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Gough Whitlam: Political earthquake reshaped the landscape

Peter Hartcher When Gough and Margaret Whitlam were caught up in an earthquake during a visit to China, a cartoonist took the opportunity to have some fun with the incident.

Bankstown boy threatens Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Islamic State recruitment video

Bankstown

David Wroe and Natalie O'Brien A Sydney teenager has emerged as a poster boy for the Islamic State, appearing in a chilling recruitment video threatening Tony Abbott and vowing the militant group will fight until it conquers the...

Gough and Margaret Whitlam: the greatest partnership

Damien Murphy Margaret broke the mould of the political wife, writes Damien Murphy.

Sticky Carpet

Mary Mihelakos Sticky Carpet roundup

Whitlam v Nixon: the cables that reveal Australia's relations with US at breaking point

President Nixon meets with Gough Whitlam in the Oval Office at the White House in 1973.

Eryk Bagshaw Australia's relations with the US were at breaking point under Gough Whitlam, excerpts from a yet-to-be released book have revealed.

The line's broken: Malcolm Fraser mourns his friend Gough Whitlam

Malcolm Fraser in 1975

Tony Wright "The line's broken," said Malcolm Fraser on the death of his friend Gough Whitlam.

Gough Whitlam's policies endured, press secretary Eric Walsh says

Gough Whitlam

Ross Peake Gough Whitlam was prime minister for a relatively short time, but the changes he made were long-lasting, a close aide says.

Press gallery veterans recall Whitlam era

Lisa Cox Press gallery veteran Laurie Oakes was at the Sunnybrook Hotel in Cabramatta the night Gough Whitlam won the 1972 election.

Proposal backs short-term sublet of childcare places

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Judith Ireland, Rachel Browne Parents would be able to sublet their precious childcare places while they are on holiday or on maternity leave under a Productivity Commission idea that has been backed by the federal government.

Selective high schools: record number compete for places

School

Alexandra Smith, Rachel Browne A record number of NSW children sat for the selective schools placement test on Thursday: 13,930 children are in contention for 4188 spots.

Childcare surge but city places hard to find

Childcare.

Rachel Browne Families in parts of Sydney and Melbourne are still struggling to find childcare vacancies despite a surge in new providers and a record number of children in centres.

Government to boost in-home childcare places

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Rachel Wells The Gillard government has announced it will increase the number of subsidised in-home childcare places by 17 per cent, but says providing rebates for nannies is a long way off.

'This is supposed to be one of the safest places for children'

Claudia (pink) Reid play in Whites Creek valley park, Annandale on the artificial turf surface on Saturday 21st January 2012.

Natalie O'Brien Sultan Aytacli is suddenly worried. ''My girls have been playing on artificial turf all their lives,'' says the mother of Suki, 9, and Claudia, 5. ''But we will be avoiding them now.''

Ng's defiance places China on defensive

Chief defence lawyer Chen Youxi with Mr Ng's wife, Niki.

John Garnaut In Guangzhou LATE on Thursday night Matthew Ng dropped his head to his hands and sobbed uncontrollably as defence lawyer Chen Youxi's closing submission reached its climax.

Up to $2.6m demanded for nursing home places

Mark Metherell AGED-CARE residents are paying bonds of more than $2 million to ensure places in sought-after nursing homes - relinquishing tens of thousands of dollars a year more than the amount needed to cover...

She worked in high places, but video kills cleaner's compo claim

Kate McClymont Maria Goritsas's employers were horrified when she told them her tale of woe - that she had been falsely accused of shoplifting, held against her will and brutally manhandled by a Best & Less shop...

Star City places $760m bet on its future

The gambling hub is turning itself inside out, writes David Humphries.

Freedom Ride II a bit hurtful in places

Freedom Ride II a bit hurtful in places

Setting out to recreate Charles Perkins' legendary Freedom Ride, the group was full of hope.