David Wroe and Lenore Taylor The Australian operator of the controversial super trawler facing a two-year ban by the federal government has given the strongest indication yet that it will take legal action.
It was wrong to allow the director of a super-trawler operator to participate in fishing quota deliberations despite a declared conflict of interest, the Commonwealth ombudsman says.
Dan Harrison THE Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr, has become the latest Labor politician to declare his support for same-sex marriage.
David Wroe Australia's fisheries authority has hit back at an ombudsman's finding that it broke the law by failing to exclude the supertrawler operator from an advisers' meeting in which fish quota decisions...
Paul Mulvey The last time Prince Charles was at the Melbourne Cup, so the story goes, he left his wife by herself so he could join the boys at the bar.
Andrew Darby and Amy Corderoy Tasmania's upper house is calling for a ban on cigarette sales to anyone born after the year 2000.
Andrew Darby, Linton Besser An initial official green light for a fish quota for the controversial super trawler Margiris came with the active participation of the venture's proponent, a confidential record shows.
Ross Peake Julia Gillard will step up a campaign this week against Tony Abbott's ''crabwalk'' on the impact of the carbon tax.
Mark Metherell Male circumcision has polarised Western medical opinion, but now the influential American Academy of Paediatrics has shifted its stance, saying the benefits of the procedure outweigh the risks.
Mark Metherell The influential American Academy of Paediatrics has shifted its stance on circumcision.
Andrew Darby, Linton Besser THE federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke, is seeking urgent advice about whether he can try to stop the super trawler MV Margiris fishing off the Australian coast.
Twenty years ago today a new national political party, the Australian Greens, was launched at a press conference — and hardly anybody noticed. Michael Gordon reports on how everything changed.
Dan Harrison Gay marriage campaigners were celebrating last night after Tasmania's lower house became the first chamber of an Australian parliament to pass a bill to legalise same-sex marriage.
Consumers have been urged to throw out mussels that have been recalled because of potential contamination.
Catherine Armitage Parents volunteering to work with their children's schools or sporting teams should have to undergo a ''Working with Children'' check, a child protection advocacy group says.
Catherine Armitage PARENTS volunteering to work with their children's schools or sporting teams should have to undergo a Working with Children check, the child protection advocacy group Bravehearts says.
Jen Rosenberg THERE were no arts or music classes when Geoffrey Rush was at school, just playground inventions that led to a school drama club.
Andrew Darby Tasmania's forest industry is in meltdown, with one-time timber giant Gunns Ltd admitting it lacks confidence its flagship $2.3 billion pulp mill will go ahead.
Tom Arup Tensions have again flared between the Baillieu and Gillard governments over the National Disability Insurance Scheme, with a proposed Victorian trial bogged down in a wrangle over details.
Helen Greenwood Longsnout boarfish, Ray's bream and redbait are not fish that most people eat. Yet, they are exactly the fish that people should eat if they care about seafood sustainability.