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Toddler found wandering alone in Brisbane car park
Nobody has come forward to claim a toddler found wandering around the car park of a Brisbane shopping centre.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:14:41 GMT)

Palaszczuk crowned as Labor hero
Annastacia Palaszczuk has less Queensland Labor out of the political wilderness to become the party's latest political hero.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:18:22 GMT)

Minor parties in minor role in Qld poll
Katter's Australian Party is the only minor party with members in the new look Queensland parliament.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:15:29 GMT)

Queensland election result to be decided
The result of the Queensland election is yet to be decided, but Annastacia Palaszczuk is likely to claim victory for Labor in the next few days.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:48:16 GMT)

The Good Greek Girl – Maria Katsonis' memoir of breaking out and breaking down
Surely the title of Maria Katsonis' memoir, The Good Greek Girl, has to be an irony?  Because good Greek girls – traditionally speaking – don't come home reeking of booze and cigarettes, move out on their own and are openly gay. They don't end up in psychiatric hospitals having to watch endless films containing various incarnations of Hugh Grant  and they certainly don't write about it.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:15:22 GMT)

How Melbourne apartment planning could learn a life lesson from Manhattan's high-rise kids
As Melbourne’s population soars, more people will have to consider apartment living. New York’s high-rise community could have a few valuable lessons for those contemplating high-rise living.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:15:24 GMT)

Torn hearts of atonement: How Andrew Chan saved a young man from despair
Stories are being told of the good works of Andrew Chan and his fellow Bali Nine ringleader Myuran Sukumaran.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:15:44 GMT)

Italian pair win Open men's doubles
Italians Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini have won the men's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:06:17 GMT)

SBW and Gallen win bouts
Footballers Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen both win booxing bouts in Sydney to move closer to a mooted fight.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:06:17 GMT)

Newmans wave goodbye to Qld politics
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman's career in politics is over after losing his seat of Ashgrove.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:07:22 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of The Herald's editorial cartoonist.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:01:00 GMT)

Neil Gaiman: The day I was throttled by my school tie
Taunted, teased and throttled until unconscious, author Neil Gaiman says victims of schoolyard bullying need to name their tormentors.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:02:48 GMT)

A dozen more Australians face death penalty abroad
As 12 more Australians face execution, the Australian Federal Police accelerates its involvement in investigations that could lead to a death penalty.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:44:36 GMT)

Italian pair win Open men's doubles
Italians Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini have won the men's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:54:19 GMT)

The art of giving
I wasn't quite sure why 2015 had a bit of a 'ring' to it, and then the penny dropped: my father was born 100 years ago.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:45:00 GMT)

What spurs parents to give children odd names it takes a lifetime to fit?
It is parents with a sense of superiority - people who overvalue their children's place in society, and therefore their own - who land their children with whacky names, research declares
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:45:00 GMT)

$2 million Radford College entry to reduce drop-off time congestion
More than 30 trees were removed in earthworks for the first stage of the $2 million revamp creating a new road entry for Radford College. Matthew Raggatt reports.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:30:00 GMT)

Qld voted on local issues: Truss
Queensland's Liberal National Party needs to work out what went wrong, Deputy Premier Warren Truss says.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:31:17 GMT)

Qld result bad news for Abbott: Shorten
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says Prime Minister Tony Abbott's failure to engage with Queenslanders during the election campaign was a factor.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:30:17 GMT)

SBW and Gallen win bouts
Footballers Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen both win boxing bouts in Sydney to move closer to a mooted fight.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:25:25 GMT)

Fearnley wins hometown wheelchair mile
Fearny wins the wheelchair mile, Crowther improves his long jump and 400m champion Morgan Mitchell takes a second ofh her season best in Newcastle.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:19:17 GMT)

Swimmer Magnussen unhappy, McEvoy unfazed
James Magnussen has been disappointed in his 50m freestyle race but Cameron McEvoy has been unfazed in the Aquatic Super Series in Perth.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:14:16 GMT)

Newman says political career over
Premier Queensland Campbell Newman says his political career is over, after the LNP suffered devastating losses in Saturday's state election.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:50:16 GMT)

Sharapova pays tribute to Williams
Maria Sharapova says Serena Williams was simply too good in the Australian Open final, but she was happy to have tested herself against the best.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:20:16 GMT)

Gallen produces his boxing best
NSW and Australian rugby league star Paul Gallen has stretched his unbeaten professional boxing record to three fights with a points win in Sydney.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:10:18 GMT)

Australia down South Korea, win Asian Cup
Australia downed South Korea 2-1 in extra-time in the Asian Cup final on Saturday night in Sydney.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:59:17 GMT)

PM facing poll, election double whammy
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is under more pressure following the double whammy of another poor poll and a disastrous election result in Queensland.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:55:17 GMT)

Necessary tough decisions cost us: Emerson
Transport Minister Scott Emerson says the Newman government had to make tough policy decisions and that has cost it politically.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:41:30 GMT)

LNP's young gun falling in the carnage
Queensland minister David Crisafulli says the Newman government is paying the price for failing to properly explain their reforms.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:28:18 GMT)

'Giant killer' Jones slays Newman
Kate Jones has formally claimed victory in the Brisbane-based seat of Ashgrove, ending Campbell Newman's term as an MP.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:12:13 GMT)

Returning to work after extended leave is hard
Easing back into work after a period away isn’t as easy as it might seem.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:40:00 GMT)

Labor in box seat to win Qld poll, Beattie
Former premier Peter Beattie says he can't see the Labor party losing the Queensland election.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:55:19 GMT)

Braille still needed in digital world
The digital world hasn't diminished the usefulness of braille.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:34:00 GMT)

Meet the boss: John Winning of The Winning Group
10 words, no author no subject name, don't repeat words from headlines please. This is for iPad.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:17:00 GMT)

Bobridge just misses cycling world record
Australian cyclist Jack Bobridge has fallen two laps, or 500m, short of breaking the prestigious world hour record.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:06:18 GMT)

LNP can't form majority govt, Green
It's unlikely the LNP will enjoy a second term in Queensland, with counting showing it doesn't have the votes for a majority.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:53:17 GMT)

Murray tunes out during Djokovic's semi
Andy Murray says he will review footage of Novak Djokovic's semi-final win at the Australian Open, having made an effort to tune out during the match.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:46:22 GMT)

Party gets underway at Qld Labor
Celebrations are beginning in Queensland's Labor camp as the party faithful wait for the arrival of Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:56:11 GMT)

Jets sign Mullen on short A-League deal
A day after leaving Western Sydney, defender Daniel Mullen has signed a four-month contract through to the end of the A-League season with Newcastle.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:22:16 GMT)

Education: Tech-savvy schools excite new teacher
This high achiever has chosen a career in teaching instead of business,
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:10:00 GMT)

Online forms actually waste time
Bring back the workers who know how to do things.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:58:00 GMT)

Father killed by Qld lightning strike
A Gold Coast father is dead and his young family is in a stable condition after the group was struck by lightning near a polling booth.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:32:17 GMT)

Exit polls dire for Qld's LNP govt
With less than an hour to go before the polls close in Queensland, an exit poll conducted by the Nine Network is showing an enormous swing against the LNP.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:19:17 GMT)

Djokovic ready for titanic Aust Open final
World No.1 Novak Djokovic says there's 'no clear favourite' for his Australian Open final showdown with Andy Murray at Melbourne Park.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:06:16 GMT)

Tahs score 10 tries in first rugby trial
Defending Super Rugby champions the NSW Waratahs have scored 10 tries to two in their first trial of the year.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:52:16 GMT)

Pandemonium in the court: big waits after new bail laws may roll on to Monday
Tough new bail laws may already be taking a toll in the courts as delays see applicants wait in longer queues.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:37:01 GMT)

Ewan is a rising star in cycling
While much of the focus will be on Cadel Evans in his last professional race, Caleb Ewan could take the win.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:57:20 GMT)

Minor parties to play major role: Katter
Whoever comes out on top of the Queensland state poll, Bob Katter predicts they'll have to deal with minor parties who hold the balance of power.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:42:27 GMT)

Home invasion in Watsons Bay leaves family in fear
A Watsons Bay family was threatened by a knife-wielding robber during a home invasion carried out in broad daylight, a court heard on Saturday, leaving a family in "significant fear" as the home invaders allegedly sought to settle a $600 debt.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:16:21 GMT)

No rift in Australian camp, says Clarke
Australian skipper Michael Clarke has hit back at speculation his campaign to get fit for the World Cup has created a rift between him and his teammates.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:19:17 GMT)

Djokovic the popular pick among legends
World No.1 Novak Djokovic is the popular pick among Australian tennis legends to defeat Andy Murray in the Australian Open men's final.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:15:18 GMT)

State's biggest water-bomber to take to skies
The biggest plane ever used in NSW to water-bomb fires will be in action next bushfire season, the NSW Rural Fire Service has announced.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:05:01 GMT)

Out-of-favour Appiah leaves Wanderers
Western Sydney Wanderers foundation player Kwabena Appiah has left the A-League club after struggling for game time over the last three months.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:01:22 GMT)

Boycott knighthoods and damehoods: Bob Carr
Australians should boycott knighthoods and damehoods by refusing to refer to knights and dames by their title, says former Foreign Minister Bob Carr.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:07:53 GMT)

Baird stands by cops over bugging scandal
Premier Mike Baird says he stands by NSW Police and will respond to an inquiry into a phone-bugging scandal once it concludes.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:10:18 GMT)

Qld's key politicians cast their votes
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk have both cast their votes.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:18:23 GMT)

India has outlawed homosexuality. But it's better to be transgender there than in the US
In their quest for acceptance, transgender people have found it in an unexpected place – socially conservative South Asia.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:26:00 GMT)

Australia play it cautious with Watson
Australia will welcome back star paceman Mitchell Johnson for Sunday's Tri-Series final against England at the WACA Ground.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:21:19 GMT)

History against City in Wanderers visit
Melbourne City midfield man Aaron Mooy says there's no ill-feeling or extra spice in his first A-League match against old side Western Sydney Wanderers.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:27:35 GMT)

Jets players could be involved in standoff
Newcastle Jets players are reportedly being encouraged to return to training this weekend despite being sacked by owner Nathan Tinkler.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:24:16 GMT)

Williams wins sixth Australian Open title
World No.1 Serena Williams has beaten Maria Sharapova in straight sets to claim a record sixth Australian Open crown and 19th career grand slam title.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:27:26 GMT)

India sweat on Sharma for World Cup
India captain MS Dhoni says his team's confidence remains intact despite their winless tour of Australia.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:01:17 GMT)

England beat India, reach Tri-Series final
Half-centuries to Jos Buttler and James Taylor have lifted England to a hard-fought win over India in theirs one-day clash at the WACA Ground.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:11:19 GMT)

Socceroos coach proud of Asian Cup
Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says he's proud of the impact the Asian Cup is having on football in Australia.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:05:16 GMT)

Bobridge primed for cycling record ride
Jack Bobridge will try to break cycling's hour record on Saturday night in the midst of a massive weekend for the sport in Victoria.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:49:17 GMT)

Aussies win boys' doubles at Open
Victorian Jake Delaney and Marc Polmans of NSW win the boys' doubles title at the Australian Open tennis.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:26:24 GMT)

LNP set to retain government: Newspoll
The latest Newspoll shows the LNP is set to retain government in Queensland but with a much-reduced majority.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:22:23 GMT)

One home confirmed lost in WA blaze
A bushfire has destroyed at least one home in Waroona, south of Perth, where 150 firefighters are tackling the blaze.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:51:19 GMT)

The Summer I . . . left London
December 3rd 1985. I am driven to Heathrow airport early on a bitterly cold morning, in some style, in a Citroen DS. The sky is where it usually is, just above the roof of the car. At the airport are my best friends, my older brother and my dad. No one really quite knows what to do or say, because I am going to Australia, to live, and there is no precedent for such a departure. Anyway, after a bit of standing around dad shoves twenty quid in my jacket pocket and I'm off.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:15:00 GMT)

Don't let the bedbugs bite, ever again: new treatments could help win war on pests
Bed bugs, mozzies and lice have been around for hundreds of years and yet they are still challenging the world's scientists. Andrew Masterson reports.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:15:22 GMT)

Six degrees of separation
Six degrees of separation of the week's news.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:15:42 GMT)

MH17 crash site sunflower seeds germinate
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.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:15:45 GMT)

Commercial property sales defy vacancy rates
Strong sales were recorded in 2014 despite a subdued commercial market.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:00:00 GMT)

Twitter: electronic graffiti or the fastest news service on earth
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.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:00:00 GMT)

Indie singer Courtney Barnett's reluctant date with global domination
When Courtney Barnett performs, she projects a kind of dorky-chick-with-a-guitar schtick. This is not some hipster affectation; she really is awkward off stage.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:45:00 GMT)

Djokovic into Australian Open final
Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka served up another memorable five-setter at the Australian Open, with top seed Djokovic winning the semi-final.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:37:30 GMT)

Magnussen, Campbell in strong swim wins
James Magnussen and Cate Campbell have opened 2015 with strong individual wins at the Aquatic Super Series in Perth.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:26:24 GMT)

UAE beat Iraq, take third in Asian Cup
A brace from UAE striker Ahmed Khalil has helped his team to a 3-2 win over Iraq in the Asian Cup's playoff for third at Hunter Stadium.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:10:16 GMT)

Judicial review into Bali Nine pair 'would not stop executions': Attorney-General
A judicial review into the condemned Bali Nine members filed on Friday would not stop executions proceeding, according to a spokesman for Indonesian Attorney-General H.M Prasetyo.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:22:26 GMT)

Rested Johnson ready to fire in ODI final
Australian pace ace Mitchell Johnson says he's ready to fire after his recent break from cricket.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:35:17 GMT)

Cash unhappy with Davis Cup capt process
Former Davis Cup teammates Pat Cash and Paul McNamee are unhappy with the process that's led to Wally Masur's appointment as Australian captain.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:29:16 GMT)

Qld election set for knife-edge: poll
Labor are neck and neck with the LNP two days out from the Queensland election, according to the latest poll.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:22:23 GMT)

Mattek-Sands, Safarova win Open doubles
Unseeded duo Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova have defeated Jie Zheng and Yung-Jan Chan in the final of the women's doubles at the Australian Open.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:46:19 GMT)

Warning for Vic bushfire near Echuca
An emergency warning has been issued for an out of control grass fire in northern Victoria with residents of Tongala, Wyuna and Yambuna urged to leave.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:14:18 GMT)

Car registration costs to rise as refinery capacity disappears: inquiry hears
Car owners could be forced to pay more for vehicle registration as a direct result of Australia's rapidly-vanishing capacity to refine crude oil.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:34:23 GMT)

Abbott friend offered diplomatic post
A journalist friend of Tony Abbott was offered the role of high commissioner to Singapore, it has been revealed.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:50:21 GMT)

Rate cut expectations boost bond market
Prime Minister Tony Abbott's flagging popularity is adding to rate cut expectations, and pushing up bond futures prices.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:48:12 GMT)

More tennis history awaits Williams
Only illness or an inspired performance from Maria Sharapova can seemingly stop Serena Williams from another rewrite of the tennis history books.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:43:19 GMT)

Just redress scheme for abuse victims may exceed Royal Commission's $4.3b cost estimate
Providing just redress to victims of child sexual abuse could cost more than the $4.3 billion estimated by the Royal Commission, victims advocates say.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:12:14 GMT)

Commonwealth Bank shares hit record $90
Commonwealth Bank of Australia shares have touched $90 for the first time since it was privatised in 1991.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:25:17 GMT)

BHP sheds Olympic Dam jobs
Mining giant BHP Billiton will shed hundreds of jobs at its Olympic Dam mine in South Australia, but the company hopes to redeploy some contractor roles.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:02:20 GMT)

Gorry wins soccer player of year award
Brisbane Roar and Kansas City FC midfielder Katrina Gorry has won the PFA Women's Footballer of the Year award.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:44:19 GMT)

Origin says production down four per cent
Origin Energy has experienced a four per cent fall in quarterly production in the December quarter as maintenance work was carried out at Otway and BassGas
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:19:29 GMT)

What now for Apple ... on to Apple Watch for Apple Pay and then what?
Though iPhone and iPad sales may be plateauing life involving these devices as an all-purpose tool make Apple's future look rosy.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:47:44 GMT)

Lions' Hanley out for first month of AFL
Brisbane Lions vice-captain Pearce Hanley will go in for hip surgery next week that will rule him out of action for at least three months.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:41:19 GMT)

Rate cuts to come but Feb unlikely
The Reserve Bank is expected to keep the cash rate unchanged on Tuesday but it might start signalling that it is inclined to resume cutting this year.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:38:18 GMT)

Federal Court dismisses Hird again
James Hird has lost his second court battle against ASADA's doping probe into Essendon.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:08:24 GMT)

Australian Museum makeover announced: new Crystal Hall entry
The face of the Australian Museum will be remade with a new glass entrance hall, a major contemporary addition to the country's first museum.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:04:15 GMT)

Crossbench vary on Liberal leadership
A change of leadership at the top may not fix the government's problems, say crossbench senators.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:08:11 GMT)

Injured Kennedy on ice for City
The curse of Melbourne City's marquee men has struck again, with Josh Kennedy suffering an injury setback in training.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:04:21 GMT)