Australia has been accused of failing to defend its historic plain packaging tobacco legislation, with one report from Singapore talks describing Australia as a ‘‘constant stumbling block’’ to other nations attempting to secure the right to follow suit.
Schools need to introduce education programs on sexual behaviour earlier, and parents need to take more responsibility to protect their teens, experts have warned.
A Carlingford fish-and-chip shop owner is seeking more than $330,000 in damages from radio broadcaster Ray Hadley over two on-air tirades in which he described her as "vile" and a "grub", claiming the commentator had pursued a "vendetta" against her.
Jennifer Ingham says she should not be alive. She was abused by a predatory priest Father Paul Brown of the Catholic church's Lismore diocese from age 16. Within a year could not complete her HSC because she was hospitalised for bulimia.
A laptop computer belonging to racing identity Bill Vlahos, which could reveal the whereabouts of $194 million linked to a stricken punters' club, was destroyed when his car was firebombed, a court has heard.
The body pulled from the Waikato River this morning is that of missing Australian tennis coach Paul Arber, a friend has confirmed.
Asylum seekers are being subjected to humiliating treatment and appalling conditions on the Manus Island detention centre in a deliberate effort to pressure them to go back to where they came from, Amnesty International has alleged.
The decision by universities not to mandate required knowledge for studying particular degrees is contributing to HSC students picking ''easier'' subjects and arriving at university ill-prepared, education leaders acknowledge.
New Zealand police searching for missing Australian tennis coach Paul Arber say a body has been found in the Waikato River.
Jim Griffin had spent all of Wednesday morning in Canberra, trying to convince politicians that Australia's automotive industry still had a future.