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.

Interview: Salvation Army victim Graham Rundle

Graham Rundle

Joanne McCarthy Graham Rundle was seven when he became a number, in the quiet outside a storeroom at a Salvation Army boys home in the Adelaide Hills.

Dealing with age

Whether driven by idealism, necessity or greed, an increasing number of elderly Australians are supplementing their pensions with a spot of drug distribution. Mandy Sayer meets some of them.

After a week of Clive, Muir ready to rev up

Heath Aston Ricky Muir is moving out of the shadow of Clive Palmer, describing his agreement with the Palmer United Party as nothing more than a ''loose alliance'' and warning the government not to assume he...

Gender pioneers wage war with law and officialdom

Jill Stark and Larissa Nicholson Pioneers are waging war with the law to be identified as their true selves, write Jill Stark and Larissa Nicholson.

Two people die in SA plane crash

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Two people have died in a plane crash in South Australia’s Barossa Valley.

Head east for the jobs, new data reveals

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Peter Martin A tidal shift in the jobs market has seen mining supplanted by aged care and even manufacturing as job vacancies in the west vanish and are replaced by new vacant jobs in Australia's east.

Fish prices rise as wild weather halts trawlers

Larissa Nicholson Seafood lovers beware - the price of calamari, whiting and flathead will surge if wild weather continues to keep fishing boats on shore, experts say.

The WWI soldiers who wrote home on biscuits

Julie Power World War I soldiers were creative with their missives home to help them feel closer to their loved ones.

Heartbreaking letters from doomed WWI soldier

Remembering the past: Rebecca Britt, who has written a book about love letters sent during the war.

Julie Power If only he could have five more minutes in the arms of his wife, Marie.

Cost of state mining and energy subsidies revealed

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Gareth Hutchens State governments have spent nearly $18 billion supporting mining and energy companies over the past six years, a leading think tank says.

Former ICAC head wants federal anti-graft body

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Linton Besser ICAC head calls for federal anti-corruption agency with powers of royal commission.

'Lingerie' football loses TV deal despite plans to add more teams next season

The LFL claims the league attracted “record” television ratings.

Alana Schetzer The controversial Legends Football League - women who play gridiron in skimpy underwear - have lost their broadcast deal with Channel Seven for its second season in Australia.

Queen's Birthday honours: full list

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A full list of the 738 Australians named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

Defence abuse taskforce refers 22 cases to NSW police

David Wroe The taskforce dealing with sexual and other abuse in the military has referred 22 cases to NSW police possibly involving claims such as rape, assault and death threats.

Lest we forget, wars undeclared

Anyone acquainted with conditions on the Australian frontier knew that bloody work had been done. Writing in 1880 the pioneer ethnographers Lorimer Fison and Alfred Howitt declared:

Federal reform to come in small steps, says Tony Abbott

Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent Tony Abbott has admitted some audit commission recommendations aimed at reforming the federation, such as a plan to allow the bigger states to keep the tax revenue raised in their jurisdictions,...