Lifeline

Joe Hockey row: no money for food, but Frankston family's car is a lifeline

Beau Donelly Stephanie Lylak heard Joe Hockey’s suggestion that poor people do not own cars, or at least do not drive them very far, before she ferried her two eldest children to primary school in the...

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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Lib could throw PM lifeline on mine tax

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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

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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...

Lifeline for jailed Indonesian children

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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

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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.

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...

Mapping will be used to pinpoint areas of high male suicide and self-harm

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Miki Perkins A world-first mapping system will pinpoint areas of high male suicide and self-harm and collect ambulance data from incidents that can be used to track patients as they move through the health system.

Sailor denies concocting rape allegation to claim compensation

HMAS Newcastle.

Paul Bibby The young Able Seaman was expecting trouble.

Euthanasia campaigner Nitschke investigated over more deaths

Dr Philip Nitschke, who now faces a police investigation and expulsion by the Australian Medical Association, having already been suspended by the Medical Board of Australia in July.

Julie-Anne Davies Embattled euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke has been investigated by police on behalf of Coroners in every Australian state over his involvement in nearly 20 suicide deaths in the past three...

A knight’s strength helped Sim’s journey to gender change

Sim Kennedy.

Miki Perkins Sim's journey from female to male has been long and difficult. Anew report says young people in his position are particularly prone to depression.

A survivor of a paedophile ring tells her story

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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.

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.

Man committed suicide six days after brother's unsuccessful plea for help

Christopher Knaus Peter Zovak's brother begged ACT mental health to get help for his severely depressed, hallucinating, despondent sibling six days before he eventually took his life.

How dating scams target older people

Jane, who was a victim of an internet dating scam.

Julia May Older people are especially vulnerable to online dating scams yet in Australia there is little support for victims, reports Julia May.

Strains that grew inside Geoff Hunt ended in five deaths on a farm

Happier times: Kim and Geoff Hunt.

Emma Partridge Grain farmer Geoff Hunt felt immense stress and pressure following a horrific car crash which left his wife Kim with considerable disabilities.

Farewell to the father

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Tim Elliott Almost three decades after the death of his dad, Tim Elliott recalls a man whom he loved and feared in equal measure.

Shifting sands

Marcus Lee

A dream job in the Dubai property market turned into a nightmare for Marcus Lee when he was imprisoned on a false bribery charge.