Under the banner ``It's Time'', Gough Whitlam came to power as a one-man liberating army with a reform program so vast it was almost omnivorous. But it came down to one thing: making all Australians feel good about themselves, and their place in the world.
He may be decked in gold medals from his long and illustrious athletics career, but Rob de Castella still remembers what it's like for people who slip on the runners for the first time.
The Indonesian woman arrested in Bali for organising a hit on her Australian husband, Bob Ellis, was extremely well off, spend large sums on gold and jewellery and had full control of the couple's profitable diving business, according to neighbours and friends.
Senior Abbott government members are increasingly confident a deal to pass its direct action climate change policy will be reached before Christmas after Clive Palmer appeared to soften his party's hardline position on the scheme.
Ownership of Melbourne's largest proposed public precinct, Federation Square East, is set to be handed over to a developer free-of-charge if the Napthine government wins re-election.
Half a million Ebola cases by January -- the Atlanta-based Center for Disease Control made that prediction based on computer modelling six weeks ago. It's a fluid situation. The data wasn't complete, and since then Sierra Leone has become the ``growth country'' for infection, appearing to outstrip Liberia, where infection in rural areas may have dropped off. Within the next two weeks, the CDC will announce if the half a million prediction still holds, or if the situation is better or worse.
Labor has promised to deliver a $3000 bonus and six per cent pay rise to paramedics if it wins office at next month's election - matching a pay offer from the government - but is pledging to also meet union demands on working conditions to resolve a bitter two-year industrial dispute
At least two more young men from south-west Sydney have been stopped from travelling overseas to join foreign fighters by eagle-eyed members of their own communities.
Standing in a paddock in the sun-soaked Flemington Racecourse, former Cox Plate winner Maldivian still thinks he has what it takes to win the $3 million race.
Illicit drugs and alcohol are being smuggled into mental health wards run by the state's busiest public hospitals, undermining patient care and putting psychiatric staff at risk of violence.