Surviving and thriving in a harsh land made early Australians an innovative bunch - a tradition that shows no sign of abating. Luke Slattery profiles our greatest inventions.
A program to preserve a rare breed of camels has its roots in Australia.
Fresh evidence of Indian children being trafficked for adoption in Australia has emerged as the Abbott government flagged a boost in inter-country adoptions.
The government's obsession with keeping silent on boat arrivals and turnbacks may come back to bite it.
Australia's Defence Force Chief, General David Hurley, knows better than most that while you can train troops for war, it is much harder to train them for coming home.
Two of the country's biggest private health insurers believe the Coalition will break an election promise to scrap means testing of the rebate that subsidises policy costs for their members.
While some economists say Australia Post should be privatised, many believe it should be allowed to compete with the banks.
Justin Standley's resignation letter reads like a classic country music lament. Broke and broken after a year on the road, he wrote, ''I feel that I have gone as far as I can possibly go''. So short of money, he once stole cash from his children's Christmas cards to pay for petrol.
Ever been stuck trying to reason with someone who is behaving irrationally after too many drinks? Here's how to speak their language.
Almost 150 fines and 2800 formal warning letters were sent to people who threw cigarette butts from cars in the final three months of last year, including while bushfires were raging in the Blue Mountains.
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THERE will be no shortage of all things Irish at the Penrith Gaels Club on St Patrick's Day, ...
PENRITH Bowling Club raised $4000 for the Penrith Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) at its annual fund-raiser on ...
The punters have been saying new Penrith cafe Henri Marc is like something you'd find in Surry Hills, ...
A WOMAN died in a house fire in Anakai Drive, Jamisontown early on Friday morning.