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Whale rescue mission off Tasmanian coast as entangled animal spotted again

A rescue mission is underway for a whale swimming in Tasmanian waters with its tail entangled in rope and buoys, two weeks after it was spotted in …

Marine Conservation

The influence game: How to access power in Australia

How do you get your foot in the door to see the people in power? Donations, freebies and jobs after politics seem to help.<p>In the past three years, …

Unions

Einstein's general theory of relativity first proven correct at what is now Australian lawn bowls club

Einstein's general theory of relativity is one of humankind's greatest achievements, and it was first proven to be correct in what is now part of …

Canberra public servant fired for surfing porn, cyber expert questions security system

It is not what taxpayers expect government workers to do in their office, but one Canberra public servant was fired last year for looking up hundreds …

Freedom of Information

Sparrows in mining towns Broken Hill and Mount Isa have evolved to avoid lead poisoning, geneticists find

Sparrows in the mining towns of Broken Hill and Mount Isa have adapted to avoid the uptake of lead, according to a new genetic study of the …

Are blonds, baldies and blueys more likely to poll Brownlow Medal votes?

Hawthorn Football Club's Tom Mitchell is an almost unbackable favourite to win tonight's coveted Brownlow Medal.<p>In 2018, he consolidated his …

Brexit: UK Opposition Leader mulls new vote as divorce deal hits roadblock

British Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn says he would back a second Brexit referendum if his Labour Party votes to pursue the move, heaping pressure …

Elections

How a military plane crash landed in the bush in 1947 and wound up as a musical campervan

There's a lot to take in when Werner Kroll's plane-turned-campervan comes rolling around the bend.<p>It's got the unmissable nose of a plane, yet no …

Campervans

Fake doctor exposes serious security risks at Queensland Children's Hospital

A fake doctor who roamed the Queensland Children's Hospital (QCH) in Brisbane has sparked a security overhaul that included a crackdown on swipe-card …

Children's Hospital

Whyalla: The town that saved itself

Would you take a 10 per cent pay cut to save your town? These steelworkers did. Whyalla was on the brink of becoming a ghost town when its biggest …

Employment

NRL grand final: Don't let football hearts be hardened against Billy Slater

In the case of the NRL v Billy Slater, I can be quickly and quite rightly dismissed as an unreliable witness.<p>I ghost-wrote Slater's autobiography …

Western Bulldogs

The teenage gypsy bride carving a feminist future

On a snowy moonlit night in Transylvania, I found myself at a Roma gypsy wedding. My shock at the bride's age — just 14 — soon gave way to awe and …

Romania

Fourth shark killed following two attacks in North Queensland's Whitsunday islands

A fourth tiger shark has been captured in drumlines and killed off the coast of North Queensland where a young girl and woman were mauled by …

Fisheries

Swarm of invading bees interrupt New South Wales' One Day Cup match against Victoria

A swarm of bees has disrupted a domestic one-day cricket match, forcing New South Wales and Victorian players to run for cover.<p>The uninvited …

Wales

Needles found in Australian strawberries in New Zealand, Countdown supermarket pulls brand off shelves

A major New Zealand supermarket chain has pulled a brand of Australian strawberries off its shelves after needles were found in a punnet sourced from …

New Zealand

SANFL grand final: North Adelaide rebounds from 19th man controversy to beat Norwood

North Adelaide has capped a week of high controversy with a win in the SANFL grand final, beating favourites Norwood by 19 points at Adelaide Oval.<p>In …

Australian Universities

SANFL grand final: North Adelaide rebounds from 19th man controversy to beat Norwood

North Adelaide has capped a week of high controversy with a win in the SANFL grand final, beating favourites Norwood by 19 points at Adelaide Oval.<p>In …

Australian Universities

James Ricketson is flying home to Sydney after more than year in a Cambodian jail

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson is set to touch down on Australian soil in a matter of hours after Cambodian authorities pardoned his espionage …

Human Rights

Hayabusa 2: Japanese space agency makes history by landing two rovers on an asteroid

Japan has successfully landed two small rovers on the surface of an asteroid in a history-making mission that could provide clues to the origin of …

Asteroids

Two-thirds of young people experience 'worrying levels' of exam stress, ReachOut survey finds

Genevieve Lee expected her final year of high school to be stressful, but the 17-year-old realised the pressure had become too great when her …

House Prices

Ocean rescue mission underway for injured Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy off WA coast

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has joined an international search and rescue mission for an injured solo yachtsman who is stranded off the West …

Bushfire near Kununurra prompts emergency warning

Authorities have issued a bushfire emergency warning for the Kununurra suburb of Lakelands in Western Australia's north.<p>The Department of Fire and …

Tasmanian college aiming to fill gap in aged care workers as staffing crisis looms

For many millennials, working in aged care might not be a career they have considered, but it is an industry that is expected to require 5,000 extra …

'Missing plane' training drill puts Tasmanian search and rescue ops to the test in central highlands

A light plane, last seen by a fisherman somewhere above Tasmania's Great Lake, is missing with its 57-year-old pilot — that is the fictional scenario …

Flu vaccination increase contributes to big drop in cases in Victoria

The Victorian Government will fund influenza vaccinations for children under five next year after large increase in immunisation contributed to a …

Refugee and migrant women conquer big fears through learn to drive program

A learn-to-drive program in south-east Queensland is empowering refugee and migrant women by tackling the barriers they face in obtaining a driver's …

Seven charged, one critical after violent night in Adelaide

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a violent night on the streets of Adelaide that saw seven people arrested.<p>South Australia Police …

Anthony Joshua dismantles Alex Povetkin at Wembley to retain heavyweight titles

With blood streaming out of his busted nose, Anthony Joshua was in deep trouble once more in front of 80,000 stunned spectators at Wembley …

US man jailed for 35 years for grooming 16yo Sydney girl online to travel overseas for sex

A 40-year-old man from the US has been sentenced to 35 years in prison, after he groomed a 16-year-old girl from Sydney on social media to travel to …

Risk is back in town as Wall Street and bond yields march higher

What's up? Global equities, US bond yields, the greenback, oil ... just about everything big on global markets.<p>At the close of business on Friday, …