Melbourne artist Tai Snaith had a children's book published last year about the Australian family. In it, she used indigenous animals as a metaphor for different versions of the contemporary household. It sounds kitsch, but there we are - stylishly so - in The Family Hour in Australia as corroboree frogs, numbats, eastern spotted quolls, hairy-nosed wombats or, inevitably, kangaroos, platypuses and koalas.
The family of a premature baby born in Brisbane will be allowed to stay in Australia for the time being after the federal government agreed to ensure they would receive ''a fair process'' before any decision was made to return them to Nauru.
A reluctant reporter who ran an investigation into the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy won Australia's top journalism award on Thursday night.
Reunited with his runaway daughter, Krystal, on Friday evening, Wally Muhieddine was ecstatic.
Australians are expected to take three million more overseas trips next year than they did five years ago, with many of them seeking out the newest tourist hot spots.
The youngest daughter of mining magnate Gina Rinehart wants to use her sister Bianca Rinehart's mental health issues - including an eating disorder from which she has since recovered - to show why she should not be trustee of a $5 billion family trust, in a twist in the bitter family saga.
More than a decade after the first hybrid car went on sale in Australia, the fuel-saving technology remains a hard sell.
Head to the Gold Coast during schoolies and you will see it on T-shirts, caps and beer helmets: ''Party, crash, sleep, repeat.''
Cocaine cartels have established bases in the south Pacific to conduct massive drug importations into Australia, according to a confidential federal police and US Drug Enforcement Administration inquiry.
The Australian government has been warned a $38 million medical aid project in Papua New Guinea could be used to foist deadly counterfeit drugs onto some of PNG's poorest villagers.
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