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    Fairfax photos of the week - August 16, 2018


    A week in photos from award winning Fairfax photographers for the week ending August 16,...

    A week in photos from award winning Fairfax photographers for the week ending August 16, 2018.

    Schizophrenia had 'no role' in Brisbane killing


    A Brisbane man's schizophrenia played no role in his decision to choke, punch and kick a Korean woman to death, a psychiatrist...

    A Brisbane man's schizophrenia played no role in his decision to choke, punch and kick a Korean woman to death, a psychiatrist says.

    Missing Perth boy found 'safe and well'


    A 12-year-old boy who was last seen at a community centre in Perth has been found "safe and...

    A 12-year-old boy who was last seen at a community centre in Perth has been found "safe and well."

    RBA governor cites light rail project as example of poor oversight


    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...

    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.

    'Here comes the big fella': Kangaroos speed down Canberra street


    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...

    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.

    Young Melbourne man wins $50 million with last-minute ticket


    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...

    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. 

    Don't pull the plug on vital ingredient to Sydney's liveability


    Turning our back on this important aspect of our city will lessen the quality of our lives, damage our international reputation and hurt us...

    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.

    Queensland man charged with murder of Melbourne man found in wheelie bin


    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...

    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.

    'I can’t unsee it or un-feel those emotions': women tell of tram attack


    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...

    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”.

    'Higher level of risk': UWA cancels controversial US doctor's transgender talk


    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...

    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".

    Brisbane patients have highest out-of-pocket medical costs in state


    New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows who is paying the most out of pocket for non-hospital Medicare...

    New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows who is paying the most out of pocket for non-hospital Medicare services.

    New Queen's Wharf river walk emerges as bridge cost blow-out shrugged off


    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...

    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.

    Speed limits on M1 will change as traffic becomes congested


    After a trial during the Commonwealth Games, the state government wants variable speed limits to be permanent on one of Queensland's busiest...

    After a trial during the Commonwealth Games, the state government wants variable speed limits to be permanent on one of Queensland's busiest roads.

    Cop in crash on way to Pink concert pulled from wreckage


    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...

    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.

    'Gross claims of torture': WA MP calls for Amnesty apology on Banksia Hill


    Fran Logan said a social media campaign airing allegations of mistreatment of offenders at the state’s only juvenile detention facility was...

    Fran Logan said a social media campaign airing allegations of mistreatment of offenders at the state’s only juvenile detention facility was “disgraceful”.

    Sydney drug addict jailed for trying to break into jail


    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...

    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.

    Circus Oz presents dizzying displays of acrobatics and agility


    In Model Citizens, the symbols of suburbia provide the inspiration to debunk the myths surrounding modern society and delight and thrill the...

    In Model Citizens, the symbols of suburbia provide the inspiration to debunk the myths surrounding modern society and delight and thrill the audience.

    Hi, sobriety: Our changing relationship with alcohol


    “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...

    “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.

    Markets Live: Friday, August 17


    Follow the stock markets, breaking news, views and analysis as it...

    Follow the stock markets, breaking news, views and analysis as it happens.

    Traveller stopped at Perth airport with fake passport, child sex videos


    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...

    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.

    Second man charged over series of historic violent crimes


    Police will allege the 25-year-old took part in two of the 14 aggravated burglaries and robberies they have...

    Police will allege the 25-year-old took part in two of the 14 aggravated burglaries and robberies they have linked.

    Queen of Soul - Aretha Franklin


    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...

    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.

    Reviews, changes under way to better help WA cops and their families


    The agency is considering changes to encourage officers to seek help after 'distressing' incidents, and boost the number of officers in a peer support...

    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.

    'Clumsy' cat burglar to be sentenced


    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...

    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.

    Patrick Troy: a passion to improve the urban landscape


    Troy put his energies into making the ANU’s Urban Research Unit into the premier place for urban policy studies in...

    Troy put his energies into making the ANU’s Urban Research Unit into the premier place for urban policy studies in Australia.

    Target and superquiz, Friday, August 17


    Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and...

    Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.

    Canberra schools face shake-up under new 10-year plan


    The ACT has released its new future of education strategy, a 10-year road map to bring personalised learning into Canberra...

    The ACT has released its new future of education strategy, a 10-year road map to bring personalised learning into Canberra classrooms.