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The former head of the NSW Labor party has been charged with two counts of revealing confidential electoral information by the NSW Electoral Commission.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has spoken with her Indonesian counterpart in the aftermath of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's comments linking a ban on live...
If you're living in Australia then you have benefited from the demise and destruction of Indigenous culture. So why is it so hard to say sorry, asks Brooke Boney.
A 24-year-old Sydney man has been charged with conspiring to commit an act in preparation for a terrorist attack.
A negotiator involved in the Lindt Cafe siege has told an inquest he'd never experienced a terror incident before or handled more than three hostages.
An unlikely group of Australian boxers have returned from a remarkable, week-long tour of war-ravaged Syria where they delivered a unique message of peace in...
Chinese-born diver Esther Qin, who is competing for Olympic selection at trials in Melbourne, says it would be a dream come true to represent Australia in Rio.

Vote 2016

All the news, views and analysis from the 2016 federal election campaign trail.

Treasurer Scott Morrison insists Labor still has a black hole in its election costings despite making backflips on some measures.
Senator Peris has asked Australians not to judge her for her decision not to recontest her safe Labor senate seat after a three-year term.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull worked with both animals and children on day 18 of the election campaign.
The Greens have pledged to have billions go towards health to help boost hospital funding and lift the freeze on Medicare rebates.
Malarndirri McCarthy, Marion Scrymgour and Ursula Raymond all consider nominating for Nova Peris’ vacant seat.
As the prime minister traverses the southern states, it's in the north where Labor is hoping to steal seats and the election. Political reporter Brooke Boney...
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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Amber Heard has filed for divorce from Johnny Depp only three days after the Pirates of the Caribbean star's mother died, US court documents have revealed.
A floating elevated bus design unveiled in China could help solve the country's congestion and air pollution problems.
Sheep have gone on a rampage in a Welsh village after eating the dumped remains of an illegal cannabis operation.
Olympian Safwan Khalil is a fighter in every sense of the word - a taekwondo athlete whose Lebanese heritage helped him establish a solid work ethic.
The Italian navy says it has rescued 550 migrants and refugees whose boat capsized as they were trying to cross the Mediterranean.
Germany's anti-Islam group Pegida has sparked a racism row after criticising a decision to print images of non-white soccer players on chocolate bars.
There are growing calls for a review into indigenous leader Noel Pearson's education model after teachers were again evacuated from Aurukun's only school.

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Cultural heritage can play a major part in the success stories of many Australians. This SBS series, Identity Matters, looks at how influences from the motherland can...
An exemption to a long-standing tradition in Switzerland has prompted education authorities to hand down a controversial ruling for Muslim students.
Actor Johnny Depp called Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce as 'inbred with a tomato' during an appearance on popular US talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Sydney artist Michael Agzarian has resisted pressure to take down posters of Malcolm Turnbull, instead making them part of a campaign for political change.
Research like the Economic Social Impact Survey from The Salvos requires a human face in order to sell the story. But after the Duncan Storrar saga, who would...
Batemans Bay, on the New South Wales south coast, has been invaded by a plague of flying boxes that is causing headaches for locals.
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While research has shown around a quarter of Australians are uncomfortable talking about money, Insight discovers some types of wealth are more difficult to...
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A selection of images from the day of the Port Arthur massacre, and the days, weeks and years since.
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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.
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Donald Trump's Life Story

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After nearly a year under the occupation of IS, the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra have suffered. As Syrian government troops retook the city, images have emerged of what remains of the UNESCO World Heritage site.