Former first lady Hazel Hawke has been described as gutsy, warm and free of airs and graces by people paying tribute to her after her death.May 23, 2013, 7:05 pm
Adult obesity rates are on the rise and require urgent action from state and federal governments, the COAG Reform Council has warned.1 hour, 34 minutes ago
Angela Higgins, wife of businessman Matthew Joyce who has been sentenced to jail in Dubai, says the court's decision was devastating.May 23, 2013, 9:08 pm
Tasmania's bottom line has worsened in what is possibly Lara Giddings' last budget.May 23, 2013, 5:46 pm
Hazel Hawke had amazing highs and lows during her 38-year marriage to Labor's most successful PM, and campaigning for Alzheimer's in later years.May 23, 2013, 5:14 pm
Hazel Hawke, ex-wife of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, has died aged 83, following a battle with dementia.May 23, 2013, 4:54 pm
Six Aboriginal men from remote parts of Australia are planning to run the New York marathon in November doing some of their training in Canberra.May 23, 2013, 4:40 pm
A court has been told racing legend Bob Jane has been a "shrewd and calculating" witness throughout a court battle with his son.May 23, 2013, 4:28 pm
Victorian Ford Workers are devastated by news the company will shut down its manufacturing sites with fears job losses will gut local communities.May 23, 2013, 4:18 pm
A Sydney dance school has reportedly announced it is closing after one of its co-directors was refused bail on child abuse offences.May 23, 2013, 3:55 pm
Ford's decision to stop making cars in Australia spells the end for the Falcon, the iconic family sedan for millions of Australians across half a century.May 23, 2013, 3:52 pm
Queensland Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek says his state is negotiating with Canberra over Gonski, despite reservations about the NSW deal.May 23, 2013, 3:40 pm
A crocodile has spent the night in a bunk bed in far north Queensland after being captured by a local fisherman who is fed up with being stalked by crocs.May 23, 2013, 3:25 pm
Victorian Premier Denis Napthine says he was told there was nothing he could do to save the jobs of Ford workers.May 23, 2013, 3:25 pm
The announced shutdown of Ford's manufacturing operations in Geelong, with 510 job losses, has hit the community hard.May 23, 2013, 3:24 pm
Ford's plant closures have been described as a watershed for Australia's troubled manufacturing sector.May 23, 2013, 3:24 pm
Ford's decision to end its Australian manufacturing operations will mean the closure of two plants in Victoria and the loss of 1200 jobs.May 23, 2013, 3:21 pm
The Australian dollar may be in decline, but the impact of its long period above parity against the US dollar is still being felt.May 23, 2013, 3:19 pm
Queensland carnival ride accident victim Patrick O'Sullivan is to be moved from his hospital's intensive care unit to a normal ward.May 23, 2013, 2:57 pm
Former commonwealth parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper will face trial over charges of defrauding the commonwealth.May 23, 2013, 2:55 pm
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