A cold-case inquest in Queensland has heard chilling witness accounts of bloodcurdling screams in the night and two women being abducted.April 8, 2013, 8:58 pm
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says Margaret Thatcher led her nation with strong conviction follow the former UK leader's death at the age of 87.April 8, 2013, 9:43 pm
Holden has acted wrongly to axe jobs when it did not reveal its troubled state at a recent car launch, South Australian premier Jay Weatherill says.April 8, 2013, 7:43 pm
A national plan for improving schools, linked to the Gonski school reforms, has been shunned by Liberal-led governments.April 8, 2013, 7:19 pm
Higher numbers of newspaper job ads give a glimmer of faint hope that there may be improvements in sight in the labour marketApril 8, 2013, 7:09 pm
NSW Labor's roads spokesman Ryan Park wants to see intersections where drivers can turn left on red lights become the norm.April 8, 2013, 6:22 pm
Australia and China will hold regular high-level talks, with Julia Gillard encouraging the Asian giant to open its economy further.April 8, 2013, 6:13 pm
The coalition can no longer hide the costings of its alternative national broadband network, communications minister Stephen Conroy says.April 8, 2013, 4:55 pm
A man accused of collecting magazines in preparation for a terror attack spoke of lighting bushfires, a Melbourne court has heard.April 8, 2013, 4:24 pm
Local car maker Holden has announced plans to axe 500 jobs across operations in South Australia and Victoria.April 8, 2013, 4:17 pm
Promising young footballer Jake Kedzlie would not want rugby league blamed for his tragic death at the weekend according to a close family friend.April 8, 2013, 3:35 pm
The Nationals Barnaby Joyce has again questioned whether all trade with China is in the national interest and has called for a tougher approval process.April 8, 2013, 3:00 pm
Victorian Premier Denis Napthine says he is confident the long-running pay and conditions dispute with the state's teachers can be resolved.April 8, 2013, 2:56 pm
A carbon budget would link Australia's emissions reduction targets to ensure it does its part to prevent global warming, the Climate Institute says.April 8, 2013, 2:44 pm
Acting industry minister Gary Gray says the government remains committed to the auto industry despite the job losses at Holden.April 8, 2013, 2:28 pm
Facebook is charging some users in the US and UK for the privilege of sending high priority, private messages to celebrities and strangers.April 8, 2013, 2:20 pm
Upgrades for the Sydney Fish Market are proposed including a wider boardwalk and the siting of steel bays from Darling Harbour's exhibition centre.April 8, 2013, 1:51 pm
Prime Minister Julia Gillard is heading to Beijing, where she's likely to raise concerns about North Korea with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.April 8, 2013, 11:36 am
A former Australian soldier has been jailed after police found a stash of guns and bombs in his Victorian home, with a plan for 'mass violence'.April 8, 2013, 11:27 am
DNA and ballistics evidence will be used in the case of a man charged with the murder of a 20-year-old woman in Melbourne's west, a court has heard.April 8, 2013, 11:21 am
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