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Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull hugs Liberal MP Warren Entsch   after the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill earlier in December. Photograph: Lukas Coch

Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, finally has a spring in his step again, after a year of infighting in his Liberal-National government. (...)

Some women may claim that a muscular body is not what they are seeking in a man – but a scientific study suggests that if your female partner tells yo(...)

Cameron Smith gets a champagne shower following his victory in the Australian PGA Championship at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. Photograph: Getty Images

Home favourite Cameron Smith beat Jordan Zunic in a playoff to claim a dramatic victory at the Australian PGA Championship. The 24-year-old was in h(...)

 Jennifer Brea  in “Unrest”: She developed ME  following a fever that left her bedbound while studying for her PhD at Harvard. Photograph: Jason Frank

It is disconcerting being at a public event with a group of people, most of whom are suffering from an illness that they feel is misunderstood, and of(...)

People celebrate after the announcement of the same-sex marriage postal survey result in Melbourne. Photograph: Luis Enrique Ascui/EPA

Prominent Australian economist Greg Jericho spoke for many with his tweet about Australia’s same-sex marriage survey: “So the Newspoll [polling compan(...)

Aboriginal women performing a traditional dance at a cultural event near Uluru, in the Northern Territory, Australia. Photograph: EPA/Dan Peled

In early December, 1992, I was very excited at the prospect of going to Uluru while backpacking around Australia, but then I badly sprained my foot in(...)

Exercising in the cold has been shown to stimulate the creation and activity of our body’s brown adipose tisssue, which is also known as brown fat

As the temperature drops over the winter months, the temptation is always there to stay snug indoors by the fire – or even the radiator – rather than (...)

President Michael D Higgins addresses an Irish diaspora reception in Warwick, Queensland, that some of his relatives attended. Photographs: Maxwells

An emotional President Michael D Higgins apologised to Irish emigrants in Australia for the “broken connection” with family at home in Ireland and for(...)

Two men in their 30s and a woman in her 50s were found dead at Mission Beach in North Queensland

Three skydivers have died in Australia in what police said might have been the result of a mid-air mishap. Two men in their 30s and a woman in her 50(...)

Higgins’ current seven-year term as President is due to come to an end in October 2018 if it is not renewed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins says he will not announce if he is going to run for the presidency again until September 2018. His current seven-year ter(...)

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