Organisations

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...

AFP officers at MH17 crash site

Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Russian-backed separatists in control of the area around the MH17 crash site in Ukraine have agreed to allow an unarmed international police team to recover more bodies and start a forensic...

Comments 107

Who are you, Solly Lew?

Solomon Lew

John Elder The problem with being bullied at school, there's nowhere to sit quietly. You tend to move from one taunting corner to another.

Government plan to turn screws on pirated content

This image released by HBO shows Peter Dinklage in a scene from

Matthew Knott Australia would have some of the toughest anti-piracy measures in the Western world if leaked government proposals to crack down on online copyright infringement were implemented, copyright experts...

Government anti-piracy plan one of the world's toughest

Pirates not off the hook (Thumbnail)

Matthew Knott Australia would have some of the toughest anti-piracy measures in the Western world if leaked government proposals to crack down on online copyright infringement were implemented, according to...

Abbott's mission to Ukraine branded 'nuts'

Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses the media on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Saturday 26 July 2014. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Julieanne Strachan, Matthew Knott Australian Defence Force personnel will be walking unprepared into a volatile situation at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine, a senior defence figure has warned.

Fresh legal challenge as boat people come ashore

Asylum seekers coming to mainland (Thumbnail)

Matthew Knott Lawyers representing more than 150 Tamil asylum seekers say they will use a High Court hearing to try to quash any attempts to return them to India.

Boats: the backdown

-

Sarah Whyte The Abbott government's claim to have ''stopped the boats'' has unravelled, as 157 asylum seekers who have been held on the high seas for almost a month will be brought to the mainland on Saturday.

The avengers

The Laird Brothers , left to right , Andrew , Rick and Phil sixth generation farmers who are fighting against mining in the forest that was named after their family.
Pic Nick Moir 24 June 2014
DQoNCg0KU2VudCBmcm9tIG15IGlQYWQ

photo.JPG 26avengers5

Frank Robson An unlikely coalition is standing in the way of a coal company's plan in a NSW forest.

On the nice internet, caring is sharing

It's all good: sites that spread the love are increasingly popular with web users.

SHEILA MARIKAR Is the web finally becoming feel-good?

Humane drug policies 'crucial to containing HIV'

Jude Byrne says HIV had a silver lining, allowing drug users to connect with health services, such as methadone programs.

Bridie Smith The global war on drugs has failed and a more humane approach must be taken to contain the spread of HIV, a top envoy told the 20th international AIDS conference on Tuesday.

TWU loses Labor Party influence as membership rort is caught

A TWU rally in Canberra.

Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar A powerful right-wing union has had its formal influence in the Labor Party slashed after it was caught grossly inflating its membership numbers

Australian Islamic extremist Robert 'Musa' Cerantonio deported from Philippines

Musa Cerantonio after his arrest in Cebu.

Deborah Gough Outspoken extremist preacher Robert ‘‘Musa’’ Cerantonio has walked free after landing at Melbourne Airport and spending hours with police and customs officials.

Knife edge

townsville 5

Rory Callinan On the surface it's one of Australia's more bizarre suicides. But the family of the victim believes in a more sinister truth.

Christmas Island asylum seekers attempt poisoning

-

Sarah Whyte Harrowing eyewitness accounts from the president of the Australian Human Rights Commission and a team of medical experts say there is a mental health crisis on Christmas Island, confirming multiple...

Comments 275

Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke banned from practising medicine

Philip Nitschke.

Julia Medew Euthanasia and mental health advocates have backed health authorities' suspension of Philip Nitschke from practising medicine over his alleged handling of a troubled man who sought advice about how...

Sex Discrimination Commissioner shocked by findings of Human Rights Commission report

-

Rachel Browne Long-awaited report into discrimination against pregnant women to be handed down by the Human Rights Commission

Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke may be suspended

Euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke.

Harriet Alexander The Medical Board of Australia has moved to suspend the registration of euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke over his role in the suicide of a man who did not have a terminal illness.

Anti-gay and anti-Islam activists team up

Bernard Gaynor is contesting his dismissal by the army.

Noel Towell One of Australia's highest-profile anti-gay activists has recruited one of the nation's busiest anti-Islam campaigners to help him get his job back as an Army Reserve officer.