Few happy with minimum wage award

Unions are disappointed by the small increase in the latest minimum wage award, but business warns that it will put pressure on unemployment.

SA murder accused appears in court

A 30-year-old man has appeared in Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court in Adelaide’s north, charged with the murder of a woman and her two children.
The latest Essential Media poll places the Liberal National Party ahead of Labor 51 per cent to 49 per cent on a two party basis, in a reversal of last week’s...
The primary negotiator during the Sydney siege had just five hours sleep before returning to work and taking the lead in speaking with hostages.
Bad weather is hampering the search for a woman feared snatched by a croc as debate rages over whether Queensland has too many of them.
Relatives of an Australian backpacker missing in Brazil say they're not receiving all relevant information from authorities in charge of the search for him.
Consumer advocacy group Choice is calling on the federal government to introduce new safety regulations to protect children from potentially lethal button batteries.

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The prime minister has announced a $20 million initiative aimed at combating childhood cancers while Bill Shorten has found even more cash for far north Queensland as...
Malarndirri McCarthy, who has taken top spot on the Labor Senate ticket in the Northern Territory, isn't enrolled to vote where she's running.

Business owners are 'slaves'

Small business owner Tina Hall reckons she knows the key to Bill Shorten winning the election - lower wages for politicians.
Nick Xenophon hopes to win votes from the left and the right this federal election. Just how far will he go?
An exclusive SBS opinion poll has found a large percentage of voters surveyed don’t know which political leaders can be trusted or who inspires them about the...
Election campaigns cost money - a lot of money. But where does that money come from and is it good for democracy?
SBS's Canberra bureau will run a regular blog throughout the eight-week election campaign, shedding light on the politics and the electioneering.

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SBS World News Radio: One of the key negotiators at the 2014 Sydney Lindt Cafe siege has given evidence at an inquest in Sydney.
South Korea's military says an attempted by North Korea to launch an intermediate-range missile appears to have failed.
SBS World News Radio: The Iraqi army has launched a major assault on the central city of Fallujah to recapture it from the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
Bad weather is hampering the search for a woman feared snatched by a croc as debate rages over whether Queensland has too many of them.
Police in Brazil have arrested two people in a gang rape case, but say they are yet to prove that 30 men were involved.
A photograph of a drowned migrant baby in the arms of a German rescuer was distributed on Monday by a humanitarian organisation aiming to persuade European...
The lasting impacts of being abducted by a parent and whisked away to a foreign country can be profound, as Insight discovers in this week's episode.

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More than 200,000 people have signed petitions on to protest the shooting of a gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo after a boy fell into its enclosure.
Mark Ella is regarded as one of the greatest rugby union players ever. But his humble beginnings in an Aboriginal mission have kept him level-headed.
Infrared cameras have captured rare footage of snow leopards in northwest China.
The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is the latest to promise it will ban alcohol as proponents of prohibition gain more influence. SBS travelled to the industrial city...
Many parents of newborn babies request visitors be vaccinated for whooping cough, as part of the #NoVaxNoVisit campaign. But is it really necessary?
One summer morning in London, Gill Hicks boarded the train at the same stop as a suicide bomber.
Go behind the scenes with Steve Chao and the crew filming with president-elect Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines.

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In pictures: Port Arthur massacre

A selection of images from the day of the Port Arthur massacre, and the days, weeks and years since.
Crowd numbers were down but the Anzac spirit was as strong as ever at dawn services marking the 101st anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by Australian and New Zealand soldiers.

Prince: his life in pictures

Prince, the innovative US music superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including Purple Rain and When Doves Cry has died at age 57.
Hundreds have died in the worst earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades.
Rents in most of Australia's capital cities are rising despite more supply.

Donald Trump's Life Story

As Dateline meets some of those who've played a role in Donald Trump's life so far, our photo gallery has more about his story.