The head of the nation's main spy agency has strongly defended proposals to require phone and internet providers to store customer metadata for two years, declaring this was the "minimum" period of time it would consider acceptable.
Judith Ireland Natasha Stott Despoja has been campaigning against domestic violence ever since she was a small child and her journalist mother, Shirley, would take her along to women's refuges.
Peter Hartcher, James Massola The two leading contenders to replace Tony Abbott as Liberal leader are resisting the efforts of their colleagues to draft them to challenge the Prime Minister.
Mark Kenny Paul Keating rose to the most demanding office in the land propelled by a fearsome reputation as the Federal Parliament's most devastating wordsmith and, on occasions, its most soaring orator.
Jacqueline Maley and James Massola When the Prime Minister stands on the podium at the National Press Club on Monday, he has one chief task: to wrench our gaze forward and make his listeners, from the journalists in the room to the ordinary voters who consume their politics via snippets on the nightly news, focus on the future.
Paul McGeough Australian quarantine officials are 'cautiously optimistic' their trial planting of sunflower seeds taken from the MH17 crash site will produce enough seeds to distribute as mementos to families and friends of those who died in the crash.
Matt Wade Yanis Varoufakis, the maverick Greek intellectual appointed to one of the world's toughest economic posts, says the 12 years he lived and worked in Sydney has left an "indelible impression" him.
Michael Koziol Six degrees of separation of the week's news.
The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
Anne Davies Octogenarian media mogul Rupert Murdoch's commanding of the Twittersphere this week shows the increasing influence of this social medium, in politics and other serious public forums.
A unique and practical stress reduction course is coming to Wingham in February beginning with a free information ...
AN 18-year-old Wingham woman was trapped in her car for more than an hour this morning (Wednesday) after ...
Starting February 14 the markets will run every second Saturday of the month.
Three young local students gave Australia Day speeches that were wise beyond their years in Central Park last ...
A FUNDRAISING event has been organised to raise funds for type 1 diabetes research.
CRAFTATHON 2015 has a great new venue and a new date.
Preliminary works on the Dyers Crossing Bridge Replacement Project have commenced, with construction activities having been scheduled to begin Monday ...