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George Brandis urges penalty for arts organisations rejecting corporate sponsorship

Lisa Cox, Andrew Taylor, Lucy Carroll Arts Minister George Brandis has promoted moves to block government funding for organisations that refuse corporate sponsorship following the ''preposterously unreasonable'' termination of...

Passenger ejected from flight over notebook doodles

Oliver Buckworth's notes.

Chris Vedelago A Melbourne man was hauled off a Tiger Airways flight by federal police on Saturday after claims he was seen doodling and writing sentences in a notebook satirising the current terrorism threat.

Australian Defence Force personnel advised to wear civvies due to terror threats

ADF

Julieanne Strachan, David Wroe, Judith Ireland The Abbott government has said it is prepared to extend police powers even further if law enforcement agencies say they are needed.

Muslims campaign to reclaim IS symbol

Leila Abdallah Hundreds of Muslims have taken part in a social media campaign that aims to reclaim the religious symbol hijacked by ISIS, following calls to ban the display of the symbol in New South Wales.

Australian Crime Commission to launch national bikie crackdown

Bikies.

Chris Vedelago The Australian Crime Commission is preparing to launch a nationwide crackdown on bikies that will target multiple clubs simultaneously in every state and territory.

Terror laws used to hold suspects

Raids spark international alarm (Thumbnail)

David Wroe Counter-terrorism authorities have used for the first time extraordinary, Howard-era powers to hold in secret and without charge three suspects arrested in Thursday's terror raids.

Chronicling the colourful career of my childhood hero Peter Garrett

Peter Garrett

Ricky French From fronting Midnight Oil to the Labor government's environment, heritage and arts portfolios, Peter Garrett has impressed himself on the national consciousness.

A survivor of a paedophile ring tells her story

Pic Simon Schluter. Hair and Makeup Yvonne Borland. 
19 August 2014.
The Good Weekend Magazine. Author Carrie Bailee.

Deborah Snow Canadian-born Carrie Bailee suffered so much physical and sexual abuse as a girl that she was granted a special visa to live in Australia. Now she's turning her attention to helping other victims.

Message in a broken bottle

In South Australia, empty bottles can fund Scouts, charities and office Christmas parties. <i>Illustration: John Clare</i>.

Tony Wright Used alcohol and beverage containers and bottle tops litter the countryside. Rewarding people to collect bottles once not only cleaned up the environment but also spurred a lot of community...

Naked city: Police taskforces are nothing new

John Silvester Naked City dinkus.

John Silvester John Silvester examines the many Victoria Police taskforces into drugs gangs and organised crime and asks 'Are they working?'

My Secret Sydney: David Gaunt

Nicole Elphick Gleebooks co-owner David Gaunt leads readers on a tour of his favourite Sydney sights.

Australian terrorism suspects held under powers introduced by Howard government

David Wroe Counter-terrorism authorities have used for the first time extraordinary, Howard-era powers to hold without charge three suspects arrested in Thursday's terror raids.

From business as usual to Parliament House security alert in just one night

AFP patrol.

Noel Towell In just one night, the security threat level at the national Parliament went from business as usual to red alert.

Terror raids: 800 police, and only two men charged

Sydney terrorism

Emma Partridge, Paul Bibby, Louise Hall, Anne Davies The morning began with one awkward, spotty-faced youth and 800 police.

Sydney man arrested in terrorist raids conspired with senior ISIL figure Mohammad Baryalei, court hears

Omarjan Azari under police guard at Sydney's Central Local Court.

Paul Bibby A 22-year-old south-west Sydney man arrested during the anti-terrorism raids allegedly conspired to commit a "horrifying" terrorist act with a man believed to be the most senior...

Timeline: How the Islamic State grew to be a local threat

Islamic State

Eryk Bagshaw The emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq has escalated quickly into an international crisis.

Teenager attempts suicide in detention

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Eryk Bagshaw Souri boarded a boat in Indonesia with six of her family members in August last year. Last week she jumped from the second floor of Darwin detention center.

Terrorism raids: plot to kill Aussies on video by top terrorist Mohammad Baryalei

Mohammad Ali Baryalei: Mastermind behind plot to murder Australians on video.

David Wroe and Nick Ralston Top terrorist recruiter Mohammad Baryalei is behind an Islamic State plot to murder Australians on video, police say, sparking the nation's biggest ever counter-terrorism raids and prompting warnings...

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Live: Anti-terrorism raids across Sydney and Brisbane

Terrorism

Sophia Phan, Amy McNeilage, Megan Levy Hundreds of police have carried out pre-dawn counter-terrorism raids across Sydney and Brisbane on Thursday. Follow all the latest news as it develops.

Targets of raids believe it is "war on Islam"

Raban Alou, whose Wentwothville home was raided.

Emma Partridge Hours after police raided their family homes in the early hours of Thursday, two close friends sat smoking in their car with nowhere to go.