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...

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...

Spooky sales spike as pumpkins fly off the shelf for Halloween


Daisy Dumas The pumpkin farmers of Bowen and Broome don’t have Australian stomachs in mind - they’re keeping up with the demand of a trend far more terrifying: Halloween.

New video of Australian animals being mistreated in Mauritius alarms activists


Lara O'Toole, Amanda Hoh Graphic footage of Australian bulls being mishandled in Mauritius has alarmed animal cruelty activists and renewed calls for tougher penalties on exporters.

Kimberley Aborigines' fight for James Price point is now against WA's Premier


Melissa Fyfe Before Australia's east coast had ever heard of James Price Point, even before the Broome township realised the high stakes, Goolarabooloo senior law man Phil Roe fought a guerilla-like battle...

Kimberley coast songlines at risk

Walkers on the 85km Lurujarri Heritage Trail by the Goolarabooloo community on the Dampier Peninsular north of Broome.

Melissa Fyfe The battle over the proposed gas plants near Broome has captured the hearts of musicians Missy Higgins and John Butler, and businessman Geoffrey Cousins.

Cyclone Christine closer to Western Australia's north coast

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

Collision course

SUNDAY AGE.  GENERAL.  BOB JANE.   PIC BY WAYNE TAYLOR.   Bob Jane at his Calder Park raceway if front of a Chapel which he built.  SPECIALX BOB JANE

Melissa Fyfe Bob Jane doesn't mind a legal stoush. First he took on his ex-wife, then joined forces with her to battle his son and heir, Rodney. Melissa Fyfe enters the increasingly messy world of the tyre tycoon.

The mother of all feuds


Adele Ferguson The long-running and often brutal battle over who controls the Hancock family fortune is coming to a head. Adele Ferguson details its ugly history.

Asylum boat intercepted near Christmas Island

Oposition leader adamant despite warning policy will damage ties to south-east Asia.

Goya Dmytryshchak A suspected asylum seeker boat carrying 45 people was intercepted east of Christmas Island this afternoon.

Job cuts at Customs leave ports vulnerable: unions

Job cuts in the nation's Customs and Border Protection Service could leave some ports open to drug and gun smugglers, unions warn.

Boat intercepted off WA coast

Authorities intercepted a boat carrying a suspected 52 asylum seekers off the West Australian coast last night.

Record for Sri Lankan arrests

Refugees from Sri Lanka arrive for processing at Christmas Island last month.

New boatload of people raises number of detaineers to 500 this month, says official.

Damien Murphy

A force of culture, from Push to shove

Damien Murphy In the American century the art critic Robert Hughes was the first Australian to turn from England and take Manhattan.

A great Australian voice but completely cosmopolitan

Robert Hughes

IN THE American century the art critic Robert Hughes was the first Australian to turn from England and take Manhattan.

Asylum seekers rescued

A Royal Australian Navy Ship takes part in a rescue effort of suspected asylum seekers after their boat capsized, on June 22, 2012 on Christmas Island.

An asylum-seeker boat with 32 people on board was intercepted yesterday after passengers made a distress call saying the boat was taking on water.

Rayney holidayed with wife, Rinehart

Lloyd and Corryn Rayney

Angie Raphael Prominent Perth barrister Lloyd Rayney went on a working holiday in Bali with his wife Corryn and mining billionaire Gina Rinehart four months before he allegedly murdered his wife, a court has been...

John Butler takes protest to BHP HQ

John Butler at BHP-Billiton protest.

Deborah Gough Mining giant BHP Billiton was described as "relative good guy" and investment bankers were "radical greenies" at a protest this morning featuring iconic musician John Butler.

Thousands gather for Kimberley concert

John Butler performs at Federation Square.

Kristian Silva ABOUT 6000 people filled Federation Square tonight for the Save the Kimberley concert.