Anne Tarasov A group of friends were left distraught when they witnessed a 26-year-old man being dragged away by a five metre crocodile while swimming in the Mary River in the Northern Territory.
The Country Liberal Party (CLP) has seized power in the Northern Territory, bringing to an end 11 years of Labor rule.
There is great skill in understanding the mechanics of working big numbers of cattle over vast tracts of land.
A 14-year-old boy has been taken by a crocodile while playing in a creek at a remote Northern Territory community.
Lindsay Murdoch The barrels of cash are transforming remote communities.
Aisha Dow ''One-punch'' assaults have cost 90 Australian lives since 2000, most in booze-fuelled bashings, a study has found.
Nick McKenzie From the sky, the Friday freedom was just one of dozens of dots moving across a vast expanse of blue.
Mark Kenny Tony Abbott has taken charge of the government's spiralling schools funding crisis, announcing that a massive $1.
Judith Ireland, Anna Patty, Jonathan Swan The federal government has gone into damage control over school funding reforms, promising extra cash and blaming the media for not understanding the issue, as the row over its backflip on education...
Gareth Hutchens Former members of the Gonski review panel have joined a formal coalition of school principals, charities and church groups calling on the federal government to use the ''Gonski'' model to fund...
Heath Aston The head of the Indigenous Land Corporation has accused her own organisation of presiding over 'perhaps the largest single evaporation of public money in the indigenous policy domain, ever'.
Heath Aston The head of the Indigenous Land Corporation has accused her own organisation of presiding over ''perhaps the largest single evaporation of public money in the indigenous policy domain, ever''.
Neda Vanovac A man who burnt his friend alive for drinking his beers was a different person and in shock after the attack, a Darwin court has heard.
Jane Lee Judges will need to consider the Aboriginal background of an offender when sentencing them, after a High Court decision ruled that the effects of profound disadvantage do not diminish over time.
Daniel Hurst The ACT government will demand a better deal from the Abbott government on school funding if the hold-out states are lured with more favourable offers.
Julie Power The evidence in favour of water fluoridation is crystal clear and compelling for this Sydney academic.
Julia Medew Doctors want laws introduced to allow them to prescribe antibiotics to sexual partners of people diagnosed with chlamydia, even if they do not physically examine these patients.
Tom Arup The orange-bellied parrot has a history as colourful as its feathers. It has been an unlikely player in some controversial debates, its presence famously halting the construction of a major wind farm.
Dan Harrison Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles hopes the baby crocodile the Territory has gifted to the royal baby, Prince George of Cambridge, will draw the royal couple to the top end next year.
Rick Feneley The body of a 26-year-old man attacked by a crocodile in the Northern Territory has been found in the Mary River.