Meet the man lobbying for a nuclear waste dump in his bac...
A mining entrepreneur who came to WA's northern Goldfields during the 1960s nickel boom is behind a new bid to develop an outback repository to store the nat...
TasWater takeover bill defeated in Upper House
The State Government's proposal to take over TasWater is defeated in the Upper House by 10 votes to four.
Labor candidate urges High Court to hear Gillespie eligib...
While most of the attention has been on citizenship concerns, Labor argues the High Court must debate whether a Nationals MP has breached another part of the...
Queensland Labor's election costings aim to hit wealthy t...
Labor unveils a Robin Hood-style plan to hike taxes on wealthy landowners, luxury car buyers and interstate online gambling companies to keep a lid on Queens...
Could delivery robots solve Australia's logistics problem?
Delivery robots are fun and novel, but there is a risk of disappointing consumers if they don't perform as expected, writes Kate Letheren.
'You can't keep a Lambie down': Jacqui Lambie out of Parl...
A week after bidding an emotional farewell to the Senate, the brash Tasmanian is back out on the streets campaigning, with plans for both federal and state P...
SA Government refuses to sign new Gonski funding deal
The immediate future of schools funding in SA is in limbo after Education Minister Susan Close writes to her federal counterpart to reject the interim Gonski...
Ambulance crew grants palliative patient's final wish to ...
Two Queensland paramedics who went out of their way to fulfil the final wish of a palliative patient and bring her to the beach one last time say they're hum...
'Small number' of asylum seekers arrested on Manus Island...
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton confirms PNG police arrested some asylum seekers, including Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani (pictured), as they worked ...
'Eye for an eye': Neighbour's dog drowned over chicken co...
A Brisbane man is sentenced to six months' probation for drowning his neighbour's dog Thunder after finding the animal in his backyard chicken coop.
Five generations of women keep geranium alive for 60 years
An ivy geranium that is at least 60 years old has been cared for by five generations of women in Queensland, and is a treasured part of the family.
After this spray, Colin Barnett's political career is sur...
This is it — there has to be no way former premier Colin Barnett can remain in the WA Parliament alongside his party colleagues after this latest spray, writ...
Pretend hostage drama in Adelaide tests military equipment
Cutting-edge drones and sensors are among the high-tech arsenal being put through its paces in a defence exercise.
Two heated issues down, one to go: we need to talk about ...
The tide is turning on euthanasia and same-sex marriage, yet safe, legal abortion remains off-limits for Queensland and NSW. We need to prioritise women's sa...
Coal-fired Loy Yang B power station sold to Alinta's HK o...
The owner of the Loy Yang B power station has confirmed it's selling the plant to Alinta Energy's Hong Kong-based owners Chow Tai Fook Enterprises.
Push for contraception, even sterilisation, as Bangladesh...
As aid agencies struggle to care for the hundreds of thousands of displaced Rohingya Muslims in southern Bangladesh, they're trying to convince the refugees ...
Olympic Stadium's most memorable moments
Cathy Freeman's 400-metre triumph, John Aloisi's penalty to send Australia into the 2006 World Cup, and the Olympic flame glitch that stopped the nation — he...
Could Charles Manson's body end up in an anatomy lab?
If no-one claims the remains of cult leader and killer Charles Manson, it's unclear what will happen to his body. Will it find an anonymous California grave ...
Woman in charge at Antarctica's Casey station ready for c...
Naval officer Rebecca Jeffcoat arrived to manage the Casey research station in Antarctica with a coveted gift for the crew: fresh fruit and vegetables.
Car crashes through entrance of Joondalup hospital, injur...
A car ploughs 20 metres through the entrance of the Joondalup Health Campus in Perth's north, leaving six people injured, three seriously.
'Suicide Rock' fishing deaths will continue, inquest is told
Emergency rescue staff tell an inquest into the deaths of two fishermen near Albany in 2015 that drownings at the deadly Salmon Holes fishing spot will conti...
Developers deny proposed apartment building violates UN r...
A child's right to play and to privacy could be violated by plans to build an 18-storey apartment building next to a childcare centre in Canberra's north, th...
Olympic and Sydney Football stadiums to be knocked down
The Olympic Stadium and the Sydney Football Stadium will be demolished and rebuilt in a $2 billion overhaul signed off by New South Wales Cabinet today.
Sydney's Olympic Stadium to be knocked down
The Olympic Stadium and the Sydney Football Stadium will be demolished and rebuilt in a $2 billion overhaul signed off by NSW Cabinet today, despite fierce o...
Tree changer breathes new life into historic Beechworth b...
A historic brewery in Victoria that has not produced beer since the days of prohibition gets a facelift by a man who left his Melbourne marketing job behind.
Liberals line up to take down Barnett after interview sle...
Fresh conflict breaks out in the Liberal Party as former WA premier Colin Barnett launches an extraordinary attack on his former cabinet colleagues, promptin...
Liberals take down Colin Barnett after interview sledging...
Fresh conflict breaks out in the Liberal Party as former WA premier Colin Barnett launches an extraordinary attack on his former cabinet colleagues, promptin...
Energy cartel laws waived for food processors desperate t...
A group of energy intensive food processors gain exception to cartel laws to tender for cheaper electricity and gas.
Franco pays tribute to The Room in doomed bromance tragic...
Crowds still flock to screenings of the 2003 film The Room, for a so-bad-it's-good fix. But James Franco's new feature about how it was made is a thoughtful ...
Call to ban sex between uni faculty members and students
Academics at RMIT University in Melbourne are calling for Australian universities to institute a blanket ban on sex between faculty members and students.
With fans like these, there's no doubt Test cricket is he...
Traditional cricket is alive and well, judging by the fans teeming into Brisbane's 'Gabba' for Ashes Day 1, writes Catherine McGregor.
When is it ok to defend your own property using a gun?
There are calls for a review of NSW's gun laws to clarify protections for people who use a firearm to protect their property, after a farmer used a rifle to ...
Meet the woman who won best job in the world
Former Ballina High student Sorelle Amore spent 13 weeks travelling 12 countries, living in some of the most beautiful houses in the world.
Labor seizes on Coalition Cabinet leaks after Bishop call...
The Foreign Minister's call for an investigation into Cabinet leaks shows the Federal Government is "eating itself", Bill Shorten says.
Diesel generator back-up power plan for peak demand
Plans are underway to set-up diesel generators in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, to be used as a back-up power supply on days of high electricity demand. 
Psychiatrist dismisses suicide theory in socialite's murd...
Maureen Boyce was not at any risk of suicide two days before the Brisbane socialite was found impaled to her bed with a kitchen knife, her psychiatrist tells...
Triple-0 call after socialite's death played in court
Murder accused Thomas Lang told a triple-0 operator he found Maureen Boyce impaled to a bed with a knife and that it appeared 'self - induced'.
NT law restricting liquor shop floor space repealed
Six months after the NT Labor Government legislated its bottle shop size limits, which effectively blocked liquor giant Dan Murphy's from setting up in Darwi...
This planet has the weirdest orbit ever seen around a big...
Astronomers have discovered an alien planet with an extraordinarily weird orbit around an elderly star — a trip that will come to a fiery end in about 100 mi...
George Pell's legal team seeks documents from ABC journal...
Lawyers defending Cardinal George Pell on historical sexual offences request documents from ABC journalist Louise Milligan and Melbourne University Press rel...
Amazon is coming, but Black Friday is the last thing we need
There are many things to admire about America, but Black Friday is not one. Bringing it here without the benefit of Thanksgiving is unjustified, writes Ben P...
Bikie standover man charged over execution-style killing
A notorious Rebels standover man is charged with murder over the execution-style killing of NSW South Coast father Johnny Salafia, who was shot several times...
Should we be ashamed to watch Kevin Spacey's films?
The moral failures of a creative artist shouldn't make their work any less valid, writes Cary Cooper.
Catholic and independent schools reignite feud over Gover...
The Catholic and independent sectors are presenting conflicting data to the new National Schools Resourcing Board today, which will examine how socio-economi...
Thanksgiving: A time of weird and wonderful family food t...
A lurid combination of jelly, pineapple and shredded cheese is just one of the weird side dishes served up at Thanksgiving. A Minnesotan gives her take on wh...
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