Karl James Twenty-year-old John “Jack” Yarra wrote this letter to be sent to his mother in the event of his death. He was killed six months later.
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor It might not have been the war to end all wars, but it was the last one broadly to keep to the laws of war and maintain conventional regard for civilian life.
John Garnaut Trade, tension, triumph: the PM's Asian trip pays off.
Jonathan Swan Catholics are in power this Easter, with the highest proportion of ministers of that faith occupying senior positions in a Coalition government.
Robert Manne Hated by progressives for his role in Gough Whitlam's dismissal and his ultra-conservative foreign policies when Liberal PM, Malcolm Fraser today believes Australia should cut all military ties to...
Mel Campbell What most decisively shapes the city’s retail landscape is the inexorable flow of Melburnians through it.
Noel Towell and Phillip Thomson Public servants at the Australian Taxation Office face more work collecting Treasurer Joe Hockey’s new taxes, but with fewer workers to carry the load, ATO bosses have warned.
James Massola, Political Correspondent At 10 minutes past five on Thursday afternoon you could hear a pin drop in Parliament House's marbled Members' Hall.
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.
While thousands of Australians were fighting in Vietnam, a select group was quietly achieving success in PNG. Mark Dapin reports.
Linda Morris Oodgeroo Noonuccal deserves to be a good deal more famous than she is.
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.
James Button's tale of being a PM's words man is also a memoir of his famous father.
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.