New South Wales

11 little things that could get you arrested in a foreign country

Don't say we didn't warn you.<p>Going on holiday or on a backpacking adventure is a lot of fun; it's why so many people do it. But something that could ruin that fun <i>big time</i> would be, er, getting arrested in a foreign country, especially if you weren't even aware you were breaking the law.<p>So to help …

Abu Dhabi

Moving to Australia for a year is the only sensible life choice right now

opinion<p><b>Australia. Home to the Great Barrier Reef, a tonne of frankly ridiculous wildlife, and above all, the mighty TimTam biscuit.</b><p>11 amazing …


Why apartment living is different for the poor

THERE'S been a lot of talk about apartment living of late.<p>Whether it’s millennials who can’t afford to buy a house, downsizers making a lifestyle …


WA dad grieves teenage son's meningococcal death

The father of a young Western Australian man who died from meningococcal disease in Tasmania has poured out his grief on social media, with …

Public Health

Hunter Valley teen Hannah Rye loses her battle a month after special year 10 formal

A NSW teenager whose dream came true, attending her school formal with Knights player Trent Hodkinson, has died.

Cherry Blossom

Why twilight preliminary finals in the AFL are here to stay

While the AFL has avoided the temptation to make this year's grand final a twilight fixture, the timeslot looks set to become an annual occurrence on …

Australian News

How a school play about Aboriginal history set off a row

<b>It's one of the most sensitive topics of modern Australia: the country's past treatment of its indigenous peoples.</b><p>And its capacity to divide non-indigenous Australians has again been thrust into the spotlight, this time because of a primary school play. It has also raised debate about what is …

Australian News

NSW recreational fishing trusts a model for NZ

Management of New Zealand’s fisheries has always been a bumpy road, with the underlying potholes of dominant, self-serving corporate fishing …


It's not just the buildings, high-density neighbourhoods make life worse for the poor

<i>This article is the second in a series based on new research into the place of lower-income and disadvantaged households in a compact city.</i><p>Last year …


China shift ‘not great news’

A RETREAT of Chinese developers from Australia could make it even tougher for buyers to break into the pricey Melbourne and Sydney real estate …

Real Estate

Growthpoint Property wins big on Sydney's office market

Sydney's surging office market has propelled landlord Growthpoint Properties Australia to a bumper result after it reweighted its portfolio to take …

Australian News

WATCH: Man Spots Pythons Hanging Outside Kitchen Window While Making Coffee

Ballina Shire Councilor Keith Williams in New South Wales, Australia, posted a video early Friday of two pythons hanging outside his kitchen window. …

World News

Boy reported missing after Barcelona terror attack is dead

A 7-year-old boy, originally declared missing from terror attacks in Barcelona, was in fact killed, loved ones said on Sunday.<p>Julian Cadman – who …


Regulators back Uber's Sydney flying vehicle trials

Regulatory bodies are getting behind a potential move by Uber to trial flying vehicles in Sydney in 2023, with the NSW state government and the Civil …


Berejiklian to fast track stadium upgrades

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian is promising to fast track the upgrade of both Sydney's ANZ and Allianz stadiums, even if it costs more …

Gladys Berejiklian

Frisky pythons hanging for action outside the window

A Brit was stunned to spot two amorous three metre pythons mating while dangling in the air inches from his kitchen window.<p>Keith Williams filmed the …

Australian News

Cheika "100 percent" behind defensive coach

4:36 PM BST<p>Sam was brought up on long drives and the dusty fields of north-west New South Wales, where he developed his love of rugby from an early …

Rugby Union

Tony Tuckson's abstract expressionism

Frank Watters remembers vividly the first time he visited Tony Tuckson’s studio, a section of the Tuckson family home in the north shore Sydney …


Ingham family sell luxury beach-pad

A stunning waterfront home owned by the Auckland based Ingham family is on the market in Australia.Greg and Barbara Ingham, who made their fortune in …

New Zealand News

100-Million-Year-Old Flowers Discovered Perfectly Preserved in Amber

Myanmar is known for its abundance of amber fossils, everything from dinosaur tail feathers to a 100-million-year-old baby bird have recently been discovered, encased in the fossilized tree resin. And now, thanks to researchers from Oregon State University, we know much more about seven, …


Clinton Pryor's Walk for Justice

It was in the middle of a Western Australian desert that Clinton Pryor snapped.<p>He took off his hat and stamped on it, then threw away his walking …


If you want to see less of the sun, become an Australian

Americans who miss this eclipse will get another chance in just seven years, when one passes from Texas to Maine; Dallas, Indianapolis and Montreal …


Tourists from around the globe killed in Barcelona terror attack

They came to Barcelona from around the world.<p>Citizens of Belgium, Poland and Germany were among the 13 people tragically killed when a terrorist …


Hundreds of flights cancelled as wild weather hits east coast

Wild winds battering the east coast have left travellers in the city with dozens of flights from Melbourne cancelled.


GE to supply turbines for Australia's largest wind farm

General Electric (GE -0.2%) has won a contract from the Powering Australian Renewables Fund to supply 123 wind turbines for Australia's largest wind …


Severe Winds Cause Ongoing Delays and Cancellations to Flights In and Out of Sydney

The east coast of New South Wales has been hit with a severe weather warning: winds are expected to reach more than 90 kilometres an hour in some …


Liberal vetting may miss some dual nationals

Sky News has learned the Liberal Party's vetting process is unlikely to establish whether a candidate may have ancestral dual-citizenship with …

Liberal Party

Rewind - The art of protest


Australia's rising star of the motor racing track eyes third win at Warwick

Gold Coast motorcycling's rising star Tom Toparis has his feet on the ground, but hopes this month's Supersports championship round at Warwick will …

Australian News

Earth - Australia's natural treasures

While World Cup cricket takes centre stage in Australia this weekend, it is the country's unique wildlife and breathtaking landscapes that usually steal the show.<p><b>Koala in a bottlebrush tree by Pete Talbot</b><p>The koala (P<i>hascolarctos cinereus</i>) – arguably Australia’s cuddliest resident – is probably the …