The rising Australian dollar tops the list of issues worrying the Australian tourism industry as more operators get set to shed jobs, according to a new survey of businesses.October 28, 2009, 5:30 am
Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree is a distinct and memorable Australian melody, so there is no surprise that it ended up in a song that celebrated all things antipodean, a court has been told.October 27, 2009, 11:47 am
Even the planning of a road through one of Australia's premier wilderness areas is highlighting the threat it poses to the endangered Tasmanian devil.October 27, 2009, 9:46 am
After eight days at sea, 78 Sri Lankan asylum seekers aboard an Australian Customs vessel were expected to have to wait another night before being handed over to Indonesian authorities.October 26, 2009, 4:42 pm
Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith has told parliament he has heard reports of an Indonesian detention centre mistreating asylum seekers.October 26, 2009, 12:09 pm
Swine flu's impact on Australian hospitals is starting to emerge, as one batch of patient data shows almost a doubling of acute respiratory illness cases over winter.October 26, 2009, 11:09 am
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's wife Therese Rein has urged all Australians to "nag" the women they love into getting their breasts checked.October 26, 2009, 9:51 am
Men make more motor insurance claims than women, according to data released by Victorian motor insurer RACV.October 26, 2009, 8:31 am
A half percentage point rise in mortgage interest rates could be locked in this week if key inflation figures show prices of day-to-day goods not falling as quickly as hoped by the Reserve Bank.October 26, 2009, 5:09 am
Indonesian police say they will use force if hunger-striking Sri Lankan asylum seekers refuse to leave an Australian Customs ship that is expected to dock at the port of Tanjung Pinang today.October 26, 2009, 5:00 am
Smokers can add another health concern to their list as research shows daily tobacco use can lead to a bad back.October 24, 2009, 6:30 am
The Australian Human Rights Commission has criticised the Federal Government over its use of mandatory detention and processing of asylum seekers on Christmas Island.October 23, 2009, 2:20 pm
Health food claims, nutritional labelling of restaurant meals and the fact Australians eat 50 per cent more saturated fats than guidelines recommend will be considered by a new panel probing Australia and New Zealand's food-labelling laws.October 23, 2009, 2:13 pm
Ever wondered what the online version of you really looks like? Head to the virtual world and you can find out.October 23, 2009, 12:42 pm
Don Lane was the "lanky Yank" who arrived down under in 1965 for a six-week stint and ended up casting a long shadow over four decades of Australian television.October 22, 2009, 3:55 pm
Don Lane was the most generous performer in showbiz, his old sparring partner Bert Newton says.October 22, 2009, 3:14 pm
People munching breakfast on the Sydney Harbour Bridge when it shuts down on Sunday morning have been urged to bring a raincoat - but not their car.October 22, 2009, 12:50 pm
Legendary entertainer Don Lane has died from a dementia-related illness, his manager Jayne Ambrose has announced.October 22, 2009, 11:25 am
An Australian soldier killed during a training exercise left a note with his parents and partner saying he would "stay forever young" and would love them forever if killed in combat.October 22, 2009, 11:12 am
Premier Colin Barnett says it is reasonable to assume a risk of criminal elements and potential threats to Australia among the current influx of asylum seekers.October 22, 2009, 8:59 am
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