Anne Davies For a man who is having the President of the United States to stay next week, Jeff Bleich, US ambassador to Australia, is surprisingly relaxed.
Kirsty Needham THE COMPANY contracted to run health services in immigration detention has admitted in a confidential letter to the department that prolonged detention of asylum seekers has created high demand for...
Stephanie Peatling TOURISTS have been warned not to expect to get into Parliament House during the visit of the US President, Barack Obama, next week.
Jessica Wright IT HAS taken two false starts, a change of prime minister and the wife and kids are being left at home, but preparations for President Barack Obama's first visit to Australia are complete and the...
Kelsey Munro AUSTRALIA'S love affair with cars is souring slightly, Melbourne is growing faster than Sydney, Canberrans are keen recyclers and the housing shortage is particularly severe in Sydney.
Arnold Zable Faris Shohani's wife and daughter drowned when the SIEV-X sank 10 years ago today. He survived, and their deaths still haunt him.
Erik Jensen ROSS McGARRITY has owned a barber shop in Penrith for 25 years. He has lived there all his life. More and more, he says, conversation before the mirror turns to asylum seekers.
The language is more restrained, the fervour more tempered, the clamour less suffocating. But predictions Australia would remain a constitutional monarchy at least so long as Elizabeth sits on the...
Kirsty Needham PENNILESS asylum seekers are being asked to pay $25,000 to have their cases taken to court by legal firms appointed by the Immigration Department, even though Legal Aid is prepared to work for free.
Paul Bibby Court THE three-year legal saga following the brutal bashing of Irishman David Keohane is over, with the second man responsible for the attack sentenced to at least eight years' jail.
Kirsty Needham DETENTION of asylum seeker children was so damaging it should be considered child abuse, a parliamentary inquiry has been told.
Aboriginal actor says he will go into rehab and rebuild his film career after serving a five-month jail term for breaking his wife's arm in an attack.
Russell Skelton Girls as young as 11 are committing suicide at an unprecedented rate in Northern Territory indigenous communities where family violence is rife.
Tom Hyland Secrecy and obfuscation surround the prosecution of Australian soldiers accused of killing children in a raid in Afghanistan three years ago today.
A Darwin woman was in no mood to be neighbourly when a visitor from up the road dropped by.
A Darwin boy may help re-write Australia's history after unearthing what he believes is a 500-year-old Portuguese swivel gun on a Northern Territory beach.
Another official interest rate cut is looking more likely as new evidence shows price pressures are easing.
American nuclear submarines could call Australia home if a proposal by two of Australia's leading Defence experts is included in the 2014 Defence White Paper.
Australia's home values fell in every quarter last year but they may have hit bottom, while Canberra values took a larger fall than most states.
Rachel Olding, Leesha McKenny THE same determination that was to help her complete a 100-kilometre ultra-marathon through the arid Kimberley region of Western Australia was keeping a young NSW athlete alive in hospital last night.