Gough Whitlam

The Anzac evolution

Tony Wright Hanifi Araz, a big man from the city of Canakkale across the Dardanelles from the Gallipoli Peninsula, saw the future in the early 1980s, and he wanted to be part of it.

Kim Williams: Former News Corp CEO has more surprises in store

LOW RES!!! GOOD WEEKEND. Portraits of Kim Williams. Photo by James Brickwood.

Tim Elliott A high-achiever from a young age, Kim Williams is known as one of our top business leaders. Now, the workaholic's sudden departure as News Corp's CEO has given him time for reflection.

The Zone transcript: Geoff Harris

Michael Short: Geoff Harris, welcome to The Zone.

Tony Abbott badly shaken but Labor can't be complacent

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Michael Gordon Some honeymoon. The first post-election Herald-Nielsen Poll is a reality check for Coalition MPs who think the election was an emphatic vote for their people and policies.

Catholic parishioners try to reconcile faith with child sex abuse

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Catherine Armitage As Catholics around Australia are warned to prepare themselves for shock and shame from now until Christmas, one of Sydney's biggest congregations may be better prepared than most.

Heavy justice

Police looking for illicit drugs at Future Music Festival use Passive Alert Detection (PAD) dogs.

Ninio Bucci and Jane Lee When the punching stopped, Sam had pummeled the man unconscious. It was December 2010 and Sam was drunk, standing between a pub and a kebab shop in a country town, about to have his first run-in with...

Back to the future: 1983 and all that

The old guard: Bob Hawke in 1983.

Nick Dyrenfurth According to legend, English teenagers possess a ''1066 and all that'' knowledge of their country's history.

Paul Keating at 70

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Jacqueline Maley It was an elegant cocktail affair that concluded about 9pm. The birthday boy asked his 70-odd guests not to bring gifts. The request must have come as a relief.

Life after politics for Julia Gillard: the whirl is her oyster

Julia Gillard.

Tony Wright As Julia Gillard considers life after politics, prepares to move close to her mother and sister in Adelaide and sets out to write a book, she may find guidance in a study of predecessors' careers...

Campaigners ride wave of support for recognition

Jimmy Wavehill.

Dan Harrison There are no waves at Wave Hill, 800 kilometres south of Darwin, on the edge of the Tanami Desert. Far from the ocean, it seemed a strange place to bring a surfboard.

Campaigners on a wave to lift support

Jimmy Wavehill.

Dan Harrison There are no waves at Wave Hill, 800 kilometres south of Darwin, on the edge of the Tanami Desert.

Finding ourselves in the shadow of war

Lunch with.Berrima, Southern Highlands.July 14th, 2013.Photo.Sahlan Haeys.SMH .Former Leader of the Federal Liberal Party, Brendan Nelson.

Mark Dapin Australian War Memorial director - and former Liberal Party leader - Brendan Nelson meets me for Saturday lunch at the Bendooley Bar and Grill, Berrima, a short drive from his home in Bowral.

KGB 'recruited' two politicians as agents

Ivan Stenin (right) Geronty Lazovik

Philip Dorling A KGB officer ran two Australian federal MPs as Soviet agents in the 1970s, says ASIO report.

Ex-Labor pollster tips 'epic disaster'

Prime Minister Julia Gillard during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 4 June 2013.

Michael Gordon For more than two years, Rod Cameron's pessimism about Labor's prospects has been a strictly private affair.

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Parting company: 'brothers' no more

Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Mark Baker Nick Styant-Browne is embroiled in the fight of his life and has gone to battle with the firm he helped make famous, wrecked a 20-year friendship and provoked the wrath of many Labor supporters who...

Biggest security threats ahead: ASIS

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Dylan Welch, Daniel Flitton The threats posed by the Cold War will be outdone by the multifaceted dangers of the 21st century, according to a landmark speech by the head of Australia's spy service today.

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When Murdoch fought Whitlam

Rupert Murdoch. photograph from Age Archives. 5 February 1977

AFTER the dismissal, Labor faced an unexpected third election in as many years, with a campaign to run and no money to run it.

Murdoch offer for Whitlam footage

Gough Whitlam in 1975.

Michael Gordon Rupert Murdoch agreed to pay a movie producer if he delivered footage of Gough Whitlam accepting a briefcase full of cash from Iraqis to pay Labor debts, according to a new biography.

Mason speaks out on dismissal

Sir Anthony Mason.

Michael Gordon Former chief justice, Sir Anthony Mason, has broken his 37-year silence on his role in Australia's greatest political crisis to reveal he advised Sir John Kerr that he should warn Gough Whitlam of...

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Libs have lost core values: Fraser

Chris Johnson Former Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser has hit out at the party he once led, saying it has strayed too far to the right and has lost the vision of founder Robert Menzies.