Visa and American Express the first credit card companies to restrict unpopular surcharges.
Mateship is inherent in Australian culture. It can be a noble sentiment. But when does doing a favour for a mate cross the boundary into corrupt conduct, particularly when one is the mining minister entrusted with state assets worth billions, the other a factional ally?
Two Australian brothers pulled big crowds at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.
Cocaine is a 'luxury' drug in Australia, with users paying up to four times as much as in the UK.
The International Committee of the Red Cross is appealing to the Australian Government to help create a global push for greater protection of medical teams in war zones and areas of humanitarian crisis.
In the flesh, Bindi Irwin is both bigger than you remember her and smaller than you might imagine.
Australia is wasting more than a billion dollars a year by paying up to 64 times too much for some prescription drugs, according to a former top federal health bureaucrat.
Julia Gillard enters a politically dangerous last sitting week before the May budget, with support for her government stuck in the basement and her standing with voters losing ground to a more popular Tony Abbott.
Nuclear armed countries - including the US - are at best only paying lip service to the promise of President Barack Obama to rid the world of atomic bombs.
Getting too attached to a chook is risky. That's one of the lessons learnt by students at Muirfield High School in Sydney's north-west who for the first time are entering the Royal Easter Show's egg-laying and chicken-meat competitions for schools. Of the eight egg-laying pullets they received in November as eight-week-old chicks, only five remain: Comet, Cupid, Blixen, Prancer and Rudolph.
BUDGET SPECIAL: Give Wayne Swan a piece of your mind in an opinion poll with a difference.
Queensland driver, 42, allegedly records alcohol reading more than three times the limit.
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