Places

Putting in the knife: world's best plastic surgeons take slice out of celebrities

Tim Barlass When a world-class facial plastic surgeon tells you someone has had "work" you'd better believe it.

The China syndrome: At the frontline of Australian property revolution

Shane Green Monika Tu sees herself more as a missionary than a real estate agent, writes Shane Green.

Credit card change from sign to PIN causes tips to drop

Ben Westcott Tip have dropped by up to a third in Canberra's restaurants and customers are getting frustrated as the change from sign to PIN on credit cards comes into effect.

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

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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.

Student taxi driver faces two counts of rape

A student taxi driver in Canberra has been charged with rape.

Ben Westcott A 30-year-old taxi driver in Canberra on a student visa has been accused of raping a woman twice in August 2013.

It's Melbourne Show Time!

Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event, the Royal Melbourne Show, opened its gates today, with a not-to-be-missed line up of agricultural discovery, blue ribbon all-stars,...

Passenger ejected from flight over notebook doodles

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Chris Vedelago A Melbourne man was hauled off a Tiger Airways flight by federal police on Saturday after claims he was seen doodling and writing sentences in a notebook satirising the current terrorism threat.

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.

One MP really going places

Opposition fires at PM over Slipper scandal (Thumbnail)

Bianca Hall, Dan Harrison Embattled Speaker Peter Slipper regularly spent more than $300 on limousine rides between his Sunshine Coast home and Brisbane airport, once making the trip three times in a single day, documents...

Doors opened in Israel for Labor minister 'going places'

Chris Johnson Cabinet minister Bill Shorten secured an audience with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem because the Israelis were convinced he could one day be Australia's leader.

Aged care: funding cuts will impact on elderly patients

Aged care.

Julieanne Strachan Funding cuts to aged care are hitting the nation's nursing homes hard.