Research shows poor heart health is to blame for a 25 year-life expectancy gap between those with schizophrenia and the general population.
Six men charged with smuggling Australia's largest ever haul of cocaine into the country are due to reappear in court on Wednesday.
The child abuse royal commission has been told to be realistic and not expect to change the Catholic Church as a whole.
Cory Bernardi has formally told Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that he is quitting the Liberal party to sit on the Senate crossbenches.
Former NSW minister Ian Macdonald granted a valuable mining licence to a company chaired by his ex-union boss friend John Maitland, a court heard.
Water monitoring sites for coal and gas extraction near the Santos gas production field unacceptable say local Pilliga environment group.
SYDNEY [AAP] US President Donald Trump has agreed to an Australian refugee deal that he hates, but has ‘absolutely not’ asked for anything in return, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says. Heading into the first parliamentary sitting week of the year,... Read More →
Katina Curtis CANBERRA [AAP] More students in Australian classrooms are fiddling with their phones, making snide comments or turning up late than swearing at teachers or threatening their classmates – and they’re just as hard for teachers to deal with.... Read More →
Stuart Layt BRISBANE [AAP] People wanting to register as volunteers for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are being urged to get in early so they don’t miss out on a spot. Registration opened online on Monday morning; however, there’s... Read More →
CANBERRA [AAP] Malcolm Turnbull’s colleagues are praising the prime minister for putting Australia first and pushing for the US refugee deal during his hostile call with Donald Trump. Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne is insistent the arrangement struck with the Obama... Read More →
MELBOURNE [AAP] Banning rough sleepers from camping out in Melbourne’s CBD is a ‘high risk’ move that won’t deliver the results the council seeks, a principal lawyer for homeless people says. Lucy Adams, manager and principal lawyer for Justice Connect,... Read More →
Jodie Stephens SYDNEY [AAP] The NSW government’s search is on for a new top cop following Andrew Scipione’s announcement he is leaving the force some three months earlier than expected. The commissioner was due to retire in July, on the... Read More →
Gold Coast mother of four Teresa Bradford at the hands of her estranged husband David on Tuesday. She was the fifth woman on the Gold Coast to be allegedly killed by her partner in the past 16 months.
A $500,000 reward is being offered after a woman was dragged from a busy road in broad daylight and sexually assaulted in a vacant home in Melbourne three years ago.
The quality of life for hundreds of women with advanced ovarian cancer is set to improve with an effective new drug treatment listed on the PBS.
Police are furious at patron behaviour at this year's Rainbow Serpent festival, but calls are growing this week to bring in pill testing at music events.
The Queensland government has expanded smoking restrictions to national parks across the state, with new rules coming into force on Wednesday.
immigration department admits it was wrong to deport Save the Children staff from Nauru in 2014. The nine wrongly accused workers have been offered compensation and a statement of regret.
Government responses to the growing environmental crisis should be lead by sound science, not left in the hands of corporate greed.
Former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, is alleged to have written a personal dedication to One Nation’s Pauline Hanson in a copy of his autobiography My Awakening. An Echonetdaily reader recently found the handwritten note in a copy of the book in a second hand bookshop in Ballina.
Labor has urged the prime minister to stand up to Donald Trump and condemn the decision to ban refugees from seven countries.
SYDNEY [AAP] Out with the old and in with the new – NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian will press ‘reset’ as her new ministry is sworn in at Government House on Monday. The refreshed cabinet includes seven new faces and new... Read More →
Colin Brinsden CANBERRA [AAP] China is likely to remain the key driver of Australia’s fortunes rather than a US led by president Donald Trump. Deloitte Access Economics’ Chris Richardson doesn’t believe the Trump factor will have a dramatic effect on... Read More →
Colin Brinsden CANBERRA [AAP] Small business is drowning in a $76 billion sea of unpaid customer bills and invoices, crippling their ability to grow. Research by financier The Invoice Market shows businesses are perpetually owed on average $38,000, with corporate... Read More →
Australia Day celebrations have clashed with protests throughout the nation's major cities with debate over whether to change the date stealing the spotlight.