Missing sailor Abby Sunderland spotted at sea, reportedly contacts family

The 16-year-old sailor faces another torrid day aboard her stricken yacht on the Southern Ocean after she was miraculously spotted by a specially chartered Qantas jet

When governments go bad, it's only fair to give the people a voice

Marie Bashir was asked what she would tell those on a bus looking at Parliament House, thinking: if only the Governor would sack the lot

I'll take fight to Rudd, says NSW Opposition Leader

KEVIN Rudd's resource super-profits tax threatens the stability of public finances in NSW, state Opposition Leader Barry O'Farrell says

Dubai connection exposed, but Keneally blocks secrets

IAN MACDONALD'S controversial trip to Dubai was organised by a company owned by the country's ruler

Phoney porn scam takes Aussies for a ride

A fake porn scam has emerged as one of the most popular means of ripping off Australians, with international fraudsters netting about $70 million from here in the past year alone

A $5 billion fighting fund from Barry O'Farrell

THE man almost certain to be the state's next premier will today outline his plan for NSW, announcing a $5 billion infrastructure fund to pay for big transport projects like the M4 East or M5 duplication

Keneally's Kokoda gibe is way off Track

A CHEAP remark aimed at belittling her political rival has backfired on Premier Kristina Keneally, leaving her under attack from the unlikely alliance of Diggers and a charity queen

Man stabbed in throat in brawl

POLICE are speaking with two women and a teenage girl after a man was stabbed in the throat on the NSW north coast.

Federal politics a man's world

THE once rapid gains for women entering federal parliament has come to a halt in NSW with an expected drop in the number of NSW women MPs following the federal election

States fight law on power bills

THE states are baulking at a national consumer law that would let electricity companies disconnect customers too poor to pay their bills

John Ibrahim's Tunnel nightclub

JOHN Ibrahim's Tunnel nightclub will face a 2am lockout and tough new restrictions when it is named today on a list of Sydney's most dangerous pubs and clubs

Australia takes Japan to court on whaling

THE Rudd government will launch an international legal case against Japanese "scientific whaling" next week

    When sharks bite Juan Castro Olivera

SHARKS are most likely to attack surfers and other unsuspecting swimmers in shallow water, on Sundays, during new moons and especially in August, according to a study

Smokers being shunned in their own homes

SMOKERS are increasingly being shunned, even in their own homes, research by the NSW Government and the University of Sydney has found

7-Eleven buys Mobil petrol stations

Convenience store operator 7-Eleven Stores will become the largest independent fuel retailer in Australia after confirming the purchase of 295 petrol stations from Mobil Oil Australia

PM gets tough on dole

MORE than 200,000 job-seekers risk losing welfare payments if they fail to front for face-to-face interviews at Centrelink as part of a Rudd Government crackdown

Royal commission urges Victorian Government to drop stay or go bushfire policy

THE Victorian Government has been urged to introduce a new bushfire policy based around the evacuation of communities or the provision of shelters where evacuation is not possible

Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser has quit the Liberals

Who quit who first - Fraser or the Libs?

'Killer' stomach bug strikes Australia


A DEADLY stomach bug that has killed thousands of people in North America and Europe is in Australia

Curse of the deadly mobile phone number

A MOBILE phone company was forced to suspend one of its numbers - after everyone assigned it dies