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...
Nick Dyrenfurth According to legend, English teenagers possess a ''1066 and all that'' knowledge of their country's history.
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.
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.
Dan Harrison There are no waves at Wave Hill, 800 kilometres south of Darwin, on the edge of the Tanami Desert.
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.
Philip Dorling A KGB officer ran two Australian federal MPs as Soviet agents in the 1970s, says ASIO report.
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.
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.
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...
Philip Dorling Bob Carr might have been Foreign Affairs Minister for only 12 months but he started talking to US diplomats about internal Labor politics nearly 40 years ago.
Michael Gordon For more than two years, Rod Cameron's pessimism about Labor's prospects has been a strictly private affair.
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...
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.
AFTER the dismissal, Labor faced an unexpected third election in as many years, with a campaign to run and no money to run it.
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.
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...
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.
Advocates will shift their focus to legalising same sex marriage at the state level, after Federal MPs yesterday voted down a bill which would have allowed gay couples to marry.
Dan Harrison ADVOCATES for legalising same-sex marriage will shift their focus to the state level, after federal MPs yesterday defeated a bill that would have allowed gay couples to marry.