While thousands of Australians were fighting in Vietnam, a select group was quietly achieving success in PNG. Mark Dapin reports.
Tony Wright Tony Abbott, on the most basic measure, was Australia's most successful opposition leader. He oversaw the destruction of prime minister Kevin Rudd, prime minister Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd again.
Rick Feneley The plot to murder a federal minister at a Sydney television studio is one of the nation's great untold stories. It went like this.
Philip Dorling ASIO has declassified secret files that shed new light on one of the most dramatic cases of Cold War espionage in Australia's history
Tim Barlass Monarchists in Australia on Sunday launched a petition calling on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to change the way the next governor-general is nominated following outspoken comments by the incumbent...
Bianca Hall A black and white portrait of Liberal Party legend Sir Robert Menzies hangs in pride of place in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office, near the staunch monarchist's portrait of the Queen.
Tony Wright Election years are a wonderful time for Big Ideas. You may, or may not, recall the marvellously named Multifunction Polis.
The Heckler The passing of Margaret Thatcher had friends and foes worldwide digging deep for memories good and ill.
Peter Martin Deep concern about the high Australian dollar has driven the Reserve Bank to cut its cash rate to the lowest level on record, a cut quickly passed on by all but one of the big banks.
Daniel Flitton Broadcaster ending more than 70 years of beaming news on high frequency into Asia.
Damien Murphy Passengers on Pan Am flight 808 to Saigon were amused by the 29 men in short-sleeved business shirts and slacks with identical briefcases lining up outside lavatories during the short flight only to...
Chris Johnson Tony Abbott pushed his luck a bit too far yesterday and became the first opposition leader to be ejected from Parliament in more than a quarter of a century.
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.
James Button's tale of being a PM's words man is also a memoir of his famous father.
David Humphries The first things Melburnians want to know are the school you attended and the football team you support.
David Humphries IN ALL of sports-mad Australia, only Melbourne would turn on a state funeral of such extraordinary energy to honour a man whose life was defined by athletic achievement, even though his exploits were...
Phillip Thomson Lee Rhiannon says she is no radical or hardliner, about to steer the new-look Greens to fringe positions.
Susan Wyndham WHEN Patrick White won the first Miles Franklin Literary Award for his novel Voss in 1957, he said: ''I am going to buy a hi-fi set and a kitchen stove''.
Former prime minister John Howard is already a best-selling author after his memoir Lazarus Rising sold more than 100,000 copies.
Misha Schubert WHEN Tony Abbott, at the National Press Club last week, invoked academic Robert Manne dismissing Julia Gillard as ''the least impressive prime minister since Billy McMahon'', the Liberal crowd...