James Robertson

James Robertson is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Stopping work early does not mean you die sooner: report

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Peter Martin, James Robertson It's known as ''quit and die'' - the belief that men who retire early die sooner. And it is said to be backed by evidence.

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.

Car technology leads drivers to distraction

Car distractions

James Robertson As cars come packaged with more electronic devices, distracted drivers are contributing to more crashes across the state.

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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Rinehart fails to force journalist to reveal sources

Gina Rinehart.

James Robertson Gina Rinehart has failed to force a journalist who had written about her family to reveal his sources, after her case was dismissed.

Rinehart loses bid to see journo material

James Robertson Gina Rinehart's bid to force journalists to hand over source material for articles detailing her family feud has been dismissed by a Perth judge.

Former Olympian Scott Miller arrested: reports

Scott Miller

James Robertson Former Olympic swimmer Scott Miller has reportedly landed in trouble for drugs again.

Largest leak set to expose companies with trust issues

Money

Kate McClymont, Linton Besser, James Robertson Eighty-six journalists from 46 countries have collaborated on the world's largest leak yet of secret offshore structures created for the wealthy and powerful around the globe - 2.

Big names revealed in offshore tax sweep

Janet Holmes

Kate McClymont, Linton Besser, James Robertson A number of prominent Australians including captains of industry, politicians, philanthropists, developers, lawyers, accountants, criminals and entrepreneurs are set to become embroiled in one of the...

Big names facing tax probe

Kate McClymont, Linton Besser and James Robertson Prominent Australians including captains of industry, politicians, philanthropists, developers, lawyers, accountants, criminals and entrepreneurs are set to become embroiled in one of the nation's...

Big names facing tax probe

The big names targeted by he ATO (Thumbnail)

Kate McClymont, Linton Besser and James Robertson Prominent Australians including captains of industry, politicians, philanthropists, developers, lawyers, accountants, criminals and entrepreneurs are set to become embroiled in one of the nation's...

Rudd endorses gay marriage

Kevin Rudd.

James Robertson Former PM changes his mind on same-sex marriage and now believes the federal parliament should legalise it.

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Flights with a view: Qantas bridges gap with new ally

Qantas

James Robertson For 10 minutes on Sunday morning, two colossuses of the sky will fly tight and low over the Harbour Bridge.

Sydney drivers get slugged as supermarkets sweep profits

petrol

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...

Passengers 'pay price' for rescuing French sailor at sea

Alain Delord

James Robertson The MV Orion was 11 days into an 18-day Antarctic cruise when it changed course.

Small boat takes on epic journey to retrace history

Shackleton Epic

James Robertson Six British and Australian adventurers set out to recreate one of humankind's great escapes.

Storm brews over compensation for rescue of yachtsman

French yachtsman in Southern Ocean

James Robertson A CRUISE ship company is refusing to say whether it will compensate passengers whose holidays were diverted to rescue a French sailor off the Tasmanian coast.

Desperate wait for fire fronts to pass

Cooma.

James Robertson, Bianca Hall, Gemma Khaicy NGHARIE McCALLUM has never had to evacuate the tiny town of Tarcutta in the 46 years she's lived there. But on Tuesday afternoon she decided to pack her bags and leave.

Voluntary voting idea puts Libs in poll position

Generic voting image for election story. Location: St Kilda Town Hall. Photograph by Chris Hopkins

James Robertson WHEN Campbell Newman's government discussed abolishing compulsory voting this week, it incited a debate that played out in the high-minded language of rights and democracy.

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.