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A week in photos from award winning Fairfax photographers for the week ending August 16, 2018.
A Brisbane man's schizophrenia played no role in his decision to choke, punch and kick a Korean woman to death, a psychiatrist says.
A 12-year-old boy who was last seen at a community centre in Perth has been found "safe and well."
Australia's central bank chief Philip Lowe has used Sydney's troubled $2.1 billion light rail project as evidence of poor governance surrounding major infrastructure projects.
The 16-year-old boy was arrested after his car's tyres hit spike strips and crashed soon after.
It's not unusual to look out the office window and see traffic speeding down the street. It is when the traffic is a mob of kangaroos.
A person is believed to have died while fighting bushfires on the NSW south coast after a waterbombing helicopter crashed.
A man approached two primary students near the school boundary fence, police were told.
A Melbourne man who has won $50 million in a $100 million Powerball draw says he's going to use the money to take care of his family.
Turning our back on this important aspect of our city will lessen the quality of our lives, damage our international reputation and hurt us economically.
A man will be extradited from Queensland after being charged with the murder of a man whose remains were found in a wheelie bin in Melbourne last month.
The 20-metre tapestry has been absent from the Great Hall since May. Here's why.
Two women who were assaulted by a man on a tram on their way to work have told of how the attack left them “unsafe, violated, confused and angry”.
Dr Van Meter is the co-author of the scientific paper Gender Ideology Harms Children, which claims "conditioning children into impersonating the opposite sex is child abuse".
Victoria's leading bicycle support group says a judge's decision not to jail the driver falls well short of community expectations.
New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows who is paying the most out of pocket for non-hospital Medicare services.
Department of Health was told to "act normally" and dish out severance dollars to two public servants during CCC investigation.
A clumsy cat burglar who claimed his DNA appeared "by magic" at one of the Melbourne homes he burgled will serve 10 months in jail.
A 450-metre river's edge boardwalk opposite South Bank has been announced for Brisbane, however, the extra $50 million needed for the Neville Bonner Bridge was shrugged off by project's director.
David Lustina set out alone from the Katoomba area on Thursday, telling his friends he was heading to the Ruined Castle rock formation.
After a trial during the Commonwealth Games, the state government wants variable speed limits to be permanent on one of Queensland's busiest roads.
Matthew Low, husband of Cindy Low, speaks to 7.30 about the fallout of the Thunder River Rapids Ride tragedy.
The police officer from Queensland's north was comforted for hours by a pair of grey nomads and a humble truck driver who never gave his name.
Two division one entries won equal shares in the $100 million prize, but officials are yet to track down the winners.
Fran Logan said a social media campaign airing allegations of mistreatment of offenders at the state’s only juvenile detention facility was “disgraceful”.
This stage version of the 1953 Doris Day movie Calamity Jane is beautifully acted and perceptively directed.
People usually try to break out of jail. But Gregory O'Brien tried to break into Goulburn prison to deliver drugs. He ended up in jail for his efforts.
The baby giraffe was born to herd leader Rosie at the Sunshine Coast's Australia Zoo.
In Model Citizens, the symbols of suburbia provide the inspiration to debunk the myths surrounding modern society and delight and thrill the audience.
“Grey-area drinkers” aren’t drunks, but their relationship with booze isn't healthy. But for many grey is so last-decade: being sober is the new black.
The truck rolled just after 8am, with no one seriously injured.
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The 37-year-old was stopped by ABF officials earlier this month after arriving at Perth International Airport on a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong.
Police will allege the 25-year-old took part in two of the 14 aggravated burglaries and robberies they have linked.
An 83-year-old former priest has had yet more charges laid against him as WA Police continue to investigate historic child sex abuse.
Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin has died at 76yrs, she had been battling cancer, was one of the most iconic musicians of all time, inspiring generations of fans.
The agency is considering changes to encourage officers to seek help after 'distressing' incidents, and boost the number of officers in a peer support program.
A Chinese-born cat burglar who broke into the homes of wealthy people and stole their valuables, including a $60,000 watch, is due to be sentenced in Melbourne.
The "hoon cartel" posts videos to social media of their activities on Gold Coast roads.
A man has masturbated in front of a woman and punched another on the 86 tram in Melbourne’s inner north.
The man was using a nail gun during construction work when he slipped.
The 52-year-old has also had his registration suspended, following investigations into the death of a woman in June.
The two girls allegedly approached a woman and threatened her with a knife in Southport.
The man in his 30s died at the scene.
The 30-year-old detective senior constable was issued with a Notice to Appear.
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Troy put his energies into making the ANU’s Urban Research Unit into the premier place for urban policy studies in Australia.
It was very moving to see the universal condemnation of Fraser Anning's speech.
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The ACT has released its new future of education strategy, a 10-year road map to bring personalised learning into Canberra classrooms.