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A dark view of Easter chocolate-mania

Ben Westcott As Canberrans stocked up on chocolate for Easter, ACT nutritionists encouraged them to eat small, eat quality and eat happy.

Budget draws closer but audit reports still shrouded in mystery

Treasurer Joe Hockey is not saying much.

Colin Brinsden The build-up to the federal budget is beginning to look like an Agatha Christie whodunit.

Riding high on royal waves between flags

Royal visit

Damien Murphy While many in our nation solemnly marked Good Friday, residents of Manly in NSW (and quite a few thousand tourists) were doing what they do best - hanging out on the beach - when the Duke and Duchess...

Rat of Tobruk remembers those who lost chance of life

Jack Caple

Peter Barrett It's a story Jack tells often. There they are, standing at a tram stop in Albert Park, when the well-dressed young man next to him notices his Rats of Tobruk badge.

Grange affair a hard act to swallow

Barry O'Farrell.

Deborah Snow, Sean Nicholls A throw-back to old-fashioned courtesies helps bring down a premier.

On the trail of a ... serial killer

Clive Small Clive Small, who led the investigation, recalls the painstaking work that led police to Ivan Milat.

The Anzac evolution

crowds sleeping in the early hours of the morning, still hours before the commencement of the 93rd Anzac Day commemorative service at Anzac Cove.

Tony Wright Hanifi Araz, a big man from the city of Canakkale across the Dardanelles from the Gallipoli Peninsula, saw the future in the early 1980s, and he wanted to be part of it.

Laid-back royals hit the beach, but barefoot stroll proves a step too far for duchess

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Damien Murphy Locals have long believed Manly the centre of the universe. Suspicions were confirmed on Thursday when Manly boy Mike Baird landed the second leg of the leadership double with the other local hero,...

A piper played as plain Sir Peter Cosgrove went out to meet his people

Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove with baby Lewis Pape and meeting volunteers of Blaze Aid, a community charity fixing fences after the Black Saturday fires.  The Age. Photo: Angela Wylie. April 7 2014.

Tony Wright Governor-General His Excellency General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC is not much taken with titles, he contends.

Norrie has won a victory for all people neither male nor female

Norrie May-Welby.

Paul Bibby 'As soon as my certificate comes through from the registrar, I'm heading right back there to get married.'

Western Australia's Senate election: The will or the swill of the people?

Dan Harrison A preference system that can be gamed and an electoral administration that loses ballot boxes.

Credit record may lead to higher interest rates for some people

John Collett People with poor credit records could pay higher rates of interest for a new mortgage.

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...

Jurors told to put personal views aside as accused people smuggler's trial begins

Court

Michael Inman Jurors have been told to put aside their personal views on boat people for the trial of an accused Indonesia people smuggler.

Tony Abbott promises to recognise Aborigines as nation's first people

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Kim Arlington Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised to finalise by September a draft for amending the constitution to recognise Aboriginal people as the first Australians.

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People smuggler motivated by altruism, not greed, court told

Justice.

Paul Bibby A man who was granted asylum in Australia and then helped smuggle other asylum seekers into the country 10 years later has told a Sydney court he did it for "humanitarian and altruistic reasons", not...

People smugglers switch to cargo ploy

People smugger Farhan.

Michael Bachelard People smugglers in Indonesia are offering to lock asylum seekers in sealed shipping containers and send them to ports in Australia to try to get around the federal government's deterrents for...

Mystery happy snaps offer collectors a taste of other people's memories

Cowgirl

Peter Munro Old, abandoned, anonymous family photos not only are a link with the past, but have an air of mystery.

ABC TV program Catalyst accused of encouraging people to go off cholestrol medication

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Amy Corderoy Huge numbers of people on potentially life-saving cholesterol medication may have stopped taking it without consulting their doctor after watching an ABC television program, a survey of GPs indicates.