There had been warnings and the city was on high alert. Police are now conducting a major terrorist investigation.
New rules offer the possibility of an inclusive Australian society that enables people with the highest disability-related support needs to have equal access to mainstream services including housing.
Building a second Sydney airport will be a demanding engineering project. But the real challenge will be one of governance needed to choreograph the mix of old and new city that will surround it.
A new study has for first time placed a dollar value on how much it would cost the government to replace those who unofficially care for family members with mental illness.
Analysis shows that rising inequality over the past 20 years makes it harder to increase taxes and makes citizens less willing to pay them.
The famous slogan of the 1970s that "women who want equality with men lack ambition" still rings true today.
Between the 1830s and the 1850s, hundreds of Indigenous warriors and dozens of British settlers were killed across south-east Australia. Echoes of that conflict recur in Aussie rules.
A reliable water supply from Australia's mountain catchments depends on intact and functioning ecosystems.
Reporting science involves talking about risk, but it must be done carefully. There are also certain words and images that should be avoided whenever possible.
The federal government released its National Science Statement today, reinforcing its commitment to science and innovation. But does it do enough?
Investors will soon be able to invest A$10,000 in a start-up through a crowdfunding platform. But parts of the law are still too restrictive.
More and more, the culture of elite, professional footy is characterised by commercialisation and corporatisation.
A new documentary highlights the plight of marine animals living among the estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic rubbish generated by humans.
Fish oil capsules are marketed as prenatal supplements to improve brain development in children. But now top quality evidence suggests they won't make any difference in women eating a balanced diet.
The appointment of Western Australia's first minister for Asian engagement shows the new state government understands how deeply embedded the state’s interests are in the Asian neighbourhood.
The government has not adequately explained what it is hoping to achieve by changing the wording of Section 18C.
The latest thought bubbles about using super savings for housing might be less harmful than in the past, but they would be just as ineffective.
The absence of any evidence to support Donald Trump's claims is more than just about the president's credibility – it goes to whether we can trust any information from the White House.
Benzodiazepines are used by many people despite their associated risks and harms.
By boosting the demand for energy from the grid, electric cars could help create an incentive for more renewable energy investment, while smoothing over issues with supply and demand.
In part three of our series on reporting science, we look at what's news, different types of science stories and red flags to watch out for.
This year has got off to an awful start. Thank God for the Adelaide Festival, a blaze of hope, skill and fun. Here are our critics' highlights of a beautifully crafted program.
Employees in this study would forgo A$1 million for their employer, to gain as little as A$500 personally.
We're in danger of losing the health benefits of soils faster than they are replaced.
The arts sector lobbied hard against the Catalyst funding model, which the ALP had labelled 'a ministerial slush fund'. But will the money returned to the Australia Council go to those who need it?
The continued presence of homophobic attitudes in society and the workplace has been eroding the productivity and profitability of Australian businesses.
Why are we so shocked when we, or someone we know, becomes ill? It's time to reclaim sickness as a normal part of life.
The government's multicultural statement stays fairly much in the place where rhetoric around the issue has been located for the past generation – social control and integration.