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

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.

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...

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.

Fear, hope and disability

As a teenager, Patrick Cerato's life was laid out before him like a glorious picnic. A top athlete and scholar, he was on top of his game; there was, he says wistfully, nothing he couldn't do.

Search for Aurelie Lhorme: body found at base of cliff

Aurelie Lhorme

A body believed to be that of missing French tourist Aurelie Lhorme has been found at the base of a cliff on South Australia's far west coast, police say.

Search for Aurelie Lhorme: body retrieved at base of cliff

A body believed to be that of missing French tourist Aurelie Lhorme has been found at the base of a cliff on South Australia's far west coast, police say.

Conman Micheal Nugent bankrupted for second time

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Natalie O'Brien A former diesel fitter turned conman who was prosecuted for spruiking a fake magnetic engine has now been made bankrupt for the second time in his long and chequered career.

Unemployment drop, rising dollar have traders signalling end to rate cuts

Employment

Peter Martin, Matt Wade The Australian dollar has hit a new high for the year and financial markets are betting on higher interest rates after a shock unemployment result suggested the jobs market had turned the corner.

High number of gyms not fit to get you healthy, survey reveals

Bridie Smith Researchers concerned at number of gyms failing to comply with industry guidelines.

The sexual frenzy of the pulsating squid pro quo

Annabel Crabb The attention of the world has been focused for weeks on a vast expanse of the treacherous Indian Ocean, transfixed by the strange and discomfiting human tragedy of flight MH370.

Childcare funding needs major overhaul, say researchers

Matt Wade Complex childcare subsidies worth billions should be streamlined and a long-term plan developed to give preschoolers universal access to high-quality childcare, a leading childcare expert says.

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Car industry's $100m rescue fund stalls

Mark Hawthorne, James Massola A $100 million salvage package for redundant car industry workers is underfunded and in disarray, more than a month after Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised to announce the details of an assistance...

Australians leave NSW for Victoria at record rate, migration data shows

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Peter Martin Australians are leaving NSW for Victoria at a record rate.

PM Tony Abbott will be forced to horse trade with the Senate's motley crew

Australia's senate

Peter Hartcher Tony Abbott thought about offering one of his senators a diplomatic posting. Not so much because he thought it would be a good appointment but because he wanted him out of the way.

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Climate Council report says 'angry summers' will get worse

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Sarah Whyte Severe heatwaves and sweltering temperatures contributed to another record-breaking ''angry summer'' that will likely get worse, according to a Climate Council report.

Treasurer Mike Baird says unemployment figures show NSW economy has momentum

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Matt Wade NSW has emerged as Australia's economic pacesetter with figures showing it officially has the lowest unemployment rate of any state.

Workers under microscope: Abbott government to scrutinise pay, penalties, conditions

Construction workers

James Massola The federal government's sweeping review of Australia's workplace laws will put penalty rates, pay and conditions, union militancy and flexibility under the microscope.

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Analysis: Disenchanted SA voters driven by fears of economy in decline

Tony Wright South Australia's two big political parties - particularly the Liberals - are famous for long and bitter internal divisions.

South Australian state election vote count could last days

Steven Marshall

Tony Wright Both Labor and Liberal leaders claimed they were confident of forming government.