After 40,000 miles, almost 11 months, six continents and a few heart-stopping moments, Daniel Ho has finally joined an elite group of round-the-world sailors. Quite an achievement for the 38-year-old doctor from Sydney who had no sailing experience before his global odyssey.
Philippine police are investigating whether Australian Islamist cleric Musa Cerantonio has had contact with outlawed separatist terror group Abu Sayyaf.
Israel’s military offensive in Gaza entered a new and bloody phase, with ground troops deployed for the first time since military operations began last week and Australians preparing for evacuation from the territory.
Ian Thorpe contemplated coming out prior to the 2000 Sydney Olympics but the swimming wunderkind decided against it because of the detrimental financial consequences suffered by a Canadian swimming star.
As Geelong AFL player Harry Taylor was carried on the shoulders of his team mates, he farewelled the crowd with a royal wave."I am up here getting ready for the game and I’ve just seen that c--p from Harry — he’s a big poofter," said Channel Seven commentator Brian Taylor.
People smugglers are organising for more asylum seekers to come to Australia by boat from from Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia, a regional terrorism expert has cautioned.
A Filipina woman arrested in the apartment of detained Australian extremist cleric Musa Cerantonio is being questioned about his activities in the weeks and months leading up to his arrest.
Aspiring vets would be among the hardest hit by the Abbott government's planned university reforms, with modelling showing debts could soar to $250,000 (a 150 per cent increase) taking some graduates an entire working life to repay.
Ricky Muir is moving out of the shadow of Clive Palmer, describing his agreement with the Palmer United Party as nothing more than a ''loose alliance'' and warning the government not to assume he will vote with PUP.
Aspiring vets are set to be among the hardest hit by the Abbott government's planned university changes, with new modelling showing student debts could soar to $250,000 - a 150 per cent increase - and take some graduates their whole working life to pay back.