James Robertson

James Robertson is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Rare public holiday line-up could mean a 10 day break


James Robertson This month offers us an opportunity for work-avoidance on a scale not seen in more than a decade.

Football club affected if main sponsor Holden leaves


James Robertson, Bianca Hall The Central District Bulldogs are the pride of a part of Adelaide that is tight-knit, poor and indivisible from car making.

Holden: poor part of Adelaide faces becoming even poorer


James Robertson The Central District Bulldogs are the pride of a part of Adelaide that is tight-knit, poor and indivisible from car making.

Cricket legend Alan Davidson returns to crease 50 years on


James Robertson Legendary Australian fast bowler Alan Davidson came in off a short run and half a century of retirement on Sunday.

Schapelle Corby's first night of freedom spent in resort

Schapelle Corby

Michael Bachelard, James Robertson Schapelle Corby has spent her first night of freedom about three kilometres from the jail she spent nine years in - but it would have felt a world away.

Industry calls for reinvention of the black-box flight recorder to assist searches


James Robertson As planes traverse the Gulf of Thailand looking for a Malaysian Airlines jet and the answers within its black box recorder, some aviation experts are calling for the devices to be reinvented to...

Tragic typing error


James Robertson The Health Minister has apologised to a family after a simple typing error stopped an ambulance from reaching a toddler who then suffered a fatal heart attack.

Ambos fear for safety of patients as paramedics taken out of call centres

An Ambulance racing towards St Vincents Hospital.

James Robertson Taking paramedics out of ambulance call centres will put patients at risk, unions have warned.

'Time stood still, I just knew we had to do something'

Lauren Munro Bali bombing survivor

James Robertson A decade after the Bali bombings, he still needs to escape. Flying has been his therapy as well as his livelihood.

'Time stood still, I just knew we had to do something'

Lauren Munro

James Robertson IT'S perfectly still at the Forbes Aerodrome, but for the flies.

Spirit endures on Bali's sacred ground

'You get chills up your spine' ...Andrew Dobson's children, Natasha and Mathew, at the makeshift shrine in a Kuta car park.

Michael Bachelard, James Robertson For two siblings, visiting Kuta brings them closer to the father who never came home.

Holidaying medics called to the frontline in Kuta

James Robertson A COUPLE of hours before dawn on the first morning of her Bali holiday, Linda Hogg was woken by a phone call from her daughter.

Heartache of letting their daughters go

The AgeNews12/10/2012picture Justin McManus.Bali Bombing 10th anniversary memorial.Official memorial service at Garuda Wisnu Kencana.Emotional family and friends after placing floral tributes in the pool of remeberance.

James Robertson It was the final Bali memorial service that brought peace to Pauline Whitton and Lynn Muller. The official ceremony had left both women sobbing uncontrollably - but, during a gesture of symbolic...

Raw emotion in Bali tributes

Moved: Julia Gillard pays her respects at the Bali bombings memorial monument.

James Robertson Prime Minister Julia Gillard has laid a wreath at the Bali bombings memorial, capping a 24-hour period in which survivors and families have marked the 10th year since the bombings.

Fairfax dominates Walkley nominations

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James Robertson FAIRFAX journalists have dominated nominations in print and online categories for this year's Walkley Awards, the highest honours in Australian journalism.

City farewell for military workhorse more used to flying into danger

A C-130H Hercules

James Robertson FOR nearly 35 years, the C-130H Hercules has been synonymous with Australia's response to crisis.

'Ignorant people are very dangerous things'


James Robertson The Sumer brothers are not so much close as a single organism. Ask one a question and two others answer on his behalf. Jokes are told in relays that end in harmonised guffaws.

Australian reportedly killed in Syria

Airstrikes across Syria (Thumbnail)

James Robertson An Australian man has reportedly been killed in a rebel assault on a Syrian government base.

Riddle of Australian killed in Syrian fighting

Syrian fighters.

James Robertson AN AUSTRALIAN man has been killed while he was part of an assault on a military base in Syria, rebel groups claimed.

Sydney drivers get slugged as supermarkets sweep profits


James Robertson Sydney drivers have been pouring petrol money into the coffers of the supermarket giants, with new figures showing that revenues of Woolworths and Coles have skyrocketed since they entered the fuel...