South Australia

Tony Abbott delivers large drone project to South Australia as polls approach

Tony Wright Prime Minister Tony Abbott has inserted a new fleet of large surveillance drones worth up to $3 billion into the last days of the South Australian election, declaring they will operate from an air...

Search for French tourist Aurelie Lhorme after car found in South Australia

Aurelie Lhorme

Megan Levy French tourist Aurelie Lhorme arrived in Australia this month and set off on a road trip along the country's rugged southern coastline.

South Australia wants us to just add water to Murray-Darling

Tom Arup South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill has urged Victorians to back his campaign to return more water to the Murray-Darling Basin.

Town cut off in South Australia floods

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The mid-north town of Eudunda has been cut off as heavy rains spark flash flooding in South Australia.

Drone from Afghanistan will train pilots for unmanned future

Hands-off flying: A Triton drone.

David Wroe The Australian Defence Force is boosting its drone training program by bringing an unmanned aircraft back from Afghanistan in preparation for a future in which the technology will play a much greater...

Australia should build and maintain its own submarine fleet

HMAS Collins, an Australian-built Collins-class submarine.

Stephen Conroy In strategically uncertain times, the last thing we should do is kill off our submarine industry.

Australian dies after surfing in Bali

Surfing in Bali.

Michael Bachelard Indonesian authorities have identified the Australian surfer who lost his life after taking to the waves in Bali.

Indonesian air force intercepts Australian plane

Sukhoi jet

Michael Bachelard An Australian light aircraft flying from Darwin has been forced to land by two Sukhoi fighter jets because it was in Indonesian airspace without permission.

Schools going backwards, even after Gonski Review

Reformer: David Gonski chaired the 2011 schools review panel.

Chris Bonnor and Barrie Shepherd What the Gonski review found – and what it warned about – has been vindicated by mounting evidence paraded each year on the My School website.

P-platers driving without a parent: double the risk, double the death rate

SUN HERALD.  portrait of Julie Power in her car in Richmond.  For a story about why P platers have such a high rate of acciedents and fatalities.  Pic by Nic Walker.  Date 10th October 2014.

Julie Power The P-plate age should be raised, a night-time curfew should placed on novice drivers and new drivers should be banned from carrying more than one passenger, a researcher has recommended after...

Blue-ribbon Liberal seats escape budget pain

Treasurer Joe Hockey

Heath Aston, Lisa Cox, Tom Allard Families in the outer suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne have been forced to do the heaviest lifting by the budget while those in the electorates of Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey...

Australian Crime Commission to launch national bikie crackdown

Bikies.

Chris Vedelago The Australian Crime Commission is preparing to launch a nationwide crackdown on bikies that will target multiple clubs simultaneously in every state and territory.

Clean-up volunteers tackle largely plastic pollution on Melbourne's beaches

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Michael Green Nicko Lunardi, from Newport, is wearing a black T-shirt with two skulls on it. He is 27 years old, an electrician, and a drummer in two punk bands.

Australian Air League Cadets parade for Governor General

Matthew Raggatt Australian youngsters with flying dreams have met in Gungahlin to parade their skills and mark 80 years of Air League Cadets.

wine reviews from chris shanahan

Chris Shanahan Hardys Chronicles "The Gamble" Limestone Coast Chardonnay 2014 $15.99

How dating scams target older people

Jane, who was a victim of an internet dating scam.

Julia May Older people are especially vulnerable to online dating scams yet in Australia there is little support for victims, reports Julia May.

100 Women of Influence Awards showcase remarkable array of talent

Westpac chief executive Gail Kelly describes the calibre of the nominations for the 100 Women of Influence Awards as remarkable

Claire Stewart This year’s 100 Women of Influence winners represent a wide cross-section of business and community life across Australia, writes Claire Stewart.

Teen killed in car crash 'after swerving to miss a duck'

Nicki Allwright

A teenager who died in a car crash after apparently swerving to miss a duck on a South Australian road has been remembered as a "beautiful, smiley" woman who would be deeply missed.

Euthanasia campaigner Nitschke investigated over more deaths

Dr Philip Nitschke, who now faces a police investigation and expulsion by the Australian Medical Association, having already been suspended by the Medical Board of Australia in July.

Julie-Anne Davies Embattled euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke has been investigated by police on behalf of Coroners in every Australian state over his involvement in nearly 20 suicide deaths in the past three...

Dick Hamer: The quiet campaigner

Dick Hamer

Tim Colebatch The Victorian Premier broke new ground in pushing for women's rights and campaigning for the environment. In his new book, Tim Colebatch reveals a little-known side to the Liberal politician.