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Jonathan Swan is a Fairfax Media reporter based in the Canberra bureau, Parliament House.
Ben Grubb and Jonathan Swan Severe thunderstorms ripped through Sydney's western suburbs on Thursday evening, causing roof damage to a number of homes and businesses, power blackouts to about 7800 and uprooting of trees.
Jonathan Swan IN THE bush behind their Castle Hill home, twins Freya and Imogen Wadlow have been poisoning privet, the weed that strangles their gum and wattle trees.
Jonathan Swan Before Prozac, Valium, trazodone and therapy, Snicker was a mess.
Jonathan Swan Pigs and chickens raised on Australian factory farms are held in worse conditions than European animals and a new campaign aims to change that using confronting imagery.
Jonathan Swan Imagine eating your younger, slightly shorter and skinnier cousin. Stay with me. Now imagine you are not allowed to cook him or chop him up with a knife.
Jonathan Swan Most Englishmen come to Australia to see the sun. Gavin Pretor-Pinney came to see a cloud.
Jonathan Swan Flash floods may swamp parts of Sydney later today, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.
Jonathan Swan Andrew Jones has watched the ocean swallow his beach. During the past 18 months, from the porch of the Taree Old Bar Surf Club, he has seen about ''60 to 70 metres of beach frontage'' disappear.
Jonathan Swan The big chill is hitting the big day. The Bureau of Meteorology has been fielding anxious calls from brides-to-be asking for long-range weather forecasts, amid the coldest start to a Sydney summer in...
Jonathan Swan Heavy rainfall has stopped one of the largest expected wheat harvests in NSW amid fears the crop will be ruined for the second year.