More babies and migrants are likely to swell Australia's population by 13.5 million in the next 40 years, increasing pressure on future governments to get spending under control.September 18, 2009, 5:44 am
The ongoing investigation into a Papua New Guinea air disaster that killed nine Australians en route to the Kokoda Track will be the biggest ever mounted in the impoverished country.September 18, 2009, 10:59 am
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has praised Indonesian authorities following the death of wanted terrorist Noordin Mohammed Top, declaring his killing by police a significant result.September 18, 2009, 7:45 am
British backpacker Jamie Neale has sent the State Emergency Services a fraction of the money he earned from selling his tale of survival in the NSW Blue Mountains.September 17, 2009, 5:01 pm
Everyday Australian mums are needed for a world-first study that is seeking to uncover the causes of cerebral palsy.September 17, 2009, 3:39 pm
Electronic voting trials conducted at the last federal election proved too expensive and will be abandoned, the government says.September 17, 2009, 3:28 pm
The Rudd Government is making an art form out of the appointment of former politicians to diplomatic posts overseas, the Australian Greens say.September 17, 2009, 12:56 pm
Older men with high superannuation balances are more likely to have switched to cash during the global financial crisis, according to the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST).September 17, 2009, 8:31 am
Australians are working substantially fewer hours and earning less income in the current economic downturn, Treasurer Wayne Swan says.September 17, 2009, 8:10 am
Look at 25-year-old fashion designer and Project Runway Australia winner Anthony Capon and you wouldn't immediately think: "Canberra boy."September 17, 2009, 8:00 am
The parents of Victorian backpacker Britt Lapthorne say they will never give up searching for answers about her mysterious death in Croatia despite continuing frustration with the police investigation.September 17, 2009, 6:39 am
An Australian navy patrol vessel has intercepted a boat carrying nearly 50 suspected asylum seekers near Darwin.September 17, 2009, 6:19 am
The financial crisis may have taken its toll on household incomes, but Australians still want the government to do more to help the world's poor.September 16, 2009, 3:58 pm
Australians could pay more for IVF procedures and cataract surgery under draft laws approved by the Senate.September 16, 2009, 12:37 pm
A man went overseas and faked his drowning while his Sydney mother tried to claim some $240,000 life insurance, police say.September 16, 2009, 9:24 am
New Zealand agriculture officials have extended the suspension of honey imports from Australia by up to two years.September 15, 2009, 3:18 pm
An Indonesian people-smuggling kingpin has been jailed for two and a half years for arranging an ill-fated sea voyage to Australia that left at least nine asylum seekers dead.September 15, 2009, 3:10 pm
The Federal Opposition has slammed proposed reforms to the telecommunications sector that will force a break-up of Telstra, but refuses to say whether it will block the plan.September 15, 2009, 1:24 pm
Telecommunications giant Telstra has been told to break up its business or the Federal Government will force the move as part of an overhaul to boost the planned National Broadband Network.September 15, 2009, 7:59 am
The era of cheap money is over as regulation and reform of the global financial system kicks in, Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan says.September 15, 2009, 7:40 am
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