Broome

It's like the Melbourne Cup at Broome temperature

Locals and tourists enjoy the Broome Cup horse races.

Melissa Fyfe In these parts, a good nickname is everything. Mike Windle has one. They call him Swindle. It seems an unfortunate moniker for a bookie and a publican, but as he relieves Broome Cup punters of their...

Right to die: Ray Godbold and the long darkness

Ray Godbold and his wife Robyn.

Konrad Marshall Ray Godbold knows what it means to die a good death. He has seen people leave the world in (relative) peace, their symptoms mitigated by medication – their circumstance cushioned by the comfort...

Was life better in `the good old days'?

The Zone Transcript: Phil Ruthven talks with Michael Short

Australia's last single-screen cinemas

The art-deco Metro in Sydney's Kings Cross is now a recording studio and sound stage.

Stuart Rintoul It's the other silver-screen love story, complete with drama, passion and almighty battles. Stuart Rintoul meets the operators of some of Australia's last single-screen cinemas.

Climate activists rope in Three Sisters to make their point

One sister's opinion: a banner hung by climate activists in the Blue Mountains on Sunday.

Patrick Begley Australian climate change activists were keen to make their mark on Sunday, even 918 metres above sea level.

Mother truckers

Heather Jones one of the Heavy Haulage Girls, Western Australia.
Story: Julie Power
Pics:Tony McDonough Heather Jones one of the Heavy Haulage Girls, Western Australia.
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Women are carving out well-paid careers as long-haul truck drivers, writes Julie Power.

Jobs alarm over plan to buy Japanese submarines

Collins class submarine

David Wroe The federal government is likely to soften a political backlash over plans to buy Japanese submarines – which breaks an election commitment – by sending work on a new "super frigate" to...

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SIDS family in Run Melbourne in memory of little Sylvie

Stephen and Emma Watty with their daughter, Lena

Beau Donelly Sylvie Watty is as much a part of her family’s life today as she was the day before she died.

TV Picks: Thursday

Melinda Houston Melinda Houston looks ahead to TV on Thursday 31 July

Dealing with age

Whether driven by idealism, necessity or greed, an increasing number of elderly Australians are supplementing their pensions with a spot of drug distribution. Mandy Sayer meets some of them.

The dark side of the net

Garry Muratore of activist group No Maccas in the Dandenong Ranges which has been beset by a long-running and bitter trolling campaign.

Chris Johnston Trolling is a new and potent threat to users of social media, and activist groups are on the receiving end of more abuse than most.

Lest we forget, wars undeclared

Prisoners of an undeclared war: Aborigines in shackles early last century

Anyone acquainted with conditions on the Australian frontier knew that bloody work had been done. Writing in 1880 the pioneer ethnographers Lorimer Fison and Alfred Howitt declared:

Cyclone Christine closer to Western Australia's north coast

A category 2 cyclone off Western Australia's Kimberley coast was expected to intensify.

Once were warriors

Portrait of Tasmanian Aboriginal Tunnerminnerwait.

Michael Green The two Aboriginal men were dressed wholly in white, including caps and capes, for their public hanging. It was early in the morning, on January 20, 1842.

Postie has wings clipped but don't stop writing

Rural Australia Post

Daisy Dumas Five hundred kilometres north-west of Kununurra, in one of the most remote pockets of the Kimberley, cattle dog Splat watched as Friday's Australia Post charter flight made its final reach into the...

The Zone

Choosing lore and life: the campaign against Aboriginal youth suicide

Peter McConchie

Michael Short Peter McConchie, a social justice advocate, aims to reduce the Aboriginal youth suicide rate, which has soared to become the highest in the world.

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Putting the BBQ in NYC: expats create Little Australia in the Big Apple

Nicole Trunfino

Victoria Wellman Australian tourists making up the sixth-largest visitor group in New York.

Coalition blames unions, dollar for Browse gas blow

Gas

Ben Cubby, Peter Hannam 'Outrageous' industrial action and the soaring dollar had priced Australia out of the market for onshore LNG projects, says Ian Macfarlane, the Coalition's resources spokesman.

Woodside blames dollar, labour costs for gas delay

Peter Coleman

Glenda Kwek, Ben Cubby, Peter Hannam Australia's ability to build a series of huge resources projects has been called into question after rising costs forced Woodside to shelve a $40 billion liquid natural gas development in Western...