Just one shark attack in 50 years: does Queensland have a better protection system for swimmers and surfers than NSW?
The Pope's decision to set up a council of experts and lay people to advise him how to stop the scourge of child sex abuse is based on Australia's approach, leading Catholics say.
The survivors of an Australian Antarctic helicopter crash are said to owe their lives to two companions, and their rescue to an extraordinary chain of luck.
Many of the world's most mathematically gifted teenagers come from countries with the most lucrative tutoring industries.
Sitting through lectures and tutorials may be worth more than you think: the wellbeing value of a university degree is nearly $1 million.
The Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013 might not sound like the most romantic document in the world, but it was enough to make central coast couple Stacey Cowan and Corrina Peck go weak at the knees.
The cost to Australia of Holden closing might be disastrous.
Having donated millions of dollars to victims of the bushfires and typhoon Haiyan, it appears there is not much left over for Christmas cheer.
In 1994, a young Tony Abbott wrote a review of a book by an economist and a political scientist, Hugh Stretton and Lionel Orchard.
The first same-sex weddings on Australian soil have taken place, with Canberra's Joel Player and Alan Wright saying ‘I do’ minutes after midnight.