Daniel Flitton Bill Clinton was to speak on a global curse, but aimed instead to soothe a different kind of violence.
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.
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.
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Rory Callinan On the surface it's one of Australia's more bizarre suicides. But the family of the victim believes in a more sinister truth.
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.
Deborah Gough Outspoken extremist preacher Robert ‘‘Musa’’ Cerantonio has walked free after landing at Melbourne Airport and spending hours with police and customs officials.
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.''
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.
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...
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...
The gambling hub is turning itself inside out, writes David Humphries.
Setting out to recreate Charles Perkins' legendary Freedom Ride, the group was full of hope.
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...
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.
Chief Correspondent In Kharkiv Paul McGeough Finally, they are coming home - the bodies of the 37 Australian citizens and residents among the 298 victims of the MH17 air disaster are to be airlifted from Kharkiv, where they arrived from...
Hundreds of people have attended a candlelight vigil in Melbourne to remember the delegates of the AIDS conference who were killed in the MH17 tragedy, as well as those who have lost their lives to...
Bridie Smith The global war on drugs has failed and a more humane approach must be taken to contain the spread of HIV, a top envoy told the 20th international AIDS conference on Tuesday.
Michael Gordon Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has granted a permanent visa to a refugee who arrived by boat, despite fighting the boy's case in the High Court and signalling he would not be swayed when the...
David Wroe A prominent Australian jihadist who reportedly commanded 300 militiamen and orchestrated clashes in Syria has been arrested in neighbouring Lebanon.