''He didn't pick up the bat to block. You can't block with an axe.'' With these words Kerry O'Keeffe captured the essence of his friend and former teammate, Gary Gilmour, who has died in Sydney, aged 62.
The elderly and people with dementia will fall through the cracks when signatures are banned for credit and debit card purchases in less than two months, advocates warn.
On the eve of Thursday's Bust the Budget rally, Jess Walsh explains why her union's workers - some of the country's lowest paid - are taking to the streets to tell their stories.
"Today I received an email from my Federal MP, Louise Markus, addressing me as 'M/s' Dixon," reports Diana Dixon, of Blackheath. "I used a popular search engine to discover what M/s may mean. Here is a list of possibilities from the Free Dictionary website, the fourth one being perhaps the most worrying: M/S Metre(s) per Second, M/S Modelling and Simulation, M/S Milestone, M/S Master/Slave, M/S miles per second, M/S Minesweeping, M/S Miniature Sheet (of stamps). There are more, but the question remains – has M/s become a new title?"
Man who filmed "attacking" a stingray was simply diving at the shadow of a kite his daughter was flying.
The Marist Brothers have paid out $6.84 million in compensation to 38 former students who were sexually abused by Brother Kostka Chute.
The world's two largest economies - China and the US - are increasingly adopting carbon trading to cut greenhouse gas emissions, contrary to suggestions by Prime Minister Tony Abbott that other countries are not introducing schemes.
The federal government has bagged an unprecedented $360 million from household bank accounts since a controversial change to unclaimed money laws, figures from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission show.
A national institution, Medicare turns 40 this year. But are budgetary changes such as the doctor co-payment the beginning of the end for universal healthcare? Michael Green reports.
The Abbott government stands accused of operating in an ''evidence-free zone'' by introducing a $7 fee for Medicare services in the absence of data about how many people are bulk-billed.