Actor Matthew Newton has returned to a mental health clinic after being rushed to hospital with stress-related abdominal pains.March 4, 2011, 8:05 am
The Japanese Government has apologised to a group of Australian World War II prisoners of war for the brutal treatment they endured.March 4, 2011, 6:31 am
Julia Gillard's proposal for a regional refugee processing centre in East Timor has received unexpected support from her Malaysian counterpart, who indicated his nation might consider contributing towards its construction and operation.March 4, 2011, 3:50 am
Socially conservative Labor and Liberal senators plan to overturn what they believe is a veiled Greens attempt to allow gay marriage and euthanasia by demanding a conscience vote.March 3, 2011, 8:05 pm
The Federal Government will go ahead with the long overdue relaunch of its MySchool website, despite private schools maintaining their entries are wrong.March 3, 2011, 4:12 pm
Queenslanders stopped planning to build new homes as they battled to save their existing houses from January's natural disasters, new figures.March 3, 2011, 8:49 am
The Australian economy grew a better than expected 0.7 per cent in the final three months of 2010, new figures out today show.March 2, 2011, 8:41 am
A two-year-old boy electrocuted in a State-owned property in Roebourne would have survived had a safety switch been fitted in accordance with a multi-million dollar Department of Housing program, State Coroner Alastair Hope found this afternoon.February 28, 2011, 3:53 pm
A plan for a $5 billion tax to cover the costs facing Australia's 760,000 disabled people and their carers is likely to be backed by both sides of Federal politics.February 28, 2011, 11:01 am
The Gillard Government is considering a plan to allow an extra 20,000 skilled migrants to Australia to supply desperately needed labour for the resources boom.February 28, 2011, 2:55 am
Billions of dollars raised by Australia's carbon tax will end up overseas, helping poor countries battle climate change.February 28, 2011, 2:35 am
Australia is on the cusp of more than a resources boom with a series of booms tipped to flow through to the nation's farmers, educators and even financial experts.February 24, 2011, 2:15 am
An Australian office worker who became trapped beneath her desk in an office building extensively damaged in Christchurch's 6.3-magnitude earthquake is recovering in hospital.February 23, 2011, 6:03 pm
More than 400 Australian doctors attending a prostate cancer conference in Christchurch will spend the night in a park after their hotel was damaged by an earthquake.February 22, 2011, 3:37 pm
An Australian woman awaiting rescue from a collapsed office building in Christchurch has spoken of being trapped in the dark and unable to move.February 22, 2011, 2:47 pm
Tony Abbott has accused some of his senior colleagues of acting "unconscionably" by leaking shadow cabinet discussions, as Julia Gillard used the internal Liberal squabbles to warn of the re-emergence of One Nation's influence.February 22, 2011, 5:41 am
Superannuation returns for ordinary Australians have enjoyed their fifth consecutive monthly lift in value, new figures show, with even returns hit by the global financial crisis back in the black.February 21, 2011, 8:33 am
The search for a 14-year-old boy taken by a crocodile, while playing in a remote Northern Territory community's creek, has resumed.February 21, 2011, 6:11 am
An army regiment has lost its second soldier in two weeks after Sapper Jamie Larcombe became the 23rd Australian killed in Afghanistan when his patrol was ambushed on Saturday.February 21, 2011, 3:00 am
Parents may be underestimating the influence their drinking behaviour has on their children over the longer term, a new study suggests.February 21, 2011, 2:35 am
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