The woman used to run a hair salon in Damascus. Now, like millions of Syrians, she is homeless, bereaved and seeking sanctuary in a neighbouring country.
The Abbott government will exclude the age pension and family tax benefits from its review of the welfare system, with Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews indicating he will target unemployment benefits and disability pensions.
Nauru's justification for sacking and deporting its resident magistrate of three years has been branded ''ridiculous, false and defamatory'' by the tiny country's exiled chief justice and as outrageous by the man himself.
Australia's drinking water is highly vulnerable to weather extremes, and utilities need to act to limit the risks, a new study of Australian and US water suppliers shows.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will rub shoulders with about 40 multinational chief executives and captains of industry in a dinner in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday morning, Australian time.
East Timor has launched an assault on Australia's global reputation, and raised some ''novel'' points of international law, as it pressed the International Court of Justice to order the return of documents seized during raids by ASIO on the offices of the country's lawyer last month.
Premier Barry O'Farrell has had a problem with his timing. He was on holidays over the Christmas-New Year period and ?caught out by public opinion on the issue of drunken- and drug-fuelled violence.
Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has accused Customs officials of accessing hundreds of patients' sensitive records on his laptop after detaining him at Melbourne Airport on Tuesday morning.
East Timor has called on the International Court of Justice to deliver a "clear, firm and severe" condemnation of Australia for using ASIO agents to raid the office of its Canberra-based lawyer.
Attorney-General George Brandis has given an extraordinary undertaking not to read highly sensitive documents seized by ASIO agents in a raid on East Timor's lawyer last year.
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