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Re-elected NSW Premier Mike Baird says he's determined to deliver on his promises, including to build infrastructure over the next four years.
Tens of thousands of mourners have braved torrential rain, while howitzers fired a 21-gun salute and jet fighters screamed across the sky to mark a grand funeral...
Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday to win the World Cup for the fifth time and send their retiring...
Thousands marched in Melbourne, calling for the government to close detention centres on Manus and Nauru Islands.
Queensland premier has removed an Billy Gordon from the Labor party amid police investigations into allegations of domestic violence against the MP.
Victoria's Liberal Party is looking for more women members, but a review has found female MPs are being bullied, threatened and intimidated.
There’s a slight shake in the hand as Maurice Corigliano excitedly leans forward with a postcard of a ship and launches into a tale of four uncles, whose courage,...

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India’s cricket fans are donning the face paint and unfurling their flags in Australia and beyond as their national team prepares for battle in the World Cricket Cup semi-final.
A Victorian mother and her adult son are among the 150 victims of a plane crash in the French Alps. They were aboard a Germanwings flight between Barcelona and Duesseldorf when it crashed in mountainous terrain in southeastern France.
All eyes turned to the skies for a solar eclipse offering spectacular views from selected plane seats, some European countries and a remote Arctic archipelago.
An art exhibition in regional New South Wales is bringing a new perspective to Aboriginal mission life.
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has passed away at the age of 84 after a brief illness.
Tributes to the health workers who died from Ebola
Jo Dunlop began documenting the fashion of Sierra Leone when working in Freetown as a development health officer. She started a blog called Freetown Fashpack
The clean up is underway in Vanuatu's capital Port Vila after category five Cyclone Pam on March 13 left infrastructure damaged and the island strewn with debris.
Communities in Kiribati and Tuvalu have been severely damaged by storm surges and flash flooding as a result of Cyclone Pam.

Quakers Hill Nursing Home Fire

The Quakers Hill Nursing Home after the fires on November 18, 2011.