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These tiny bits of real estate aren't habitable, but they sure can be valuable.
The AFL is facing an angry backlash from its clubs following its proposed backflip over the controversial Greater Western Sydney Academy, which would allow the Giants to retain their rich recruiting zone along the Murray River.
An elderly man has died after a car and school bus crash at Redland Bay this afternoon.
Queensland should pass laws which would overturn the "gay panic" defence, a parliamentary committee has recommended.
The body of missing Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski has been found, nearly eight months after she disappeared.
Family have named two of the victims killed in the Essendon plane crash as Greg De Haven and Russell Munsch.
The sin bin is back.
Prosecutors have requested that David Taylor, the boyfriend of Byron Bay woman Sara Connor, be sentenced to eight years' jail for the fatal group assault of a Balinese police officer on Kuta beach last year.
The water quality of Lake Burley Griffin is improving but it will be about a decade until it gets close to a standard that will make it more appealing for swimmers, a water scientist says.
Brisbane City Council has formally adopted a new master plan for the Bulimba Barracks site, which will allow the defence-owned property to be sold to developers.
It didn't take long for Carwoola's Toni Glaab to know something was wrong when she smelt smoke on Friday.
Karen Ristevski has not been seen since June 29 when she left her Avondale Heights home after an argument with her husband, Borce Ristevski, 52, around 10am.
Troubled swimming great Grant Hackett says he will seek help in Australia and overseas for mental health issues.
Emotional tributes have been paid to the 22-year-old man tragically killed while riding his motorbike on Monday afternoon.
"Love is the main thing that this kid needs because he's obviously not getting it at home, it's very sad."
The small aircraft carrying four wealthy American passengers to King Island to play golf was on runway 17 at Essendon Airport. It was two minutes before 9am.
Stephen Raymond Stubbs, the Canberra criminal solicitor who was found guilty last year of fraud, was jailed in the 1970s for dishonesty offences, a court has heard.
RMIT planning academic Michael Buxton has written widely about airports and their interaction with surrounding housing, offices, shopping centres and industrial businesses.
AFLW players could face penalties for illicit drug use from next year.
"Alternative facts" make it hard to develop a rational attitude about government revenue, expenditure and the future of Australia.
Their performances in Hulk jerseys were anything but incredible, so now the Canberra Raiders are looking to rule with an Iron Fist.
Perth's Children's Court has to determine whether a10-year-old boy accused of raping an eight-year-old boy has the capacity to understand the court process.
Open, undeveloped fields surrounding Canberra Airport give pilots enough space to land if something goes wrong, helping to avoid a tragedy like Tuesday's crash in Essendon, the city's aero club has said.
Wallabies back Dane Haylett-Petty says the ARU would be "crazy" to chop the Western Force from Super Rugby altogether in 2018.
How the mystery of Karen Ristevski's disappearance unfolded.
As sweet as their upset two-goal victory over title favourites Collingwood was in the opening Super Netball round, the Melbourne Vixens are determined to avoid any potential let-down in the second against another much-touted newcomer, the Sunshine Coast Lightning.
For one Melbourne seller the likely difference was more than $700,000.
The spate of letters regarding ActewAGL and their billing problems hit a nerve in our household.
Police can confirm the human remains found at Mount Macedon yesterday are that of missing Avondale Heights, woman Karen Ristevski.
David Myers' luckless run has continued with Essendon midfielder sidelined for up to eight weeks after injuring his finger at training on Tuesday.
The lake is cleaner and more swimmer-friendly than it's been for years.
Five people on board a light plane bound for a golfing trip on King Island that crashed into the roof of Essendon's DFO shopping centre have been killed.
The NSWRL will launch its own investigations into an AVO application against long-time staffer Matt Parish before determining whether he will play a role in this year's State of Origin series.
Brumbies scrumhalf Dewet Roos has been training 11 times per week and juggling a day job to chase his rugby dream.
Ellie Brush is juggling two football codes at the moment, but the chance to become professional would see her commit to one.
The NRL could look favourably on Dave Taylor's return after being impressed by his progress with the Canberra Raiders during the pre-season.
The pilot of the plane that crashed at Essendon Airport killing himself and four passengers on Tuesday was the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau that had been deferred on three separate occasions.
A 40-year-old man has died after an accident at an abattoir in Queensland's Wide Bay region.
A major Islamic organisation thrown into turmoil by an internal coup has been stacked with new executives that include two sacked school leaders and a halal certifier suing anti-Islam campaigner Kirralie Smith.
Melbourne Airport will help accommodate air traffic unable to land at Essendon Airport, which will remain closed while an investigation into Tuesday's fatal crash takes place.
Royal commission documents have exposed Marist College in Canberra as the most notorious Catholic school in Australia for child sexual abuse claims.
A Sydney socialite who allegedly bit and kicked a police officer and assaulted a good Samaritan was suffering a hypoglycaemic episode at the time, a court has heard.
Bus driver Peter Duffy is swapping party animals for those from the farm in the wake of the devastating Carwoola blaze.
The most senior Catholic official in the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese has told a royal commission the ACT needed to "raise the bar" on its incoming reportable conduct scheme.
Perhaps the best change is the shift away from the social and historically context of physics, to be replaced by a focus on the rules and formulas that explain processes.
A scan back through his hateful archives.
Captain. Coach. Inspiration. Christian Lealiifano will be all three to the Brumbies this year, and now he's back on the field.
Resurgent commodity prices and buoyant production volumes have helped propel BHP Billiton's earnings sharply higher, with the company hiking the dividend as it also slashed debt.
Dennis Richardson should acknowledge that at least some of the responsibility for the blow-out is his.
Next month's Adele concerts at the Gabba are shaping up as logistical nightmares for the Brisbane City Council, which is scrambling to source enough drivers to get two capacity crowds to and from the stadium in about 400 buses.
The evidence in favour of a supervised drug injecting room is now too compelling to ignore.
Detectives have visited the home of missing Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski.
The builder who admitted burning down a South Melbourne pub part-owned by former Collingwood star Dane Swan is facing deportation to Scotland, a court has heard.
Melbourne Rebels have named their side for Thursday night's opening round clash with Auckland Blues at AAMI Park.
Christian Lealiifano is back at Brumbies training and we're back in the podcast studio for another year of sport.
Australians overwhelmingly believe keeping asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru indefinitely is cruel, but are evenly split on whether they should be resettled in Australia, a survey has found.
Wallabies outside back Dane Haylett-Petty has re-signed with Western Force, keeping him in Australian rugby for the 2019 World Cup campaign.
Major air disasters are rare in Australia, but it wasn't always so.
Karen Mary Connors lived alone and died alone, in what had been her family's summer home, with only a few houses standing between her and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Bishop of Parramatta Vincent Long Van Nguyen has told a royal commission he suffered sexual abuse by a member of the clergy after arriving as a refugee.
Bernard Foley is in doubt for the Waratahs opening Super Rugby clash against the Western Force with coach Daryl Gibson set to give his star five-eighth until Thursday to overcome a concussion.
Samsung's reputation among US consumers crumbled after the Galaxy Note 7's recall and eventual abolition unearthed flaws in the Korean company's product safeguards.
Lotto luck is alive and well in Western Australia, with the state producing the only winner in Monday night's Lotto draw.
Work to duplicate the Western Highway between Ballarat and Stawell has been suspended indefinitely because VicRoads failed to renew an expired planning permit for the project.
Essendon, July 10, 1978: Catastrophe and comfort, the warmth of the burning plane and the blazing house somehow made a haunting contrast that cold winter's evening.
There's a long history of politicians professing to be terribly concerned about "the cost of living" and nothing good ever comes of it. It's always about saying things to keep or win your vote and rarely about doing anything real – let alone sensible – about prices.
Giants enforcer Jacinda Barclay has been rubbed out of Saturday's AFLW clash with ladder leaders Brisbane.
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All you need to know about the Canberra Show 2017
It should come as no surprise that Kim Kardashian West has kept the details of her Paris robbery for the 13th season of her family's reality television show.
The former lover of Seven West Media chief Tim Worner said she wanted to "finish" and "destroy" him and promised to unleash a "reign of terror", emails tendered in court reveal.
Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos' publisher has cancelled his planned book after a video emerged of the him defending sex with children.
Environmental groups want more time to consider the impacts of Santos' Narrabri CSG project that will include as many as 850 wells, producing more than 100 tonnes of waste salt alone per day.
The Canberra Capitals will move to shore up their playing roster in the coming weeks in the wake of their most successful season in six years.
Welcome to our new Evening Express. We know many of you lead busy lives and don't have time to keep track of the news through the day. So here is what you might have missed.
Restaurants affiliated with the online booking site Dimmi have blacklisted 38,000 diners for failing to show up at a reservation in the past year.
Regular pilot Max Quartermain was at the controls of the light plane carrying five people that smashed into the DFO shopping complex next to Essendon Airport and exploded into flames on Tuesday morning.
The sexually explicit banner displayed at the Sydney derby must be the final, final, final straw.