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Beachgoers cool off at Bronte Beach in Sydney as heatwave conditions swept across the state last week. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

We are greeted this January morning with the familiar smell of acrid smoke everywhere outside. We’ve become used to the thrumming sounds of waterbombi(...)

People ride the Beach House water slides during hot weather at Glenelg beach in Adelaide, Australia. Photograph: Kelly Barnes/EPA

Australia’s post-Christmas heatwave continues to sweep across the country, with a near record-breaking 49 degrees forecast for Western Australia, and (...)

 Former  Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson (C) leaves court in Newcastle, New South Wales, following a hearing in August. Photograph: Darren Pateman/EPA

An Australian court on Thursday overturned the conviction of a former archbishop who had been the world’s most senior Catholic cleric held guilty of (...)

“I’ve never done it with a girl before,” Dec Donnelly says to new co-host Holly Willoughby

Standing by the edge of a cliff that looms 100 metres above the verdant rainforest of New South Wales, one of the newest contestants of I’m a Celebrit(...)

Daisy Bates lived with Aboriginal communities for forty years, compiling dictionaries of regional dialects, mythology and legends.

Born in Tipperary in 1859 and dying in Australia in 1951, Daisy Bates’ life spanned almost a century of intense social change. Orphaned at a young age(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison (centre)  delivers a formal apology to Australia’s victims of child sex abuse in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday. Photograph: AP

The Australian government has formally apologised to victims of child sexual abuse, after a five-year inquiry found governments, schools, sporting clu(...)

As ad for NSW Racing’s multi million dollar race, The Everest, is projected onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the Sydney Opera House to protest the use of the iconic sails to promote a horse race.  Photograph: Brendan Esposito/AAP Image via AP)

Hundreds of demonstrators have shone torches on to the Sydney Opera House to protest against controversial advertising for a horse race that has divid(...)

The Australian government’s medium and long-term skilled occupation list still contains 176 occupations eligible for four-year temporary and permanent residence visas, including secondary teachers, the majority of trades, IT, health and engineering. Photograph: iStock

Technology, healthcare, education and construction are the sectors offering the “best jobs in Australia” in 2018, according to global jobs website Ind(...)

Caged prisoners below deck on a transport ship bound for Australia. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Steal a pig in Tipperary in 1841, and you could be sentenced to Australia to serve out your punishment, which was the fate that awaited 21-year-old la(...)

Thomas Strong: ‘It remains the case that there’s a certain kind of fearfulness and a certain kind of stigma associated with being HIV positive’

Recently, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attended the first HIV Ireland Red Ball and, in his speech, described HIV as “one of the most stigmatised medical(...)

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