James Robertson

James Robertson is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Schapelle Corby's first night of freedom spent in resort

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

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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...

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

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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

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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

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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

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

PNG policy working despite more boats: Burke

The sinking of the SIEV 358 asylum seeker boat last year.

James Robertson, Judith Ireland Immigration Minister Tony Burke says the government's PNG resettlement policy is working, despite recent boat arrivals including one in which five people are believed to have drowned on Tuesday.

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Horror on the Black Cat Track

PNG attack a 'failure' of tourism industry (Thumbnail)

Damien Murphy, James Robertson A woman leading a trek to Papua New Guinea's battlefields guided eight Australian hikers to safety after their group was attacked by villagers wielding bush knives.

Tragic typing error

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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.

Release from detention provides small comfort to some asylum seekers

Portrait of Hasan Sahib a refugee from Iraq. He fills in his time by playing with his niece Maryam Hassain 5 as he does not have a job.

Daniel Flitton, James Robertson THOUSANDS of asylum seekers are struggling to live on as little as $31 a day, less money than the dole, camped in hostels and boarding houses across Australia with no access to government language...

Sport won't be made mandatory in schools

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JUNIOR SPORT spread at the big Central Wollongong Primary Schools Athletics Carnival. 26 July 2012.
pic shows:Tate Harland Yr3 of Lindsay Park primary school Jr boys high jump.
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Andrew Stevenson, James Robertson Sport will not be included as a mandatory element when the new national school curriculum for health and physical education is introduced in 2014.

Public holiday law an Almighty headache for taxpayers

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James Robertson Godly South Australians always thought Sunday was too far away and helped themselves to 50 more public holidays than the people of NSW. Now it's going to cost Australian taxpayers plenty.

Degrees of difficulty make it easier in long run

Stephen Summerhayes

James Robertson STEPHEN SUMMERHAYES has had a circuitous educational career. The 43-year-old came to his job in environmental science after a period of training that spanned four degrees.

'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.