The wife of a Perth man among the passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines plane has said she is still praying for a miracle to bring him home.
When a flight attendant utters the familiar phrase, ''in the unlikely event of an emergency'' in a pre-take-off airline safety demonstration passengers can be more certain than ever that it is not a platitude. And while it will provide cold comfort to the loved ones of the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the reality is that such events are increasingly and remarkably rare.
An estimated 800,000 Australians have post-traumatic stress disorder, but the Medicare support needed to treat many is too little to help.
The body charged with conducting the federal government's sweeping review of workplace laws has been given too little time and is ill-equipped to do the job properly, a leading workplace researcher has warned.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has backed further deregulation of the media industry as he praised media mogul Rupert Murdoch as the ''most normal'' proprietor he knows.
The federal government led secret diplomatic efforts to frustrate a New Zealand-led push for nuclear disarmament, according to documents released under freedom of information laws.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reaffirmed the Coalition's commitment to increasing the income threshold for the seniors health card, but will not be drawn on other changes to the card's eligibility criteria that are reportedly before the federal government.
This time next week, Australians could be waking up to a blue new world.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will this week host the next bout of a 12-year battle over whether the Catholic Church can be sued for damages under common law, with lawyer and victim John Ellis once again facing off against Cardinal George Pell.
Severe heatwaves and sweltering temperatures contributed to another record-breaking ''angry summer'' that will likely get worse, according to a Climate Council report.