The single-engine Cessna 150 was only 10 minutes into a flight from the town of Forbes yesterday afternoon when the pilot lost consciousness
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Friday 14 August 2009
In his 1998 novel Eucalytpus, Murray Bail argued that writers spend less time on "applied psychology" and more on "story-telling." Here, his main characters, two women in their forties, embark on a road journey and a long bout of therapeutic chit-chat.
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Police yesterday made four arrests after uncovering a plot to launch a suicide attack on an Australian army base.
Friday 31 July 2009
Shane Watson has long been a cricketer searching for a role but perhaps he has found in it his new and most unlikely persona.
Saturday 18 July 2009
Jamie Neale said thinking about his mother kept him going through the 12-day ordeal when he was lost in the bush.
Friday 17 July 2009
The soundtrack to our lives contains certain noises which exist primarily to reassure the more vulnerable citizens of middle Britain that old values and traditions live on. The shipping forecast, eager middle-class voices singing "Jerusalem" on the Last Night of the Proms, the Queen's Speech: the content of all these things is unimportant beside the fact that they still exist. They are little comfort blankets of sound. It is time to admit that one of these aural symbols of national continuity has well and truly outlived its usefulness. Radio 4's Thought For The Day has got to go.
Thursday 16 July 2009
Thursday 02 July 2009
An actor who starred in the iconic 1960s Australian television show Skippy has lost a legal battle for a share of the millions of dollars it has generated in the past 40 years.
Saturday 27 June 2009
On the adrenalin scale of thrills, Parkes scarcely rates. Or so it seemed at first. This sleepy bush town of 11,000 people is five hours' drive from the heart of Sydney, Australia, threading west beyond the wheat fields of Manildra, across dry creeks, on narrow capillary roads that are studded with wilting cypress trees and drooping eucalyptus.
Friday 19 June 2009
The ejection from Australia's Senate of a member's two-year-old daughter, who subsequently screamed in distress, ignited a national debate today about whether parents should take their children to work.
Thursday 04 June 2009
An investigation has been launched by the Rugby Football League into how some England players selected for the Test against France later this month learnt of the honour from a leak on the internet after a sealed area in the RFL's website was hacked into.
Tuesday 26 May 2009
By happy chance, Max Hartwell erupted into British academic life at a time when the subject of economic history was growing in importance and regard. He arrived at Oxford's Nuffield college in 1956, and shortly afterwards published, in the Economic History Review, an article entitled "The Rising Standard of Living in England, 1800-1850". Few academic articles have generated more controversy and Hartwell's argument – that industrialisation had immeasurably improved the lot of the poor – put him at odds with Marxist historians such as Eric Hobsbawn. During a scholarly career largely spent at Nuffield college and, in later years, as a visiting professor at the universities of Virginia and Chicago, Hartwell was a major figure in his field, becoming assistant editor of the Economic History Review in 1957, editing it between 1960 and 1968.
Saturday 23 May 2009
Thousands more people in Australia's flood-hit east were told to leave their homes yesterday as gale-force winds lashed the coast and emergency services said up to 20,000 people had been cut off.
Thursday 21 May 2009
So much seems to impede Australia. Of their much-awaited squad for the 2009 Ashes announced yesterday, 11 have never been on an Ashes tour, eight have played fewer than 10 Test matches, seven are more than thirty years old, only five were part of the team that hounded England from pillar to post and won 5-0 two years ago.
Monday 18 May 2009
A group of conservative politicians is making headway towards a ban on topless bathing on some of Australia's best known beaches.
Sunday 19 April 2009
20,000 Aborigines died As Anzac Day approaches, campaigners want Australia's war memorial to recognise the forgotten Aborigines killed by white settlers
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