ABC News : Australia (66)

Government MP listed British nationality on passenger card

Fresh questions are raised about the citizenship of Federal Government MP Ann Sudmalis, after it is found she listed her nationality as "British" on an incoming passenger card in 1966.

Ashton Agar firming for another Test start against Bangladesh

More than four years after his last Test cap, finger-spinner Ashton Agar looks set to pull on the whites for Australia when the series against Bangladesh starts on Sunday.

Sydney welfare recipients could face random drug tests as early as January

Welfare recipients in western Sydney will be subjected to random drug testing from January, if Parliament passes the Coalition's controversial plan for a two-year trial.

Mortgage stress hotspots revealed

New data shows even a small interest rate rise could tip 1 million households into financial stress. Explore the interactive map to see if your neighbourhood will be affected.

Union challenging ATO hot-desking plans at Fair Work Commission

Hot-desking might be popular in large, open-place offices Australia-wide, but according to the union representing tax office employees, the practice is dehumanising and a brake on productivity.

Soldiers returning with brain injuries 'need more support'

While it's well known some soldiers return home with post-traumatic stress disorder, less is known about soldiers coming back with physical brain injuries.

China's curbs on overseas property deals could further dent Australian developments

New guidelines restricting Chinese corporate investment overseas could further compound a drop-off in new developments in the Australian property market.

Chinese property buyers' top 10 countries

As Australia tightens regulations and hikes taxes, Chinese property investors are shifting their focus to other parts of the world. So where are they investing?

Is it worse to watch someone suffer, or kill them? Doctors divided over assisted dying laws

Decisions at work don't get much tougher than choosing whether to help someone die. As politicians consider assisted dying laws, doctors are grappling with their personal and professional beliefs about death and their role in it.

Is one child enough?

Parents of only children by choice are sometimes seen as "selfish" for not giving their son or daughter a sibling, or are told they're "putting all their eggs in one basket". But that's despite evidence suggesting it's a lifestyle choice that benefits the whole family.

Hinds: Australia's rugby failings show no sign of stopping

Hollow attempts to find consolation in the Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup shambles highlights the cause of Australian rugby's decline, writes Richard Hinds.

The verdict on domestic violence data and the Church: Believe the women

The research doesn't show that men who go to church more often are less likely to abuse their wives. We urgently need local data to help women who have experienced trauma.

'Funny and cheeky' Sydney boy Julian Cadman killed in Barcelona attack

Seven-year-old Julian Cadman, who became separated from his mother during the Barcelona terrorist attack, is confirmed dead, and remembered as an "energetic" boy who always made his family smile.

Australia, New Zealand 'rock solid' despite citizenship drama

Cabinet Minister Arthur Sinodinos says Australia and New Zealand still have a "rock solid relationship" despite the recent citizenship issues between the two countries.

Anna Meares' former coach, Gary West, dies after MND diagnosis

Gary West, the coach who helped Anna Meares back from a broken neck to Olympic glory, dies at the age of 57 after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

Matildas' incredible Kerr scores four in electrifying 5-4 comeback win for Sky Blue

Matildas' star forward Sam Kerr creates more history in electrifying fashion, scoring a sensational four goals to help her NWSL team to an incredible come-from-behind 5-4 win.

Women taking up the reins in the northern cattle industry

There is a shake-up going on in the north Australian cattle industry, with the masculine image of cowboys and stockmen fast being replaced by young ambitious and talented women.

Getting back to 'normal' after cancer

Every day, cancer crashes into the lives of around six young Australians aged 15 to 29. Most survive, but as one young woman's story shows, the path back to 'normal' life can be almost as tough as having cancer itself.

Grave fears for Australian boy Julian Cadman as father arrives in Barcelona

The father of an Australian boy caught up in the recent Spanish terrorist attacks touches down in Barcelona and is taken immediately to an official justice building, the place where victims of the attacks are being identified.

Sharkie backs Government despite citizenship fiasco frustrations, Xenophon says

A day after Rebekha Sharkie said she was withdrawing her in-principle support for the Coalition over the dual citizenship saga, Nick Xenophon says his MP will continue to back the Turnbull Government in Parliament.

Terror cell 'dismantled' as police hunt Moroccan over Barcelona attack

A massive manhunt is underway for the 22-year-old Moroccan man suspected of driving the van in the deadly Barcelona attack, but officials say the extremist cell behind the carnage has been "fully dismantled".

'Say a prayer': 7yo Australian boy still missing after Barcelona attack

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urges Australians to pray for the safety of a Sydney boy still unaccounted for after the Barcelona attack, as Spanish police say they are confident they have dismantled the terror cell behind the carnage.

Wallabies thrashed 54-34 by rampant All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup opener

The Wallabies are outclassed by the world champion All Blacks, who embarrass the home side 54-34 in the opening Bledisloe Cup Test at Sydney's Olympic stadium.

Time for Liberals to take female representation seriously, Greiner says

Federal Liberal Party president Nick Greiner says it is time for the party to "at last" take female representation in Parliament "seriously".

NRL live: Roosters host Tigers after Storm seal minor premiership

The Roosters meet the Tigers, as the Storm claim the minor premiership with a 44-12 win over the Knights. Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary in our ScoreCentre.

AFL live: Giants take on Eagles after Power beats Dogs and the Cats shade the Pies

The Giants are taking on the Eagles, after Port Adelaide outlasts the Western Bulldogs to kick off a big Saturday of AFL action. Get all your live stats, scores and streams in our ScoreCentre.

We should celebrate Australia Day, just not on January 26

Let's not pretend we have any great attachment to January 26, 1788. It wasn't a joyous occasion, even for the colonists, Ben Pobjie writes.

Status anxiety: Who's who in the dual citizenship mess

We know it can be hard to keep up with what's happening in Australia's dual-citizenship scandal, so here's a quick rundown of who's affected — and how.

Nuclear medicine production in Australia at risk if dump site can't be found

Australia may have to stop producing nuclear medicine if it cannot find a central site to dump all of the radioactive rubbish made in the process in the next decade.

Swans pip Crows by three points in AFL thriller

Sydney beats AFL competition leaders the Crows by just three points in a pulsating clash at Adelaide Oval to slip into the top four.

Junior cricket changes aim to make game more enjoyable

As another football season draws to a close, it can only mean one thing — the junior cricket season is just around the corner. But this summer changes are afoot.

Stan Grant: America tears down its racist history, we ignore ours

Americans are tearing down the Confederate monuments to hate, but we remain oblivious to ours. A Captain Cook statue in Sydney, for example, still stands to terra nullius and a legacy of pain and suffering that endures today.

Swans pip Crows by three points in AFL thriller

Sydney beats AFL competition leaders the Crows by just three points in a pulsating clash at Adelaide Oval. Get all your stats and scores in our ScoreCentre.

Ashes the focus for Mitchell Starc after India tour omission

Australia is taking no risks to make sure Mitchell Starc is fit for the Ashes after the fast bowler is ruled out of the limited overs tour of India beginning next month.

NRL live: Rabbitohs v Warriors, Broncos v Dragons

With the regular season drawing to a close, every game is a big one in the race for the finals. Follow tonight's NRL action with scores, streams and stats in our ScoreCentre.

Meet the canines that can smell two-year-old blood

Blood-detection dogs work paw in hand with scientists and Australia's police to solve crimes and missing persons cases.

Hinds: Coaches in the crosshairs, as sacking season looms

The AFL and NRL finals races are almost over, which usually means coach-sacking season is about to begin, writes Richard Hinds.

Busting the myths about teachers

Common myths like, "They get 12 weeks holiday a year" and, "They're glorified child-minders", make teachers groan, Jane Caro discovers while filming ABC TV's The Staffroom.

Australians tell their stories of surviving domestic violence in the church

These are first-person accounts from 20 women and men who want their tales of suffering abuse in Christian communities — many at the hands of pastors and pillars of their parish — to be told for the first time.

'Do I really need this test?': Overdiagnosis leading to unnecessary treatments, doctors say

A coalition of Australian healthcare organisations says too many patients are being diagnosed with medical conditions that do not pose a threat to them, leading to unnecessary treatments that cause more harm than good.

Stockbrokers describe 'extraordinary' market scenes as investors dump Telstra

Telstra is the most widely held stock by small investors, partly because of its big dividend — but that is all about to change.

'Do I really need this test': Overdiagnosis leading to unnecessary treatments, doctors say

A coalition of Australian healthcare organisations says too many patients are being diagnosed with medical conditions that do not pose a threat to them, leading to unnecessary treatments that cause more harm than good.

Fiona Nash latest to be embroiled in citizenship fiasco

Deputy leader of the Nationals Fiona Nash says she will not stand aside, after revealing to the Senate she is a British citizen by descent and becoming the latest politician to be tripped up by section 44 of the constitution.

ABS confirms 'paperless vote' for same-sex marriage postal survey

Australians in remote locations or travelling overseas will be offered a "paperless vote" rather than a postal vote on same-sex marriage.

Full transcript: Brandis condemns Hanson's burka stunt

Read the full transcript of the exchange between Attorney-General George Brandis and Pauline Hanson, after the One Nation leader wore a burka during Question Time in the Senate.

Retirees spending thousands waiting for retirement village properties to sell

The nest eggs of older Australians are being whittled away as they experience lengthy delays in sales of their homes in retirement villages, and legal experts say the whole industry needs a shake-up.

Let's stop pretending cyclists and motorists are equal on the road

The primacy given to the car has shaped our cities, the roads that serve them and our very thinking about the place of driving in our lives — and it's a mindset that leaves cyclists highly vulnerable.

Winter ends early for snakes, watch out you don't step on them

Unusually warm, sunny winter days have brought Victoria's snakes out of hibernation ahead of their expected springtime arrival, wildlife experts say, as they warn people to keep an eye out.

New peanut allergy treatment can last four years

A novel treatment which can help children overcome peanut allergies is safe and can last up to four years, Australian researchers say.

Bill to hike Medicare levy to fund NDIS set to face Parliament

A bill to increase the Medicare levy and raise $8 billion to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be introduced to Parliament today.