Three tornadoes have ripped through the Bundaberg region this afternoon, injuring 17 people and damaging 150 properties.
Recognition comes with a sense of urgency for a literary legend, writes Susan Wyndham.
''I'VE been hit with open hands, closed fists, pieces of wood, iron bars and bamboo about two inches in diameter,'' Tom Uren says.
CONSUMERS are being warned to check their fridges and discard suspect soft cheeses as casualties mount in Australia's biggest ever listeriosis outbreak, the precise cause of which remains a mystery.
BEHIND the glitz and glamour of culinary masterpieces in Sydney's restaurant scene lies a seedy black economy of exploitation, a Fairfax Media investigation has established.
Some restaurants and cafes across Australia are exploiting staff by paying below-award wages and ignoring other legal rights. Sarah Whyte and Clay Lucas report.
Past bushfires hold many lessons for tourism businesses recovering from devastation, reports Saffron Howden.
Already a champion, her selection as a Labor Senate candidate may be her biggest test, writes Mark Kenny.
AUSTRALIA'S corruption body is borrowing staff and equipment from the agencies it oversees to run investigations, with the number of customs officers being investigated exceeding its entire workforce.
As millions lined the harbour to watch the First Fleet re-enactment for the 1988 Bicentenary, few knew of the back-biting that almost scuttled one of the nation's most enduring moments, writes Jonathan King.
A look back at photos taken throughout the Central West this week.