Proud of his suburb but sick of battling TV stereotypes, a Cronulla restaurateur has launched a three-day music festival to help rebuild the Sutherland Shire's reputation.
The public service is losing three times as many people with disabilities as it is hiring, with numbers hitting a 20-year low.
Tourists on an Antarctic-bound cruise liner will spend Christmas awaiting rescue after the ship became wedged in thick sheets of sea ice.
Parents are increasingly asking to choose the sex of their children in an attempt to lower their baby's risk of diseases ranging from cancer to autism, IVF doctors say.
An Australian journalist could face up to five years in jail after he was charged on Christmas Eve with bringing the reputation of Thailand's navy into disrepute.
A Melbourne man whose father and two other relatives were killed in the South Sudan conflict has urged his community to unite in condemning the bloodshed.
Victoria's work safety authority is paying lawyers millions of dollars in confidential bonuses to minimise payouts in compensation cases brought by alleged victims of workplace accidents.
Schapelle Corby’s bid for parole has overcome a key bureaucratic hurdle, with the governor of Bali’s Kerobokan prison confirming he has received a revised letter from Australian diplomats guaranteeing her good behaviour.
Two teenagers have been charged with robbery and assault-related offences after a woman was attacked in a suburb north-east of Geelong earlier this month.
Marcus Lee (pictured) thought his five-year nightmare in Dubai had ended with his final acquittal on property fraud charges but there is another hurdle: his $300,000 bail has not been returned and, without it, he cannot pay his debts and so cannot leave the country with his wife, Julie.
A snapshot of what made news across the south east this week