Switzerland's relatively small economy produces world-famous household-name products – which are now likely to become more expensive thanks to the sudden appreciation of the Swiss franc.
Lisa Cox Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has dismissed pleas from asylum seekers for a more compassionate approach, warning he is going to be just as tough as his predecessor Scott Morrison.
Peter Hannam Almost a quarter of freehold land in the Muswellbrook Local Government Area and large chunks of other parts of northern NSW are now owned or occupied by coal companies, a survey of land records by Lock the Gate shows.
Julie Power One in eight children in remote Fitzroy Crossing has permanent intellectual and physical damage caused by their mother's drinking while pregnant.
Julia Medew Victoria's busy emergency departments would be flooded with an extra 10,000 people a year if the Abbott government's $5 GP co-payment goes ahead in July, the state government claims.
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Andrew Darby Interpol has disclosed that polar pirate fishers exposed by the New Zealand Navy were operating in waters south of Australia.
Julia Medew Victoria's busy emergency departments would be flooded with an extra 10,000 people a year if the Abbott government's $5 GP co-payment scheme goes ahead in July, state government modelling shows.
Dan Harrison Australia's health spending as a proportion of GDP is less than that of the US and a number of European nations.
Megan Levy Detectives are searching for a fourth person believed to be connected to the murder of a Sydney man whose body was found dumped beside a road on the NSW central coast last year.
The best photos taken by our photographers this week.
Photos from the week that was across our region.
Photos from the CAPERS festival in Tamworth in 2002.
Photos from Australia Day celebrations from across Tamworth.
Some of the best photos taken during the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
A man will appear in court over alleged offences including robbery, malicious damage and assault police, after he ...