A service which uses online chat to prevent suicides is providing support to people in distress who are unwilling to use telephone counselling services.
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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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.
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...
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...
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...
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The British nurse who died last year after being the victim of a prank by two Australian DJs left a note to her employers saying their action had led to her death.
It was 2006 and the attraction between the young Australian in Canada on a working holiday, Allyson Meagher, and the local lad, Curtis McConnell, was instant.
Matthew Dunn With youth unemployment on the rise, Queensland University of Technology researchers are seeking the views of young jobless people to help in the design of a resilience-building SMS service.
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Bianca Hall Asylum seekers began to attempt suicide within a month of being sent to Nauru, internal Department of Immigration reports reveal.
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Ellen Lutton A gunman involved in a 90-minute showdown with police on multiple charges.
Melissa Davey Top-tier executives are ignoring or denying the mental illness of their staff, the head of Australia's biggest mental health charity says.
Bianca Hall Children as young as nine have been involved in a spate of self-harm incidents in immigration detention facilities, despite child psychiatrists issuing repeated warnings over the past decade of the...
Bianca Hall CHILDREN are slashing their wrists, arms and bodies with razor blades inside immigration detention facilities, despite child psychiatrists issuing repeated warnings of the dangers of locking them up.
Bianca Hall WITHIN a month of arriving at Nauru, ''problematic'' asylum seekers had tried to hang themselves or cut themselves with razor blades, internal Department of Immigration reports reveal.