New Zealand will take 150 refugees from Australian asylum seeker detention centres every year under a new deal agreed between the two countries’ Governments.February 9, 2013, 8:06 am
New Zealand’s agreement to take 150 refugees from Australian detention centres is “pointless” and will just force more asylum seekers onto boats, Greens and refugee advocates say.February 9, 2013, 12:00 pm
Superannuation looms as a classic Federal election battle, with Labor championing the poor and the conservatives likely to oppose any attempt to wind back benefits for the rich.February 9, 2013, 2:10 am
James Packer has told how Tom Cruise came to his aid when he was at the lowest point of his life after the break-up of his first marriage and the failure of his first big business venture.February 9, 2013, 2:00 am
Indonesian police do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of an Australian man found in his hotel room in Bali.February 8, 2013, 12:16 pm
Average health fund members will pay almost $200 a year more for cover after the Federal Government announced the 2013 round of premium increases today.February 8, 2013, 9:49 am
Australia's rate of economic growth is expected to ease slightly in 2013 as mining investment slows, the central bank says.February 8, 2013, 8:47 am
Essendon were provided with potentially illegal supplements by a convicted drug trafficker who called himself "Dr Ageless", the Melbourne Age has claimed.February 7, 2013, 5:02 am
Victoria Cross recipient Cpl Mark Donaldson says the military is using lessons learnt from the Vietnam War to treat soldiers with post-traumatic stress.February 7, 2013, 4:56 am
The Federal Opposition has leapt on rekindled Labor leadership tension to present Tony Abbott as the prime minister-in-waiting and renew its campaign of questioning the Gillard Government's legitimacy.February 6, 2013, 2:00 am
The man accused of murdering Daniel Morcombe panicked when the 13-year-old tried to escape and killed him accidentally before he had a chance to molest him, a court has been told.February 5, 2013, 3:32 pm
Kevin Rudd's support among Federal Labor MPs is building amid calls from two Cabinet ministers for the former prime minister to be better used to fight Tony Abbott.February 5, 2013, 2:40 am
Julia Gillard faces a return to Parliament tomorrow under pressure to hold her Government together in the face of a Cabinet reshuffle, court hearings and demands to reveal how to pay for key election year pledges.February 4, 2013, 4:42 am
Jen Hyland trudged along Quay Street, picking her way through a jigsaw puzzle of broken things, shin-deep mud sucking at her feet.February 1, 2013, 3:18 am
The river came for Frank and Joy Taylor on Monday night, flooding through north Bundaberg and rushing up their driveway, turning the street out the front of their home into a fast flowing tributary.January 31, 2013, 2:50 am
An Indonesian man lost at sea for almost six days has washed up alive on a Christmas Island beach.January 31, 2013, 2:01 am
At least two Sri Lankan asylum seekers have drowned and a third is missing after their boat smashed into rocks and broke apart off the coast of Java as they made their way to Australia.January 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
A record number of people will become citizens this Australia Day, marking the end of the migrant journey and the start of their new lives in Australia, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Bowen says.January 26, 2013, 8:32 am
Two Australian men have been arrested in Phuket over the accidental shooting of two German tourists.January 23, 2013, 4:06 pm
Up to 800 angry breastfeeding advocates will converge outside the Sydney studio of the Seven Network’s Sunrise program to protest against comments made by host David Koch.January 20, 2013, 10:14 am
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