Lifeline chat service launched

A service which uses online chat to prevent suicides is providing support to people in distress who are unwilling to use telephone counselling services.

Lifeline for besieged Gillard

Prime Minister Julia Gillard is only marginally ahead of her rival among Labor voters.

Michelle Grattan Julia Gillard has received a boost in Labor's vote and leads Tony Abbott as preferred prime minister for the first time in nine months.

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Lifeline in more ways than one

Ellen Lutton IT WAS postponed because of the flood crisis and then eventually run during the week of cyclone Yasi, but the Lifeline Bookfest has still managed to draw the crowds.

Report throws Smith a lifeline

Dylan Welch Defence Minister Stephen Smith, under fire over his handling of the Skype affair, has been thrown a lifeline with the leaking of a document that reveals a senior Defence official involved in the...

Lifeline for jailed Indonesian children

Brendan O'Connor

Natalie O'Brien ADVOCATES for Indonesian children jailed in Australia as adults for crewing people-smuggling boats have welcomed the decision to strip the Australian Federal Police of its role in determining the age...

Dad's pain spawns a lifeline


Jim O'Rourke A YEAR ago Gary Sillett lived through an expectant father's worst nightmare - the premature birth and subsequent death of his child.

Lib could throw PM lifeline on mine tax


Lenore Taylor, Phillip Coorey THE Liberal backbencher Mal Washer says he could support Labor's mining profits tax, giving the Gillard government a potentially crucial vote as it seeks to get the controversial measure through...

Habib's Egyptian lifeline


Natalie O'brien THE Egyptian lawyer of the former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib flew into Sydney yesterday and volunteered to give evidence at an inquiry into what Australian agencies knew about Mr Habib's...

Fear, hope and disability

As a teenager, Patrick Cerato's life was laid out before him like a glorious picnic. A top athlete and scholar, he was on top of his game; there was, he says wistfully, nothing he couldn't do.

Lisa Wilkinson helps Marina McDonald become a picture of hope and courage

Lisa Wilkinson

Stephanie Wood A year ago, when Marina McDonald told her children she was to have a double mastectomy, they asked if her breasts would grow back.

Stigma of illness still rides black dog: survey

Andre Obradovic

Julia Medew Discriminating attitudes towards people with a mental illness have decreased over the past decade, but many Australians still believe people with depression are dangerous, ''weak willed'' and have...

Heart disease remains number one Australian killer


Larissa Nicholson Heart disease continues to kill far more Australians than any other cause, new statistics reveal.

Teacher stood down over Facebook rant about boy who killed himself


Megan Levy A Darwin school teacher has been stood down after allegedly posting a Facebook rant the day after a student killed himself, in which he described the teenager as a "bully" and a "disrespectful little...


The Undesirables by Mark Isaacs reveals Nauru secrets

Photos show men who have attempted suicide or self-harm in the detention centre on Nauru.

Deborah Snow Eyewitness accounts from inside Australia's detention centres are rare.

Michael Williamson planned to kill himself after wrongdoing was exposed, court hears

AFR 31st October 2012 Photo by Louise Kennerley Michael williamson former HSU arriving at Waverley Courts this morning

Kate McClymont Psychiatric report reveals former ALP president planned to kill himself after it was revealed he received secret commissions.

Kids in the boardroom

Julia May Fabian Dattner is a passionate, if controversial, strategic thinker and advocate of women's rights. She spoke to Julia May about motherhood, maternity leave and children in the workplace.

Qantas staff fear 3000 jobs may go as airline cuts costs

Linda White.

Matt O'Sullivan, James Massola and Clay Lucas Qantas' heavily unionised workforce fears deep job cuts in the order of 3000 will be revealed next week when the airline's management reveals how it plans to strip $2 billion in costs out of the...

Real estate agent found Charlotte Dawson's body

SHD News Charlotte Dawson is going to be the host of the new boxing show The Contender. Exclusive pic supplied by Foxtel. The Sun Herald 24th July 2009.

Stephen Nicholls The agent selling the two-bedroom Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf apartment where Charlotte Dawson was a tenant has revealed he was the one to find her body.

Friends tried to save fragile Charlotte Dawson

Charlotte Dawson

Jo Casamento As the suicide of Charlotte Dawson filtered across the nation, her grief-stricken friends were putting together the details of her memorial and wondering how the woman they loved could be farewelled...

Taxpayers fund Qantas debt

Mark Kenny, James Massola The federal government is set to provide Qantas with a debt guarantee, meaning taxpayers will underwrite the airline's push to increase its foreign ownership.

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