The Rinehart family's bitter feud will be played out in court next week after billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart's youngest daughter lost a last-minute appeal to have the much-anticipated trial cancelled.
Too much time in front of a screen playing the wrong kind of computer games can delay a child's development or lead to serious damage in adults, according to new research of the impact of media and technology on the brain.
When we think of Indonesia we all too often think of budget holidays, Schapelle Corby, people smugglers and machete attacks.
Sydney Morning Herald investigative reporter Kate McClymont has been recognised as 2013's Fairfax Woman of Influence.
Grey skies, hail and unfavourable winds accompanied the flotilla of tall ships that nevertheless arrived punctually through the heads at 11am on Thursday to herald the start of the International Fleet Review.
Melbourne University has lost its place in the top 30 of a key international ranking while other Australian universities have also fallen.
Corruption and cover-ups in Leighton Holdings' international construction empire were rife and known to top company executives and directors, according to internal company files.
Campaign to increase Newstart allowance wins renewed support in the wake of former PM conceding welfare payment to unemployed is too low.
The Catholic Church in Australia has learnt some sharp lessons, Thursday's official submission to the royal commission shows.
The Catholic Church will create independent strategies for handling clergy sex abuse complaints by the end of next year in response to widespread criticisms, it has told the royal commission.
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