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...

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.

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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Mother truckers

Heather Jones one of the Heavy Haulage Girls, Western Australia.
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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.

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.

Lest we forget, wars undeclared

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:

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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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.

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...

Spooky sales spike as pumpkins fly off the shelf for Halloween

Pumpkin

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

bull

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

Walkers

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.

Five years and $3m later, wife's murder remains a mystery

Rayney - Guilty / Innocent (Thumbnail)

Damien Murphy West Australians have just lived through a five-year whodunit only to find the final page missing.