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Peter Hannam 3:10 PM The impacts of the monster El Nino in the Pacific are likely to intensify across much of Australia, including worsening drought and an elevated bushfire threat, after conditions that were nullifying its effects suddenly retreated.
3:00 PM An Australian warship has seized 427 kilograms of heroin from a smuggling vessel it intercepted in the Indian Ocean.
Katie Burgess 2:50 PM Four Australians who've served on the front line of disease control, disaster relief and health care in some of the most war-torn and remote outreaches of the planet have been awarded the highest international honour for a nurse.
David Ellery 2:19 PM Secret recording reveals John Lomax knew of allegations his CFMEU colleague was corrupt - despite saying otherwise.
Inga Ting 2:05 PM Little or no safety training is provided by many tour companies in central Australia, a coronial inquest has been told.
Craig Butt 10:40 AM Almost one third of all cancers diagnosed in Australia could have been prevented, new research has found.
Noel Towell 10:28 AM But former Canadian public servant has 'no regrets' about protest song.
Craig Butt 6:44 AM Almost one third of all cancers diagnosed in Australia could have been prevented, new research has found.
John Garnaut 1:51 AM The journey from Mike Froman's 12th-floor presidential suite to Andrew Robb's modest digs on the 58th can take as long as 10 minutes in the Westin Hotel – a gargantuan relic of the Atlanta Olympics, where the lifts go missing when most needed.
Julia Medew 10:13 PM Joey Lynch thinks he is an unlikely character for a cancer story.
Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston 8:38 PM The Christmas Island immigration detention centre is in lockdown after a decision by the Australian Border Force to begin housing sex offenders there sparked brutal assaults.
Noel Towell 11:30 PM Battlelines are drawn as the Prime Minister's public servants prepare to vote.
Noel Towell 11:30 PM Canberra property industry counts the cost of Immigration Dept's real estate saga.
Tom Arup 5:06 PM The historic fall in China's coal use is a clear and consistent trend and should be factored in by Australian business, one of the world's leading experts on China's environment policy says.
Rick Feneley 4:44 PM If it was only about the footy, Andrew 'Joey' Johns might have endured as a true immortal of rugby league. And his big brother Matty might have hovered eternally somewhere close to those gods of the game.
Public Eye No government agency makes its staff gift registry public. Why on earth not?
Noel Towell But there are a couple of catches.
British tourist Zoe Woolmer was on the adventure of a lifetime in Australia when things went horribly wrong at a notorious prank picture hot-spot.
Clifford Krauss RICHARD RAINWATER
Kate Aubusson The health district that oversees the Broken Hill Base Hospital has defended its handling of bullying and harassment claims made by healthcare workers against management, blaming a recent "culture change" for "disrupting" staff.
Peter Hannam Sydney faces another scorching day in the west on Tuesday as a big high pressure system steers unusually warm winds over the city.
Markus Mannheim We asked the 20 largest APS workplaces about their staff gift policies. Here are their responses.