More than 135,000 Australian children, or about 26 in every 1000 children, received child protection services in 2012–13, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Sister Philomene Tiernan touched so many people – students, family, friends and her sisters.
The fiance of MH17 victim German school teacher Gabriele Lauschet took a deep breath after a service in her memory and whispered “she was a rock”.
Sydney psychiatrist Robert Hampshire was at the hospital bedside of his critically injured son on Friday after the teenager fell about 10 metres from a hotel balcony in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Jenny Offill’s latest work is a triumph on a small scale but in a major key.
If you want to give a present to a friend who doesn’t know Canberra, then this is the book.
My first warning is: frequent coarse language and sexual references. My second is, it could become a classic of English studies, writes Stephen Saunders.
An embattled Julia Gillard secretly offered to stand down as Prime Minister in June 2013 and secure the leadership for then Climate Change and Industry minister Greg Combet in order to fend off Kevin Rudd, Mr Combet has revealed.
As our television screens fill with vision of Australian and Dutch planes ferrying the remains of bodies brought down in a distant field, the hearts of the world wishing for a return to decency from ghastliness, there hovers in aviation history a moment that has the power to lift the spirit. It involves a Dutch plane and good people in an Australian country town.
The worst of the winter is likely to be over with the outlook pointing to warmer and drier than normal weather over coming months, conditions that may set up another early fire season.