A while ago now, when there was still a Cold War, the world wide web hadn't yet been invented, no one had a mobile phone in their pocket and newspaper companies still had money to lavish on reporters, I was sent off to trek around the USSR.
Queensland police have been warned that members of the latest outlaw motorcycle gang to move onto the Gold Coast say they would rather kill police than be arrested and face the government's new laws.
The grand, high-domed Mitchell Reading Room at the State Library of NSW will be opened to the general public, and scholars relegated to a renamed Scholars Room, under reforms that combine public relations and cost-cutting.
Suggestions that Australian intelligence services had spied on Indonesian politicians were ''not cricket'' and Jakarta wanted an explanation, Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said in Perth on Friday.
Much of the Great Barrier Reef is continuing to degrade, especially in the inner areas where a slew of new port developments are proposed and waiting approval from the federal government.
Most Aussie blokes probably think themselves qualified to judge a beer. At the very least, they have some practical experience under their belts.
A Leighton Holdings subsidiary is facing a corruption inquiry after it won a $5 billion Indian coalmining deal in partnership with a company owned by the family of India's former coal minister.
Wealthy businessman Clive Palmer will be forced to disclose a minefield of potential conflicts of interests in his new role as a federal MP, with directorships of no fewer than 74 private companies involved in aviation, sport, mining, shipping, real estate and tourism.
A science TV program has controversially challenged conventional wisdom on diet and heart health. But there is more to the story.
Two YMCA NSW employees had been charged with child sex offences before allegations were raised against Caringbah child care worker Jonathan Lord in 2011, the child sexual abuse Royal Commission has heard.