The Government says it will not call a referendum on recognising Indigenous Australians in the Constitution until it can be sure the vote will be successful.
AFL legend Michael Long shakes hands with young supporters during a 2004 event to recognise indigenous rights.
Margaret Watroba climbed to the summit of Mt Everest on May 12 2011; only the fourth West Australian to conquer Everest Picture: Richard Hatherly MARGARET Watroba has revealed she had to overcome injuries from a cycling accident that left her fearing she might not walk again properly - before she could climb to the top of Mt Everest this week.
The sister of an Ontario man who disappeared in Australia's Snowy Mountains nearly two weeks ago says she remains hopeful he will be found, partly because of his training as a Canadian Forces reservist.
PRECIOUS few things unite us as a nation - the love of a sunburnt country; the smug satisfaction of an Ashes win; the scent of gum trees after a nourishing rain.
South Australia police data obtained by the Sunday Mail shows reckless motorists are regularly speeding at more than 30km/h above the limit on busy roads, seriously jeopardising their safety and that of other road users.
Matthew Joyce, was jailed for 10 years and fined $25 million over a proeprty deal gone wrong in Dubai.
Malaysia's Tune hotel chain is set to open its first Australian property in Swanston Street here in November.
OPPOSITION leader Tony Abbott has told his party faithful the tide is turning their way, while Prime Minister Julia Gillard accused him of cockiness as she hailed Labor's "champions of communities". Meanwhile at Rosehill in Sydney, Ms Gillard received one standing ovation after another as she rallied her troops at a NSW Labor Party candidates ... (more)
Australia will boost the value of agriculture and food-related exports 45 percent by 2025 to meet demand from China , the government said in a plan released today.
The Australian singer/actor, who plays Trimalchio the Orchestra Leader in the Baz Luhrmann movie, performed a cabaret routine at a lavish bash after the movie's red carpet unveiling on Wednesday night.
There are two things you can always count on: public radio pledge drives and the local blood bank asking for a donation of a very different sort.
The area is home to Queensland koalas, wombats, Parma wallabies and 23 species of Australian birds, including the kookaburra, bowerbird, palm cockatoos and Gouldian finches.
Ford announced Thursday it would stop making vehicles at its unprofitable Australian plants in 2016 and ax 1,200 jobs, ending an era that began in 1925 with the legendary Model T. Ford Australia chief executive Bob Graziano made the announcement as he revealed losses of AU$141 million after tax in the last financial year and AU$600 million over the ... (more)
EASIER access to cheap healthy food, better urban and workplace planning, and early education programs are desperately needed to help combat a growing weight problem in regional Australia.
The Interstate 5 bridge collapse into the Skagit River was caused by an oversize truck hitting the span, the Washington State Patrol chief said.
In early 2012 once-in-a-century floods submerged swaths of Great Britain and Ireland, causing some $1.52 billion in damages.