Olivia Newton-John's sister Rona - mother of singer Tottie Goldsmith and first wife of Melbourne nightclub king Brian Goldmsith - has died in the US.
Hazel Hawke's life of courage came at a huge cost.
More than 100,000 volunteers will spend this weekend knocking on doors to help the Salvation Army address Australia's rising rate of poverty.
Aboriginal leaders have warned of a crisis in the justice system with an explosion in the black prison population, a spike in the number of juveniles being detained and continuing high numbers of deaths in custody.
An unmistakable message for government is now emerging: Stop this now.
Condemned to a ''life sentence'', in the words of his wife, Matt Joyce will plead with Dubai authorities to extend his bail while he appeals against a 10-year jail term and $25 million fine for property fraud.
Asking a country to change its flag is like asking a country to change its name - so bonded is a nation to its flag, it's rarely changed except in circumstances of upheaval, says the editor of the literary journal Meanjin, Zora Sanders. Which is why, Sanders suggests, finding a replacement for the present flag has been such a protracted ordeal.
General practitioners are receiving government-mandated training by doctors who claim vaccines are linked to autism and temper tantrums can be treated by delaying immunisation.
There was something about Hazel Hawke that made Australians want to reach out and protect her.
Two young Aboriginal men share a terrible bond: the fate of each has become a shameful landmark.
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