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

Tony Abbott all over the place, says Malcolm Fraser

FEDERAL Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has heaped praise on Malcolm Fraser describing him as a fine Liberal prime minister and a distinguished leader of the party

Abbott tells Libs to forget Howard and back parental leave

TONY ABBOTT has defended his controversial paid parental leave scheme by saying the Coalition needed to show voters it had moved on from John Howard

Sydney beats Melbourne in world's top cities league

Sydney has retained its spot in the top ten of the world's most liveable cities - beating Melbourne by eight places

 Kings Cross gang muscles in on Gold Coast and Melbourne drug trade

RUNNING Kings Cross is clearly not enough - one of Sydney's most feared crime gangs is on a recruitment drive, trying to expand into the hallowed drug turf of Melbourne and the Gold Coast

Mobile 'hoarders' causing e-waste glut

Australians' love of mobile phones is leading to a glut of e-waste that will damage the environment, a new report says

Former Socceroo Ian Gray found dead in apartment

Police at the scene of the suspicious death. Inset, former Socceroo Ian Gray. Photo: Brendan Esposito

Patients have no choice - a health number ID for us all

YOU are going to get a unique 16-digit health ID number on July 1 - whether you want one or not.
This is a despite a Rudd Government promise the new "e-health" system would be on an opt-in basis

Computer failure reduces 000 to pen, paper

TRIPLE-zero operators were reduced to using pen and paper to log emergency calls after a state-wide computer system failure in Queensland

Family members of five Sydney jailed for plotting terrorist attack criticise length of sentences

FAMILY members have criticised the sentences handed out in Sydney's terrorism trial, saying murderers get less

Fine print hides risk of genetic test offer

INSURER NIB has begun offering its customers cut-price personalised genetic tests - which could expose them to higher premiums or even leave them unable to get life insurance or insurance payouts

Five Australians jailed for jihad plot

 Five Australian  found with weapons and chemicals to make bombs and convicted of plotting a terror attack in Australia were jailed on Monday for terms ranging from 23 to 28 years

Sydney's M4 Toll to be abolished

Motorists on a western Sydney major motorway will soon find their journey a little cheaper with the toll on the M4 to be abolished

Woman washed away as rain causes flood

A WOMAN is missing after being swept away in floodwaters in central western New South Wales, as State Emergency Service (SES) crews remain on standby across the state

Pauline Hanson to emigrate to Britain

CONTROVERSIAL political figure Pauline Hanson has decided to leave Australia for good in search of a more peaceful life

Hospitals reform still on the cards: Kevin Rudd

PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd maintains the health system is in need of "urgent surgery", but has defended the time it has spent on the waiting list