Dan Harrison A baby born on Wednesday in Hunters Hill can expect to live two years longer than one born in Bankstown, according to data to be released on Thursday.
MICHAEL GORDON Asylum seekers are being subjected to humiliating treatment and appalling conditions on the Manus Island detention centre in a deliberate effort to pressure them to go back to where they came from, Amnesty International has alleged.
JAMES ROBERTSON It was overcast in Elizabeth on Wednesday but it had been gloomy for months.
MARK HAWTHORNE It was the text message that sounded the death knell for Holden as a manufacturer in Australia.
SALLY PRYOR Appointing new directors for two of the country's biggest cultural institutions is not something to be rushed: Minister's office.
Choice and Obesity Policy Coalition accuse Australian Food and Grocery Council of doing back-room deals over star rating system for food
SARAH WHYTE 10:17pm Health and consumer groups say the Australian Food and Grocery Council has been doing back-room deals with the government to thwart a labelling system that would show how healthy a type of food is using a star rating system.
CATHERINE ARMITAGE 7:01pm A 'tsunami' of child sexual abuse allegations caught bishops 'like rabbits in a headlight', says senior church official in damning testimony.
Richard WIllingham and Clay Lucas 2:33pm Holden staff are bracing for an announcement at 2pm at the company's Port Melbourne plant.
6:08pm Gas infrastructure firm APA has lifted its earnings guidance for the current financial year, saying its assets are performing strongly.
Ten years ago Marilyn Warren became the first woman to be appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. She speaks to Shane Green about parole, law and order and leading the court into the 21st century.
CATHERINE ARMITAGE Catholic Church officials have admitted their treatment of a woman who was sexually abused at 14 by the chaplain of her Brisbane convent school lacked justice and compassion, the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse has heard.
PETER HARTCHER Israel has urged Australia to use its new found influence to force a much tougher deal on Iran over its nuclear program.
DAISY DUMAS When Martin Sharp created Eternity Haymarket! in 1978, he may not have realised how significant the Arthur Stace-inspired work would become - first as a screen print and political message in its own right, then re-imagined as part of Sydney's Millennium and Olympics.
MARK KENNY Opinion What's going on inside the Abbott government regarding Holden? And for that matter, what's going on in Detroit, where the company's future is actually to be determined?
TIM ELLIOTT The chemical spill at Ranger Uranium Mine last weekend was the second such incident in a week for the mine's parent company, Rio Tinto, placing further scrutiny on the company's uranium mining operations.
Mark Kenny, Clay Lucas Holden remains unconvinced that the federal government intends providing any further assistance to the industry after 2016, in a decision that would virtually guarantee its closure, according to sources close to the embattled car maker.
RACHEL WELLS The director of Park Street Child Care Centre and Kindergarten in Brunswick, Katrina Burgess, says she is extremely disappointed by the government’s decision to axe the mooted wage rises.
TIM ELLIOTT Led Zeppelin became famous for it. So too did AC/DC, and apparently even Jay-Z.
CATHERINE ARMITAGE Three decades after the chaplain of her Brisbane convent school sexually abused her, Joan Isaacs saw him on a beach with a young woman and child. She felt “really traumatised” to see that Father Francis Derriman was “still interested in young women”. She had “terrible thoughts” about the future of the child he was with. So she decided, at last, in 1996, to take action.
LUCY BATTERSBY Melbourne was the most popular place for Australian Facebook users to check-in to this year, with four of the city's entertainment and sporting venues topping the list.
MEGAN LEVY A young Australian medical student has died on a volunteering mission to East Africa after he was involved in a car accident.
Jessica Wright and Jonathon Carson Witnesses say they saw a man believed to be missing Melbourne tennis coach Paul Arber wandering in and out of the Waikato River in the small New Zealand town of Hamilton in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Konrad Marshall It's audition season for thousands of aspiring performers hoping to sing, dance and act their way into one of Australia's top schools.
Daniella Miletic Working families are still as reliant on grandparents for childcare as they were three decades ago, according to a new report that reveals almost half of Australian children with employed mothers are being cared for in part by their grandparents.
GARETH HUTCHENS Australians are ignoring government pleas to work longer and instead are taking early retirement when they hit their 50s, new figures show.
PETER MARTIN Australia is in the box seat to crack the US sugar market, leaked trade documents show. But, in return, it may have to allow US companies to sue Australian governments in international tribunals, a concession it has not been willing to make until now.
The federal government has suspended operations at the Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory, after a major leak of acid and radioactive slurry at the weekend.
CATHERINE ARMITAGE Joan Isaacs was 14 years old and near the top of her class at the Sacred Heart Convent Sandgate in Brisbane when Father Francis Derriman got her to join his "cult-like" group of four children.
Mark Kenny, Mark Hawthorne Thousands of Holden workers are expected to find out their fate on Tuesday morning, many weeks after their US head office in Detroit decided to cut them adrift.