A study looking at the feeding behaviour of Australian fur seals in Bass Strait has found the animals benefit from the shipwrecks, pipelines and cables in their underwater world.
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David Wroe Four out of five Australians say they are "comfortable" with government agencies monitoring social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to detect possible terrorist attacks, a survey has found.
Nick Toscano A Melbourne car parts manufacturer has been forced to reimburse an exploited migrant worker who was grossly underpaid below the minimum wage and denied penalty rates for more than four years.
Amy Corderoy Sydney has the highest poverty rate of any capital city in Australia, according to a new report that shows the staggering gap between rich and poor in our state.
Judith Ireland Kay Dolman was in her 60s when she found to her horror she was homeless.
Rory Callinan His parents believed it was the rapes and beheadings by Islamic State fighters that prompted Reece Harding to die fighting for the Kurdish peshmerga in Syria.
Clay Lucas A big jump in what Victorians paid for houses and apartments in 2014, according to new official state government sales records, has put the spotlight firmly back on whether Australians are being priced out of home ownership.
Nino Bucci Julie Ann Garciacelay was sitting in her North Melbourne flat having a drink with a former boxer, a career criminal and a crime reporter.
Gareth Hutchens Australia's most respected public policy institute has savaged the Abbott government's approach to crafting federal budgets, warning Australia's economic future is being based on "hope" instead of real policy reform.