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In an address to the Institute of Public Affairs Tony Abbott has outlined his plan to make Australia work again.
A cricket club in Melbourne's east is helping to address depression in asylum seekers, offering new arrivals a chance to make connections through sport.
The Australian Tax Office is targeting a number of areas including vehicle and investment property claims and it is warning those profiting from the sharing...
The saga of Pistol and Boo continues to dog Johnny Depp, with Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce saying he'll investigate whether the actor perjured himself.
Blackmores chief Christine Holgate will replace Ahmed Fahour as the new boss of Australia Post.
A sailor who died on a maritime patrol operation has been described as an "outstanding servant to the Royal Australian Navy".
New analysis released by Osteoporosis Australia estimates fractures caused by brittle bones will cost the health system nearly $22 billion by 2022.

Europe Elections

Spotlight on the 2017 'Super Elections' 

The British Conservatives and the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party have signed a deal to back Prime Minister Theresa May's government.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said she wants EU citizens already legally living in Britain to stay after Brexit.
EU leaders warn that Britain's plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risks leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May made...
European Union President Donald Tusk channelled rocker John Lennon's 'Imagine' Thursday as he said he hoped Britain might still stay in the bloc.
Britain has accepted the European Union's timetable for Brexit talks, in an apparent climbdown on the first day of formal negotiations in Brussels.
President Emmanuel Macron has won a commanding majority in France's parliamentary election, sweeping aside the traditional parties and securing a powerful mandate...
Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists were in talks on Friday to become kingmakers by lending British Prime Minister Theresa May enough backing for a...

In Focus: Australia's First People

Ampilatwatja local, Mark Fordham, saw first hand how the Barkly Shire Council gutted employment prospects for Aboriginal locals. After he spoke up about the injustices happening in the NT he was sacke...
On June 21st 2007, the Racial Discrimination Act was suspended to allow the Northern Territory Response Act 2007 a controversial move that still effects communities in the Northern Territory.
A recent SBS commissioned study found that 1 in 5 Australians have experienced racism.  And Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 25 per cent more likely to encounter racism than Australia...
Naming conventions can be inherently colonial. Whoever gets to decide the names of things has a position of power over the thing they are naming.
Bilingual education has proved to be an effective tool for learning so why is it not used more widely?
Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important holidays in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims.
Cheers drowned out tears in Manchester on Sunday as Ariana Grande was joined by fellow music stars for a charity concert where fans vowed to face down fears of terrorism after two deadly attacks in Britain.
A reported explosion sparked frantic evacuations of a concert hall in Manchester where US singer Ariana Grande was performing on Monday night.
The World Federation of Public Health Associations is running a public health photo competition to celebrate its 50th birthday. Here is a short list of the best images.
More than two dozen photographs of the Pentagon taken on September 11, 2001, have reappeared on the FBI's website.

Photos: Lismore flooding

Images show rising floodwaters in Lismore today as the town's levy has breached and risks cracking.
Traditional South Sudanese wrestling is getting an Aussie makeover. Those involved say it’s a good way to put young South-Sudanese Australians in touch with their community and culture.

In pictures: Londoners stand together after Westminster Attack

Hundreds of people paid tribute to victims of the Westminster attack outside British parliament which left four people dead and many more injured.