David Wroe A navy frigate used to intercept and rescue asylum-seeker vessels to Australia's north is at the centre of a military investigation into bizarre hazing rituals carried out on young sailors.
David Ellery The good burghers of Ballarat hope that now Kevin Rudd has given Julia Gillard some unstructured time she will be able to visit to unveil her statue on the Prime Ministers Walk.
Participants in the 2013 Bankstown to Ballarat Bash gather at Greenacre before their 10 day journey travelling over 4,000 kms ending up in Ballarat.
Nino Bucci and Bridie Smith Homes near Ballarat were destroyed and seven people treated in hospital after an out-of-control grass fire swept through Snake Valley on Tuesday night
Karlis Salna A Victorian man who has been detained in Bali allegedly carrying a large quantity of drugs could face the death penalty.
Special Promotion: The University of Ballarat brought Telstra on board to do an ICT assessment across both the staff and student bodies at the university.
Tony Wright ''Ladies and gentlemen,'' announced wedding celebrant Roger Munson, ''I have the great privilege of introducing to you Chris and Ivan, husband and husband.''
Michael Bachelard, Natalie O'Brien and David Wroe Indonesia has declared it will refuse to take back asylum seekers rescued by Australian ships unless there is a threat to their lives, as a standoff between the countries continued off Java on Friday...
David Wroe Military police have been delayed in starting an investigation into possible sexual assaults among navy sailors because the ship involved is helping in the asylum-seeker stand-off with Indonesia.
David Wroe Vice-Admiral praises sailor who reported alleged bastardisation on HMAS Ballarat.
Dan Harrison Health Correspondent People in some rural areas of NSW are three times as likely to be obese as residents of Sydney's north shore, according to data to be released on Thursday.
Charity fund-raisers are a common public sight but a backlash against unscrupulous methods has led to stricter regulation in Britain. Should it happen here? Julia May reports.
David Marr The lumbering figure walking the length of Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building to the sound of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus on the night of August 16, 1996, was in better health than he had been for...
Dan Harrison A visiting British lord found he had much in common with an extended family of Aborigines from central Australia.
Leanne Nicholson Over the decades little has changed at polling centres on election day.
Peter Hannam Talks to head off an asbestos crisis linked to the national broadband rollout are under way as the government prepares urgent legislation on a new national asbestos register and telco giant Telstra...
Richard Willingham Junior footballers checking club's website recently were bombarded with betting ads.
Jane Lee Celibacy might be a factor in the high rate of child sex abuse within the Catholic Church, Cardinal George Pell has told an inquiry.
Barney Zwartz Cardinal George Pell has admitted the Catholic Church had put paedophile priests ''above the law'', covered up abuse and moved abusers.
Barney Zwartz After decades of desperate struggle to have the world take them seriously, survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy are beginning to live, in the words of survivor and advocate Peter Blenkiron, in a...