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    'The world is now less one hero': Tributes pour in for WA officer


    The police officer who died at Cockburn police station on Monday is being remembered as a courageous, brilliant and honest...

    The police officer who died at Cockburn police station on Monday is being remembered as a courageous, brilliant and honest cop.

    Brisbane City Council says 'no' to free Bulimba-Teneriffe ferry


    More than 500 residents signed a petition calling for a free cross-river ferry but Brisbane City Council has ruled it...

    More than 500 residents signed a petition calling for a free cross-river ferry but Brisbane City Council has ruled it out.

    Cronulla officials to meet with Fifita over prop's dig at club


    The Sharks will sit down with the barnstorming prop after his claim that the club snubbed his Tongan representation at their presentation...

    The Sharks will sit down with the barnstorming prop after his claim that the club snubbed his Tongan representation at their presentation night.

    Former Brumbies hooker Robbie Abel called into NZ Maori side


    Abel has been playing in New Zealand's provincial competition and will join the Maori side for a tour of the US, Brazil and...

    Abel has been playing in New Zealand's provincial competition and will join the Maori side for a tour of the US, Brazil and Chile.

    Berejiklian locks in multibillion-dollar pokies deal with Clubs NSW


    TAFE training facilities and Service NSW kiosks could be located inside registered clubs across the state, under a deal struck between the NSW government and the powerful clubs...

    TAFE training facilities and Service NSW kiosks could be located inside registered clubs across the state, under a deal struck between the NSW government and the powerful clubs lobby.

    The art of small talk at the office party


    If your in-box is anything like mine, you’ll already be receiving invitations to Christmas parties and end-of-year networking...

    If your in-box is anything like mine, you’ll already be receiving invitations to Christmas parties and end-of-year networking drinks.

    The cake lady feeding Invictus Games athletes with 'love and blessings'


    Ask British athletes at the Invictus Games about their diet and you'll learn one of their key meal requirements is cake baked by Kath...

    Ask British athletes at the Invictus Games about their diet and you'll learn one of their key meal requirements is cake baked by Kath Ryan.

    'The saddest case': State 'failed' woman kept in prison for 18 months


    Ombudsman Deborah Glass has called on the winner of Victoria's coming state election to invest more in alternate accommodation over jail for mentally impaired...

    Ombudsman Deborah Glass has called on the winner of Victoria's coming state election to invest more in alternate accommodation over jail for mentally impaired people.

    Fire-shocked Morningside students to go to Balmoral High for the week


    Morningside State School students will spend the rest of the week at nearby Balmoral State High after fire destroyed much of the state school on...

    Morningside State School students will spend the rest of the week at nearby Balmoral State High after fire destroyed much of the state school on Tuesday.

    No. 5 is alive as SA clubs try to claim local talent


    A draft pick that could be vital in deals for several key players may complicate some already complex...

    A draft pick that could be vital in deals for several key players may complicate some already complex negotiations.

    Silkroad Ensemble weaves musical magic


    The only criticism for this fine Melbourne Festival concert was that it wasn't long...

    The only criticism for this fine Melbourne Festival concert was that it wasn't long enough.

    WA tree lopper dies after being struck by branch


    A tree lopper has died after being struck by a branch and falling from his cherry-picker while working south of...

    A tree lopper has died after being struck by a branch and falling from his cherry-picker while working south of Perth. 

    I chose to have a late-term abortion so my baby wouldn't suffer


    I am writing this to tell you about my son, Thomas Andrew, and the heartbreaking choice we made in regards to ending his life before it had the chance to...

    I am writing this to tell you about my son, Thomas Andrew, and the heartbreaking choice we made in regards to ending his life before it had the chance to begin.

    Supervisor 'comfortable' upgrades to Dreamworld ride panel not urgent


    Electrical engineering supervisor Scott Ritchie has told the inquest the repeated ride breakdowns were not escalated to him on the day of the 2016...

    Electrical engineering supervisor Scott Ritchie has told the inquest the repeated ride breakdowns were not escalated to him on the day of the 2016 tragedy.

    Former Carlisle priest faces additional child sex abuse charges


    Patrick Holmes, 83, has been charged with 16 offences relating to alleged abuse in the 1960s and 70s, when he was priest in Carlisle and Shenton...

    Patrick Holmes, 83, has been charged with 16 offences relating to alleged abuse in the 1960s and 70s, when he was priest in Carlisle and Shenton Park.

    Materials lift ASX from six-month lows


    Australian shares recorded their best session in more than a month with the materials sector helping lift the benchmark index by over 0.5 per...

    Australian shares recorded their best session in more than a month with the materials sector helping lift the benchmark index by over 0.5 per cent.

    PropertyLink gives $693m ESR offer the green light


    PropertyLink has given its tick of approval to the all-cash $693 million takeover offer from private equity real estate giant, ESR...

    PropertyLink has given its tick of approval to the all-cash $693 million takeover offer from private equity real estate giant, ESR Property.

    Reserve Bank 'alert but not alarmed' by house price decline


    The Reserve Bank expects bank lending to tighten further in the wake of the royal commission, telling homeowners to expect a "gradual" decline in house...

    The Reserve Bank expects bank lending to tighten further in the wake of the royal commission, telling homeowners to expect a "gradual" decline in house prices.

    Markets Live: ASX200 higher at 5869.9


    ASX closes higher pushed up by news-less gains in Aristocrat. Telstra's fiery AGM saw a 4 cent drop in...

    ASX closes higher pushed up by news-less gains in Aristocrat. Telstra's fiery AGM saw a 4 cent drop in shares.

    Nigerian oil pipeline fire kills dozens


    The state oil company said the fire had been caused by vandals who breached the...

    The state oil company said the fire had been caused by vandals who breached the pipeline.

    Children grabbed at, lured into cars by strangers, emails show


    One email included an account of children screaming and running to the toilets after a person approached them while they were dancing near the school's boundary...

    One email included an account of children screaming and running to the toilets after a person approached them while they were dancing near the school's boundary fence.

    Thunderstorm asthma alert for central Victoria as wild weather looms


    A ‘moderate’ warning for thunderstorm asthma has been issued for parts of Central Victoria as the state braces for a burst of wild...

    A ‘moderate’ warning for thunderstorm asthma has been issued for parts of Central Victoria as the state braces for a burst of wild weather.

    Turkish police leave Saudi consulate in Istanbul after nine hours


    Turkish police investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi spent more than nine hours in the consulate, but not before the cleaners came...

    Turkish police investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi spent more than nine hours in the consulate, but not before the cleaners came in,

    No average Joe: Cameron Smith on course for a sizzling summer


    The Australian golf star says he's ahead of schedule in his rise through the sport and has high hopes for the World Cup in...

    The Australian golf star says he's ahead of schedule in his rise through the sport and has high hopes for the World Cup in Melbourne.

    New data shows Chinese economy is cooling


    China's factory-gate inflation has cooled for a third straight month in September amid ebbing domestic demand, pointing to more pressure on the world's second-biggest...

    China's factory-gate inflation has cooled for a third straight month in September amid ebbing domestic demand, pointing to more pressure on the world's second-biggest economy.

    Brisbane City Council forces sale of homes to recover overdue rates


    In the list of property owners who collectively owe more than $130,000 is one who has never paid rates, the owner of a million-dollar home and a repeat...

    In the list of property owners who collectively owe more than $130,000 is one who has never paid rates, the owner of a million-dollar home and a repeat offender.

    Dodgers run into all sorts of problems in 4-0 loss to Brewers


    Walker Buehler placed his hands on his hips and gazed into the right-field corner of Dodger Stadium, as if he could not believe what had just...

    Walker Buehler placed his hands on his hips and gazed into the right-field corner of Dodger Stadium, as if he could not believe what had just happened.

    It's pure romance to expect players to stay loyal to their club


    The idea that players are only now treating the game as a business and acting with their head rather than their heart is a little...

    The idea that players are only now treating the game as a business and acting with their head rather than their heart is a little misleading.

    McGowan welcomes federal GST 'no state worse off' capitulation


    Premier Mark McGowan has welcomed a decision by the federal Coalition party room to back a "no-state-worse-off" guarantee in GST reform...

    Premier Mark McGowan has welcomed a decision by the federal Coalition party room to back a "no-state-worse-off" guarantee in GST reform legislation.

    Jerusalem decision could trigger Indonesian backlash: former ambassador


    The former Australian ambassador to seven countries, including Indonesia, warns that moving Australia's Israeli embassy will upset Islamic...

    The former Australian ambassador to seven countries, including Indonesia, warns that moving Australia's Israeli embassy will upset Islamic nations.