Stephen Smith stands before a group of young Australian soldiers at a remote forward base in southern Afghanistan.September 27, 2010, 2:20 am
St Kilda's odds have shortened slightly but for the second week Collingwood are firm favourites to win the 2010 AFL grand final.September 27, 2010, 2:37 am
Frontline Diggers have complained to Defence Minister Stephen Smith they are stretched thin and have asked whether the Government is considering putting more troops into the conflict in Afghanistan.September 27, 2010, 2:25 am
Travel medicine clinics have reported a doubling this year in the number of tourists returning from Bali who need treatment for potential exposure to rabies because of bites from animals, mostly dogs.September 27, 2010, 2:05 am
The Federal Budget bottom line continues to improve, with the deficit $2.3 billion better than first thought.September 24, 2010, 9:08 am
The mineral resources rent tax will help the Reserve Bank do its job, Treasurer Wayne Swan has declared, arguing the tax will help the battle against inflation while also lifting national productivity.September 24, 2010, 2:35 am
Julia Gillard will have to govern with a perilous one-seat majority after Tony Abbott broke his word to pair the Speaker, putting at risk a swag of contentious legislation including moves to cut the childcare rebate to thousands of families.September 24, 2010, 2:30 am
Julia Gillard has accused Tony Abbott of breaking his word over a deal to clean up Federal Parliament.September 23, 2010, 11:32 am
Commonwealth Games officials are flying to New Delhi today for an emergency meeting with India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a bid to resolve the safety issues threatening to derail the Games.September 23, 2010, 5:49 am
Sport Minister Mark Arbib says more Australian athletes could follow the example of world discus champion Dani Samuels and pull out of the Commonwealth Games over safety concerns.September 22, 2010, 8:52 am
Police are questioning WA's champion jockey Damien Oliver over a criminal matter.September 22, 2010, 5:18 am
Homeowners could be paying 9 per cent mortgage rates by next year, adding $80 a week to their average repayments, as a direct result of the resources boom after the Reserve Bank signalled an aggressive effort to stop an inflation breakout.September 22, 2010, 2:25 am
Online crooks are fleecing the friends of people who post their holiday details on Facebook, the national consumer regulator says.September 21, 2010, 1:11 pm
The Australian Government has stopped short of warning athletes and spectators not to travel to the Delhi Commonwealth Games.September 20, 2010, 12:32 pm
It started 200 years ago, bizarrely without beer.September 20, 2010, 6:03 am
Former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt may be sidelined for up to three weeks after sustaining a right hand injury that forced him to pull out of Australia's Davis Cup World Group playoff against Belgium.September 19, 2010, 4:12 pm
The Federal Government is serious about developing a high-speed rail network, Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese says.September 18, 2010, 11:29 am
WA Tourism will be given the chance to lobby Oprah Winfrey's production company directly for inclusion in the talk show queen's Australian tour in December, Federal Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson has revealed.September 18, 2010, 2:35 am
Almost four weeks after polling day the Australian Electoral Commission has found the ALP won the two-party preferred vote.September 17, 2010, 11:50 am
The Federal Government has warned Australians planning to travel to Bali to commemorate the Bali bombings of the possibility of fresh terrorist attacks.September 17, 2010, 11:43 am
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