06 Dec 13 | Fairfax Media shared the top prize on Thursday night at the annual Voiceless Awards, which recognise contributions to animal protection.
06 Dec 13 | Disabled Hunter residents are being forced to pay to use public toilets, as councils put loos in lockdown in an effort to curb vandalism.
06 Dec 13 | Labor and the Greens have combined to force a Senate inquiry into the Abbott government's Direct Action plan to curb emissions.
06 Dec 13 | Two teenage girls have vanished from a school in Sydney's north-west with their concerned parents saying the pair had no reason to run off.
06 Dec 13 | Not quite the right time for wounded Aussie icons, Holden and Qantas.
06 Dec 13 | It's the Facebook post that links a legendary political figure with the expansion of a health club chain. Social media users have accused Virgin Active Australia of using Nelson Mandela's death to promote its brand.
06 Dec 13 | The star of Long Walk to Freedom never met Nelson Mandela, but he was changed by him all the same.
06 Dec 13 | Shopper docket fuel disocunts to be capped at 4 cents per litre from January 1.
06 Dec 13 | A deputy principal of a Coffs Harbour high school has been charged with getting three students drunk so they would vandalise the home of an enemy with him.
06 Dec 13 | Limiting global warming to the international goal of 2 degrees may trigger some important tipping points in the climate and much more extreme conditions will result if temperatures continue on their present trajectory, a US scientist has said.
06 Dec 13 | A doctrinal aversion to industry assistance within the economic power grouping of the Abbott government threatens to make the Prime Minister look not just heartless, but impotent.
06 Dec 13 | Qantas downgraded by Standard and Poor's in wake of earnings warning and job cuts.
06 Dec 13 | "Justice, freedom, goodness and love have prevailed spectacularly in South Africa, and one man has embodied that struggle and its vindication," Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu, the first black Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, wrote following the end of apartheid rule in South Africa.
06 Dec 13 | In the 1980s there was already a magnetism about Nelson Mandela. His name was known worldwide even though he had been in jail for 27 years. What kind of man could achieve that reputation from the barren Robben Island?
06 Dec 13 | Clive Palmer might boast that he's spent most of his life as a bogan, but there's a strongish argument that he was long ago beaten to the title of Australia's most prominent political member of the genre by none other than a prime minister.
06 Dec 13 | Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has agreed Australia will adhere to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's six-point roadmap to restore relations between the two countries, and also to set up a “hotline” to manage the details of Indonesia's withdrawal of co-operation.
06 Dec 13 | After a solid week of politics maybe Prime Minister Tony Abbott was a little tired.
06 Dec 13 | Roads Minister Duncan Gay has threatened to ground the entire fleet of Cootes fuel trucks in NSW after major defects were found in more of the company's fuel tankers.
06 Dec 13 | Edward Snowden's revelations about government survelliance have shocked the world. Here, Philip Dorling reveals how Telstra is using the latest technology to take your emails, texts and phone calls and hand them over the nation's spy agencies.
06 Dec 13 | A group of men stand outside Erskineville train station on a Friday night. They appear to be talking before one of them, dressed in a white singlet, grabs a tool from his belt or bag and attacks another man wearing a fluoro yellow tradesman's vest.