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'This will not define us': Community grapples with Miles family murder
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 14:38

Brett Watson is a neighbour of the Miles family. He says life will go on and the shooting will not define Margaret River, but he has realised people a...

Eurovision 2018: Can Australia take the heat?
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 12:37

Jessica Mauboy tanked in the popular vote with her song We Got Love despite doing well with the jury — which a Eurovision historian says is simply b...

Queensland man jailed for manslaughter of mother
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 10:46

A man who killed his mother and buried her body in Queensland's Gold Coast hinterland with a bag of lime is sentenced to more than 11 years in prison ...

A grandfather's heartache blamed for an act of unspeakable violence
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 08:50

Aaron Cockman believes there was a twisted rationale going through the mind of his former father-in-law Peter Miles when he shot dead his family of se...

Motorcyclist dies after crash in Bonython
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 04:36

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a motorcyclist in south Canberra last night — the fifth death on ACT roads this ...

Logan Mayor likely to be suspended if changes pass Queensland's Parliament
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 03:00

The mayor of Australia's sixth largest council will most likely be stood down as soon as changes to ministerial powers pass through Queensland's Parli...

Want cheaper petrol? It might be time to make more effort to shop around
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 00:38

Motorists are missing out on cheaper fuel prices and could save up to 10 cents a litre if they make more of an effort to shop around, according to the...

Shooting for the moon: New space agency boss predicts big things for Australian industry
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 22:39

The scientist who will head the country's first dedicated space agency expects the Australian industry could treble in size and produce 20,000 jobs by...

Single family behind Indonesian church bombings, police say
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 20:38

Suicide bomb attacks at three churches which killed at least 13 people and injured more than 40 others were carried out by members of one family, the ...

Colonial art exhibition 'sheds new light' on Tasmania's brutal Black War
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 18:42

A newly-assembled collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints that examines British settlers' representations of Tasmanian Aboriginal peo...

Beef industry uses innovation to address concerns about animal welfare
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 16:46

The growing demand for transparency and ethically, socially and environmentally sustainable food is one of the hot topics at Beef Australia 2018. ...

Father of children killed in murder-suicide 'filled with tremendous sadness'
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 14:55

The father of four children killed in a murder-suicide near the town of Margaret River speaks publicly for the first time, saying he has lost everythi...

Women offer up words of wisdom as new parents prepare for motherhood
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 12:40

"Be kind to yourself", "talk to people", and "learn to let go". This is just some of the advice mums have offered up to new parents in a special hospi...

Dumping of Brisbane MP Jane Prentice prompts outcry over women in parliament
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 10:42

The LNP's move to dump Jane Prentice from her safe conservative seat in Brisbane in favour of a man prompts anger and threats from other women to quit...

Life inside a clinical trial: human guinea pig or science insider?
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 08:45

Debilitating or terminal conditions can sometimes mean patients' only option is to take part in experimental trials. Now the Federal Government will g...

The Canberra man who built a plane in his garage and plans to fly across Australia
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 06:48

Steven Mogg bought a DIY plane kit online, constructed it in his back shed and plans to fly it from Brisbane to Broome to raise money for the Royal Fl...

Live: Eurovision under way as Australia gears up for Mauboy fever
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 02:43

SPOILERS ABOUND: The 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest from Lisbon in Portugal is here! Can Jessica Mauboy go one better than Dami Im and be...

Is it the colour? Is it the 'bash'? The art of wearing a hat
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 00:39

A look under the brims at Australia's biggest beef industry event, Beef Australia 2018, reveals there are many things to consider when choosing a hat....

Kidnapping for ransom charge expected after boy found 240km from home
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 18:47

A man who allegedly abducted a 12-year-old boy from outside his Gold Coast home on Friday is known to the family and had previously made requests for ...

Guns found at scene of Margaret River murder-suicide belonged to grandfather
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 14:59

Three firearms licensed to Peter Miles, who was found dead along with six others — including his four grandchildren — in a suspected murder-suicid...

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