People

Ebola crisis: 'I don't think people have cottoned on to the urgency of this calamity'

Neil McMahon He knows death intimately. As a forensic pathologist in Australia, Stephen Cordner had seen more horror than most ever will, but had not known death to wreak such havoc on the living until he...

Brisbane terror accused Omar Succarieh under investigation for extortion, brawl

Police raid the iQraa Islamic Centre in Underwood.

Kristian Silva Terror accused Omar Succarieh investigated over brawl.

Muslim leaders lash out at Jacqui Lambie and Cory Bernardi

Heath Aston, Latika Bourke and Nicole Hasham Muslim leaders say Cory Bernardi and Jacqui Lambie are assisting Islamic State recruit potential terrorists in Australia with their "divisive and inflammatory" statements on burqas and sharia.

From business as usual to Parliament House security alert in just one night

AFP patrol.

Noel Towell In just one night, the security threat level at the national Parliament went from business as usual to red alert.

Global tax reform top of the agenda for G20 finance ministers this weekend

Gareth Hutchens The world’s most powerful central bank governors and finance ministers gather in Cairns this weekend for a series of highly charged economic meetings - one of their last chances to discuss as a...

Agriculture leads way with record surge in jobs

Stephen Cauchi Jobs in agriculture have posted the biggest annual gain on record, according to an Commsec analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics employment data.

Chinese demand underpins record growth in agriculture jobs

Stephen Cauchi Jobs in agriculture have posted the biggest annual gain on record, according to an Commsec analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics employment data.

Dinka people

Dinka people who fled the viscious fighting in the nearby city of Bor. Many of them saw relatives and neighbours killed and were forced to hide in the bush for days until they reached safety. The displaced families are too afraid to return home and now live in Mingkaman in central South Sudan, the UN provides food for more than 90,000 displaced people.
Photo: Edwina Pickles. 19 the July 2014.

Dinka people who fled the viscious fighting in the nearby city of Bor. Many of them saw relatives and neighbours killed and were forced to hide in the bush for days until they reached safety.

People smuggler supported by those he helped to Australia

Dawood Amiri

Michael Bachelard, Indonesia Correspondent A people smuggler involved in the deaths of 96 people when a boat sank in 2012 is being financially supported in an Indonesian prison by his former clients.

Australian Federal Police seize millions from the bank accounts of nine Russian business people

Nine Russian nationals used a Gold Coast ANZ bank to wire large sums of money from companies in Asia.

Rory Callinan and Anne Tarasov The Gold Coast branch of the ANZ Bank sees its fair share of wealthy new customers, but few could match the depositing power of the smartly-dressed tourists with Russian accents who opened accounts...

Fresh legal challenge as boat people come ashore

Asylum seekers coming to mainland (Thumbnail)

Matthew Knott Lawyers representing more than 150 Tamil asylum seekers say they will use a High Court hearing to try to quash any attempts to return them to India.

Boat people will not be sent to Sri Lanka

Refugee boat caught up in the people trade. Story Michael Duffy. Photo Supplied. SHD News

Sarah Whyte A boatload of 153 asylum seekers who are being detained on the high seas would not be transferred to Sri Lanka, lawyers for Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said during a directions hearing on...

ASIO looking to get smart people into the spy game

ASIO

Steve Lillebuen Psssst! Can you keep a secret?

Two people die in SA plane crash

Victoria Police tape

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

Young people on Newstart forced to beg and approach charities

Begging in Melbourne's CBD.

Matt Wade One in four people on the dole for more than a year have been forced to beg on the streets and six in 10 have approached a charity for help, a grim new academic study into life on unemployment...

Ordinary people, lending a hand

Refugees from Bhutan Muskan and baby Akash are staying with Ann Marrow at her home in Williamstown.

A metallic green Ford Falcon station wagon crunches down the gravel driveway of Ann Morrow's Williamstown home. ''Here they are,'' she says, interrupting herself mid-thought and marching outside.

Heart disease on the rise in young people

Karlie Burgess

Lucy Carroll The number of young people admitted to hospital with heart disease and stroke has jumped by 30 per cent in the past 10 years, with experts warning obesity and binge smoking are to blame.

Five people killed in light plane crash in Queensland

Plane crash in Caboolture.

Eamonn Duff Four men and a woman were killed on Saturday in a fiery plane crash at a Queensland airfield.

Workplace stress the next target for beyondblue after survey finds one in four think depressed people are a danger to others

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Julia Medew Discriminating attitudes towards people with a mental illness have decreased over the past decade, but many Australians still believe people with depression are dangerous, ''weak-willed'' and have...