceBernstein.
Peter Greste walked to the microphone at the National Press Club and deftly schooled the nation's media in journalism.
Reds welcome back six players, headlined by Quade Cooper.
Police are yet to formally identify a body found in a burnt-out Holden Commodore in Melbourne's south-east.
For the parents of a Brisbane girl with one of the world's rarest diseases, just understanding what their daughter is living with would be a huge step.
Housing prices and mortgage debt have significantly outpaced economic fundamentals for almost two decades.
Chinese snuff bottles are a burgeoning market for both local and overseas collectors.
Douglas Coupland, Alan Cumming and David Walliams head a cast of writers asking 'What is the meaning of life?'
The BBC may have to re-launch its embattled Top Gear franchise with an entirely new line-up of hosts, following reports that Jeremy Clarkson's co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May not return to work without him.
Peter Jones, the lead candidate for the No Land Tax Party, has been peppering political rivals, including the Police Minister Stuart Ayres and state Liberal Party boss Tony Nutt, with obscene text messages.
Victoria is outshining Queensland as the No.1 destination for Australians moving interstate.
Local shares are set to open flat or slightly lower keeping 6,000 points out of reach for another day after small declines on Wall Street and a spike in the oil price because of military action in Yemen.
The Abbott government has proposed a major concession to the heavy-polluting electricity industry in its direct action climate change policy by exempting individual companies from caps on emissions.
It's not often Aaron Finch is being urged to get a move on. He is not Australia's Twenty20 captain and a treasured asset in the Indian Premier League for nothing.
Skipper Michael Clarke thinks Australia have not yet peaked at the World Cup despite reaching the final against neighbours New Zealand by beating reigning champions India on Thursday.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been too busy to return Tony Abbott's phone call about the fate of the Bali Nine pair on death row, Jakarta's envoy in Australia has said.
Century for Steve Smith. It's a phrase which has become part of the soundtrack of this season, one which MS Dhoni must be sick of hearing though it will be ringing in his ears on the long flight home to India.
Australia?s World Cup dream is alive and well, and with it a mouthwatering trans-Tasman final is in store for Sunday.
The political party Malcolm Fraser was working to set up when he died was to stand for an Australian republic which was reconciled with its first peoples through a treaty, with a larger population, a more independent foreign policy and a post-carbon economy.
Australians will have two years of their metadata stored by phone and internet providers after the Abbott government's controversial data retention laws passed parliament.
Michelle Obama looked bald on quiz show Jeopardy.
The One Direction boybander steps out of the limelight in what appears to be an all-too familiar story.
The show's executive producer Gareth Neame has announced that the series will finish next year.
Couples have been able to find love for centuries without dating apps. Is technology a better matchmaker or does it merely expand choices?
Telstra is believed to have paid up to $50 million to buy Dr Foster, a UK health analytics company, as it aims to boost profits.
Taxi booking app GoCatch has escalated the taxi wars by making a formal complaint to the tax office that Uber X is evading tax by not charging GST
Three major Shiite militia groups have pulled out of the fight for Tikrit, immediately depriving the Iraqi government of thousands of their fighters on the ground.
The owner of a car seized as part of the investigation into the hit-and-run death of 20-year-old Brisbane woman Ashleigh Humphrys has been found dead.
Beachfront property expected to be a getaway for wife and two children while rocker receives treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
Oil prices are up sharply amid concern that fighting in the Arabian Peninsula between a Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen could disrupt supplies.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor must spend the rest of his life in a British jail after judges denied his request to serve his 50-year prison sentence in Rwanda.
Emails were a godsend when they replaced "snail mail" or the traditional letter but now they are starting to become a burden.
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Local shares are set to open flat, reflecting indecision on Wall Street, as investors await more data on the state of the US economy and the timing of a lift in interest rates.
Chief Justice Tim Carmody has returned fire after an ?attack? leveled against him by a retiring Supreme Court judge, claiming Alan Wilson?s ?behaviour? was the ?best argument yet for an independent judicial commission?.
Boy, 18 months old, dies after being taken to hospital in critical condition.
Britain's greenhouse gas emissions fell 8.4 per cent in 2014 due to a decline in fossil-fuel power generation, preliminary government data showed on Thursday.
Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart has stepped up her criticism of governments for imposing too many costs on the mining sector amid a commodity price downturn.
A snow-striped mountain range, its peak shrouded in cloud, loomed over the field where the bereaved families of the Germanwings tragedy gathered.
Satellite data from 1994 to 2012 reveals an accelerating decline in Antarctica's massive floating ice shelves, with some shrinking 18 per cent, in a development that could hasten the rise in global sea levels, scientists say.
Victorian solar power developer RayGen will on Friday host giant renewable energy producer China Three Gorges Corporation at the opening of its pilot plant west of Bendigo.
A service anachronism has finally called it quits after nearly 60 years.
The co-pilot 'voluntarily' initiated the descent of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps, the lead investigator says.
The Abbott government should change the law so that it places the burden of proof on the Australian Taxation Office, where fraud and evasion is alleged, according to the final recommendations of the parliamentary inquiry into tax disputes.
Company tax cuts are on the cards as the government heads into the tax white paper process.
Banks say savers may be hit with a $350 million-a-year bank bail out tax from January 1, despite a government-backed inquiry calling for it to be scrapped.
Financial planners should get no more than $1200 upfront for life insurance advice to help rebuild consumer trust, the Trowbridge Report says.
Hamish Tyrwhitt's appointment to the top job at coal miner Asia Resource Minerals reunites him with former boss Wal King.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia's mobile network will be run from India over the next four years by Nokia Networks as part of a four year deal worth around $200 million.
Lausanne: Iran's nuclear chief said Thursday he was "optimistic" about reaching a ground-breaking nuclear deal, as US and Iranian diplomats launched down-to-the-wire talks chasing a March 31 deadline.
England's slain King Richard III, exhumed from an undignified grave under a car park, has been finally buried with honour, 530 years after his death on the battlefield.
The students at SCEGGS and other Sydney private schools rocked by suicides in the last few months will all be united in asking why their respective fellow student made the choice to end their own life. They will undoubtedly be plagued by many questions and will run a gamut of emotions, from sadness, confusion, anger and fear.
The politicians' decades of bad behaviour may have caused them to lose our trust, but not our mistrust - making us suckers for scare campaigns.
Britain's highest court cleared the way for private letters written by Prince Charles to government ministers to be made public, the contents of which could prove deeply embarrassing for the royal family.
In the Star Wars universe, the barren planet of Tatooine, illuminated by twin suns, is a fringe player in George Lucas' grand space opera of dark emperors, Jedi knights and giant orblike weapons of planetary destruction.
Saudi Arabia has started military operations in Yemen, the beginning of an offensive to restore a Yemeni government that had collapsed after rebel forces took control of large swaths of the country.
A new survey has revealed that most Australian businesses neither understand nor use the existing free trade agreements.
Adrian Bayley has been found guilty of raping three women ? one in 2000 and two others just months before he raped and murdered Jill Meagher.
Ken Hinkley has signed on as Port Adelaide coach until the end of 2018, signing a two-year contract extension with the Power.
I?ll never forget the day I challenged Denis Pagan about the way he was pushing us at the Kangaroos. I honestly thought he was being tough on a few players. All he said back to me was ?I don?t care if the players like me, but they will respect me?. How times have changed.
Online health insurance start-up health.com.au has put itself up for sale after it failed to refinance $46 million in debt that it owes to comparison website iSelect - which has a symbiotic but controversial relationship with the website.
A writ was filed in the Federal Court by Portfolio Law Pty Ltd on behalf of MCI, which is seeking to bring a group action for itself and on behalf of an unnamed group of shareholders.
The deaths of 16 teenage students and two young teachers in the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps left the lakeside town of Haltern am See in a state of shock.
Tech giants like Apple, Google and Facebook are taking their financial talent from Wall Street.
The Newcastle Knights are the genuine surprise packets in the NRL ? and in Ultimate League ? to start 2015.
Indians not only had the numbers in the grandstands at the World Cup semi-final, but also in the corporate boxes.
I couldn't agree more with Elizabeth Farrelly's article ("Vote no to Baird's fight for fossil economy," March 26).
NSW more than ever needs a steady hand on the financial tiller.
The tragedy of the Adrian Bayley case is that his crimes could have been avoided.
A tale warning about the grim future that awaits if people do nothing to protect the environment has great charm.
The chairman of Soul Pattinson, Robert Millner, says iiNet will be a 'wonderful acquisition' for TPG.
Fortescue Metals Group chairman Andrew Forrest's has earned widespread ridicule from big mining bosses over his call for an Australian iron ore cartel as Chinese Steel officials dismissed the idea as unworkable.
The case review was expected to take up to three months, buying time for those on death row, but the request has been rejected.
Geoffrey Conron was a pioneering doctor whose work helped integrate psychiatry into mainstream hospitals.
The banks are warning savers may be hit with a $350 million-a-year bank bail out tax from January 1, despite the financial system inquiry calling for it to be scrapped and the government indicating it would be guided by the inquiry.
Uganda's two-time Commonwealth 10,000 metres champion Moses Kipsiro has withdrawn from the cross country world championships after claiming to have received a death threat.
Michael Brown was a musician who scored with melancholy hit Walk Away Renee in his teens before retiring to the fringes of the music industry.
The very nature of luxury is to exclude the majority, says top auto chief.
An audio file recovered from the wreckage suggests one pilot tried to smash his way back into the cockpit after being locked out.
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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