If the family doesn’t agree, the surgery won’t go ahead.
A parliamentary committee report recommends the Australian government investigate whether an opt-out system could help increase donation rates. But the evidence suggests it wouldn't.
Australians drink more than nine litres of pure alcohol a year.
It may not be popular, but an increase in the cost of alcohol would make us drink less and consume fewer kilojoules.
An image of the landscape around Bairnsdale in the late-18th century. D. R Long (Daniel Rutter), between 1856 and 1883.
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Aboriginal songs found in the notebooks of a Victorian anthropologist shed light on the mystery of a 'captive white woman' that has been debated for generations.
Men also experience postnatal mental health and adjustment issues.
Having a stressed and depressed father can have serious implications for infants and relationships. And supporting a father who may be experiencing mental ill health means supporting the mother too.
Perhaps readers want less on what Trump is saying and more on what his administration is doing.
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The biggest issues of 2018, with The Guardian’s editor-in-chief Katharine Viner.
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In conversation with Andrew Dodd, Andrea Carson and Matthew Ricketson, The Guardian's editor-in-chief discusses the big stories of 2018 and what she sees as the major challenges of 2019.
For many respondents, leaving a newsroom has allowed a re-evaluation of work-life balance.
Since leaving secure jobs in newsrooms, employment has been unstable for many former journalists – but job satisfaction has been surprisingly high.
Tony Mokbel was sentenced to at least 22 years in jail in 2012 after pleading guilty to large-scale drug importation - but some argue he could get a new trial or even walk free given the latest revelations.
The royal commission will examine the conduct of a defence barrister who became an informant to the police - supplying information on her own clients that had been given to her in strict confidence.
The abandonment of Adani’s bespoke railway leaves it with a 200km gap to bring coal to its Abbot Point port (pictured).
Indian mining firm Adani has announced scaled-down plans for its planned Queensland coal mine, which it will now fund itself. But there are still many questions hanging over the project.
Kahlil Gibran, The Divine World (1923), Illustration for The Prophet, Charcoal.
After Shakespeare and Laozi, Kahlil Gibran is the highest selling poet ever, largely thanks to The Prophet, a set of 26 prose poems.
If a baby isn’t breastfed, or is partially breastfed, commercial infant formula should be the only other food given until around six months, and should be continued alongside solid foods until 12 months.
Formula feeding has been linked to higher weight gain in children. But parents who are formula feeding their babies can take measures to promote healthy weight gain.
Rock Bang tells the story of Astrid and Otto from Die Roten Punkte as they flee to Berlin.
A new show pairs the acrobatic skills of Circus Oz with the local comedians Die Roten Punkte.
A copy of the original White Album signed by George Martin: his son Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell have remixed the album on its 50th anniversary.
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Remixing a Beatles album might be seen as both artistically redundant and cynically commercial. But this remixed classic allows us to experience the album in a new way.
Allégé ou non allégé, telle est la question…
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Est-il meilleur pour la santé de consommer des produits laitiers allégés ? Les experts sont divisés…
Mourners pay their respects to Sisto Malaspina, co-owner of Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar, who was killed in Friday’s terror attack.
While broad-based counter-terrorism strategies aren't very effective at preventing lone-actor attacks, community outreach efforts are having success turning troubled young lives around.
A 69-year-old man is in jail for encouraging his wife to commit suicide so he could get the $1.4 million from her life insurance policies.
A 69-year-old man is in jail for encouraging his wife to suicide but some have wondered why he wasn't charged with a more serious offence.
People with a mental health condition are more likely to be smokers.
Smoking rates are high among Australians with a mental illness. Quitting is likely to improve their physical and mental health; supporting them to do so should be part of mental health care.
Should we all be consuming the low-fat versions?
Five experts were divided on whether or not we should choose the "light"dairy option.
How long can coal realistically keep chugging along?
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The federal government has floated the idea of underwriting new coal-fired electricity generation in a bid to keep power prices low. But doing so would be a defiance of economic and environmental reality.
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Spinifex grass is a (slightly ugly) Aussie battler that keeps on giving.
US Senator Elizabeth Warren recently released the results of a DNA test to support her claim to Native American ancestry.
The question of whether a person can "become" Aboriginal after discovering ancestry through a DNA test is more complicated in Australia.