Tony Wright After 5½ years as Australia's first female governor-general, Dame Quentin mounted the steps of the jet, her husband at her side, and waved goodbye.
Henry Belot A 36-year-old Canberra man living in Bangkok has been declared missing by his Australian family.
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Philip O'Brien Beyond the edges of jazz, electronic and new music is a world of sound that defies easy classification.
Australia's top spy agency ASIO still cannot be certain when it will move into its imposing new headquarters.
Sketch, Tony Wright, Peter Martin ''Stop the waste,'' Tony Abbott cried endlessly during the federal election, and then made a great show of moving into a little room in Canberra's Australian Police College for $110 a night rather...
Qantas has unveiled the first of five upgraded aircraft for the busy Canberra route.
Remembrance Day 2013 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
Emma Macdonald Australia's new United States ambassador John Berry has presented his credentials in a private ceremony at Government House on Wednesday.
Markus Mannheim Federal bureaucrats are so keen to demonstrate their willingness to serve the Abbott government they are changing the way they spell.
The swearing-in ceremony at Government House with Governor-General Quentin Bryce, in Canberra. Photographs by Sydney Morning Herald photographers Andew Meares and Alex Ellinghausen.
David Wroe and Ruth Pollard A government inquiry has reignited concern over the Prisoner X affair.
David McLennan HMAS Canberra is being put together block by block like giant pieces of Lego, to become the largest ship ever built for the Australian Navy.
Nicky Phillips In a small control room in a building south-west of Australia's capital, a team of astronomers and engineers prepares to make the most important call of their careers.
Nicky Phillips In a small control room in a building south-west of the nation's capital, a team of astronomers and engineers prepare to make the most important call of their career.
Daniel Flitton Here is a job ad for an escape from the daily grind. Salary in excess of $220,000, move to New York, plush apartment, every day a new challenge.
Farah Farouque Asylum seekers arriving by boat will again be locked up in detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea after deadlock-breaking legislation passed both houses of parliament.
Stephanie Gardiner Stranded in Tripoli, scared and wrongly embroiled in a political scandal because of a piece of ''scurrilous'' gossip, Australian aid worker Alexandra Bean desperately needs the federal government's...
With Joe Hockey in a tutu, Tony Abbott boogeying, Julia Gillard shaking it, Kevin Rudd walking like an Egyptian and Wayne Swan jamming, it turns out federal politicians are the perfect candidates for...
Jacqueline Maley At the Parliament House memorial yesterday, amid the grief there was a little joy.