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Home and Away actor Shane Withington and mother of three Suzette Meade are fighting to save a heritage site from overdevelopment.
Renowned physicists are drawing crowds and science shows are rating well, but the school subjects collectively known as STEM languish. Why?
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
The Aussie behind The Guilty Feminist, a podcast with 50 million downloads, chats to us about her physical approach to confidence and her guiltiest pleasures.
The 16-day tour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has had a smashing start.
With Australian-made "organic" products flying under the radar, fraudulent honey is likely only the tip of the iceberg.
Roslyn Brown used to hide from the welfare department and grew up carting water from the river in Tumut.
Canberra needs to start generating energy from waste if we are to meet our 90 per cent resource recovery target.
Scott Morrison is in the Abbott and Turnbull class for dud captain’s calls and has shaken confidence in his judgment and his instincts.
Lou Pirona thinks his son John would have appreciated the apology. But it won't bring him back.
Given the number of influential Christians in the Coalition government, a miracle in the Wentworth byelection could be seen as an integral part of their election strategy.
Chronically ill refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru have waited years for overseas medical transfers recommended by their doctors, a dossier of medical records shows.
The actions of the Morrison government over the past week can only be described as an omnishambles.
Development controversies are often about community resistance to the willingness of authorities to push communities toward developers and development. In Ku-ring-gai, it's a different story.
Waiting times for cancer treatment in the capital have risen sharply, according to ACT Health's annual report.
If it really understood security, the Coalition would ensure it worked to reduce inequality.
Dozens of asylum seekers arrived in Australia this week. There's been a subtle change in approach.
It is still contestable whether the centre of Australian politics has been enduringly shifted leftwards.
The students' voices will be heard on light rail announcements when trams begin taking passengers from Gungahlin to the city.
"We're not amoebas who reproduce by splitting ourselves into two."
High time to decriminalise abortion.
It’s as though the whole country has adopted the persona of some demagogue shock-jock
Forty-five years ago today, the Queen cut the big red ribbons that billowed from the giant white sails to open the Sydney Opera House.
How quickly the royal pregnancy delirium set in, weaving its malignant magic.
A Legislative Assembly committee is due to report in March on its findings from the inquiry into ACT libraries.
A new drive to heal sick wombats is to start in Canberra.
When Daramalan College in Dickson opened on February 1, 1962 it had only two female teachers.
And it turns out, your Akubra-clad columnist discovered, there are a surprising number of trees worldwide that have partially devoured objects.
James Packer has told friends he won't read a new biography covering difficult chapters of his life.
Amid allegations of backroom deals and bribery, Australia’s anti-doping chief has broken ranks with the global authority to demand reforms after the controversial decision to endorse Russia's testing regime.
A film producer, the co-founder of a virtual reality business and the company behind a high power electric car charger recognised by lord mayor.
Human error: the two words pointed to repeatedly as the cause of the fatal 2016 Dreamworld incident on the Thunder River Rapids Ride.
It's odds on that racegoers heading to the Caulfield Cup on Saturday better rug up for a cool and cloudy day.
Two of Brisbane’s major golf courses are not as popular as they used to be but Brisbane is set to gain another putt putt course.
“Two dudes came out of the car and shot a dude, so it was crazy," one witness told Seven News.
It's always popular, so get in quick.
Marcus Allyn Keith Martin, 24, remanded in custody until his next court appearance in February when is he expected to be sentenced
Kate McClymont received two nominations for her work on the Don Burke investigation.
Police claim a yacht was going to be used to smuggle the children to New Zealand. The accused's lawyer argued he just wanted to use it in retirement.
A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.
Emergency services were called to the site on Yamba Drive just after 7pm.
The 35-year-old man unsuccessfully argued he should only have been convicted of manslaughter, because of poor mental health and his victim's blackmail attempt.
A 29-year-old Vietnamese man charged with possessing three critically endangered tortoises stolen from Perth Zoo has indicated he intends to plead guilty.
The new exhibition about whales reveals we still have a lot to understand.
South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club will celebrate 100 years of saving lives
Best moments at the Opera House to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of its opening - this Saturday
Callan Everts was riding back to the villa he was staying at with his friends in Canggu when he crashed into the wall f a church in Kuta.
A Perth father who allegedly bashed his newborn, leaving the infant with life- threatening injuries, has also been charged with possessing steroids and testosterone.
Don’t be fooled by its fruity flavours. Smoking shisha for one hour is like inhaling 4-8 packets of cigarettes.
A Melbourne doctor and sweet shop owner allegedly forced an Iranian refugee to work 14 hours a day for nothing by threatening to dissolve his body in acid or have him deported to face the death penalty, a tribunal has heard.