The government's bid to grant the national anti-doping authority star chamber powers similar to those enjoyed by state corruption watchdogs appears doomed, with the Greens joining the Coalition on Thursday in refusing to support the proposed law.
The 11 trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW who judge the Archibald Prize may agonise over their choices but Steve Peters had few doubts when it came to awarding this year's Packing Room Prize.
As Australian troops pack up to quit Afghanistan, fears of a new era of warlord violence and tribal domination are taking hold in Oruzgan province, where locals say that Canberra's efforts to import democracy have failed.
In what must be a small consolation to Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, Joe Hockey is also having a bad week.
Hundreds of thousands of malware-laden emails purportedly from Westpac have been sent to Australians.
Group buying site Groupon has been slapped on the wrist for bombarding consumers with email newsletters without adequate consent.
A young Australian man has been allegedly tortured in a South Sudan military prison after his supporters say he was wrongly arrested during ethnic clashes on a trip to visit his family.
Julia Gillard has launched a strong defence of her government's proposed media law reforms, rejecting claims they would reduce press freedom or place new controls on individual journalists.
"Why the hell don't you just take the $300 million dollars mum has repeatedly offered you and walk away," Ginia Rinehart told her estranged sister Hope in a fiery email exchange.
So-called middle-class welfare is now counted upon. Can the genie can ever be put back in the bottle?
SLEEP tight but keep one eye open for the latest Kyneton Secondary College theatre production, The Pajama Game.
Melton Centrals beat Sunbury Kangaroos 46-30 in the Riddell District Netball League.
Sunbury Kangaroos beat Melton Centrals 12.14 (86) to 10.8 (68) in the Riddell District Football League.
THE best photos from April, as featured in the Weekly and Review Local newspapers.
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